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Mississippi St. gets first look at new QB vs. Cajuns

Not only is Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens new to the Bulldogs. The graduate transfer also is set to make his first college start against Louisiana-Lafayette in the Superdome on Saturday. “You can’t dismiss the emotional component of having your first start,” said Bulldogs second-year coach Joe Moorhead, a former college quarterback at Fordham in the early 1990s. “He’s really ...

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All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway near New Orleans cut off service to ...

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New Orleans fears triple threat of storm surge, river, rain

When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river. Tropical storms and hurricanes send storm surges pushing up against the city’s outer defenses. That’s what happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina’s surge caused widespread levee failures and left 80% of the city under water. Massive rains like those expected to accompany approaching ...

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The Latest: Conditions are favorable for Gulf hurricane soon

The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says conditions appear favorable for a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico to strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches the United States coastline by this weekend. Forecasters said the weather disturbance is expected to become a tropical ...

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Toot! Toot! New riverboat to ride Mississippi in New Orleans

Few experiences capture old New Orleans and the Mississippi River quite like a paddlewheel riverboat coming round the muddy bend with its tooting whistle horn, towering smoke stacks and water-churning propeller. This month the first new riverboat in more than a decade is set to launch in this Louisiana port city. A plunge in tourism after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 ...

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Rep: Sorry for using ‘lynch’ over Confederate statue removal

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona had said in a Facebook post that the destruction of monuments is “heinous and horrific.” He accused Louisiana officials of acting in a Nazi-like fashion. “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our ...

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Former Hancock CEO to lead troubled New Orleans bank

The former CEO of Hancock and Whitney banks is taking over the reins of a troubled New Orleans bank. First NBC Bank Holding Co. said Monday that it has named Carl Chaney as CEO, pending regulator approval. Chaney retired from Hancock Holding Co. in 2015 after six years as co-CEO with John Hairston. First NBC is selling nine branches and ...

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Analysis: Katrina insecurity over being forgotten returns

On Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip? By now, everyone knows about Mississippi’s post-storm insecurity, its angst about being overshadowed by all the media attention on New Orleans after the storm, when hundreds of Mississippians had also died, and tens of thousands were homeless. And the chip is still there. Some residents of the ...

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Bon Appétit puts Saltine on its Best New Restaurants list

By JACK WEATHERLY Bon Appétit  has named Saltine at 622 Duling in Jackson as one of the Best New Restaurants in 2015. Compiled by the magazine’s editor, Andrew Knowlton, the annual award honors innovative cooking at the top 50 new restaurants in America. The seafood restaurant and oyster bar, which opened a year ago, will find out Aug. 18 if ...

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Appeals court upholds Katrina insurance fraud verdict

JACKSON — Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Monday a jury verdict in favor of Cori and Kerry Rigsby. The two sisters sued on behalf of the government after they said they witnessed the Illinois ...

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