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Study finds support for downtown arena in Capital City

JACKSON — A long-awaited study finds Jackson can support a downtown arena, but the city is no closer to having the money to build one. Officials say the feasibility study is an encouraging sign for city officials and business leaders who have long insisted Jackson can support such a facility. The study recommends Jackson build a $115 million, 9,000-seat arena ...

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Study: Confidence in economy holding steady on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Confidence in the Mississippi Gulf Coast economy held steady in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the CEO and Business Owners Confidence report from the Gulf Coast Business Council. “For the second consecutive survey, business leaders perceive a modestly improving economy,” said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. “It will be interesting ...

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AAA rates city as one of best to visit in 2013

VICKSBURG — AAA Southern Traveler and AAA Midwest Traveler has named Vicksburg one of the top 13 places to visit in 2013. Other destinations named include Christchurch, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, Orlando, Panama, San Francisco, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Las Vegas. Vicksburg will host a number of Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration events. For a ...

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Study finds Mississippians love dogs; cats not so much

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that Mississippi ranks sixth for dog ownership with 45.2 percent of households owning a dog. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, Mississippi made the bottom 10 list of pet owners, ranking 42nd with ...

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Study: Capital City's pension plan one of worst in U.S.

JACKSON — Sixty-one key cities across America, including Jackson, have emerged from the Great Recession with a gap of more than $217 billion between what they had promised their workers in pensions and retiree health care and what they had saved to pay that bill, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report includes the most populous ...

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Scientists studying rooftop gardens on Coast

GULFPORT — Horticulture scientists at Mississippi State University are studying and recording the effects of the coastal climate on rooftop gardens in Gulfport. When they learned the eight green roofs at the Armed Forces Retirement Home were struggling to survive, Christine Coker and Gary Bachman, both horticulture scientists at MSU’s Coastal Research and Extension Center, knew they could help. “We ...

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Survey results show divide over health insurance exchange

JACKSON — The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) says a survey has found that 51 percent of Mississippi consumers have positive views of a health insurance exchange and over 62 percent believe that the resulting expansion of private insurance would lead to economic growth. “Mississippi truly has unique challenges when it comes to health care. Our polling shows that Mississippi ...

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Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report. Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin. According to the report, Mississippi gets strong ...

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FNC report finds improving liquidity in for-sale market

OXFORD — Liquidity conditions in the nation’s residential for-sale market are generally improving, according to a report released by mortgage technology company FNC. The report, built from FNC’s For-Sale-Observations Database that captures more than 60 percent of the for-sale market, indicates the median asking price among for-sale properties is up 8.6 percent since January and 6.1 percent over this time ...

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Hosemann touts voter ID study, releases proposed rules

JACKSON — More than 98 percent of Mississippi voters who cast ballots in the general election have one form of acceptable photo identification included in Mississippi’s constitutional voter ID law, according to a survey conducted by Edison Research. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the findings of what what he believes to be the largest survey of Mississippi voters ever ...

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