Archive | October 2nd, 2013

Now they’re stealing buses in the Capital City

October 2, 2013

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It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on […]

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Bama’s Saban has ‘tremendous respect’ for radio host Finebaum

October 2, 2013

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University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban has had his moments of frustration with the media over the years, but during Wednesday’s weekly SEC conference call, he opened up about his relationship with radio host Paul Finebaum. “I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for Paul … I think he’ll do a fantastic job […]

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Shutdown gives Obama unlikely ally: big business

October 2, 2013

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown. Obama, whose health care and regulatory agenda they have vigorously opposed, is embracing the business outreach, eager to employ groups like the U.S. Chamber of […]

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Sun King 5K Memorial is Oct. 19, benefits Habitat for Humanity

October 2, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Sun King 5K Memorial Run and Walk, a benefit for the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area is 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oakridge Drive in Jackson. The annual run through the Fondren neighborhood streets will feature a 5K run and walk and a one-mile fun […]

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UPDATE — Why is the history-depraved Smithville principal such a chicken?

October 2, 2013

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From a Clarion Ledger report, the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s 13 private schools won’t be going anywhere, at least not anytime soon. A proposal aimed at banning private schools from the association stalled Thursday morning, when members of the MHSAA Executive and Legislative Council failed to motion the proposal forward. “There was no discussion,” […]

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Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace is Nov. 7-9

October 2, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — With a theme of “Be Merry,” this year’s Mistletoe Marketplace is scheduled for Nov. 7-9, according to its sponsor, the Junior League of Jackson. The 33rd annual shopping event will be at the Mississippi Trade Mart on the fairgrounds in Jackson. It will feature more than 160 merchants. The general admission shopping […]

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Pearl’s Trustmark Park ranked No. 5 in minor league survey

October 2, 2013

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PEARL, Mississippi — Trustmark Park, home of the Mississippi Braves, has been selected the nation’s fifth-best overall ballpark experience in Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey Magazine. The magazine visited every Minor League Baseball (with the exception of the Arizona & Gulf Coast Leagues) over the past three seasons and released its findings this week. […]

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Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

October 2, 2013

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They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children […]

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Are those mussels legal? Two species now protected

October 2, 2013

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While mussels may be tasty, beware — eating a couple of species is now a federal offense. Two species of freshwater mussels have been designated as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mussels are only found in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. The agency designated 24 critical habitats in […]

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