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BILL CRAWFORD — Taylor says skills training should begin in 8th grade

“The paradigm of get a job and we will train you is gone,” says Louisville’s Lex Taylor. He is talking to a large multi-county group of business, education, and government leaders at the The Dome, Louisville’s new community safe room. Understand that Taylor is no common businessman. He is the third-generation leader of one of Mississippi’s great rural industry successes. ...

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UPDATE: Spike in Mississippi egg prices will come, experts say

If the price of eggs at your favorite grocery in Mississippi hasn’t taken a big jump, just wait. The Mississippi poultry industry has thus far escaped the outbreak of avian flu that has devastated flocks in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forty-seven million birds have been destroyed because of the virus, with Iowa leading the way ...

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Bayou Cassotte reopened after large fish kill

JACKSON COUNTY — State agencies say it is once again okay to fish and swim in Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed the Jackson County area to fishing and water contact last Sunday, after investigating a fish kill. A notice yesterday said ...

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Fish kill prompts closure of Bayou Casotte industrial area

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have issued a fishing and water contact closure for Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the bayou. The agencies say staff investigated a fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County on Sunday ...

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Activist: Coast city's water, air, soil polluted by industrial plants

MOSS POINT — Past and present industrial plants have contaminated the Moss Point area’s water, soil and air with toxic chemicals, damaging people’s health, says chemist and environmental activist Wilma Subra. Three plants spewed more than 200 tons of chemicals into the air before they closed, including 193 tons from the International Paper-Moss Point Mill that closed in 2001, she ...

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