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Survey: Losses from late April storms could reach $1B

May 8, 2014

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According to a report from a global reinsurance firm, the late April storm system that caused widespread damage and fatalities in Mississippi and 19 other states could be the world’s first billion-dollar storm of 2014. Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center at Chicago-based Aon Benfield, has released the latest edition of its monthly Global […]

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Report finds Coast ‘exceptionally vulnerable’ to global warming

May 7, 2014

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A new report says global warming is a real threat to the region, and its affects could be felt first on the Gulf Coast. The Southeast is “exceptionally vulnerable” to sea level rise, extreme heat events, hurricanes and a decreasing freshwater supply, according to the National Climate Assessment. The 11-state region — home to seven […]

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C Spire to begin building Fiber to the Home infrastructure

May 7, 2014

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C Spire’s plan of building a high-speed Internet network in selected communities has reached another milestone. C Spire will hold a news conference tomorrow in Ridgeland when the company will announce the beginning of construction on its ultra-high speed 1 Gig Fiber to the Home initiative. The announcement is the next step in C Spire’s […]

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Post-storm cool snap aids strawberry growers

May 6, 2014

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While many Mississippians have been impacted by the April 28 storms, one group of farmers has profited from the weather. Unseasonably cool temperatures in the wake of historic tornado activity could be a boon for the state’s strawberry growers. “The weather over the past few days has been tough, but it’s still early in the […]

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Bomgar named finalist for TechBEST Award

May 5, 2014

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A technology company that has won a bevy of awards over its history is in the running for yet another honor. Bomgar has been named a spring 2014 TechBEST finalist by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). Bomgar was named a finalist in the Best in Satisfaction category. The spring TechBEST Awards program recognizes service […]

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Entergy Mississippi gives $1M to two Jackson museums

May 2, 2014

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A Mississippi-based utility has presented a hefty check to organizers of two museums earmarked for downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi Inc. has presented a $1-million gift to the 2 Mississippi Museums project currently under construction in Jackson, which includes the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and […]

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New website launched to help Tupelo recover from storm

May 1, 2014

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In the wake of the devastating tornado that caused widespread damage in the city of Tupelo Monday, a new website is aiming to help in the recovery efforts while at the same time illustrating the strength of community. Spearheaded by the Tupelo-based advertising firm Mabus Agency and sponsored by Renasant Bank, www.tupelostrong.com was launched Tuesday […]

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Wiseman to be honored with dinner, endowed scholarship

May 1, 2014

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A group of longtime friends and former students of a recently retired Mississippi State political scientist is holding a May fund-raising event to create a campus scholarship endowment in his honor. Professor W. Martin “Marty” Wiseman, former longtime director of the university’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Economic Development, will be honored at […]

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Threat continues for more severe storms

April 29, 2014

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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 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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