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‘Feeding the Economy’ reports growth in Mississippi agriculture

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-04-02 16:00:05

SUMMARY: Agriculture is a growing sector in the nationwide, with Mississippi showing significant growth. The 2024 edition of “Feeding the Economy” reports that America's food and agriculture sector grew by over a trillion dollars since 2023. In Mississippi, the economic impact of food and agriculture is valued at $80.5 , supporting over 400,000 and generating more than $18 billion in total wages. The industry also exported over a billion dollars in goods through Mississippi ports. The study tracks businesses involved in food agriculture, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail. For more information, visit feedingtheeconomy.com.

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Occasional rain chances, cooler air moves in for weekend – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Isaac Williams – 2024-04-17 05:28:57

SUMMARY: Rain chances will persist in Columbus, Mississippi for the next few days, with more widespread showers expected over the . Temperatures will range from the 70s to low 80s, with scattered showers and a few storms possible. Thursday may see more scattered showers and possible storms, while Friday is expected to be generally dry. Super Bulldog Weekend may see scattered showers on Saturday and more widespread rain on Sunday, with temperatures trending cooler. Overall, the does not anticipate any washouts, but the potential for rain should be monitored for updates on coverage and timing.

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Aberdeen Alderwoman nets new charges

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www.wcbi.com – Shawanda Jones – 2024-04-16 19:11:05

SUMMARY: Aberdeen Alderwoman Lady B. Garth was recently in Monroe County, Mississippi, for disturbing the peace, and was also served with warrants for simple assault and disturbance of election. Sheriff Kevin Crook released a showing leading up to her arrest. Despite claims of assault, Crook stated that Garth was not mistreated. Garth refused to comply with at the detention center, leading to additional charges. She remains behind bars for disturbing the peace, disrupting an election, and disorderly conduct. Garth's refusal to comply with enforcement resulted in her current charges. Follow WCBI for ongoing updates.

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Hoping for easy season: Combating bad allergies

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www.wcbi.com – Khamari Haymer – 2024-04-16 18:55:13

SUMMARY: During allergy season, Dr. Phillip A. Hooker advises keeping pollen out of the house by not opening windows, using antihistamines when working outside, keeping a clean house, and changing filters regularly. He also differentiates between colds and allergies based on symptoms, recommending a visit to a physician or allergy specialist if symptoms persist for more than a month. Allergy symptoms typically last longer than cold symptoms, with itching in the mouth and throat, and watery eyes being common indicators. Regular maintenance and precautions can alleviate allergy symptoms during the spring season.

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