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Earthquake rattles Mississippi at 2.3 magnitude

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Mississippi. The Sun Herald reports the 8-mile deep earthquake hit just east of Booneville, near the Tennessee state line, at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than a dozen people reported feeling the quake as far away as about 234 miles in Kentucky. The USGS says earthquakes are rare in Mississippi and ...

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Booneville voters approve legalizing beer, wine, hard liquor

Residents of a city in northeastern Mississippi have voted to allow the sale of alcohol. Two questions were on the ballot Tuesday in Booneville. One was on legalizing the sale of beer and light wine. The other on legalizing the sale of liquor and wine with more than 5% alcohol. News outlets report that each question received more than 60% ...

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MDA awards funding for site development

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority recently awarded nine Site Development Grants to economic development entities throughout the state. Recipients of Site Development Grant Program funds for 2013 are: Panola Partnership; Washington County; Booneville-Prentiss County; Madison County Economic Development Authority; Winston County Economic Development Partnership; Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber and Industrial Development Foundation; Economic Development Authority of Jones County; Area ...

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