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2014-06-23 12:26:20

JACKSON, Miss., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the conclusion of Round II of the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition, 31 of the world's finest young dancers will compete in the final round for gold, silver and bronze medals. Round III competitors are: Senior Males: Aaron Smyth (Australia) Andile Ndlovu (South Africa) Byul Yun (Republic of Korea) Ivan Duarte (Brazil) Jeong Hansol (Republic of Korea) Ji Seok Ha (Republic...

2014-06-19 12:29:53

JACKSON, Miss., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first round of the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition concludes with 54 competitors advancing to Round II. The USA IBC is the official international ballet competition in the United States as designated by a Joint Resolution of Congress. Round two competitors are: Senior Males: Aaron Smyth (Australia) Andile Ndlovu (South Africa) Byul Yun (Republic of Korea)...

2014-06-18 08:35:20

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Mississippi. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-06-18 08:22:41

HOUSTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) today announced the completion of its Nunnery 12-1H-1 (93.3% WI) well in Amite County, Mississippi. The well has achieved a peak 24-hour average production rate to date of approximately 815 barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") per day, comprised of 785 barrels of oil and 185 Mcf of gas on a 17/64 inch choke from an approximate 6,000 foot lateral. The well, which is located near the Pike County line along...

2014-06-17 23:04:31

Mississippi DPS takes delivery of a new Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e. Columbus, MS (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Captain Ron Kelly of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Wing accepted delivery Tuesday of an Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350 B3e AStar produced for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS). The new law enforcement-equipped helicopter is a Mississippi-built product. Kelly, commander of the Highway Patrol Air Wing, said the AS350 B3e was clearly the best aircraft for the...

2014-06-10 12:33:56

Company's First USA Facility Located in Marshall County, Mississippi Will Help Reach New Customers and Grow Market Share MARSHALL COUNTY, MS, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - ROXUL Inc., the leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America officially begins production here at its first manufacturing facility located in the United States. The $160 million plant encompasses 600,000 square feet and is located on a 100 acre site in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park,...

2014-06-09 08:29:17

ARTAS® Robotic System Revolutionizes Hair Transplantation HATTIESBURG, Miss., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg proudly announces the availability of the FDA cleared ARTAS Robotic Procedure. As specialists in hair restoration and hair transplantation surgery, plastic surgeons Paul J. Talbot, MD, and Bill Reno, MD, are genuine trailblazers in their industry - making the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg the first practice in the state to offer...

2014-06-05 08:24:13

MANASSAS, Va., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the National Republican Senatorial Committee's announcement that, after incumbent Senator Thad Cochran finished second in the Mississippi Republican primary, the NRSC is "all in for Thad" in the June 24 runoff, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman and author Richard A. Viguerie is calling for a boycott of the Republican Party's senate campaign committee. "Conservatives should not feed the opposition," said Viguerie. "Thad...

2014-06-04 23:08:13

A new data standard for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been released by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), the leading global standards organization for clinical research. When used together with the foundational CDISC clinical data standard, this therapeutic area standard allows clinical research data from multiple MS trials to be grouped for reporting, analysis, and regulatory submissions. Austin, TX; New York, NY and Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 A new data...

2014-06-03 08:34:13

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following explosive growth in its core Midwest business lines, Meridian Health Plan has reached an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw from the New Hampshire Medicaid Care Management Program effective June 30, 2014. Meridian and DHHS first executed the contract in March of 2012, but program delays kept Meridian from enrolling members until December 1, 2013. In the years since the contract was...


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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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