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NY Times explores culture of Mississippi’s comeback sauce

January 13, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Comeback sauce, a spicy, versatile remnant of a bygone South, is making something of, well, a comeback. And it is reminding Southerners of an old connection to Hellenic culture. Jackson was one of the many Southern towns where Greek immigrants found cafe jobs beginning in the 1920s. They learned the trade and […]

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Southwest flight has close call as it lands at wrong airport with short runway

January 13, 2014

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Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet escaped a near disaster Sunday night when their plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport that had only half as much runway. he Boeing 737-700 was scheduled to land at Branson Airport — just north of the Arkansas border — but touched down at Taney County Airport about seven […]

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Mississippi DEQ wants your ideas for Environmental Justice conference

January 10, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is seeking suggestions on speakers and topics for Environmental Justice conference the state agency is sponsoring this year to recognize the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s signing of the Environmental Justice Executive Order. The conference will bring together communities, non-profit organizations, researchers, businesses, healthcare professionals, state and local government and […]

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After dropping Jackson, Southwest adds service to Memphis, Pensacola and Richmond

December 19, 2013

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Southwest Airlines is leaving Jackson but still giving Mississippians flight options by adding service to Memphis. However, in adding Southwest flights to Memphis the airline is eliminating AirTran service from Memphis to Atlanta. Southwest won’t be an option for getting to Atlanta, either, because its Memphis flights will not include Atlanta. Southwest acquired AirTran a couple of […]

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Towneplace suites to open in Ridgeland

December 17, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The custom designed 94-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Ridgeland is scheduled to open Friday. Located at 310 Southlake Avenue, the TownePlace Suites Jackson Ridgeland/The Township at Colony Park will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Township Hospitality Group, LLC and managed by InterMountain Management, LLC, Monroe, Louisiana. “We are pleased […]

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(VIDEO) Missing American in Iran was working for CIA

December 13, 2013

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An AP investigation reveals an American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission. (Dec. 13)

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HOME RUN! Tupelo lands 2014 national softball convention

December 12, 2013

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Like a number of communities across the state, the city of Tupelo has targeted sports and sports-related events as source of new money into the community. And officials have snagged a gem. The city of Tupelo has won a bid to host a national softball convention in 2014. Mayor Jason Shelton and Tupelo Convention and […]

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

November 21, 2013

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Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers […]

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Talk about tradition — Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree oldest in nation

November 20, 2013

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Here’s a trivia question: Where would one go to experience the oldest singing Christmas tree in the U.S.? Answer: Right here in Mississippi. Belhaven University’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933 and is the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. This year will mark the 81st anniversary of the tree. […]

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No Bull – Authentic bullfighting coming to Jackson

November 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Real bullfighting is coming to Jackson in December, though in this exhibition the bull lives to fight another day. Of course, the matadors enjoy no such guarantee. The inaugural Mississippi Bullfighting exhibition is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, next to the Jackson […]

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