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Braves want to win hearts as 15th anniversary season begins

By TED CARTER A Wikipedia report has it that at least a dozen Jackson Mets players wed young ladies they met while in Jackson. That’s a lot of love. That the game was played on a diamond probably didn’t hurt. And with both love and baseball blooming in the spring, the Mississippi Braves are throwing in a diamond ring of ...

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A Shuck Nation is born as Biloxi Shuckers embark on 4th year

By TED CARTER A Shucker uprising at the turnstiles requires a Shuck Nation. So goes the thinking from the winter brain storming of the Biloxi Shuckers on strategies for filling up MGM Park, the baseball venue adjoining MGM’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. The idea is to make the product stickier. In the Shuckers new world, you make “sticky”  by ...

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Judge could hand $2B power rate fight to utility regulator

Days after deciding to go forward with a trial over whether a Mississippi utility overbilled its customers, the judge on Tuesday ordered fresh arguments on whether he has the authority to hear the case. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves canceled the third day of the trial, set for Tuesday, and instead instructed lawyers for Attorney General Jim Hood and Entergy ...

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Waller, Foster advocate teacher pay, health access in GOP debate

Republican candidates for Mississippi governor agreed on many points during the first debate of the 2019 campaign season, each saying he would make a long-term commitment to increasing teacher pay, improving highways and bridges and making health care more affordable. Retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson and first-term state Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando spoke ...

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Regional airline begins jet service from Tupelo airport

A regional airline has begun flying jets between a northeast Mississippi airport and Nashville, Tennessee. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Contour Airlines began jet service Monday from Tupelo Regional Airport. The new plane serving the airport is an Embraer ERJ-135, a twin-engine jet with 30 seats. It replaces a twin-engine turboprop with 19 seats. The airline will provide 18 ...

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Reeves to dodge Waller, Foster at GOP debate in Starkville

Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor are set to take part in the first debate of the campaign season. State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando and former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson accepted an invitation for the event at Mississippi State University in Starkville. The candidate who has raised the most money ...

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Cal-Maine sees shares fade, places major free-range bet

By JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported on Monday net income of $39.8 million, or 82 cents per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The Jackson-based company’s net sales for the quarter were $384 million, an 11.9 percent decrease from $435.8 million for the year-earlier period, the company said in a release. The fiscal 2018 third quarter saw ...

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Cottage in Ocean Springs could get reprieve from ex-mayor

A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has received state permission to tear down a cottage that dates back to at least the 1940s, but a former mayor says she would like to buy it. The Mississippi Press reports the cottage sits next to Ocean Springs City Hall. The city had been using it for its human resources department, but ...

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Northern Mississippi school district trying to cut expenses

A school district in northern Mississippi is trying to save money by reducing the number of teaching jobs it will fill for the coming year. Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright tells the Commercial Dispatch that the district expects to have a net loss of 60 teaching positions. Wright says the district needs to reduce expenses by about $4.5 ...

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Dispute over Mississippi electricity prices heads to trial

Mississippi’s attorney general wants a federal judge to order the state’s largest private utility to repay more than $1 billion he says Entergy Mississippi overcharged customers. The unit of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. says it’s done nothing wrong and that the dispute belongs before a regulator, not a judge. AG Jim Hood says Entergy should have bought cheaper electricity from ...

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