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PHIL HARDWICK: Flags — what do they mean?

With the Winter Olympics in full swing most of us are seeing a lot a flags. Some are really beautiful, and some are really ugly. So what makes a great flag? The answer to that question can be found in a great little booklet compiled by Ted Kaye and published by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). Here are the ...

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OP-ED: Huntington Ingalls Industries’ ethics philosophy: Always do the right thing

By Mike Petters At Huntington Ingalls Industries, our ethics philosophy is simple: Always do the right thing. Even when no one is looking. Especially when no one is looking. At HII, every decision we make—no matter how small—is guided by our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and by our Company Values: Integrity, Safety, Honesty, Engagement, Responsibility and Performance. These ...

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Analysis: Some governments revolt against purchasing law

Here’s a dark-horse candidate for the most unpopular law passed by last year’s Mississippi Legislature: House Bill 1106 . It’s a measure few outside of government have ever heard of, but the requirement to change how state agencies and local governments buy things is infamous among county supervisors and others. Cities, counties and others have long taken sealed bids purchases of supplies, ...

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Nebraska, Mississippi colleges start poultry degree program

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has signed a cooperative agreement with Mississippi State University to train students for poultry-related careers. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the new program includes three semesters at the Nebraska college in Curtis and a semester at MSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students enrolled in the program will earn an associate of applied ...

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OSHA fines company after 2 employees die at sewer station

A federal workplace safety agency has fined a Mississippi business nearly $28,000 after two men died while working on a sewer lift station. The Hattiesburg American reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration initially proposed fines of $43,000 against Scoggins Welding and Machine Shop of Richland, but reduced them. Employees Terry West, 45, and his son Gage West, ...

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Mississippi to reopen Delta prison to hold release violators

Mississippi’s prison system announced Friday that it will reopen the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood this spring, mostly to house people who violate the terms of their probation or parole.Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall says the department will consolidate what it calls technical violation centers, which are supposed to provide a low level of sanctions for a parolee, who, for example, ...

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Mississippi lawmaker displays unloaded gun during debate

A Mississippi lawmaker says he was trying to make a point about the hypocrisy of gun laws when he held up an unloaded pistol during a debate. Democratic Rep. Charles Young of Meridian held the gun over his head Thursday on the House floor. He says he was questioning a rule of the Mississippi House and Senate, which says only ...

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Candidate says he will push for prosperity in Mississippi

A Mississippi native who worked in international finance said Wednesday that he is running for Congress because he wants to bring “a new era of wealth and prosperity” to the state. Perry Parker of Seminary is one of five Republicans running in the 3rd District, which makes a diagonal across the central part of the state from Natchez to Starkville. ...

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Ex-mayor accused of theft stops seeking job in nearby city

A disgraced former mayor withdrew his application Wednesday to work as a city planner in a neighboring north Mississippi city. Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis announced he was no longer seeking the position in neighboring Horn Lake after that city’s aldermen on Tuesday postponed a decision on hiring him. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Davis says his ...

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