April 9, 2014

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Bryant declares state of emergency as waters rise

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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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April 8, 2014

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Poll has Sen. Thad Cochran leading McDaniel substantially

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According to Harper polling, released Monday, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran continues to lead his Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel. Cochran leads McDaniel 52-35 percent, a net +7 percent gain for McDaniel since mid-December when it was found Cochran leading 54-31 percent. The ideological construct of the race has shifted favorably for McDaniel. In December, Cochran […]

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April 8, 2014

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Waterlogged? More rain expected

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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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April 7, 2014

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Cochran runs ads against ‘powerful interests’

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran is running ads against “powerful interests” that are funneling millions of dollars to his challenger in the Republican primary. Two of those outside groups, meanwhile, are airing their own ads criticizing the six-term Mississippian. Cochran’s television ad released Monday says his GOP rival, Chris McDaniel, wouldn’t do anything to help […]

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April 7, 2014

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Sneak peek at the Nissan Murano to be built in Canton

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Nissan recently revealed an early peek at the 2015 Murano, which makes its world debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show. Employees at Nissan’s Canton plant named one of the eight paint colors available on the new Murano. That color will be revealed and adorn the vehicle unveiled during the April […]

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April 7, 2014

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Fulbright promoted to executive chef at Ameristar

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg announced Monday the promotion of Chef William Fulbright to Executive Chef. Chef Fulbright takes more than 24 years of culinary experience to his new role. He formerly worked at Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Mo., where he was chef at Horizon Buffet, Bugatti’s Italian Cafe and Roadhouse Restaurant. He […]

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April 7, 2014

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Pass the mashed potatoes — Mississippi the fattest state again

Did you think healthy eating habits had changed in the Jackson Metro area or in Mississippi, in general? Fat chance. A Gallop Well Being survey listed Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation with 35.4 percent of it’s population listed as obese. Not to be outdone, Jackson was the ninth-ranked city in America for […]

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April 7, 2014

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Sal & Mookie’s signs licensing agreement for Biloxi eatery

The restaurant Sal & Mookie’s has played a large role in the renaissance of the Fondren area of Jackson. Now, a group of restaurateurs on the Coast are looking to do the same for an area of Biloxi. Jackson-based restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice […]

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April 7, 2014

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Farmers looking for repeat of last year’s success

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Coming off of a solid year in 2013, Mississippi farmers are planning their planting around market potential. “Prices are driving growers’ planting decisions,” said Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “Mississippi corn is trading about $2.50 per bushel lower than a year ago, while Mississippi soybean prices are slightly […]

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April 4, 2014

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Smithville to gain 40 jobs when furniture maker starts up, 40 more later

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – This tiny Northeast Mississippi community that knows tragedy and misfortune first hand had something to celebrate Friday with the announcement of 80 new jobs over three with the arrival of start-up furniture company Behold Home Inc. The good news comes just as Smithville heads toward the third anniversary of a E5 tornado […]

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