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Meteorologist: Lid about to fly off the Tropical storm season

If you were thinking it’s been a quiet year for hurricanes, forecasters say you shouldn’t let your guard down. The worst is yet to come. “Still 75 percent of the season to go,” Weather Channel meteorologist and on-air personality Jim Cantore wrote in a twitter post to the Northwest Florida Daily News. “They will happen.” But how many will happen, ...

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Jackson 2nd on Weather Channel’s list of Top 10 tornado cities

Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel has ranked his Top 10 tornado cities, and Jackson ranks second. Three Alabama cities make up the rest of the top four, with Huntsville first, Birmingham third and Tuscaloosa fourth. According to the Weather Channel’s website, Forbes based his information on tornado paths that came with 75 miles of a particular city between ...

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New hurricane awareness alerts aimed at those who ignore evacuation notices

Just as hurricanes approach the Gulf Coast every year, the nation’s hurricane emergency managers arrive at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans every year with the same question: “How do we get the public to understand why they need to follow evacuation orders issued by public officials?” The four-day conference full of workshops, speakers and training sessions is under ...

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Weather Channel apologizes for Hattiesburg name goof

Eventually, The Weather Channel will learn its Mississippi geography. The weather network has apologized for referring to Hattiesburg as Johannesburg, MS, in its post-tornado coverage Monday. During Hurricane Issac, the network upset many when it referred to Mississippi as the “Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile,” prompting a Facebook page by that name. The Weather Channel apology said: “Thank ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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Beef plant trial will lay bare the inner workings of complete institutional failure

Trial set to begin on Dec. 5 Another layer of the beef plant collapse will be peeled back starting Dec. 5 in Hinds County Circuit Court. The state of Mississippi, its now-defunct Land, Water and Timber Board and the Mississippi Development Authority are suing Facility Construction Management Inc. in effort to recoup some or all of the $54 million the ...

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McKinnon-Hicks wins award

Lil McKinnon-Hicks, a Mississippi goldsmith/silversmith and jewelry artist who produces work under the business name of Lil McKH Jewelry, was recently recognized with the circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING ‘2011 Best Artisan Gift Award’ for best gift item in the $25 – 75 price range. circa., located in the Historic Fondren District of Jackson, features American, artisan-made functional and decorative work ...

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Q&A: Bo Pentecost, Solve Design Studio, Ridgeland

Working to dispel some of the great myths of our society Bo Pentecost is owner of Solve Design Studio in Ridgeland. He earned a degree in computer art from the University of Mississippi along with minors in business, journalism and music. Pentecost is passionate about design and marketing and serves on the board of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce ...

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SR 9 project incorporates a number of firsts

At first glance, the State Route 9 reconstruction underway in Northeast Mississippi is simply a road improvement project supporting the new Toyota automobile plant at Blue Springs. However, officials say the project is bigger than even Toyota. In fact, plans for the project were hatched before Toyota announced it was coming to Mississippi. The project is expected to not only ...

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