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Mississippi Phosphates back in the news — this time it’s merely taxes

October 9, 2013

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Pascagoula-based Mississippi Phosphates Corp. is back in the headlines again, this time over nonpayment of taxes totaling more than $666,000. However, that’s pretty tame compared to the challenges and issues the plant has faced over the past decade or so. The Jackson County tax collector told county supervisors the fertilizer manufacturer owes more than a […]

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Kay Whittington to head MDEQ Office of Land and Water Resources Resources

October 7, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Kay Whittington, veteran staff member of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and current chief of  basin management, has been named director of the Office of Land and Water Resources. She is currently chief of the Basin Management Branch in MDEQ’s Surface Water Division Whittington replaces Richard Ingram who retires Oct. 31. […]

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U.S. catfish producers charge FDA letting in tainted foreign fish

September 26, 2013

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INDIANOLA, Mississippi — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) claims inadequate inspections by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed Asian fish with high levels of formaldehyde into the country. “The FDA is failing miserably when it comes to protecting consumers from the dangers of imported seafood and catfish,” said Ben Pentecost, Mississippi catfish farmer […]

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Ag lenders to get updated during Extension/Farm Bureau events

September 25, 2013

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The agriculture lending industry will be schooled on a number of topics during an upcoming series of workshops. Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the events Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson and Oct. 24 at the […]

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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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Feds cite Delta Oil Mill for 25 work safety violations, 22 termed ‘serious’

September 9, 2013

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GREENWOOD, Mississippi – Federal work safety regulators have slapped the more than half-century old Delta Oil Mill with a $83,415 fine after discovering 25 safety and health violations at the cottonseed oil plant. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated its inspection in May after receiving a complaint alleging a worker […]

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Attention farmers: Mini-notebook writes in the rain

August 30, 2013

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All the way from Tacoma, Washington, it’s the Rite in the Rain All-Weather Mini-Notebook. The notebook’s patented, environmentally safe, all-weather writing paper sheds water and enables you to write anywhere, in any weather. Best used with a pencil, the wood-based paper also stays clean from moisture, dirt, grime and many other substances. Chinook Tools shows in […]

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In reversal on marijuana cigarettes, CNN’s Gupta says smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

August 8, 2013

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Before he started working on his documentary called “Weed,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta thought the research backing medical marijuana was unimpressive. “I’m here to apologize,” he says. In a first-person article he wrote in advance of “Weed,” Gupta says he had not looked hard enough at the issue, until now. I didn’t look far enough,” says […]

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Tropical Storm Chantal races toward Caribbean

July 8, 2013

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Tropical Storm Chantal barreled through the Atlantic Ocean early Monday, racing toward the Lesser Antilles, the National Weather Service said. The third named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is expected to cross into the Caribbean on Tuesday. Chantal, with top sustained winds of 40 mph, was about about 705 miles (1,130 kilometers) east-southeast of […]

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Laurel native new head of Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District

June 28, 2013

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Mississippi native and Iraq war veteran Col. John W. Cross took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District in a ceremony Friday morning officiated by Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division, Col. Cross assumed command of the 68,000-square-mile District from Col. Jeffrey R. […]

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