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  1. Mississippi Medical Association wants to snuff out smoking

    The Mississippi State Medical Association wants to snuff out smoking in workplaces statewide, including bars, restaurants and casinos.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  2. National Science Foundation grant funding Miss.-La. research consortium

    A nearly $2.7 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant is funding a Mississippi-Louisiana collaborative research consortium.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  3. Venture Technologies announces merger

    Venture Technologies announced today that its merger with Information Systems Consulting, Inc. (ISC), headquartered in Denver, Colo., is complete. The newly formed company will continue to operate under the name of Venture Technologies.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  4. New Highland Elementary School third teacher Mary Grace Jimenez, 22, leads her students on the first day of school in Ridgeland. Jimenez attended Highland and graduated from Madison Central High school in Madison. Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger

    First-year teacher Mary Grace Jimenez

    It was a day full of firsts for first-year teacher Mary Grace Jimenez and her 20 third-grade students at Highland Elementary in Ridgeland.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  5. Microgreens can be grown in plastic storage containers in front of a bright window. Submitted Photo/Cindy Graf

    Garden vegetables I miss in the summer

    Some of the garden vegetables I miss in the summer are leafy greens.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  6. It's back-to-school time in Jackson

    It's back-to-school time in Jackson! Here's your first lesson of the new school year: how to pack a lunch that'll keep the kids healthy and happy, increase the fruits and veggies, lower saturated fat, sugar and sodium and fit your wallet.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  7. Summers (left) and Lee Boozer

    Former Ridgeland High principal challenges termination

    Former Ridgeland High School Principal Sharon Summers said she felt like she had been 'socked in the gut' when she heard of her termination less than a week before the school year was set to begin.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  8. Brothers from Madison arrested after overdose leaves MSU student dead

    Two brothers from Madison face charges after a drug overdose left a Mississippi State student dead.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  9. Mandi Strickland, a 2012 graduate of Millsaps College who is from Yazoo City and now works in Yucatan, plays games with children at the nonprofit that she established there.

    Video highlights Millsaps alumni work

    A student interested in a career in anthropology can easily learn more thanks to a new video that highlights the work of two Millsaps alumni and a colleague.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  10. As summer heats up, sunscreen, shade and precautions help keep children safe while playing outside. (File photo by MSU Human Sciences/Alicia Barnes) Office of Ag Communications

    Simple precautions make outdoor play safer for kids

    Summer means fun in the sun, but young children need extra protection against the dangers associated with being outside too long.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  11. Pictured are Damian Ford, Erin Showah, Kyle Dutiel, Stuart Brabham, Luke Robinson, Gov. Phil Bryant, Jason Smith, Ben Rogers, Chris Walters, Todd Carter; Robert Watson, Owner of Watson Quality Ford; and Tony Bahou, President and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi.

    Gov. Phil Bryant's Phillies to help cause

    Gov. Phil Bryant's Phillies will meet the Media Giants at 'Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics Presented by Watson Quality Ford,' which returns to Trustmark Park in Pearl on Thursday at 5 p.m.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  12. William Moultrie

    Recently I was reading about William Moultrie (1730-1805), a prominent soldier in the Revolutionary War. In the outset of the Revolution, the South Carolinian was appointed colonel of a regiment.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  13. Do what's right for your yard

    Church was over. So was Sunday lunch and pretty wife Weezy and I were just riding around taking in some of the really pretty older homes in one of the really interesting older areas of Jackson.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  14. Principal Lee Boozer thanks the booster club for having the State Champion banners printed and installed in the gym at Ridgeland High School. Bill Barksdale/Special to the Herald

    Ridgeland High former principal Boozer returns

    Ridgeland High School's former principal Lee Boozer will return to the school this year to help the school transition under new leadership.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  15. Jason Sanderson named Brown Bottling CFO

    Brown Bottling Group is pleased to announce Jason Sanderson as newly appointed Chief Financial Officer. Jason comes to Brown from Cypress/Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals in Madison, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  16. Lily Carter, 2, of Canton, learns the nuances of ice skating with a little help from her mother, Stacey Carter, while enjoying a family outing to Christmas on Ice in Madison on Friday. Now in its second year, the attraction is hosted and sponsored by Baptist Health Systems in partnership with other area businesses. Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger

    Baptist Health Systems cancels Christmas on Ice this year

    Baptist Health Systems will not hold Christmas on Ice at its Madison campus this year. The reason? It doesn't make financial sense.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  17. Pictured are the members of the OTMS VEX robotics team, which placed in the top 24 in the VEX robotics competition at the TSA National Competition. Back (from left): Melvin Nguyen and Bill Richardson, sponsor of the OTMS TSA Chapter. Front: Keelan Horne, Ashley Milner, Julia Jia, and Jon Diamond.

    Olde Town Middle School students attended TSA National Championships

    In late June, 24 dedicated students of the Olde Town Middle School Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) braved a 22-hour bus ride to attend the TSA National Championships in National Harbor, Maryland, which is located just outside of Washington D.C.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  18. Former Ridgeland principal will challenge her termination

    Sharon Summers, former principal at Ridgeland High School, has retained Jackson attorney Lisa Ross to represent her in a due process hearing challenging her termination as principal, according to a letter sent to Madison County Superintendent Ronnie McGehee Tuesday.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  19. Former principal Lee Boozer to return to Ridgeland

    Ridgeland High School's former principal Lee Boozer will return to the school this year to help the school transition under new leadership.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  20. Nineteen-month-old Ryan LaSource, the son of Austin and Lauren LaSource of Madison, is battling cancer for the second time in his young life and facing a bone marrow transplant. A table will be set up at the Aug. 5 Downtown Madison Farmers Market on Main Street to register potential donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Ryan's aunt Amber LaSource will man the booth Tuesday from 3:30-8 p.m. to register potential donors and take cheek swabs that will be used to enter donors' names into the database operated by Be the Match.

    Baby battles second round of cancer

    At 19 months of age, Ryan LaSource is battling his second round of cancer.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  21. Monroe

    Madison resident named assistant CFO at CMMC

    Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) has promoted Kelvin Monroe of Madison to assistant chief financial officer.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  22. Lost Rabbit development should brighter future

    The troubled Lost Rabbit subdivision should see better days ahead, says the head of the agency that oversees the land at the end of Hoy Road.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  23. Daylilies come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes, creating a blooming kaleidoscope in the landscape. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman) Office of Ag Communications

    Daylilies are excellent landscape performers

    If you are looking for an easy landscape plant that is guaranteed to please, the daylily is the plant for you.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
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