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Obama's dirty little secret — cost of the green power push

CORYDON, Iowa — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses ...

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Mississippi's revenue buoyed by corporate tax collections

By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi – State revenue collections continue to be strong, outpacing by 7.6 percent what was collected during the same time period last year, thanks in large part to a surge in corporate tax collections. Strong collections for the current year come on the heels of the previous two years where tax collections grew by more than ...

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Nike to launch new factory store at Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl

Nike’s newest factory retail location will open at Outlets of Mississippi at 10 a.m. Thursday with grand opening events taking place through Sunday. Representing the world’s leading sport brand, Nike Factory Store offers Nike performance product in a premium environment that serves athletes of all ages. » READ MORE: Outlets of Mississippi announces name change, additional stores » READ MORE: Outlets of Mississippi ...

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Raytheon adds jobs, expands in Forest

FOREST, Mississippi — Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has announced an expansion in Forest that will bring 150 new jobs to the area. Company officials and Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Monday in Forest. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse says in a news release that the company will add 20,000 square feet to the Forest plant to ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship hires new tournament director, Steve Jent

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, selected Steve Jent to lead the event as the new Tournament Director. The hire comes on the heels of Sanderson Farms announcing its three-year extension through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR FedExCup season, and the move of the event from the July date it has held the past three years back ...

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The BBC's Skyship 600 — world's largest — passes over Mississippi

MBJ’s production director Tacy Rayburn took this picture Sunday of Skyship 600 as it passed over Mississippi between Jackson and Vicksburg. Skyship 600 is the world’s largest airship that a team of scientists is using for one of television’s most ambitious experiments on the atmosphere. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long expedition for the BBC Two ...

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CRAWFORD: Tea Party loss in Alabama not foretelling

By Bill Crawford Some may think last week’s congressional primary result in South Alabama foretells good things for Senator Thad Cochran and other Republican senators facing challenges by Tea Party candidates. Maybe not. GOP establishment candidate Bradley Byrne defeated grassroots Christian and Tea Party favorite Dean Young in the Republican run-off for retiring Congressman Jo Bonner’s House seat. Byrne is ...

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Analysis: Education, gov't finances tightly linked in Mississippi

The Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi — Grab the nearest kindergartner and tell her this: Stay in school and study hard because Mississippi’s long-term economic outlook depends on you. If you slack off and drop out before getting a decent level of education, your state government — that is, your fellow citizens — might have to pay higher interest rates to ...

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Five arrested in cattle theft investigation in Madison and Yazoo counties

On Oct. 22, the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, arrested five individuals for two counts of conspiracy to commit livestock theft, in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. One suspect turned himself in to Yazoo County authorities, and all suspects will be charged in both ...

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