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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: Rankin County, MS, Learned, MS

3 hrs ago | The Hill

Mississippians deserve Medicaid

Thousands of Mississippi families are one major illness away from bankruptcy. Recent studies have shown that medical debt is the No.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Mississippi Government, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Opinion

5 hrs ago | News Max

Bloodletting Could Be Next for Miss. Drivers at DUI Checkpoints

Vampire movies, books, and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, University of Mississippi, Wake Forest University

7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Blount to become Miss. archives director in Feb.

In that role, she will oversee completion of the Mississippi history and civil rights museums that have been under construction since last year in downtown Jackson. The two museums under one roof are scheduled to open during the state's bicentennial year of 2017.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

10 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Our View: Cochran should agree to debate

During his decidedly low-profile campaign swings across the state, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers has repeatedly called on Thad Cochran, Mississippi's six-term incumbent senator, to meet him in a series of debates before the Nov. 4 general election. In meetings with the editorial boards in Biloxi, Jackson and here in Columbus, Childers, the former U.S. Representative from Booneville, says voters deserve to hear the two candidates discuss the issues.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, Biloxi, MS, Booneville, MS, Opinion

14 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

For SBA fixed-asset lending, think 504

Mississippi's small businesses looking to buy land, build a building, physically expand or buy new equipment often turn to the Small Business Administration's 504 loans.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Jackson, MS, Pontotoc, MS, Vicksburg, MS

16 hrs ago | Switched

Planned Tuscaloosa Marine Shale lodges akin to man camps elsewhere

Oil and gas companies use on-site trailers and rent blocks of hotel rooms to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit. As oilfield and service staff reach a critical mass, particularly in southwest Mississippi, communities want to build crew lodges for them.

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Related Topix: McComb, MS, Amite County, MS

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Income tax collections driving Miss. revenue

Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue, according to a new Standard & Poor's report that says that such states may be particularly susceptible to an ever-widening income gap dragging down state tax revenues. State revenue growth in Mississippi has slowed since 2000, the S&P report finds, dropping from 7.22 percent annually in Mississippi's boom decade of the 1990s to about 3.5 percent a year since.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Newms360.com

Hood prepares state defense in Musgrove lawsuit

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office is preparing to defend the state against a school funding lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a fellow Democrat. As the state's official attorney, part of the job of the attorney general is to defend the state when it is sued.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Hinds County, MS, Prentiss County, MS, Clay County, MS, Okolona, MS

SFGate

Analysis: Bryant distrust on refugee program

The Republican is once more citing something he fears Washington will do in his decision for Mississippi to stop accepting new entrants to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program. That program brings refugees younger than 21 to the United States legally and resettles them, providing safe haven for children who might otherwise be marooned in refugee camps.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Science / Technology

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Help clean the coast

The wonderful views along the Mississippi Sound, bays and rivers of South Mississippi are sometimes tainted by trash people leave behind. Fortunately there is a concerted effort to clean it all up.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

Economic group seeks director

A new economic development group established to help with business and industrial growth in north Mississippi is seeking an executive director. WTVA-TV reports the Regional Economic Enterprise of Mississippi is a partnership of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster counties.

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NewsBusters.org

Bill Maher Blames Fox News for Polarizing America; Jerry Seinfeld...

During Friday night's season debut of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, the host asserted that Fox News was ruining American politics. People always talk about Washington, that politicians can't get along.

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Related Topix: Seinfeld, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jerry Seinfeld, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Iowa, Mississippi Government

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Gradual growth above projections is viable

Perceptions that Mississippi's tax collections for July and August, the first two months of the 2015 budget year, constitute a trend should be carefully weighed without alarm when the Legislative Budget Committee and Gov. Phil Bryant begin the pre-session process of setting the 2016 budget on Sept. 30. Mississippi's fiscal years begin every July 1, so the current cycle is for 2015, and the 2015 session will set the 2016 budget, which takes effect July 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Browning named Dispatch managing editor

Browning has served as interim managing editor since August and previously as news editor. He joined the staff of The Dispatch in July 2013.

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Related Topix: University of Mississippi

BayouBuzz.com

UL-Lafayette falls to No. 14 Mississippi, 56-15

Bo Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Vince Sanders, to lead No. 14 Mississippi over Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday.

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Related Topix: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mississippi Government

WLBT-TV Jackson

No. 14 Mississippi tops Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15

Bo Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Vince Sanders, to lead No. 14 Mississippi over Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday.

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Newms360.com

Rheta Johnson: a lady in Sun Studio's shakin'

While thousands were touring Graceland during Elvis Week last month, a retired English professor from Baton Rouge sat at legendary Sun Studio and signed copies of her quiet but fascinating book. It's that kind of practical personality that characterizes the woman and her new book.

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Related Topix: Elvis, Celebrities, Rock-N-Roll, Opinion

Times Post

Renee Cunningham: Common Core: Prepared for education anywhere

The Common Core State Standards are in effect now, this school year, for all children in kindergarten through twelfth grade in English/Language Arts and Mathematics in Mississippi. These standards give the "what."

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Mississippi Government

Commercial Dispatch

MUW enrollment hits highest point in decade-plus

Fall enrollment numbers at Mississippi University for Women are up from last year, according to preliminary figures released this week by the state Institutions of Higher Learning. The report says there are 2,697 students at The W this fall.

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Related Topix: Mississippi University for Women, The w's, Pop/Rock

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