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1 hr ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Mississippi discipline laws

According to one district attorney who says, in this state, "just spanking a child" even with a switch could not bring a felony indictment. CHILD-ABUSE- CHARGES --- MINNESOTA VIKINGS RUNNING-BACK ADRIAN PETERSON WILL PLAY SUNDAY AGAINST THE SAINTS.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Learned, MS

6 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Poll: WAPT viewers mixed on how to discipline children

The injury caused Peterson to be indicted on child abuse charges in Texas. He said he never intended to harm his son when he struck him with a switch, and that he's not a child abuser.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Rankin Ledger

Rankin chancery judges order funding of new courthouse

After The Clarion-Ledger reported on an emergency order filed Tuesday by Rankin County Chancery Court Judges mandating the construction of a new Chancery Court Courthouse, the court issued a modified order Thursday afternoon. The updated document asks that the paragraph in the original order about Rankin County's funding of a possible Flowood conference center be redacted.

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Related Topix: Flowood, MS

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Viral Video: Jackson baby makes surprise appearance on the way to the hospital

She was born in the car while on the way to a local hospital and her daddy caught the amazing moment on camera! Source: Corey Lynn Griffith "Yea. Talk to me girl.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

Baby born in car. "We're going to get you there. Just hold on," Dad says

"Yea. Talk to me girl. We going to get you there. You just hold on," Corey Lynn Griffith said on cell phone video to his newly born daughter.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

New Diamondhead city manager on the job

Clovis Reed hasn't quite learned how to get around Diamondhead's tangle of Hawaiian-named streets, but the new city manager is already working to get better acquainted with his new home. The Sun Herald reports Reed officially started Sept.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Gun sales tax holiday kicks off Friday

WEEKEND. WE'VE ALREADY HAD THE BACK TO SCHOOL HOLIDAY..NOW ONE FOR GUNS, BULLETS, BOWS AND OTHER GEAR.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Miss. officials: Second death from West Nile virus

The state Department of Health says Tuesday that the most recent death occurred in Madison County.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Madison County, MS, Yazoo County, MS, Adams County, MS, Hinds County, MS

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Jobless Rates Fall in Most Mississippi Counties

According to figures released by the state, unemployment rates fell from June to July in 62 of Mississippi's 82 counties,were higher in 17 counties, and stayed level in three.

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Related Topix: Holmes County, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

QUIRKY? NO, JERKY - Whatever your craving, Beef Jerky Outlets likely...

Certainly, the new Beef Jerky Outlet in Flowood offers beef jerky in a mind-numbing, 200-plus variety of flavors - from traditional sweet, hot and teriyaki to Moonshine, Boiled Crawfish and 3 Beer BBQ Rub.

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Related Topix: Flowood, MS, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Recreational Vehicle, Bison, Pelahatchie, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for August 20.

SNELL FAMILIES VIA THE MISS. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESSGov. Phil Bryant holding his day-old grandson, Henry Stephen Snell, Tuesday in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Jackson, MS, Hinds County, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Work underway on Old Fannin Road

ROADS IN RANKIN COUNTY. AS 16 WAPT'S BERT CASE REPORTS - THE OLD FANNIN ROAD PROJECT IS MOVING INTO IT'S FINAL STAGES.

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Related Topix: Flowood, MS

Sunherald.com

Rankin County could help build conference center

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to give money to the city of Flowood for the building.

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Related Topix: Flowood, MS

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Two more Mississippians infected with Mosquito borne illness

Two more people in Mississippi have the West Nile Virus. That was confirmed Monday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Mississippi State, MS, Hinds County, MS, Yazoo County, MS

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