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2014-07-18 16:22:13

MCLEAN, Va., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today named Jason Taylor president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, MS. Taylor will also serve as U.S. Community Publishing (USCP) East Group regional president, where he will oversee the Hattiesburg (MS) American and Montgomery (AL) Advertiser, in addition to The Clarion-Ledger. Taylor succeeds Leslie Hurst, who is retiring at the end of the month. "Jason is a proven leader with sustained...

2014-07-17 16:22:06

GULFPORT, Miss., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers at Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility successfully reached two major testing milestones: testing of the combined cycle unit and pressure testing of both gasifiers. The successful completion of the tests is an indication of continued progress on putting both pieces of equipment into service. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/128425 Recent testing of the combined cycle included successfully running the...

2014-07-15 16:21:59

Biofuels Research: "More than 100 million acres along Mississippi and Missouri Rivers unsuitable for traditional crops but ideal for biomass" ST. LOUIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $2 million to the University of Missouri last year to establish an endowment for sustainability energy research. Today, university researchers have already achieved promising results, specifically in the field of biofuels....

2014-07-11 23:03:32

There’s plenty of time to put together your Christmas shopping list before December 25. But ProShow, Inc., producers of Christmas Expo, recognize that dedicated decorators know you can’t start planning early enough to make your house, business or city shine the brightest during the holiday season. Biloxi, MS (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 It’s Christmas in July at Christmas Expo, an annual event being held this year in Biloxi, MS on July 17-19, 2014 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and...

2014-07-10 16:26:22

ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses that Aug. 11 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Mississippi as a result of excessive rainfall and cooler than normal temperatures that occurred from March 1 through July 31, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster declaration includes the counties of Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton,...

2014-07-09 16:29:55

ATLANTA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that Aug. 11 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Mississippi as a result of drought between Aug. 27 and Oct. 21, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The loans are available in...

2014-07-09 16:28:05

NASA Astronaut Mae Jemison Joins PAL Summer Campers, Conducts Science Experiments in Grand Central Terminal During Bayer's Science For A Better Life Exhibit NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its three-day Science For A Better Life interactive experience at historic Grand Central Terminal, Bayer Corporation today presented New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with a $50,000 donation to the Police Athletic League of New York City (PAL) in support of its...

2014-07-08 23:15:56

Brown joins Director Thomas Prewitt, M.D., on the leadership team of the institute where she will focus on the development and instruction of the Advanced Training Program. Ridgeland, Miss. (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 HORNE LLP announced today the hiring of Alexandra Brown, M.D., as the associate director of its Healthcare Delivery Institute. Brown joins Director Thomas Prewitt, M.D., on the leadership team of the institute where she will focus on the development and instruction of the...

2014-06-27 12:24:43

JACKSON, Miss., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Having experienced two weeks of intense, world-class competition, 28 dancers were selected as 2014 USA International Ballet Competition medalists and the recipients of scholarships and cash awards. Senior Division Medalists are: Men's Senior Gold Medalist - Jeong Hansol, Republic of Korea Women's Senior Gold Medalist - Shiori Kase, Japan Men's Senior Silver Medalist - Byul Yun, Republic of Korea Women's Senior Silver Medalist -...

2014-06-25 23:09:39

Performer Brad Johnson has announced that BAD - his one man ballet based on the fictional relationship between Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson will open in Simi Valley, CA this holiday season. Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 To mark the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, performer Brad Johnson has announced that his one man ballet “BAD” based on the life of Michael Jackson, will open this holiday season in Simi Valley, CA. The one man ballet, Johnson’s third...


Latest Mississippi Reference Libraries

Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

De Soto National Forest
2013-12-24 12:01:36

The De Soto National Forest is 518,587 acres of pine forest in southern Mississippi. It’s one of the most significant protected areas for the biological diversity of the Gulf Coast ecoregion of North America. It is a nationally significant site for the protection of longleaf pine savannas, pine flatwoods, and longleaf pine forests. More than 90 percent of this ecosystem type has been lost within the United States. The wet pine savannas support uncommon and endangered plant and animal...

2012-06-14 09:35:50

Symbol: SPMI9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum mississippiense R.E....

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2007-03-16 18:33:29

The Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, is a freshwater species of fish in the sucker family. Huge migrations of these fast, powerful fish once migrated throughout the Mississippi River basin, and spring harvests of blue sucker were a staple food for early pioneers. Blue suckers are quite rare today, mainly due to the segmentation of habitat caused by the thousands of dams that have been built in the last century. Early records indicate that this fish once reached weights of over 40 lb,...

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2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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