Archive | September, 2013

New farmer’s market opening delayed by bad weather

September 23, 2013

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The popularity of farmer’s markets continues to grow, though some residents in North Mississippi are having to wait just a little longer to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Frisco Homegrown Market will open tomorrow night at Frisco Park in Amory. It was scheduled to kick off this past weekend but was delayed […]

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Zoo loses accreditation; location keeping visitors away

September 23, 2013

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Mississippi no longer has a fully-accredited zoo. The national Association of Zoos & Aquariums has pulled its accreditation the Jackson Zoo, which keeps 773 animals on 30 acres next to Livingston Park in west Jackson, though it will keep provisional accreditation during an appeal process that ends in March, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Financial instability […]

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Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

September 20, 2013

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GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The Greenville City Council has approved Trop Casino’s proposal to move its gambling operations on Lake Ferguson onshore and develop the city’s waterfront. Mayor John Cox broke a tie vote Thursday. The casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Tropicana Entertainment Inc., say they hope to have the casino, parking areas and […]

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‘Adweek’ names GodwinGroup to exclusive ‘Top Shop’ list

September 19, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Advertising industry trade magazine AdWeek has selected Jackson-based GodwinGroup as the ad agency to represent Mississippi in it list of top agencies in each state. Only one agency in each state was selected for what the magazine called, “The one that, more often than not, just gets it right.” “It’s certainly an […]

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NWS issues flood advisory on Coast; threat could extend into weekend

September 19, 2013

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The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hancock County through 7 p.m. today. However, there is a chance that a coastal flood threat could extend into the weekend. According to NWS, persistent east winds have caused water build-up that could cause minor coastal flooding in eastern-facing shorelines in the county. It […]

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Extension Service offering financial literacy workshop

September 19, 2013

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One of the needs many point to in Mississippi to improve quality of life here in the state in financial literacy, and a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking to address that issue. Extension is offering its Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop to anyone who […]

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USM introduces new human capital development program

September 19, 2013

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Finding and developing trained employees is an ongoing struggle in the business community. Now, one of Mississippi’s public universities has launched a new working professional-friendly degree program to help meet the issue. The College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi recently formed the Department of Human Capital Development at the university’s […]

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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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Turtle watch on Bay beach

September 18, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS — Fencing has been placed along the waterfront on a small portion of the sand beach at Washington Street to temporarily discourage turtles from coming ashore and laying eggs. Federal Wildlife and Fisheries officials don’t want the turtles to go near the culvert construction to improve drainage in the area. To make […]

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Tax sale takes in nearly $2 million

September 18, 2013

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The annual tax sale in Hancock County brought in a total of $1,885,797 for 3,053 parcels, Tax Collector and Assessor Jimmie Ladner said the weak economy and insurance uncertainties in the coastal county contributed to the sale volume. Ladner said 1,182 parcels in the county went into state ownership, erasing $140,000 in revenue […]

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