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Director: Port should remain open as river falls

VICKSBURG — Dredging near the Port of Vicksburg over the past five years should keep the inland port open even as Mississippi River levels fall. Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield tells the Vicksburg Post about $4 million in work completed in 2008 to widen the Yazoo Diversion Canal has put the local port ahead of the curve ...

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With river dropping, Corps scrambling to keep ports dredged

MISSISSIPPI RIVER  — This year due to low water levels throughout the region and past flood damages, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation. Dredging will be performed through contracted dredging at six ports along the Mississippi River. The $6.84 million ...

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Nearly two-dozen counties under burn bans; officials warn of fireworks

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Adams County is banning the shooting off of fireworks in the unincorporated parts but the prohibition will not affect the annual community fireworks display on the Mississippi River. The fireworks ban comes as Mississippi city and counties are dealing with the ongoing drought and high temperature. Twenty-three counties have some kind of burn ban in place, according ...

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Deadline nearing for SBA drought-related disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that June 14 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of the drought and excessive heat that occurred from Jan. 1 through Aug. ...

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Bryant signs bill legalizing in-city liquor sales

JACKSON — The governor has signed a bill that would allow a vote on legalizing liquor sales inside the limits of cities with populations of at least 5,000 people. Under Senate Bill 2497 other residents of the county would not have a vote. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill Monday. The old law required ...

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