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Backyard gardens getting new look

Not so long ago, it looked as if the time-honored backyard vegetable garden was seeing its last days. The folks “putting in a garden” were getting older while the younger generation were getting jobs in the city and moving into suburban homes with neat, manicured lawns. However, due to the skyrocketing price of groceries and food safety scares, the backyard ...

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Fed Reserve speakers to focus on mortgage woes, ailing economy

In these times of economic uncertainty, it is important for the business community to obtain objective, accurate information so as to make sound decisions. And, that is what the speakers at the Mississippi Economic Forum propose to offer. The Mississippi Economic Forum is a joint venture of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University (MSU) and ...

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Charter boat fishing business coming back

Charter boat fishing has a long tradition on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is a big part of the area’s tourism offerings. Currently, the industry is facing numerous challenges but the hardy lot who captain these boats say the business will rebound. Mike Moore, who owns two charter fishing boats and works as a destination sales manager for the Gulf ...

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