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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Delta Farm Press

Outlook bright for 2014 Mississippi sweet potato crop

As Mississippi's sweet potato harvest kicks off, acreage is up from last year and demand is strong.

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Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Pascagoula council proceeds with $15 million bonds for infrastructure

Drainage and road work will get a boost in the Flagship City as the City Council moved forward with taking out $15 million in general obligation bonds for infrastructure.

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10 hrs ago | SFGate

ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

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: Standardized Testing, Education, Mississippi Government, Jackson, MS

15 hrs ago | 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: Jackson, MS, Rankin County, MS, Hinds County, MS

19 hrs ago | WGBH

Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group, launched a grassroots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi Government, Waynesboro, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Enviormental Quality has issued a beach closure because of a sewage overflow at Brady Drive.

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Related Topix: Harrison County, MS, Biloxi, MS, Pascagoula, MS

Sunherald.com

South Mississippi's place in the world of mead

Mississippi doesn't have much in common with Norway. The weather is better and the days are longer and the people are more outgoing.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey

Sunherald.com

SweetWater brewery tapping into Coast market

FEB Distributing will distribute the beers on the Coast, while three other distributors will cover the rest of the state.

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Related Topix: Sweetwater (Sweetwater, FL), Headphones, Beer, Drink

Star Tribune

Mississippi sheriff says white man shot 2 weeks after he reported cross burning in his yard

A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after reporting a cross burning in his yard.

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FindLaw

Miss. Wants an En Banc Shot at Abortion Law Appeal

The decision that kept Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic open, despite a state law requiring the doctors working there to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals , was so unusual that we gave it the double-post treatment.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Abortion, Medicine, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

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JCJC has become the first junior college in the state to offer the ROTC Magnolia Gold Program.

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Sunherald.com

Biloxi Junior High cheerleaders take top honors at camp

The Biloxi Junior High cheerleaders have taken top awards at the UCA cheer camp at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, winning first place awards in extreme routine, cheer, sideline, and band dance in the large group division.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Mississippi

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi ranks last in underprivileged children

Does the Magnolia state care about its children? Most Mississippians would likely say yes, but WalletHub ranked the state 51st in the country -- 50 states plus the District of Columbia -- when it comes to underprivileged children.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

WAPT-TV Jackson

Hurricane Camille remembered

HURRICANE HIT THE STATE. 16 WAPT'S BERT CASE WAS THERE THAT NIGHT... WE FIRST LEARNED HOW SEVERE CAMILLE WAS GOING TO BE THAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 17TH, WITH THE FOUR P.M. ADVISORY FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Gulfport, MS, Harrison County, MS, Ocean Springs, MS

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi jobless rate rises in July, remains highest in the nation

The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, the third straight monthly increase, as the number of people reporting they had a job fell faster than the labor force.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

WBRZ

No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Kids, Family

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Miss. jobless rate rises in July, stays US worst

The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, the third straight monthly increase, as the number of people reporting they had a job fell faster than the labor force.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Mississippi Business Journal

Grain sorghum could go from record yield to zero due to aphid

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI - Crops almost never go from potentially record yields one year to drastic acre reductions the next, but catastrophic aphid infestations coupled with low prices may force grain sorghum growers into that situation.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sunherald.com

College accepts bid on dormitory project

The Enterprise-Journal reports the dormitory will be built behind the Baptist Student Union on the campus.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Ready. Set. Hut! High school football kicks off in South Mississippi

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/2012Pascagoula's Kevin Scott is tackled while running the ball during the Shrimp Bowl Classic against Gulfport in 2012.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS, Biloxi, MS, Ocean Springs, MS, D'Iberville, MS

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