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Mississippi science standards get C

HATTIESBURG — An educational research institute gives Mississippi a grade of C for what it describes as mediocre standards for teaching science in public schools. But state associate superintendent Trecina Green tells The Hattiesburg American it’s a tremendous improvement from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s last report. In 2005, Mississippi got an F from the Washington-based group. Green says only ...

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Diamondhead becomes a city

DIAMONDHEAD — Diamondhead officially becomes a city today when state officials present a charter to the prospective government. The Sun Herald reports the move comes after five years of legal wrangling over incorporation — a hotly contested case that opponents took all the way to the Mississippi Supreme Court, which upheld the incorporation in a decision last month. The mayor ...

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IKE TROTTER — Having a monthly planning schedule

Many of life’s biggest financial decisions are made proactively . . . while others are reactive. It just goes with the territory. Labor long enough in the everyday grind of working life and you’ll face the fact that some financial decisions are just going to be made “on the fly.” However, to help make sure this young year is headed ...

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Expansion under way at Corinth football field

CORINTH — Crews have started work on expansions on both sides of the Corinth High School football field. “We need to do this because we’re having an increased number coming out for high school football and are seeing growth in our middle school program — which should translate into greater numbers at high school,” Dr. Lee Childress, superintendent of the ...

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Work continues on water park in Hancock County

BAY ST. LOUIS — Work has begun on a wave pool and water park at Buccaneer State Park in Hancock County. “We are very excited about beginning the final phase of our recovery projects. This will make us whole again,” Park Manager Stu Rayburn told the Sea Coast Echo. Rayburn said that construction began in late December and the entire ...

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Despite challenges, Mississippi coliseum and fairgrounds find niche

JACKSON — It’s the place where many baby boomers attended their first concert as teenagers or young adults. Not much has changed over the 48-year history of the state-owned Mississippi Coliseum at the fairgrounds. Today, people are still attending events at the aging coliseum, but the venue no longer is a stop on most major concert tours. A big reason ...

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Cell tower plan dropped by AT&T

HERNANDO — Plans for a controversial AT&T cell tower south of Hernando have been dropped. AT&T, facing static from neighbors fearing harm to health and safety and from history buffs noting a nearby Civil War clash in 1863, has retreated. The site of the proposed tower was off Robertson Gin Road south of Hernando. DeSoto County Interim Planning Director Gina ...

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Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to attend its council meeting

SOUTHAVEN — Embattled Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is to preside over his first city council meeting Tuesday since returning from treatment at an unnamed medical facility. Police Chief Tom Long says that interest in the meeting is running high among local residents. In November, state Auditor Stacey Pickering told Davis to repay the city about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings, ...

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Mississippi included in Michael Foods egg recall list

MINNETONKA, Minn. — A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination. Michael Foods, of Minnetonka, is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states. The eggs carry six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, Silverbrook and Wholesome Farms. The ...

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