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School district getting new technology thanks to state law

April 23, 2014

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Students and teachers in one Mississippi school district should be better prepared thanks to receiving new technology under a new state law. The Booneville School District is part of a $1.2 million pilot technology project made possible through legislation championed by state Sens. Terry Burton and Gray Tollison and state House of Representatives member John […]

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Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

April 16, 2014

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For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release. Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska, according to a release from the National […]

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SBA grants disaster declaration request; opening center

April 16, 2014

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Folks who are being impacted by the recent storms and subsequent flooding are being offered assistance. Residents and businesses in Southwest Mississippi affected by severe weather and flooding that occurred on March 28–29 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. Contreras-Sweet made the loans available […]

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Natchez Trace continues to attract more visitors

April 15, 2014

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Seems more and more people are discovering the beauty of a ride along the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures. This year, 491,577 people used the Parkway in March, compared to 349, 273 who were counted in 2013.” Compared to last year, Parkway […]

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State facing more severe weather; flood concerns heightened

April 14, 2014

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State officials are bracing for yet more flooding. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of another round of severe storms through this evening. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say there will be two rounds of severe weather. The first round of storms […]

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Man who sent ricin-laced letters to be sentenced

April 13, 2014

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A Tupelo man is facing sentencing, wrapping up one of the most bizarre cases ever tried. A federal judge has set a May 14 sentencing date for James Everett Dutschke, who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials. Dutschke will be sentenced by U.S. […]

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Got hush puppies? Maryland residents asked to eat catfish

April 10, 2014

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Folks in Maryland are about to find out what Mississippians already know — catfish are tasty — as the state looks to avoid an environmental disaster. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it aims to reduce the number of invasive blue and flathead catfish in the state’s waterways, partly by encouraging people to eat […]

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Officials remain concerned about ongoing flooding

April 10, 2014

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Two highways in Central Mississippi remain closed, and state officials are concerned about more damages and loss of life. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports Highway 427 at Highway 16 just south of Edinburg and Highway 80 at Chunky River are still closed. State Route 149 at Strong River and Dabb’s Creek and Highwawy […]

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Bryant declares state of emergency as waters rise

April 9, 2014

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While the storms have finally cleared the state, their aftermath is still being seen. Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties that have suffered impacts from flooding and severe storms that moved through the state beginning April 3. Chickasaw, Covington, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Kemper, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Simpson […]

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Waterlogged? More rain expected

April 8, 2014

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Rivers and creeks are on the rise across the state — and more rain is on the way. Flood warnings are out for central Mississippi and the Delta, the hardest hit regions from a storm system that brought a large amount of rain and high winds to the state since Sunday. The National Weather Service […]

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