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OUR VIEW: Our new flag will be a sight to behold

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In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman’s terms, it is defined as “the point of no return”, the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible. In Mississippi we passed an event horizon in 2001. That’s when Mississippi held a ...

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Jobs coming to Mississippi, furniture company expands

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WREN — United Furniture Industries is moving its distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture Industries distribution facility in Wren. The company says 50 employees will be hired in Wren while another 50 will be hired at United’s factories in Amory, Nettleton and Okolona. Tuesday’s announcement comes five months after United opened a new manufacturing plant in Verona. The facility ...

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Officials monitoring marsh fire behind Mississippi Power

GULFPORT — A company spokesman says lightning from a thunderstorm started a marsh fire on property behind Mississippi Power Company’s plant. The Sun Herald reports spokesman Bill Snyder says employees were not in danger of the fire on Tuesday afternoon and says work at the power-generation plant proceeded as normal. Officials say firefighters could not reach the marsh with their ...

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(UPDATED) Reeves shoots back at Gunn — Voters could decide Mississippi flag design

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JACKSON — Mississippi voters, not lawmakers, should decide whether to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday. Reeves, who presides over the state Senate, spoke about the issue a day after Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn called the emblem offensive and said the state flag should change. Mississippi voters decided by a ...

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DAVID DALLAS: A Mission of Love to End Racism

Auburn Sandstrom cries while praying at a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.  A week of funerals lie ahead for victims of the Charleston church massacre that killed nine people. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Afew months ago, I started attending Mission Mississippi meetings in my home county. Hosted by different churches and community groups each month, the mission of these prayer groups is to encourage and demonstrate unity across racial and denominational lines. The hope is that communities throughout Mississippi will see practical evidence of the Gospel message among a diverse group of believers. ...

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Hood says Mississippi settles some tobacco claims for $15M

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  JACKSON — Mississippi’s attorney general says the nation’s largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state. On Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the settlement with Reynolds American of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Reynolds American succeeded two companies that Mississippi raised claims ...

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Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi

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WASHINGTON — Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States — with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine. Real estate data firm Zillow said Tuesday that prices nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in May from a year ago. Rents still are rising at ...

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State port’s Katrina relief jobs costly, slow to materialize

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GULFPORT — The federal government is giving the state of Mississippi more time to create jobs promised in exchange for more than $566 million in Hurricane Katrina-relief funds. The state Port at Gulfport has used the federal money to restore and expand its West Pier, a project that will not be completed before late 2016 or possibly early 2017, port ...

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Casino industry veteran named GM at Beau Rivage

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BILOXI — A casino industry veteran with Gulf Coast ties has been named general manager of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Marcus Glover will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the casino resort and provide direction and leadership. That’s according to a release from MGM Resorts International received by The Sun Herald. Glover most recently served as senior ...

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Former state lawmaker, Roger Ishee, dead at 85

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GULFPORT — Former state Rep. Roger G. Ishee, who served 15 years in the Mississippi House, has died at the age 85. The Mississippi Supreme Court announced his death Monday. Ishee was the father of Court of Appeals Judge David Ishee. The elder Ishee died Sunday in New Orleans. The cause of death was not released. Ishee was born in ...

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