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Late planting seen hitting yields of major row crops

By JACK WEATHERLY Late planting due to flooding will have a negative impact on yields of major row crops in Mississippi, according to Dr. Josh Maples, assistant agricultural economics professor at Mississippi State University. For example, only 55 percent of Mississippi cotton is currently setting bolls. The five-year average is 74 percent, Maples said, adding that soybeans setting pods are ...

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Sixteen Mississippi restaurants get Wine Spectator awards

MBJ staff Sixteen Mississippi restaurants have received 2019 awards from Wine Spectator magazine. The respected journal has three levels of awards, in descending order, Grand Award, Best of Award of Excellence, and Award of Excellence. Three of the Mississippi restaurants received the Best Award of Excellence – CAET, which recently moved from Fondren to the Renaissance at Colony Park in ...

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Attorney wants jurors who won’t judge client’s face tattoos

A defense attorney for a man charged with murder wants jurors who won’t judge his client because of his face and neck tattoos, which include devil horns and skull teeth. The Advocate reports that most of the potential jurors attorney Jarvis Antwine spoke with Monday said they don’t have a problem with William Bottoms Jr.’s tattoos. Bottoms is charged with ...

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Mississippi officer fired for sex with teen won’t get appeal

The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal case from a former officer who was fired in 2015 for having sex with a teenager. The Hattiesburg American reports former Hattiesburg officer Clint Breland has filed several wrongful termination appeals, requesting reinstatement and back pay. Each appeal was denied. The court said Thursday they won’t hear the case because ...

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Gift ensures Faulkner furnishings stay with Rowan Oak

William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and day bed are still in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford home. One of his legions of fans is making sure that ambiance is preserved. – by ensuring that all of the furnishings in the antebellum house remain as “fixtures.” Sandra Miller Black’s recent $500,000 gift helped the University of Mississippi ensure ...

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GateHouse, Gannett to merge for $1.4B, build newspaper giant

Two of the largest U.S. newspaper companies have agreed to combine for roughly $1.4 billion, creating a new industry giant that hopes to manage the crisis of print’s decline through sheer size. GateHouse Media, a fast-growing chain backed by an investment firm, is buying USA Today owner Gannett, promising to speed up a digital transformation as readers shift online. The ...

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Jackson police make second arrest in 2018 shooting deaths

A second Mississippi man has been arrested in two August 2018 shooting deaths. Jackson police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Monday that 27-year-old Tijah Cowart of Clinton has been charged with two counts of murder. Cowart is accused in the killing of two men who were found dead in a pickup truck near a hospital north of downtown Jackson. Found shot ...

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Police arrest 17-year-old, say shooting wasn’t by mistake

Police have arrested a central Mississippi 17-year-old, saying an initial story about an accidental shooting of a man mistaken for a burglar was untrue. Jackson police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Monday that 17-year-old Curtis Sawyer has been charged with aggravated assault following the Thursday shooting inside a home. Officers were initially told that the 18-year-old victim had been shot entering ...

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Respected engineer killed in weekend bike accident

A bicyclist was killed in a weekend accident in Mississippi. It happened Saturday morning near Itta Bena. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the cyclist apparently failed to hear the warnings of state troopers, who were directing traffic at the scene during a cycling event. Fifty-year-old Jim O’Daniel of Clinton was one of about 1,000 cyclists participating in the 12th annual ...

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Beachfront mansion fire on the Mississippi coast

PASS CHRISTIAN — Firefighters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have spent much of the morning battling a blaze in a 25,000-square-foot mansion. News outlets on the coast report that the home in Pass Christian is commonly known as the Monroe House. The fire was reported at around 4 a.m. Monday and was still burning at midday. Firefighters from a half-dozen ...

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