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Dry as dust

Drought making Yazoo clay an issue Years ago, Dr. Larry Oldham used to frequently make the drive from Jackson to Vicksburg on Interstate 20. Like all travelers on that stretch of I-20, he had to negotiate the uneven, undulating roadbed. “One day I realized that the humps were moving; they were in different places,” Oldham said. Oldham is a soils specialist ...

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Drought turns state into kindling For the second time this year, state officials are in a high state of alert due to a spate of wildfires statewide. Wildfires have already claimed property across the state, but unlike the oil spill, have also already threatened lives. And, the drought conditions fostering the threat could have an impact that will be felt ...

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