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MDAC yanks license of landscaper guilty of home repair fraud

PHILADELPHIA — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has revoked a Philadelphia resident’s landscaping license for home repair fraud. Tellas Moore, owner of Doby’s Enterprises, formerly known as Peoples Choice Landscape Services, pled guilty to one felony count of home repair fraud in 2011 for failing to complete landscaping and other home repair and improvement services despite having accepted ...

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USM moves to second phase of tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is moving into the second phase of a comprehensive landscaping plan to restore the southern edge of its Hattiesburg campus that suffered extensive damage from a Feb. 10 tornado. The initial phase of the $3-million project – which included planting of five mature live oak trees, grass sodding and major irrigation work – ...

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Landscapers' illegal workers trial rescheduled

RIDGELAND — A federal trial for a landscaping business that allegedly used illegal immigrant workers has been moved to April 2. The Clarion-Ledger reports the jury trial was scheduled for today in U.S. District Court in Jackson, but attorneys for Love Irrigation said they need time to prepare. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved the defense’s motion, granting 45 more ...

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Sod farmers shaken by economy, weather

For the state’s sod growers, 2010 was a year to forget. Rocked by low demand due to the lack of new construction as well as adverse weather patterns, the industry saw many producers forced out of business, and those that survived struggled to remain a going concern. Unfortunately, producers will hold no fond memories of 2011, either, and for the ...

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Economy, weather hurting turfgrass industry

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The continuing decline of the housing market and the lack of new construction are taking its toll on Mississippi’s turfgrass industry. Wayne Wells, Mississippi State University Extension turf specialist, said, “Sod production relies heavily on construction, so when there isn’t as much, sod producers feel the hit. There is some business to be found, though, in selling ...

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MSU scientists studying airport landscaping

STARKVILLE — It has been two years since U.S. Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River when a flock of Canada geese struck the engines just minutes after the plane took off. Bird and airplane collisions cannot be completely avoided because the two share the same flying space. But scientists at Mississippi State University are looking ...

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Ark. company buys closed Brookhaven plant

BROOKHAVEN —  An Arkansas-based agriculture products company has bought the former Specialty Minerals plant in Brookhaven. Holmes Morel, president of M&M Milling Inc. of Texarkana, Ark., tells The Daily Leader that the company hopes to be in operation in six months and could hire as many as 50 workers. Morel says he will spend more than $2 million to buy ...

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Nursery industry feeling economic pinch

PORTLAND, Ore. — Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, David Niklas feels the quickening of spring as the season ramps up at his wholesale nursery in a farming community south of Portland. Niklas and his workers busily package plants for shipment. These days, his flowers and vegetable seedlings have fewer places to go, as the housing bubble burst and the ...

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The last step of the project

A project is never finished until the last of the landscaping is completed Despite the thousands and thousands of dollars invested into new construction, the project isn’t complete without the landscaping. Whether it is a home, manufacturing plant or multi-storied business complex, landscaping is truly the proverbial icing on the cake that completes and compliments the structure. According to the ...

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