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Mississippi leads way for geospatial workforce training

“Bringing space down to Earth” describes the rapidly growing geospatial industry in the U.S. where tools such as remote sensing from satellites are used to do everything from sighting new cell towers to improving forecasting for hurricanes. This is a high-tech area where Mississippi not only is competitive, but is leading the nation. A pilot project in Mississippi to incorporate ...

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Shrimp plentiful, but prices low

BILOXI — Shrimp harvesters in Mississippi’s Gulf of Mexico waters are reproducing last year’s above-average catch, but they have little reason to celebrate as prices run about 20% lower than in 2001. Brown shrimp season opened in Mississippi June 6. Shrimpers landed about one million pounds in Biloxi ports during the first week of the season. Shrimp in 2002 are ...

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Yazoo City improves odds with better schools, housing

YAZOO CITY — When the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Yazoo City opened in 1996, about half of the 300 employees moved from various places across the U.S. to make Yazoo City and Yazoo County their home. The other half, which consisted of approximately 150 employees, was comprised of local hires. While the ratio is about what any employer could ...

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