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2014-02-20 23:25:43

Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Development Authority officials have announced that Mississippi Silicon will locate a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County. Mississippi Silicon will invest $200 million in the project, which will create 200 jobs for the local economy. Burnsville, Mississippi (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The new Mississippi-based facility will produce silicon metal for a broad range of industries in the United States including the aluminum...

Agricultural Productivity Loss Due To Soil And Crop Damage From Flooding
2014-02-19 13:38:40

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences The Cache River Basin, which once drained more than 614,100 acres across six southern Illinois counties, has changed substantively since the ancient Ohio River receded. The basin contains a slow-moving, meandering river; fertile soils and productive farmlands; deep sand and gravel deposits; sloughs and uplands; and one of the most unique and diverse natural habitats in Illinois and the nation. According...

2014-02-11 16:24:27

Cast of legendary fan film RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION reunite after 25 years and launch Kickstarter campaign to shoot the missing Airplane Scene. OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The shot-for-shot remake of the Spielberg-Lucas classic Raiders of the Lost Ark by two Mississippi kids in the 80's has become an international cult phenomenon, praised by Spielberg himself and the subject of both book (Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made...

2014-02-10 23:03:32

If improving oral and overall health is on the list of New Year’s resolutions for 2014, patients should let Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart of Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. help them find advanced gum disease treatment in Jackson. There are many gum disease causes and symptoms that can be effectively managed to reduce your risk of other serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Jackson, MS (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Drs. Roger B. Parkes and...

2014-02-07 23:21:05

Tuesday, RJ Young executives and employees, Tupelo Chamber of Commerce officials, Tupelo area political dignitaries, and area business leaders celebrated the company’s new office located at 1893 Cliff Gookin Boulevard in Tupelo with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Tuesday, RJ Young executives and employees, Tupelo Chamber of Commerce officials, Tupelo area political dignitaries, and area business leaders celebrated the company’s new...

2014-02-05 23:22:32

SouthGroup Insurance Services has again joined with Friends of Children’s Hospital to present the SouthGroup Make a Difference 5K Run/Walk on February 15, 2014 in Ridgeland. Last year’s event attracted over 500 runners and walkers and raised $23,000 for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 SouthGroup Insurance Services has again joined with Friends of Children’s Hospital to...

2014-02-03 16:24:11

Waltman Pharmaceuticals expands retail-friendly skin care line for teens and young adults JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waltman Pharmaceuticals has quietly become one of the retail industry's more successful skin care lines because of the company's assortment of highly effective acne medicines with trending popularity and a consumer friendly name. Beginning in 2014, the current line of ZAPZYT(®) products (with their distinctive 100% satisfaction guarantee) will grow...

2014-02-03 08:32:15

GREENWOOD, Miss., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Range, LLC, a leader in residential kitchen technology, will unveil more new products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) than ever before in company history . Viking will showcase more than 50 new, innovative products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6, in booth N1215. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/CL56412-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/CL56412LOGO-b ) "I have...

2014-02-03 08:26:44

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that the state of Mississippi has awarded its subsidiary, Magnolia Health Plan, a statewide managed care contract to continue serving members enrolled in the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN) program, as one of two contractors. Magnolia has been serving members in the MississippiCAN program since 2011. Under the new contract, Magnolia will continue providing outpatient,...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.