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Contractors bring Tanglefoot Trail closer to opening date

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on north Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail. The 44.5-mile long multi-use recreational trail will be the region’s answer to South Mississippi’s Longleaf Trace recreational trail. Tanglefoot runs from New Albany to Houston. The trail is an old Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroad. Betsey Hamilton, chairperson of the GM&O Rails to Trails Recreational District, said in an ...

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Study: Survey maps point out America's pronunciation melting pot

Did you ever wonder the correct way to pronounce words like caramel, crayon or lawyer? A recent linguistics survey by the University of North Carolina visualized here in interactive graphs points out that the “correct” way may depend on where you live. For example, from Florida to Maine and as far west as Louisiana, folks use three syllables to say caramel: ...

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Researchers at MSU to examine possible Tanglefoot development

Mississippi State’s Carl Small Town Center is partnering with the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University to figure out ways to handle the anticipated traffic increase when the Tanglefoot Trail opens early next year. And, the schools will be using first-of-its-kind technology to do it. A $120,000 grant awarded by the Southeast Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and ...

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Biography introduces Mississippi’s treasure to new readers

There have been many words written by and about Eudora Welty. “A Daring Life” by Carolyn Brown is a moving testimony to a great American writer. Welty’s reach was far beyond Mississippi although the state, its people, culture and history formed her and were the backdrop for her work. Welty observed and wrote about a large part of the 20th ...

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Harvesting high-tech ‘Garden’

>> Technology and business park carries promise of transforming knowledge to jobs for Mississippi HATTIESBURG – Six-hundred acres that once made up the University Golf Course represent an ambitious plan to commercialize University of Southern Mississippi scientific and engineering research. The goal: Jobs and paychecks for everyday Mississippians. It all starts on the ground floor, said L. Bryan Brister, a ...

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