Archive | October, 2013

Clinton school teachers integrate technology into learning

October 22, 2013

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Special to The MBJ CLINTON — Teaching methods are changing in Clinton’s public schools. Throughout the Clinton Public School District, teachers and students are incorporating new apps and software into day-to-day instruction. “Research shows that using these devices, apps and software is a way to get kids engaged in the learning process,” said Dr. Kameron […]

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(VIDEO) Charles Robertson: The next big economic boom

October 22, 2013

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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But, in this Ted Talk,  economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa’s about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that […]

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Pumpkin pie all around! Growers see best year in decades

October 22, 2013

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For Mississippi’s pumpkin growers, this season has been spooky — spooky good, that is. David Nagel, horticulturist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said 2013 has been the best year for pumpkins since he started working in the state about 25 years ago. Mississippi growers are producing more and larger pumpkins than their competitors […]

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Leland, Muppets to get new landscaping thanks to grant

October 22, 2013

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The Muppets’ Kermit the Frog is famous for singing, “It’s not easy being green.” Perhaps he is feeling better about that color after a landscape architecture grant awarded to the city of Leland. Mississippi State University was recently recognized by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant benefitting the city of Leland. Officials with […]

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CARTER: HHS advises Jurassic approach for health insurance sign-ups – use letter, phone or visit

October 21, 2013

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President Obama’s admission Monday that something is really, really wrong with the federally built health insurance market websites left the impression that our commander in chief would call in drone strikes on all the sites if only they’d stay up long enough to be viable targets. Though no heads have rolled at HHS that we […]

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Arthur S. Johnston III to take federal court post

October 21, 2013

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Arthur S. Johnston, III, currently the Madison County Chancery Clerk, will become Clerk of Court for the federal court in the Southern District of Mississippi. The selection was confirmed Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola. Johnston will succeed J. T. Noblin who earlier announced plans to retire from the post in January. Noblin […]

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Reservoir still a candidate for Bassmasters, despite shooting death

October 21, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Bassmaster fishing tournaments don’t often come to Ross Barnett Reservoir. Last weekend’s Central Open event was only the third time since 1978 that B.A.S.S. has visited the 33,000-acre reservoir. But the shooting death of a Texas fisherman at a Jackson hotel will not prevent the B.A.S.S. from reconsidering the area for a […]

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Will new ordinance have dog lovers howling?

October 21, 2013

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Numerous cases of pet hoarding and cruelty to animals have been in headlines of late, and one city has decided to take a stand on the issue. It is likely, however, to have dog lovers howling. The city of Meridian has adopted a new ordinance limiting dog ownership to three animals per household. The Meridian […]

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Poultry show returns to Fair after three-decade absence

October 21, 2013

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While there is little doubt about the Mississippi State Fair’s popularity — it set a new attendance record this year — some purists have found the fair too carnival-like, and wished that it offered more traditional agriculture-related offerings. Well, they have to feel better now. After a 30-year absence, the 4-H poultry livestock show returned […]

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MDEQ offers new way to give ideas on post-oil spill restoration

October 20, 2013

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There is new, convenient way to chime in thoughts and ideas on how to revitalize the Gulf Coast in the after math of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has created a web site — www.restore.ms — where the public can submit ideas. MDEQ executive director Trudi Fisher says MDEQ […]

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