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Coast runners take no bull during run

More than 100 people decided to save the airfare to Spain and instead run with the bulls on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The bigger news is all participants lived to tell about it. Rodeo cowboys got to watch as about 150 runners, from a high-school teacher to a coliseum official, dashed to stay ahead of 10 bulls for quarter-mile around ...

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NY Times explores culture of Mississippi's comeback sauce

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 English, eventually opening their own ...

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Mississippi DEQ wants your ideas for Environmental Justice conference

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 federal partners committed to addressing ...

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

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 years ago and is just ...

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Towneplace suites to open in Ridgeland

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 to introduce the TownePlace Suites ...

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HOME RUN! Tupelo lands 2014 national softball convention

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 Visitors Bureau executive director Neal ...

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

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 in a carriage-styled seat hooked ...

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