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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Mississippi Forestry Commission names new Director of Information and Outreach

Effective May 16, Jason Scott has joined the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) as the new Director of Information and Outreach. “Jason’s 10 years of experience...

SALTER: Call it reform or expansion, but embattled state hospitals seek Medicaid safety net

By: Sid Salter As noted more often than this writer cares to remember, the fact is that public health care for Mississippi’s poor, working poor,...

Businesses Urged to File Past Due Annual Reports As Soon As Possible

More than 53,000 businesses have not filed their Annual Report, which was due to the State on April 15, 2019. Under Mississippi law, all limited...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to appear at Mississippi Book Festival

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Book Festival announced that current sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor would be participating in the 2019 festival. On Friday,...

South MS lawmaker involved in domestic dispute

According to the Sun Herald, State Representative Douglas McLeod was arrested over the weekend George County. Deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident...

OP-ED: In Defense of the Open Primary

By: Alicia Brown In the aftermath of Mississippi’s 2014 senatorial runoff, when incumbent Senator Thad Cochran narrowly defeated state senator Chris McDaniel, controversy abounded about...

SALTER: George County wood pellets plant creates new markets for state’s plentiful timber

By: Sid Salter How big an impact does forestry make on Mississippi’s economy? For the last six years, the Mississippi State University Extension Service says...

PeopleShores increasing workforce to 200 employees over next two years

Social enterprise technology company PeopleShores is adding 175 new jobs at its facility in Clarksdale. The company, which located to Clarksdale in January, initially...

MCPP: Expanding telemedicine in Mississippi

T1 Telehealth is a Mississippi company that provides innovative telemedicine services, but has been limited in the healthcare it can deliver because of government...

SALTER: As state’s second largest single employer, shipyard’s future still vital to state’s economy

By: Sid Salter Only Walmart/Sam’s employs more people in Mississippi than does Ingalls Shipyards at about 12,500 employees. But Ingalls and other shipbuilders pay significantly...

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