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2014-03-12 12:28:13

Expands upon successful telestroke program to leverage technology for lung-related diagnoses and decisions ATLANTA, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at several hospitals throughout the state of Mississippi will now benefit from remote consultations with pulmonary physicians at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. St. Dominic's expanded partnership with REACH Health, Inc. connects lung specialists with acute care pulmonary patients - such as those suffering from collapsed...

2014-03-12 12:21:14

Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access CHARLESTON, Miss., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a...

2014-03-11 23:26:45

Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Development Authority and officials from vehicle supplier GRAMMER Inc. have announced the future site of the company’s newest U.S. manufacturing operations in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Lee County, Miss. The entire project represents a total funding of $30 million over the next five years and will create up to 650 new jobs in two phases. Shannon, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 GRAMMER Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of GRAMMER AG, leading supplier of...

2014-03-07 23:25:32

ImageTrend, Inc. to launch new statewide fire records system for Mississippi. The data collected using Fire Bridge™ will be available for analysis to improve fire safety and reduce fire suppression costs. Lakeville, MN (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 ImageTrend, Inc. announced it will soon launch a statewide fire incident reporting system for the State of Mississippi. The company’s powerful Fire Bridge software will be used to collect data on incidents submitted by its fire departments. The...

2014-03-07 12:27:14

Aspen IMS Will Help Central Access Corp. Customers Connect District Leaders, Teachers, Students, Parents RIDGELAND, Miss. and MCHENRY, Ill., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Access Corp. today announced a partnership with Follett to provide Mississippi schools and educators access to Follett's Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS). Aspen IMS offers powerful curriculum and classroom tools that help teachers and students to focus on engagement and achievement that meet state...

2014-03-04 16:22:33

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. "The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration's priorities of supporting and improving the...

2014-03-03 23:01:42

Share Why You Connect to the MS Movement during MS Awareness Week March 3-9 as every connection counts at MSconnection.org towards the National MS Society's Vision for a world free of MS. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Share Why You Connect to the MS Movement During MS Awareness Week March 3-9 2014 Every Connection Counts at MSconnection.org towards the National MS Society’s Vision for a World Free of MS Creating a world free of multiple sclerosis requires a collaborative...

2014-03-03 12:27:22

ATLANTA, March 3, 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 March 31 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Mississippi as a result of the freeze on March 25 - 29, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The loans are available in the...

2014-03-03 08:30:56

Every Connection Counts at MSconnection.org towards the National MS Society's Vision for a World Free of MS NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Creating a world free of multiple sclerosis requires a collaborative effort. That's why starting today, March 3, individuals and MS groups across the country unite to raise awareness and find new and better ways to help people living with MS live their best lives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090302/DC77093LOGO This year, the...

2014-02-27 16:28:53

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role of the so-called "obesity hormone" leptin and hormones used for birth control in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) is examined in two new studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the obesity study, BMI was calculated for 210 people with MS and 210 people of the same age and sex who did not have MS at...


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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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