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2014-04-18 12:23:39

ATLANTA, April 18, 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 May 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The...

2014-04-16 08:39:54

CANTON, Miss., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BitSpray Corporation, world leader in novel network cybersecurity solutions, announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the Company's first landmark patent. The patent imparts an advanced communication network technology that addresses a wide range of cybersecurity issues by making the scientific principle of "data dispersion" a practical problem solver. No complete dataset exists any­where; it is...

2014-04-14 12:35:17

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Mississippi through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility...

2014-04-14 12:25:59

NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental innovators in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are implementing solutions for the management of the mid-South's natural and environmental resources through a $500,000 grant from Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to The Nature Conservancy. The announcement is early recognition by both organizations of Earth Day April 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73022 With support from Entergy's Environmental...

2014-04-09 12:22:37

Johnson Controls helps Oxford School District reduce energy costs by $6 million to fund connection of education and building systems MILWAUKEE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students in Oxford, Miss. now take their seats in a high-tech, energy efficient school created in partnership with Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries. Oxford School District used money saved...

2014-04-08 08:26:57

Chief Learning Officer magazine's LearningElite and Editor's Choice Awards Announced at Gala PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. has been named a Bronze LearningElite organization for 2014 by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Singled out for creating and implementing exemplary workforce development practices that deliver measurable business value, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. ranked No. 56 from a record-breaking field of more than 200...

2014-04-04 23:29:03

Real Life Paddle to the Sea Tribute Lil Tug of Minneapolis St. Paul to travel the Mississippi River 2,340 Miles to the Gulf of Mexico via Kickstarter. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Lil Tug, a true tribute to the children’s book Paddle to the Sea, is about to embark on his greatest journey yet. Think Thomas the Train, but in real life. His trek begins near the Twin Cities at the Mississippi River (the fourth longest river in the world), equip with waterproof camera and GPS...

2014-04-02 12:26:22

The Leading Internet Listing Service Expands in the Region With Entry Into the Jackson, Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg and Starkville/Columbus Markets ATLANTA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment Finder, the #1 go-to resource for apartment shoppers, today announced the acquisition of the assets of Apartment Guide, LLC in Mississippi. The deal, which includes Greater Jackson Apartment Guide, Mississippi Gulf Coast Apartment & Condominium Guide, Hattiesburg Apartment Guide and...

2014-03-31 23:31:07

National Multiple Sclerosis Society celebrates 25 years of cycling in South Texas for multiple sclerosis with special $25 registration fee for Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is excited to announce that registration for the Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B, will open April 4 with a special registration fee of $25 through April 11 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

2014-03-29 12:20:17

Pine Belt area football coach Scott Tucker announces private coaching sessions. HATTIESBURG, Miss., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this week local high school football coach Scott Tucker announced private coaching sessions for Mississippi youth athletes in the Pine Belt region. As a respected coach in the region, Tucker is expected to have his pick of the Mississippi's top talent for his private coaching. "In the South, football is a part of our way of life," says...


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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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