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Miss. Highway Patrol begins holiday enforcement

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2014 Christmas holiday enforcement period at 6 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at midnight Christmas night. With the expected increase in holiday travel due to low fuel prices, all available manpower will be used to establish checkpoints to prevent impaired driving and saturation patrols to combat distracted and reckless driving. In 2013, MHP investigated ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Savor this Thanksgiving and be grateful

Could we be more Thankful? Thanksgiving is the greatest of American holidays. Its initial observance is older than the nation itself. The Pilgrims, of course, viewed it more as a time of prayer and reflection, than today’s feasting and football frenzy. But let’s just admit it, with the Egg Bowl approaching most of us are thankful for the NCAA Playoff ...

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O TANNENBAUM — Christmas tree growers hoping to top solid 2012 sales

First Lady Deborah Bryant has chosen a 12-foot Leyland cypress donated by the Lazy Acres farm in Chunky for this year’s Christmas tree at the Governor’s Mansion. It is the tallest tree ever selected for the Mansion, and growers are hopeful that is a good omen that sales will be solid in 2013. Christmas tree growers are still humming about ...

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School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials are waiving a requirement that ...

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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red beer wagon, will start the ...

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It's Mistletoe time: Junior League of Jackson gears up

There is a list. And this week, Brandon Kennedy is checking it twice. The opening of 33rd-annual Mistletoe Market is only days away, and, after 22 months of preparation, Kennedy, the chair of this year’s event, is ready to setup and check off the final details. Mistletoe Marketplace, the Christmas holiday-themed shopping weekend sponsored by the Junior League of Jackson, ...

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