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Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series

The creators of the award-winning documentaries M For Mississippi and We Juke Up in Here hope to return in 2013 with Moonshine & Mojo Hands, a new weekly web-TV series dedicated to the rude, rowdy – and often ridiculous – world of Mississippi blues. Ride shotgun with hosts Roger Stolle and Jeff Konkel as they travel the Delta’s back roads ...

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Duties on Vietnamese catfish a start but may have come too late

A Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam helps to level the competitive field but may have come too late to reverse a substantial decline in U.S. production. The Commerce Department ruling is an about-face for the trade regulatory agency that has refused pleas from catfish producers in Misssissippi and elsewhere in the Mid ...

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Catfish Farming: Future fading on a ‘A Great American Story’

Don’t look for a lot of glee at a gathering of business people who have lost 80 percent of their market share in the last 10 years. Such was the case with the mid-February annual meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America at Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel. Reporting on the gathering, the hometown Arkansas Democrat-Gazette noted “doom and gloom” have ...

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Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon started with a conversation between two Teach for America corps members. Those putting on the race, set for February in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., say it could end up paying nice dividends for the Delta and for the teacher-placement organization. Chris Marsh and a Teach for America colleague came up with the idea. “We ...

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Delta Council: Anguish of 2011 flood abates with new planting season

CLEVELAND — Mississippi Delta farmers took a hit estimated as high as $80 million in last spring’s flooding. But as is the custom in the Delta, despair must give way to renewed optimism with the arrival of the spring planting season. The financial consequences of the Mississippi River flooding last spring that submerged 200 square miles of the Delta for ...

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Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm must be raised more than ...

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MARTY WISEMAN: Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election

Joint Resolution 1, the redistricting plan for the Mississippi House of Representatives, has been introduced, debated, and passed. This exercise in the redistricting process, which is one of the most political functions undertaken in all of the activities required of a legislative body, is a tough, bitter exercise in partisan politics. Basically, the redistricting motivation is this: The winning party ...

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Book focuses on Mississippi Delta through profiles and pictures

Most of us like big, beautiful picture books; usually called coffee table books because they’re the kind of books we like to display. They don’t have to have a lot of words as the photographs usually tell the story. How many words have been written about and photos taken of the Mississippi Delta? Still, it continues to provide material as ...

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