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KEITH KINKADE OF KINKADE’S FINE CLOTHING TEAMS UP WITH JEFF GOOD OF BRAVO!, BROAD STREET AND SAL & MOOKIE’S TO OFFER INCENTIVES FOR CENTRAL MISSISSIPPIANS TO GET VACCINATED. Jackson, MS, July 26, 2021 – With the exponential growth of the Delta Variant of Covid-19 monopolizing the news, Keith Kinkade wanted...
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Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program accepting applications

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – If you either qualify for unemployment, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, assistance is here for you. The Mississippi Home Corporation received approximately $186 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds through the U.S. Department...
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Applications open Monday for Mississippi landowners to receive wild hog traps

Starting Monday, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will open its application period for the Wild Hog Control Program to Mississippi landowners. This program provides “smart” wild hog traps to capture the animals that cause more than $60 million worth of damages annually in just Mississippi. The selected landowners of private agricultural and forestry lands will receive training and guidance from the MDAC to most effectively control wild hogs on their land.
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Countries Mississippi exports the most goods to

Significant drops in transport and travel due to coronavirus drove American exports in 2020 down 15.7% to their lowest levels since 2010, according to Commerce Department data. The pandemic threw a monkey wrench into supply chains while flattening demand, all in the midst of significant tariffs imposed by the United States on China and the European Union.
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Mississippi pharmacist pleads guilty to conspiracy in fraud scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) – A Mississippi pharmacist pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE as well as private insurance companies. According to court documents, David “Jason” Rutland, 42, of Bolton, a pharmacist and co-owner of various compounding pharmacies, admitted paying kickbacks to distributors for...
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MSU, Kansas State, NIST partner for UAS search and rescue competition

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Participants are invited to compete for up to $720,000 in prizes in an unmanned aircraft system design and build challenge co-managed by a Mississippi State University flight laboratory. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, known as NIST, is hosting the competition to advance the...
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Mississippi pharmacist admits to role in more than $180-million heath care fraud scheme

A Mississippi pharmacist pleaded guilty today for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE and private insurance companies by paying kickbacks to distributors for the referral of medically unnecessary compounded prescription medications that were ultimately dispensed by his pharmacies. The conduct allegedly resulted in more than $180 million...
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Owner of Mississippi catfish joint: Labor shortage causing limited supplies, rising prices

One of Mississipp’s best catfish joints is feeling the pinch of limited catfish supplies and rising prices, driven primarily by labor shortages. Lynn Hewlett, owner of Taylor Grocery in North Mississippi, said the availability of catfish is hit and miss and some deliveries do not contain everything the restaurant orders. That’s a challenge for the Taylor-based eatery which was voted The South’s Best Catfish Joint in 2020 by Southern Living magazine.
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Garbage truck maker New Way Trucks launches Mississippi expansion with promise of well-paying jobs

Garbage truck manufacturer New Way Trucks plans to expand its Booneville operation and create at least 120 new jobs. New Way is investing $4 million to grow its manufacturing capacity in Prentiss County, according to the Mississippi Development Authority. The Iowa-based company got a host of state incentives, including a rebate agreement, to grow its Mississippi footprint.
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Line 3 opposition tours Mississippi Headwaters amid drought

ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. — In the ongoing and contentious Line 3 replacement project debate, things are heating up. The pipeline is edging closer to the Mississippi River as drought rampages across the state, leaving waterbeds shallow and dry, and ominous smoke hangs in the air from Candian wildfires. Recent weeks have seen an uptick in protests, with controversy centering on how much water is permitted for the construction of the tar sands pipeline.