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THE POLAR EXPRESS — Batesville train ride turns magical with holiday trip to Santa North Pole

By NASH NUNNERY Most people might recognize “The Polar Express” as a popular book and animated film written by Chris Van Allsburg. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the 2004 movie stars Tom Hanks and features human characters animated using the live action performance capture technique. But come November, there will be a real Polar Express train in north Mississippi. Operated by Premier ...

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It might be obvious but do not bring your grenades — Travel tips from TSA

By LISA MONTI The Transportation Security Administration wants to remind you that if you’re flying during the busy holiday season, please leave your guns, grenades and martial arts tools at home. No, really. TSA already this year has collected 400 pounds of prohibited items that passengers brought to the security checkpoint at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, and officials expect to collect more ...

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Miss. Highway Patrol begins holiday enforcement

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2014 Christmas holiday enforcement period at 6 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at midnight Christmas night. With the expected increase in holiday travel due to low fuel prices, all available manpower will be used to establish checkpoints to prevent impaired driving and saturation patrols to combat distracted and reckless driving. In 2013, MHP investigated ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Savor this Thanksgiving and be grateful

Could we be more Thankful? Thanksgiving is the greatest of American holidays. Its initial observance is older than the nation itself. The Pilgrims, of course, viewed it more as a time of prayer and reflection, than today’s feasting and football frenzy. But let’s just admit it, with the Egg Bowl approaching most of us are thankful for the NCAA Playoff ...

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School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials are waiving a requirement that ...

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