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Gas line fire reported in Smith County

January 26, 2015

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RALEIGH — Firefighters in Smith County are at the scene of a natural gas line fire Monday in a rural area west of Raleigh. Greg Flynn, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, says all 5 workers were present when the explosion happened but no injuries have been reported. Sheriff Charlie Crumpton says the […]

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DAVID HAMPTON: What’s the alternative for Mississippi education?

January 26, 2015

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What is the alternative?        State lawmakers may think that will be the question voters will be asking about the language in a proposed constitutional amendment on education funding. But voters may be asking that question in a different manner. Just what is the alternative to adequately funding education?      The Mississippi House and Senate, […]

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Furniture maker to make announcement

January 22, 2015

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Gov. Phil Bryant and United Furniture Industries officials will make an announcement at 11 a.m. Monday in Verona, according to news release from the Mississippi Development Authority. United announced in December that it had bought a 475,000-square-foot building formerly owned by Lane Furniture Industries. United said at the time that the facility would be used […]

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M-Braves to host 2016 Southern League All-Star Game

January 20, 2015

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The Mississippi Braves have announced the organization will host the 2016 Southern League All-Star Game at Trustmark Park. Specific events surrounding the vast celebration along with dates and times will be announced at a later date. “We are excited to return to Trustmark Park for the 2016 Southern League All-Star Game and festivities,” said Southern […]

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Entrepreneurial competitions to be held by DRA

January 15, 2015

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The Delta Regional Authority has launched The Delta Challenge — a series of entrepreneurship-pitch competitions, according to a news release.  One of five competitions will be held in Jackson on Feb. 27. Information on the time and location will be posted at  dra.gov/entrepreneur.  Others will be held in Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. “The DRA’s Entrepreneurship […]

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U.S. Easing Decades-Old Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

January 15, 2015

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WASHINGTON — According to the New York Times, the United States government on Friday will begin making it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba than it has been for more than half a century, opening the door to a new era of contact between neighbors that have been estranged longer than most of their citizens have […]

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Want to send someone you know to Mars? Elon Musk may have the answer

January 13, 2015

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The world according to Elon Musk is about to get more ambitious — ranging from a Seattle engineering office to develop and launch satellites to the on-time delivery of a crossover electric SUV that will appeal to women. The 43-year-old billionaire also said in an interview he’s optimistic his Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the first […]

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Wear your computer on your arm? Don’t laugh, it’s here

January 13, 2015

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A new device called Cicret is taking a major step towards the “skinscreen” future with a bracelet that has an interactive, built-in projector displayed on your forearm. You can check your email, watch videos, and sync it to your iPhone for more functionality. And just like a smartphone, you can pinch to zoom, tap to […]

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BUSINESS INSIDER: The Mississippi Delta has been destroyed by white flight

January 12, 2015

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In a story in the nationally published Business Insider, it is reported what most of us have known for 20 or more years, that the Mississippi Delta has been destroyed by white flight. Having said that, it is still a worthy exercise to read as we continue to examine ways to rebuild the economy from […]

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US gains 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct.

January 9, 2015

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WASHINGTON — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 252,000 […]

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