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American Airlines adds Memphis flights

March 6, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Airport Authority officials announced Thursday that American Airlines/US Airways will add three daily nonstop flights between Memphis and Philadelphia this summer. “We are excited to add more nonstop options for our passengers,” said Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, in a news release. […]

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Oxford unanimously passes pro-LGBT resolution

March 5, 2014

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Oxford has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Oxford joins two other Mississippi cities — Starkville and Hattiesburg — which both passed similar resolutions earlier this year. In response, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin issued the following […]

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BILL CRAWFORD — Religion bill a sign of the times

March 3, 2014

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“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine in “The Crisis” on December 23, 1776. He was recruiting citizens to fight for the Creator-endowed unalienable rights of all men to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence. Just over 12 years later, on March 4, […]

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Three new restaurants open on Coast

February 28, 2014

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A trio of new restaurants earned the Mississippi State Department of Health’s approval to open recently. Frappe Fruit at 11382 Three Rivers Road in Gulfport offers a variety of Island Oasis Smoothies in flavors such as banana nut bread, peanut butter cookie, apple pie and peach mango. Carla Smith is the owner. Port in a […]

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Lazy Magnolia to host ribbon cutting for expansion

February 28, 2014

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln will celebrate the completion of its brewery expansion with a ribbon cutting March 7. The ceremony will also the brewery’s advancement from micro brewery to regional status. The dedication ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. followed by Lazy Magnolia’s signature First Friday event. General admission is $15. Beer stations […]

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Gene Taylor, now a Republican, announces bid for 4th congressional district

February 28, 2014

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The Sun Herald has reported that former Congressman Gene Taylor is filing papers today to run as a Republican against incumbent Fourth District Congressman Steven Palazzo-R. Taylor lost to Palazzo in 2010. They will face each other in the June 3 congressional and senate primary. Also on the ballot will be state Sen. Chris McDaniel-R […]

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Travis Childers running for Senate

February 28, 2014

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON — Travis Childers of Booneville, the former 1st District U.S. representative, announced Friday he is running for the Senate seat held since 1978 by Republican Thad Cochran. Childers, a Democrat, was long-time chancery clerk of Prentiss County before winning a special election in 2008 to replace Roger Wicker in the U.S. […]

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Can wind farms fight hurricanes?

February 27, 2014

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Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface speed by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reports that these turbines can both protect coastal areas in times of bad weather and be a significant source of renewable energy. […]

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Cathy Northington receives MEC promotion; Kilroy added as vice president

February 27, 2014

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The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the promotions of Cathy Northington and Christi Kilroy to new leadership positions. Northington has been named Vice President, Programs and Administration. Hired a decade ago as a part-time, entry-level employee, Cathy worked her way up from the ground floor at MEC. Today, Northington is in charge of facilitating Leadership […]

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WAPT: Jackson special election to be set as early as Thursday

February 26, 2014

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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba  took office on Jul;y 1, 2013 after beating incumbent Harvey Johnson in a runoff.

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson City Council is set to meet Thursday and, according to WAPT, could set a date for a special mayoral election. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died late Tuesday afternoon at St. Dominic Hospital of natural causes, the Hinds County coroner said. Funeral arrangements have not yet been released. Ward 5 Councilman Charles […]

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