Archive | May 2nd, 2013

Rains making for tense weekend in Central, South Miss.

May 2, 2013

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With rain still falling, residents in Central and South Mississippi are watching area rivers and creeks rise, prompting officials to issue numerous warnings and seemingly countless flood watches and advisories. Large parts of Central Mississippi, the Pine Belt and Gulf Coast are at risk, and it could be really tense starting this weekend in Jackson […]

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Rain still slowing rice planting; uncertainty grows on crop selection

May 2, 2013

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Mississippi rice growers have yet to get a quarter of their crop planted but have started May in a holding pattern as rain across the Mid South has forced many growers from their fields. Brandon-based AgFax Media reported Thursday that more cold weather heading into the region will further delay emergence where rice has been […]

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Gov. Bryant announces $69 million in Gulf restoration projects

May 2, 2013

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JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant today announced $69 million in early restoration projects for the Mississippi Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The projects are part of early restoration activities identified as “Phase III” of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and bring Mississippi’s early restoration total to $82.6 million. “From day one […]

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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

May 2, 2013

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(AP) T-Mobile USA has closed its deal to acquire smaller rival MetroPCS. The combined company, called T-Mobile US, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker symbol “TMUS.” T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is adding 9 million MetroPCS customers to its own 34 million. The combined company still lags No. 3 […]

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Hattiesburg Clinic marks half-century of Pine Belt health care

May 2, 2013

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Hattiesburg Clinic will celebrate 50 years of service to the community on May 1, 2013. The clinic was established on May 1, 1963 when 10 physicians partnered with a mission to focus on excellence and service to the patient. Today, Hattiesburg Clinic is the state’s largest privately owned specialty outpatient facility. While the Clinic has […]

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MCDILL: Mississippi needs me

May 2, 2013

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No one in my family is actually from Mississippi. While my father grew up in Jackson, he was born in Alaska thanks to my grandfather’s Army posting there. My mother is from Atlanta. I was born in New Orleans. My brother was born in Virginia. Like so many others, I’m one of those “not from […]

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