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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Gann Brewer: 'Peddlers & Ghosts'

Mississippi born, singer-songwriter Gann Brewer is, indeed another in a line of American everyman folk singers inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie , John Prine and Hank Williams.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Folk, Hank Williams, Country

5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Backers of a separate effort to write a full-funding requirement into the state Constitution are pushing against the proposed suits, saying they could blow a hole in the state's budget, anger lawmakers and give lawyers too much of the money if they won.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Education Etc.

7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

1 dead, 3 hurt in Moss Point fish plant explosion

Omega Protein spokesman Ben Landry said the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. while employees of a subcontractor were working on two storage tanks.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Food, Livestock, Omega Protein Corporation, OSHA

11 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Thousands raised for Mission Mississippi during 'Get On Up' screening

"This wasn't a hardship, it was just this is my first music film and basically you're shooting two different movies at the same time and blending them together," said Taylor.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman

12 hrs ago | RedState

In case you hadn't noticed ( or forgotten);Thad Cochran is in...

In case you hadn't noticed ;Thad Cochran is in line to be the next chair of the Senate Appropriations committee Much has been written about the contested Mississippi GOP primary.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Agriculture, Science

16 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Biloxi-Edgewater Civitans hear about SMRC, student's time at Boys and Girls State

The Biloxi-Edgewater Civitan Club hosted Dorothy Roberts McEwen, left, director of the South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach, at its bimonthly meeting.

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20 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Natchez CVB working on 'Get On Up' movie tour map

Natchez Convention and Visitor's Bureau Interim Director Creda Stewart tells The Natchez Democrat the tour is designed as a self-guided walking tour.

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Related Topix: The Help

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Get On Up premiere in Madison

Big stars, and big crowds in Madison today for the premiere of the James Brown biopic -- shot entirely in Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Theater, Arts

The Town Talk

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: a Ny Yankee in King Cotton's court

They say that the Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends at Vicksburg, Mississippi's, Catfish Row.

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Related Topix: Vicksburg, MS, us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, New Orleans Travel, Oxford, MS, Tunica, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Wedding proposal goes viral

It's the proposal seen around the world. A Mississippi groom-to-be drew on Disney to land the bride of his dreams.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Sunherald.com

Flexible guide for meeting growing, changing needs

More students create a need for more housing, academic, administrative and service space.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, University of Mississippi

Sunherald.com

Personnel File

Robin Overstreet, professor emeritus in the department of coastal sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, will receive the Eminent Parasitologist Lectureship award at the American Society of Parasitologists conference in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS, University of Oregon, University of Miami, Small Business, Personal Finance

Sunherald.com

3-month project set for Highway 278

TV reports the Mississippi Department of Transportation says Highway 278 will be repaved between Lafayette County Line Road and Highway 336.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Education notebook for South Mississippi

Nowak is a 2013 graduate of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, MS, Perkinston, MS, Education Etc.

Sunherald.com

South Mississippi casino industry starts 22nd year with strengths, challenges

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDGolden Nugget Casino in Biloxi is silhouetted against the night sky with the last of the shell of the abandoned Margaritaville project in the foreground Wednesday.

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Related Topix: D'Iberville, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Tax free weekend in Mississippi

STILL A COUPLE OF HOURS LEFT IN TAX FREE WEEKEND. FOR TWO DAYS ONLY, SHOPPERS DID NOT HAVE TO PAY SALES TAX ON CERTAIN ITEMS.

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Belleville News Democrat

Recent excavation may reveal Cahokia Mounds inhabitants' beliefs

The "bundle" of whelk shells and bird bones found tied together and unearthed at Cahokia Mounds by student archaeologists from the University of Bologna in Italy is unlike most discovered in the pre-Columbian settlement, said Cahokia Mounds Museum Society Executive Director Lori Belknap.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science

WAPT-TV Jackson

Case Files: Rubio one-on-one

GATHERING IN JACKSON TODAY. 16 WAPT'S BERT CASE TALKED EXCLUSIVELY WITH RUBIO, ABOUT HIS VISIT TO THE CAPITOL- CITY.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform

Sunherald.com

Kelly chairman of state education board

Since 2007, Kelly has served as Gulfport's chief administrative officer. He was appointed to the board by Gov. Haley Barbour in 2011.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Mississippi State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Alcorn State University

The Modesto Bee

Father, son work on Mississippi monument

Three eight-foot Confederate soldiers tower over the men as they form and shape clay around the giant bodies.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

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