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MSU assistant research professor honored by national forage group

An agronomy expert at Mississippi State is a selection this year for a major national honor from the American Forage and Grassland Council. Assistant Research Professor Jesse Morrison received the professional organization’s Early Career Award and accepted the recognition at the AFGC annual conference during the spring semester. The award honors an individual under the age of 40 who has ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Economic development Q&A

May is the month of graduations and the month that the week of economic development is recognized nationally and in Mississippi. Graduates who are considering a career in economic development often ask the questions listed below. First, what is economic development? It is the process of increasing the wealth of a community. Some definitions refine it by adding things like, ...

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IP Casino Resort Spa to re-open on Thursday

IP Casino Resort Spa today announced it will reopen to the public on Thursday. Casino gaming will resume at 11 a.m. on Thursday, along with a limited number of amenities. “As we reopen our doors, the health and safety of our customers, our team members and the community will be our highest priority,” said Vince Schwartz, Senior Vice President of ...

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Analysis: Mississippi to mull many requests for relief cash

Mississippi lawmakers and Gov. Tate Reeves still have to make big decisions about spending most of the $1.25 billion that the federal government is sending the state for coronavirus relief. After ending their feud over who has power to spend the money, the Republican governor and the Legislature worked efficiently last week to create a plan to use $300 million ...

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Mississippi ‘safer at home’ order expires amid pandemic

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ “safer at home” order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus expired Monday morning. Some businesses are still easing into reopening with sanitation and social distancing restrictions in place. Tattoo parlors were allowed to reopen during the weekend, and casinos are preparing to start reopening Thursday. Many high schools have been holding commencement ceremonies with ...

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3 Gulf Coast states get $88 million for fisheries flooding

Three Gulf Coast states are getting more than $88 million in fisheries disaster funds for damage from last year’s flooding, which included an unprecedented two openings of a spillway west of New Orleans. “These funds will help industries and individuals recover from this disaster, and build resilience for the future,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who declared a fisheries disaster in September, ...

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Technological advances in electronic security systems growing exponentially

By NASH NUNNERY While the world waits out the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the business of protecting Mississippians and their property proceeds without interruption. By the time you finish reading this paragraph, at least one home in the U.S. has been burglarized. According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds. Approximately 2.3 to ...

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CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS — How to protect yourself, your co-workers, and your patients

By BECKY GILLETTE Healthcare data breaches reached record levels in April 2019, with 44 attacks affecting nearly 687,000 people. Security breaches can lead to serious consequences, including complete system or network shutdown and life-and-death situations. Much like we encourage patients to practice good personal hygiene to promote health and well-being, healthcare organizations and nurses must practice good cyber hygiene. Cybersecurity ...

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FRIDAY — 318 new Coronavirus cases and 13 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 10,811 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 313 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 38th day in the last 40 (31st consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 19 days of more than 200 and eight days of 300 or more ...

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Mississippi casinos to reopen before Memorial Day weekend

The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that casinos in the state can start reopening May 21 — more than two months after the commission closed them because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening is allowed just before the Memorial Day weekend, which usually marks the beginning of the summer tourist season. Gaming Commission executive director Allen Godfrey confirmed the reopening ...

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