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ALAN TURNER — The value of urban forestry

As Executive Director of the Mississippi Urban Forestry Council, Donna Yowell is a true cheerleader for the virtues and benefits of urban forestry. The MUFC is a non-profit organization working closely with communities all over Mississippi, providing assistance in planning and implementation for urban forestry programs, storm water management, park planning, and horticulture therapy. “A well managed program will have ...

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Magazine reports Seraphim shutdown; bigger things in works, solar panel maker says

By JACK WEATHERLY Pv magazine reported that earlier this month Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA shut down its PV module factory in Jackson, “leading some to conclude that the company is going out of business.” However, according to Seraphim USA officials with whom pv magazine spoke, the opposite is happening. The company did indeed stop operations and lay off some employees, ...

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MDA puts ‘smokestack chasing’ in back seat

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi’s economic development agency is taking a more measured strategy for promoting industrial growth in the state. “This year, more than 80 percent of state-assisted economic development announcements have been expansions of our existing corporate citizens,” Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr, said in a news release last month. McCullough declined to discuss the current ...

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Katrina B. Myricks celebrates being cancer free for five years

By BECKY GILLETTE Five years ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer for Katrina B. Myricks of Madison, a professor in the business department of Holmes Community College, came from out of the blue. “I did not have any idea I had breast cancer,” Myricks said. “I never felt a lump. It was the mammogram that caught it. I had a ...

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Inflammatory breast cancer hides until it reaches Stage 3 level

By TED CARTER Cancers don’t fight fair. They can conceal themselves and strike with a suddenness that often leaves physicians in an uphill struggle to save their patients. This is especially so with inflammatory breast cancer, an exceptionally rare and aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. By the time the cancer ...

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Metastatic breast cancer survival rates increasing

By BECKY GILLETTE It the past, the average survival rates for a woman diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer used to be two to three years. “Now we have added a year or two to the median survival rates for metastatic breast cancer,” said Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, associate director of Clinical and Translational Research and professor of Medicine and Pharmacology /Toxicology ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Unseemly politics belies Christian seeming Mississippi

In 2017 Gallup reported Mississippi had retained its spot as the most religious state in the U.S., with 59% of residents calling themselves “very religious” and another 29% “moderately religious.”   A Pew Research Center report published in 2015 counted 83% of adult Mississippians as Christian. That would approximate 1.9 million adults.   Making up most of the 83% were ...

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