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Another DynaSteel expansion boosts Yellow Creek

DynaSteel Corporation is at it again. Last week, president Jim Russell announced the expansion of the Iuka operation at Yellow Creek Port. This marks yet a second expansion of the Iuka operation in two years, and the Memphis-based company expanded its Natchez complex in 2007. “Our Mississippi operations are very key to our company,” Russell said. “We have found a ...

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North releases third book

Mississippi author Dr. Darden North’s latest medical thriller “Fresh Frozen” has readers wanting to turn the next page. While Dr. North is still working fulltime at his Medical Practice, Jackson Healthcare for Women, P.A., he divides his spare time between his wife, children, pets and, of course, writing sessions. It’s paying off, too. North has just released his third novel ...

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Seal leaves lasting impression on Mississippi education

Not only have banking and business lost a powerful influence with the passing of Leo W. Seal Jr., education has lost a staunch, dedicated supporter. The late banker’s commitment to improving education is well known even though much of what he did for education was done anonymously. Since his death last week at the age of 84, stories of his ...

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NEXT helps high school students plan for future

One of the biggest steps an individual will make in their lives will be the decisions that involve where to go, or what to do with their lives, after high school. While completing the separate levels of high school, the most obvious post-high school idea is college. But once students have begun to round off the end of their high ...

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Lawmakers act as revenues continue to slide

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) took two significant actions last week in regard to Mississippi’s current and future budgets. Both were in response to declining revenue, and both will force state agencies to make do with less. First, the JLBC adopted a new revenue estimation for fiscal year 2009, dropping it $81 million from the original estimate adopted at ...

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‘Mistletoe’ helps kick off Mississippi holidays

It is official. The holiday shopping season has begun. With the coming and going of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace, the race to finding trendy decorations or steals on stocking stuffers is underway. It is rumored that every year the Mistletoe Marketplace is the beginning of Mississippi’s holiday open house season. Soon enough, streets will be adorned with the various lighting arrangements, ...

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Alternative fuels could put gas in tank, money in bank

Every month, Jon Jones is left with a problem the size of a small mountain. He is a poultry grower in Simpson County, and just like his peers, he struggles with what to do with the huge amounts of litter his operation generates. “I don’t have that much pasture land to use it for fertilizer,” Jones said, who grew up ...

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State’s airports hoping holiday travel is no humbug

On Oct. 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Bureau of Transportation Statistics released a report that showed that average domestic airfares in the second quarter of 2008 reached their highest level for any quarter in the 13 years measured by available data. The average domestic itinerary fare in the second quarter was $352, exceeding the previous high of $342 ...

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