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Two candidates in runoff for vacant House seat

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Two candidates have advanced to an April 2nd runoff following a special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. WTVA-TV was reporting late yesterday that with all 18 precincts reporting, unofficial results show Karl Gibbs received the most votes, with 28 percent, followed by Eddie Longstreet and Jeannie Johnson Staten, who each got 22 percent. ...

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USDA to spend $59M on Mississippi River initiative

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s spending another $59 million this year on an initiative that works with farmers and other landowners to reduce pollution in the Mississippi River basin. The agency says the new funding raises its total investment in the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds initiative to about $289 million since 2010. The initiative ...

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Runoff scheduled for Harden's Senate seat

JACKSON — Former Jackson city councilman Marshand Crisler and former Jackson Public Schools school board member Sollie B. Norwood will vie in a Feb. 26 runoff to complete the term of the late state Sen. Sen. Alice Harden. Harden, a Democrat from Jackson, died in December. Nine candidates were on the ballot in the special election for the District 28 ...

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Feed store paying for failure to get storm water permit

PONTOTOC — A Pontotoc feed store is paying $37,000 civil fine for failing to get a storm water permit before starting construction. Moore’s Feed Store agreed in September to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. An order published by the department says that in May 2011, someone complained to MDEQ about unpermitted construction at a site ...

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Tye, Marsalis in runoff for Ripley mayor's office

RIPLEY — Breat Tye and Chris Marsalis will participate in the Feb. 28 runoff for mayor of Ripley. After affidavit ballots were counted yesterday and the election certified, Tye had 262 votes to 244 for Marsalis. Nine candidates were on the Tuesday ballot. City election officials had to switch to paper ballots Tuesday after Tye discovered about an hour after ...

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Scientists find weirs effective against runoff

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University study has confirmed the success of a new technique to reduce nutrients in runoff water and protect downstream waters, including the Gulf of Mexico. Weirs, also known as check dams, are small dams used to collect water runoff from agricultural fields. Weirs are often the size of a drainage ditch, with a two-foot channel ...

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