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2014-02-28 12:22:40

BALTIMORE, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. is proud to announce it has been selected a "Preferred Training Partner" for the Purple Line and the Red Line light rail projects scheduled to start in 2015. On February 21(st), Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announced the selection of the 16 partners for the projects which will create more than 6,800 jobs. Goodwill will provide job training and job placement assistance. The Maryland...

2014-02-25 12:20:34

FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) will appear at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, March 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. ET. Judy R. McReynolds, President & Chief Executive Officer, will make a company presentation. The live program will be webcast (in a listen-only mode) and an archive will be available following the presentation. To access the live audio, please go to the...

2014-02-24 16:24:07

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the annual survey of North Carolina's largest museums and historic attractions conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates in Matthews, NC, Biltmore once again ranks as the state's largest museum historic attraction for 2013. The largest privately owned home in America based in Asheville saw 1,210,138 visitors last year. "The results reinforce the economic impact these treasurers have on tourism in our state," said...

2014-02-21 08:25:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., today announced that David Leon Mooneyhan, of Shelbyville, has been named to its board of directors. Mooneyhan, CEO of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and former superintendent of the Shelby and Fulton County boards of education, brings to Kentucky Health Cooperative 40 years of strategic planning, operating and financial management...

2014-02-19 12:23:16

HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today that it held a dedication ceremony for the new Geismar, Louisiana Chlor-Alkali plant this morning. This ceremony was attended by The Honourable Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, James Chao, Chairman of the Board of Westlake Chemical and Albert Chao, President and CEO of Westlake Chemical. They were joined by various state and local officials, local industry guests and executives and...

2014-02-16 08:20:09

8,000 total personnel in the field repair nearly 700,000 outages in four days ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has successfully completed restoring electric service to 99 percent of affected customers throughout the state following one of the most severe ice and snow storms to reach the state in the last decade. In the Metro Atlanta area, nearly all customers have had service restored and, in the storm-battered Augusta area, less than 900 customers remained...

2014-02-14 12:23:11

Plus A Black-Tie Gala Celebrating Lady Baltimore BALTIMORE, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Far from hibernating, the Maryland Historical Society has a busy winter events season planned, with two black-tie galas: On Saturday, February 22, our Young Defenders are rebooting last year's smash hit, The Bootleggers Bash. This year, we'll be rocking the night away in the 1840s Plaza. It's a bigger, grander venue so we can share that Young Defenders spark with even more of our...

2014-02-13 23:22:09

Local tech and design companies Forest Giant and Over LLC come together for a community app for Valentine's day to promote new non-profit. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Louisville creative firm, Forest Giant, has teamed up with the minds behind the App Store sensation Over, to create Louisville Love, a unique tool for Louisville's mobile creatives. Louisville Love is a free app for iPod/iPhone that easily allows users to add unique, hand-crafted art to their favorite...

2014-02-12 23:31:03

Concerned Business Owners invited to attend Business Summit to be broadcast on WCHS CHARLESTON, W. Va. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 A summit spearheaded by The Bell Law Firm will address the growing concerns of Charleston-area small business owners in response to the January Freedom Industries chemical spill and West Virginia American Water contamination still affecting nine counties in West Virginia. “Our goal at the summit is to advise Charleston area business owners on how best to...

2014-02-12 23:23:11

Statewide K-12 virtual public school receives unanimous board approval to continue providing families with a high-quality, highly-accountable education option. Bartlesville, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school serving full-time K-12 students throughout Oklahoma, was approved as a statewide virtual charter school for the 2014-2015 school year by the newly-created Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. The board voted...


Latest Southern United States 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...

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2007-01-23 14:54:33

The American Alligator, Alligator Mississippians, is one of two species of living Alligator. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human populated areas. It is larger than the other living species, the Chinese Alligator. The American Alligator has a large, slightly rounded body, with thick limbs, broad head, and a very powerful tail. The tail, which accounts for half of the alligator's total length, is primarily used for...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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