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Repair of Meridian Southern Railway line vital, leaders say

Efforts to repair approximately 60 miles of Meridian Southern Railways line is essential to the economic well being of East Mississippi, leaders say. Toward that end they are applying for $14.4 million in loans and grants beginning with a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, according to Art Miller, a consultant hired by the Wayne County Economic ...

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West Nile: no news is good news this year

Wondering why you haven’t heard much about West Nile virus (WNV) this summer? In this case, no news is good news. Thus far in 2004 there have been no new cases of humans contracting WNV in Mississippi. That compares to 83 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Mississippi in 2003, with the largest number in Hinds County (18) and ...

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Rain, economy, gas prices impact marine recreation businesses

Blame it on high gas prices, rainy weather and/or the economy. Whatever the reasons, a number of Coast businesses involved in marine recreation have found it a lackluster season thus far. How are sales thus far for powerboats used to cruise coastal waters? “Horrible, horrible, bad and horrible,” says Gina Nadeau, owner of Competition Marine of Mississippi in Gulfport. “Normally ...

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Evidence Technology hot on the trail of cyber criminals

Tupelo — To all the hackers and cyber criminals out there, be ware. There’s a new group of “detectives” on the job. Evidence Technology, a digital forensics firm, has opened its doors in this Northeast Mississippi city, looking to offer its unique services to government agencies, law firms, corporations and individuals. Tupelo resident and president and lead examiner at Evidence ...

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