Archive | January 2nd, 2014

Mississippi flag causes flap in S. California

January 2, 2014

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include the Confederate stars and bars, removed from a display at Santa Ana’s civic center. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/KmrADY) Thursday that the Orange County Bar Association said the emblem symbolizes hatred and racism. The […]

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Mississippi not among 6 states selected for FAA drone testing

January 2, 2014

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Mississippi fell short in its bid to become a designated Federal Aviation Administration site for testing unmanned aircraft, or drones, for commercial use. Mississippi and its Southern neighbors had been considered long shots to be among the half dozen states selected by the Federal Aviation Administration, although aviation experts had said Alabama’s Huntsville, home of […]

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OIG audit questions use of Katrina money in Mississippi

January 2, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A new federal report says Mississippi officials accepted unsupported population growth estimates in developing a plan to use $653 million in federal Hurricane Katrina recovery money for water and wastewater facilities, including some that may not be needed. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General also questioned appraisals […]

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