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3 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: How geckos stick and unstick their feet

The Tax Foundation, a think tank that generally has a probusiness leaning, studied how far $100 would go in each state, using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Canada, Opinion

4 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Abuse expert: Talk to your kids about good vs bad touching

If you are a parent and you haven't talked to your child about the difference between good touching and bad touching, child abuse experts say do it now.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Mississippi Government

4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

How Google's 'Fiberhood' Strategy Is Spreading

First, C Spire slices towns into "fiberhoods" - the same term Google uses for the small neighborhoods it targets .


8 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Reeves touts fiscal responsibility in local speech

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves greets Harry Sanders at the Lion Hills Country Club in Columbus Thursday afternoon.


12 hrs ago | Deltafarmpress

Mississippi peanut field days scheduled in September

Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University assistant Extension/research professor and state peanut specialist; Alan Henn, MSU professor of entomology and plant pathology; and Jeff Gore, associate Extension research professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center, will meet with growers at three Mississippi Peanut Growers Association field days ... (more)


Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Entomology, Science, Lucedale, MS, Monroe County, MS, Hamilton, MS

16 hrs ago | The Bolivar Commercial

Cause of Saturday city fire discovered

After several days of investigation, the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department has found a reason for the fire that began in A la Carte and spread into Bolivar Insurance Co.


Related Topix: Fire

21 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Beady new CEO at Miss. Food Network

Beady served for 20 years as president of Piney Woods School, one of the country's only historically black boarding schools.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Yesterday | Baltimore Jewish Times

The Freedom Summer of 1964

At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, Miss., the activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to introduce themselves.


Related Topix: Activism, Jackson, MS, Shaw, MS

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Recording of September 2014: Runaway's Diary

Amy LaVere: Runaway's Diary Archer ARR 319611/2 . 2014. Luther Dickinson, prod.; Kevin Houston, eng., Daniel Lyon, asst.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country

Greenwich Citizen

Trial on Miss. election challenge set for Sept. 15

A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Mississippi Government

Mississippi Business Journal

Oxford's FNC getting new headquarters

Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. is in the middle of the design phase of its new headquarters in Oxford, a complex that will not only give the growing company needed space, but also reflect the city of Oxford's vision for large, campus-like environments.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Oxford, MS, Ridgeland, MS, Lafayette County, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

MEMA warns of hottest temperatures of the year

While Mississippians enjoyed cooler-than-normal temperatures earlier this month, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning residents about the current heat wave.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Big Gigantic Returns to the Road this Fall for the Touch The Sky Tour

The night is still young for BIG GIGANTIC , one of the most celebrated acts in live music right now.


Related Topix: Brooklyn (Atlanta, GA)

Bobby Harrison: Referendum vs. lawsuit battle lines forming

An unusual rift has developed between groups that purport to have in common the support of Mississippi's public education system.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Delta Farm Press

Outlook bright for 2014 Mississippi sweet potato crop

As Mississippi's sweet potato harvest kicks off, acreage is up from last year and demand is strong.


Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Pascagoula council proceeds with $15 million bonds for infrastructure

Drainage and road work will get a boost in the Flagship City as the City Council moved forward with taking out $15 million in general obligation bonds for infrastructure.



ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Mississippi Government, Jackson, MS

Mississippi Briefs for August 20.

SNELL FAMILIES VIA THE MISS. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESSGov. Phil Bryant holding his day-old grandson, Henry Stephen Snell, Tuesday in Jackson, Miss.


Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Rankin County, MS, Hinds County, MS


Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group, launched a grassroots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi Government, Waynesboro, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Around South Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Enviormental Quality has issued a beach closure because of a sewage overflow at Brady Drive.


Related Topix: Harrison County, MS, Biloxi, MS, Pascagoula, MS


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