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PART OF WHO HE IS

  Moore’s Eyevox Film and Production a byproduct of the work he has always done Rick Moore has been involved in the television business most of his life. His father built from the ground up, starting in the 1970s, what is now Channel 16 in Jackson, the capital city’s ABC affiliate. After a car wreck that knocked his dad out ...

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MSU professors author book

STARKVILLE — A new book by two Mississippi State University (MSU) faculty members is examining more than a half-century of research on wildlife habitat enhancement techniques used for areas often given little or no consideration. “Wildlife Habitat Management for Special Use Areas” by wildlife biology professor emeritus Dale H. Arner and wildlife and fisheries professor Jeanne Jones deals with such ...

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Marathon Makeover, Make-A-Wish combining efforts

RIDGELAND — Marathon Makeover and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi are teaming up to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses at this year’s Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon and GI Associates 5K Run scheduled for June 13. Marathon Makeover participants have been raising money for wish granting since April of this year. Approximately 1,200 participants from 12 states are ...

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Bounds issues first public statement

JACKSON — On June 2, the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) named Dr. Hank Bounds, state superintendent of education, as the preferred candidate for the position of commissioner of IHL. Bounds issued the following statement: “I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and the university presidents over the next several weeks as we continue this process. ...

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NOAA seeks comments on plan

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted the FMP to NOAA Fisheries Service for review, approval and implementation. The notice of availability for public comment on this FMP was published ...

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Report finds election went well

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office has released its report on the 2008 general election, and generally finds the process worked well. “To ensure a thorough report to the public, our office deployed 41 personnel into 30 counties on election day,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Overall, despite record turnout, the election process worked. The counties did ...

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Construction job losses slow

WASHINGTON — After losing around 10,000 jobs a month for the past four months, the nonresidential building construction sector lost 1,400 jobs in May, according to the June 5 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department. Still, 84,800, or 10.2 percent, jobs in the industry have been lost since May 2008 as employment reached 744,700. Meantime, the pace of job ...

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Belk closing Metrocenter store

JACKSON — Belk is closing its store in the Metrocenter Mall. Gary Siler, senior vice president and director of stores for the Belk Western Division, released the following statement: “We have made the difficult decision to close our Belk store at Metrocenter Mall in Jackson in August 2009. We will be re-focusing our efforts and resources on serving customers in ...

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More affordable housing added on Coast

GULFPORT — The Governor’s Office reports that about 1,000 affordable housing units on the Gulf Coast have been completed with yesterday’s opening of 120 new units at Gulfport’s Regency Way Apartments complex. The Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) Public Housing Grant Program administered the project, and was funded through Mississippi’s $5.4-billion federally provided Hurricane Katrina recovery package. The Regency Way Apartments, ...

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CYP holds first-ever awards program

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Coast Young Professionals (CYP) and its presenting sponsor, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, recently honored 12 local professionals at the inaugural Black Tie & Blue Jeans Awards Gala. Ten honorees were presented with the 4 Ever Young Award, a CYP member was named CYP VIP and one special guest received the Lead By Example Award. ...

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