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6 hrs ago | Tri-County News

Johnston named 22nd president of Rio Grande

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has announced the appointment of Dr. Michelle R. Johnston as its 22nd president.

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Related Topix: Rio Grande, OH, University of Rio Grande, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Arkansas

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices

Cotton is looking good across the state as bolls open and harvest nears, but increased cotton acreage planted across the country means lower prices on this year's crop.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mississippi, Weather, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Entomology

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Newms360.com

Ward 3 candidates

Education Specialist and Master's Degree in education administration from the University of Mississippi and Bachelor's degree in physical education and mathematics from Mississippi State University.

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Related Topix: University of Mississippi, North Central College, Central College, Oxford, MS

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Grant will fund work on Grant memoirs

A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Delta Farm Press

Turn-row irrigation termination sessions focus on when to turn off water on soybeans

New research and field observations are showing that terminating irrigation when the soybeans are merely touching may mean at least one more irrigation is needed, says Trent Irby, Extension soybean specialist with Mississippi State University.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Tunica County, MS, Leflore County, MS

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Deltafarmpress

Big grain crops may mean farmers need to replenish nutrients levels in Mid-South corn, beans

Mississippi producers appear to be on track to harvest a soybean crop of about 48 bushels per acre and a corn crop of around 178 bushels per acre as a result of near-perfect growing conditions earlier this summer.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Riley Foundation Initiates New MSU Scholars Program

The Riley Foundation says it's increasing support of local Mississippi State University scholarships.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Newms360.com

Sociology instructor's first love is being in her kitchen

After everyone else in her family went to bed, she crept into the kitchen and got down her mother's cookbooks.

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Business Journal

Primeaux Cheese & Vino names new executive chef

"We are excited to welcome Chef Trent to our staff here at Primeaux," said Paul Primeaux , owner of the cafe.

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Choctaw Plaindealer

Mississippi Teen Smoking rate declines

Smoking among middle school students in Mississippi is declining. According to the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, in 2013 4.1 percent of middle school students were current smokers, a decrease of over 20 percent from 1998.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Ocean Springs' Kay Baggett `a unique combination'

When Kay Baggett passed away Saturday at the age of 67, Ocean Springs lost a piece of its soul, because if there was anyone who was uniquely Ocean Springs, it was Kay Baggett.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Greenwood, MS, Education Etc., Pascagoula, MS, Opinion

Scientific Blogging

How Woodpecker Bodies Cushion Collision Impact On Bird Brains

Woodpeckers are some of the most industrious birds in nature. Their intense tapping -- all an elaborate effort to procure food -- can happen as rapidly as 20 pecks per second, with each strike transmitting a seemingly brain-rattling force of up to 1,200 times the force of gravity at Earth's surface.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Fox News

Scientists tap tech to reveal dinosaur egg secrets

Inside the geology department at Mississippi State University, one man is on a mission to see exactly what's inside a rock -- but this is no ordinary rock.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

News Max

Methane Plumes Leaking Through Atlantic Ocean Floor: Study

Methane plumes were recently found in vast numbers off the Atlantic coast during a recent survey, overhauling previously held notions about what's under the ocean floor.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

The Miami Herald

MSU's renovated stadium will be ready for kickoff

Mississippi State University Athletics Director Scott Stricklin says the freshly renovated stadium is ready for Saturday's kickoff against Southern Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Mississippi

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

MSU, NOAA, Liquid Robotics team up to improve hurricane forecasting

Mississippi State University and NOAA are partners with a California robotics firm in a research project to help improve hurricane intensity forecasting.

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Related Topix: Liquid Robotics

Newms360.com

Longtime vet tech turns organizational skills into business

At age 15, she took a job at All Animal Hospital in Tupelo as a kennel worker, assistant, receptionist - whatever needed to be done.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Wedding

Scientific American

Hundreds of Methane Plumes Spotted on Sea Floor

Bubble streams off the U.S. East Coast could be methane-rich ices warming and releasing the potent greenhouse gas Plumes of bubbles streaming from hundreds of newly discovered sea-floor seeps between North Carolina and Massachusetts are likely to contain methane and could be adding as much as 90 tonnes of the planet-warming gas to the atmosphere or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hatteras, NC, Geology, Science, Oceanography

Sun Aug 24, 2014

SFGate

Analysis: Book takes fresh look at Miss. history

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Mississippi

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

MSU parents warn others of new LSD type drug circulating

Two Mississippi State University students are recovering after their parents say the two smoked marijuana that they believe was laced with something very dangerous.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Madison, MS

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