Archive | April, 2014

Cathead Vodka to be featured Thursday on MPB’s ‘Fit to Eat’

April 30, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s healthy cooking show, “Fit to Eat,” features Cathead Vodka in Madison in a special segment airing Thursday 1 at 7:30 p.m. on MPB TV. The segment, titled “Down on the Farm,” is a new addition to the series created to promote a better understanding of […]

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Is Taylorsville’s Billy Hamilton real or fictional, baseball columnist wonders (with video)

April 30, 2014

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Billy Hamilton

Major League Baseball columnist Terence Moore compares Cincinnati Reds rookie centerfielder to fictional legends after the Taylorsville, Mississippi,  star had three hits, including his first major league home run, a stolen base and a diving catch Tuesday night against the Cubs. Click here to read his column and watch a video of Hamilton’s show.

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Delta Council to hear from ag official in charge of Farm Bill’s implementation

April 29, 2014

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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden – the official in charge of leading the government’s implementation of the new Farm Bill — will be the keynote speaker for the 79th Annual Meeting of Delta Council May 30 in Cleveland. Harden’s talk will be at 10:30 a.m in Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center. Gov. […]

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi gains place in Aspen Institute effort

April 29, 2014

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The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi’s efforts to help single mothers further their education received a significant boost with its inclusion in the Aspen Institute’s Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using “two-generation approaches” to create economic mobility for families. The “two-generations” approach helps  mothers continue their education while receiving quality care and schooling for […]

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Sanderson Farms Championship gets PGA approval to move to Country Club of Jackson

April 29, 2014

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Special to the MBJ RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The PGA Tour Policy Board has approved the move of the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship to the Country Club of Jackson, Century Club Charities announced today. Earlier this month, Century Club Charities endorsed the move to the Country Club of Jackson from Annandale Golf Club for the 2014 […]

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Flying event on coast to empower people with disabilities, wounded military personnel

April 29, 2014

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Special to The MBJ LONG BEACH, Mississippi — Magnolia Business Alliance member, Operation PROP (People Reaching Outrageous Potential) is headed to the Stennis International Airport on May 17 to kick off its first flying event which empowers people with disabilities, as well as wounded military personnel, to achieve outrageous potential. Operation PROP believes that the […]

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Threat continues for more severe storms

April 29, 2014

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Electrical-Storm

While residents across Mississippi are reeling from yesterday’s destructive tornadoes, emergency officials warn the today’s storms could bring more devastation. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service ask residents to remain weather-aware with additional severe weather expected to move through the state this afternoon through mid-evening. The National Weather Service forecast includes […]

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State inmates get specialized training from MSU’s Franklin Furniture Institute

April 29, 2014

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Special to The MBJ Several state inmates will be leaving prison with specialized managerial and manufacturing training from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. Twenty Mississippi Prison Industries Corp. (MPIC) inmate workers at South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville are enrolled in “The Management and Supervision of Modern Manufacturing” course. The three-hour […]

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CRAWFORD: Chris McDaniel’s record at odds with rhetoric

April 28, 2014

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Chris McDaniel

Do you favor politicians who vote for earmarks funded with borrowed money? How about those who vote for tax increases? If your answer is “no” and you want to throw the rascals out, then there won’t be many Republicans left in the Mississippi Legislature. Huh? Yep, Republican legislators regularly vote to spend hundreds of millions […]

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State officials watching gathering storm clouds

April 28, 2014

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Emergency management personnel statewide are watching the skies, hoping that the Magnolia State doesn’t see the devastation and fatalities already recorded from a robust storm system that is making its way here. The official tally so far is 16 dead in Arkansas and one dead in Oklahoma from strong tornadoes. The tornado in Arkansas left […]

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