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2013-07-11 12:20:44

Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Utah Selected WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the summer driving season--the deadliest time on the road for teens--in full swing, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced that five of its members have been awarded a total of $100,000 in teen driving grant funding from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-winning teen driving program, developed collaboratively by...

2013-07-10 12:26:32

National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 29th Annual Southern Maine Ride Features Ocean Views and Routes for all Experience Levels BIDDEFORD, Maine, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new start/finish venue and exciting new coastal routes are the centerpieces of the 29th Annual Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway to be held Aug. 10-11, 2013. Organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the ride is moving to the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford. MS (multiple sclerosis), an...

2013-07-09 23:29:53

Mississippi households, condominium and mobile home owners, and apartment occupants are offered a new line of Green Energy Services, Security Lock Automation, Windows and Doors, Flooding, Smoke, Carbon Monoxide, Medical and Fire Alerts, Home Utility Systems, Smart Thermostats, and Smart Home Security Automation throughout all MS counties. Jackson, Mississippi (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Home Security Systems.biz (http://www.homesecuritysystems.biz) understands that shopping for a Mississippi...

2013-07-09 16:22:40

Agreement calls for reforms following student-athlete's 2010 death HOUSTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of former University of Mississippi student-athlete Bennie "Buster" Abram has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Ole Miss, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and others following Mr. Abram's 2010 sickle-cell related death at the university's football practice facility. The settlement negotiated for the family by attorneys from...

2013-07-06 23:03:19

According to a Clarion Ledger article, ‘Auto insurance system could lead to wave of fines’, written 7/3/2013, uninsured driving Mississippians could face very stiff fines as provided by a new computer system. Belman Insurance Advisor believes that since Mississippi leads the nation by a wide margin in uninsured drivers, this new system could be very beneficial. Jackson, MS (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 14% of Americans drive without auto insurance, according to an article by Clarion Ledger....

2013-07-03 08:23:15

NATCHEZ, Miss., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the city's massive tricentennial celebration in 2016, Natchez is thrilled to announce an official partnership with renowned tourism development firm Jennifer Barbee Inc. The first partnership of its kind in the industry, JB Inc. will help plan, develop and implement the momentous year-long event. JB Inc. and team will lead efforts to raise funds, solicit corporate sponsors, create signature events and draw national attention...

2013-07-01 23:17:01

Help at Home to implement Santrax® Suite of Solutions Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home care industry, announces that Help at Home, a home care agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for their clients, has signed an Agreement to use Sandata’s advanced solutions in all of its Illinois locations. Help at Home has locations in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...

2013-07-01 08:26:52

Nine pediatric MS centers across the country will benefit from continued Society investment NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced a new, three-year funding commitment of $2.5 million for the Network of Pediatric MS Centers (NPMSC) beginning July 1, 2013. Funding for the nine-center network provides essential infrastructure to facilitate research, including searching for the cause of MS by studying risk factors for the...

2013-06-28 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Healtheon Inc. of New Orleans to provide a high pressure industrial water line under the Multiple Award Construction Contract at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The firm-fixed price task order has a total value of $29.8 million and a performance period of 530 days. Work is scheduled to begin in July. The water line...

2013-06-25 23:15:42

Ballotpedia Study Determines Which States Enjoy Best Overall Quality of Life, Looks for Partisan Trends Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 When it comes to quality of life and what's the best state, Ballotpedia, a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaborative encyclopedia that connects people to politics, examines this question in Part Two of its groundbreaking study, "Who Runs the States." Praise or blame is attributed to political parties for the economic, educational,...


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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