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2014-08-08 16:22:55

MIAMI, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida MMTC Institute's Regulatory, Industry and Business Seminars are a popular starting point for entrepreneurs, investors, doctors, lawyers and pharmacy owners who are in the planning stage of entering Florida's emerging medical marijuana industry. The Institute is now offering two new seminars -- on August 23 in downtown Miami and September 6 in downtown Jacksonville. Growing confidence in Amendment 2 -- now polling well over 80%...

american black bear conservation
2014-08-06 11:52:15

Jeff Sossamon and Melody Kroll, University of Missouri Comprehensive study indicates genetic ‘bottlenecks’ and decreased genetic diversity could show need for increased conservation efforts. Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and repopulate the mountainous region, more...

2014-08-01 23:00:59

Mosquito-borne viral diseases like Chikungunya are moving across the southern United States and the more recent outbreak of West Nile Virus. This brand new July, 2014 informational graph will show what safeguarding measures can be taken by local communities or homeowners. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 With the news of mosquito-borne viral diseases like Chikungunya moving across the southern United States and the more recent outbreak of West Nile Virus, it begs the question, what safeguarding...

2014-07-30 23:14:19

Sixty rising third-graders from the School District of Indian River County took part in a pilot summer literacy program made possible by funds raised at the 2014 Windsor Charity Polo Cup. The program, called “Summer Literacy on the Lagoon,” was designed exclusively for Windsor, a private residential community in Vero Beach, Florida by the School District of Indian River County in collaboration with The Learning Alliance, a local non-profit organization. Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-29 12:23:44

-- Chesapeake Bay Exploration Lab, Chestnut Trail expansion, Lower Appomattox kayak launch, City Schoolyard's urban garden, and other initiatives lead the charge for connecting communities to nature RICHMOND, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, thanks to the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Virginia Power. "It is our...

2014-07-23 23:12:58

Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company states median sale prices have increased in some areas of the region. Burke, VA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 According to the latest market reports compiled from data from residential real estate transactions throughout the region, the Northern Virginia real estate market experienced some positive trends in June. Homes are selling quickly throughout the area, and median sale prices have increased in some parts of the region. The...

2014-07-23 16:22:14

NEW ORLEANS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO) CEO Dominik Knoll welcomed Jack Gerard, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API) for a special luncheon program on July 17 at the Westin Canal Place Hotel. The special event was hosted by the WTCNO Energy Committee with support from the Tulane Energy Institute. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/129699 Gerard spoke passionately about the need for strong...

2014-07-22 12:34:26

Governor Urged to Overrule One of the Highest Wireless E-911 Phone Tax in U.S.; Conservative and Consumer Groups Unite to Warn of Danger of "Unaccountable" State Board's Actions. MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse group of seven in-state and national organizations - including the Community Action Association of Alabama and the North Alabama Patriots Tea Party - today urged Governor Robert Bentley to overrule the "unelected and unaccountable" Alabama...

2014-07-18 16:24:37

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EverFi, Inc. announced today that Sunbelt-based BBVA Compass will be the first institution to offer a Spanish-language version of its adult financial wellness solution. The EverFi@Work(TM) program is a modular, interactive learning tool that helps learners develop important money management skills and gain a deeper knowledge about topics such as credit, investing and saving for retirement. The new course is specifically designed for the...

2014-07-17 08:35:25

Second Site in Arkansas Reinforces Commitment to Region DENVER, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, today announced its expansion in Arkansas with a new customer experience site in Jonesboro. The announcement, in conjunction with the Grand Opening of TeleTech's first Arkansas center in Sherwood yesterday, affirms TeleTech's commitment to supporting...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'