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Foundation's grant to MSU to fund free health/fitness program

STARKVILLE — With a second-year grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Mississippi State University is providing a free comprehensive health and fitness program for the entire campus community and beyond. The program also will measure and monitor participants’ progress as part of a pre- and post-program assessment. The $250,000 award from the Jackson-based foundation is ...

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MELINDA DUFFIE: Don’t let vacation derail your fitness routine

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Do you struggle with continuing your exercise program and eating healthy when you are going on vacation? You are not alone! Most people find it difficult to integrate change into their schedule on a daily basis let alone when they travel. The propensity is to ...

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Mississippi River Marathon hopes for growth in second year

The organizers of the Mississippi River Marathon in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., are hoping to build on last February’s success. This was the first year for the marathon and half-marathon, which starts in Lake Village and ends in Greenville, but it still managed to attract more than 1,300 participants from 37 states and three foreign countries. In 2014, officials ...

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Madison Healthplex eyes winter opening

When the new, $16-million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center opens late this year or early in 2014, there is going to be more than a little something for everyone. There will be everything you would find in an upscale fitness facility, or even most college sports performance training complexes and medical office clinics, as well. The facility will be designed ...

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DUFFIE: Yes, your favorite recipes can be revived

We all have that favorite dish that our mom or grandmother made when we were growing up. Perhaps you have several dishes that come to right now. You can actually taste and smell them as your memory takes you back. As you reflect on the ingredients, you are also aware now that those dishes were “heavy,” made with a lot ...

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Mayor wants some casino money for schools to go to parks

GREENVILLE — Mayor John Cox is suggesting that a portion of casino revenue diverted to Greenville’s schools should be directed instead to parks and recreations programs. “We are trying to figure out a way that gaming funds could be directed through the parks commission to benefit the youth of the Greenville Public School District to assist in voluntary character development ...

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Contract awarded for 'whistle stops' along Tanglefoot Trail

PONTOTOC — A Thaxton company has been awarded a $319,000 contract to construct four “whistle stops” along the Tanglefoot Trail in north Mississippi. Karen Heintze, project manager for Three Rivers Planning and Development District, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Hooker Construction Company will build “whistle stops” at Ingomar, Ecru, Algoma and Houlka. “Whistle stops” will include restroom facilities, water ...

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Michelle Obama, Rachael Ray mark three years of Let's Move

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday congratulated this Southern state for a more than 13 percent drop in its child obesity rates, saying its example should inspire the rest of the country. It’s the reason she made Mississippi the first stop on a two-day tour to promote her signature effort, the anti-childhood obesity campaign she launched three years ago called ...

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After hearing, supervisors vote for loan for new park

MADISON COUNTY — Supports say a new 60-acre park in rural, northern Madison County will provide needed ball fields and walking trails while bringing in new area businesses to stimulate the local economy. Opponents, however, say they’re concerned about the cost to taxpayers, rural safety and flooding. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors says the benefits for the entire ...

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Trail reaches southern terminal, but project not finished

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Tanglefoot Trail has reached its southern terminal, but work on the project is not finished. The leveling and grading is complete with the trail bed ready for crews to start laying asphalt as soon as weather and new year allow. “They have laid the limestone and gotten the surface ready for the asphalt which is the next ...

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