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1 hr ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Memoir shows changes in Mississippi race relations

David Jordan was born on a Mississippi Delta plantation during the Great Depression, when segregation and poverty created a bleak outlook for a son of black sharecroppers.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

5 hrs ago | Newms360.com

David Clarke: Cochran fights for Mississippi every day

Lots has been said about the June 3 election for the Republican nomination for Mississippi's U.S. Senate race, and there's more to come.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance, Opinion

9 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Crime briefs for South Mississippi

Three men and a Louisiana company accused of deer smuggling are considering a plea offer that requires all of them to accept or the plea will be withdrawn, court documents show.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pearl River County, MS, US Military, Keesler Air Force Base, US Air Force

Fri Apr 18, 2014

USA Today

Fraternity closes chapter following vandalism of statue

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, University of Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

USA Today

With $245B spent on diabetes, telemedicine looks to cut the cost

Diabetes afflicts more than 22 million Americans, or 7% of the total population, and the number of people diagnosed every year is skyrocketing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Mississippi Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Daily Kos

Schools in Mississippi: I.T. Montgomery- Mound Bayou

One of the problems with the meme of "failing schools" is that schools reflect the communities they serve.

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Related Topix: Mound Bayou, MS, Bolivar County, MS, US News, Liberal Political News

Institute for Southern Studies

Was the police state that was Mississippi a model for the nation?

The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission spied on activists, like these men demonstrating during a visit to Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Oxford, MS, Europe, World News, Germany, Prison, Angela Merkel

Hattiesburg American

Transportation leader pushes for highway funding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Mississippi Government

Mississippi Business Journal

Panther Creek's location in medical industry zone boosts bio-med prospects

Canton's Panther Creek Commerce Center has an attraction no other Mississippi mega site can offer - inclusion in a state Health Care Industry Zone.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Boston Herald

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, University of Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities, Opinion

Sunherald.com

MBI probes fatal officer-involved shooting in Stone County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is reviewing an officer-involved shooting that killed a Stone County man at the home he shared with his mother in the Magnolia community.

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WMC-TV Memphis

Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Marijuana, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mississippi Business Journal

Brent Christensen - Entrepreneurs: a vital fuel for Mississippi's Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I'm confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi governor delivers pro-business message to Horn Lake youth

Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal On Tuesday evening, Gov. Phil Bryant addressed members of the Mayor's Youth Council in Horn Lake.

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Daily Kos

Mississippi GOP shocked - shocked! - to find Neo-Confederates in its ranks

For pure political theater, it's hard to beat the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Theater, Arts

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Cleveland, Tn., Woman Missing Since 2011 Turns Up In Mississippi

The Biloxi Sun Herald said 50-year-old Tammy Renee King, was walking along Mississippi 613 when a citizen stopped to help her.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits

Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Mississippi Government, Connecticut, New York Government, California, Connecticut Government, California Government, New York

Sunherald.com

Miss. death row inmate challenges rape conviction

In refusing to set an execution date for Charles Ray Crawford in March, the Supreme Court said it would resolve the appeal of prior rape conviction first.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi Government, Death Penalty

The Town Talk

Bikers, walkers make for healthier cities, report finds

Levels of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are lower in cities where a higher percentage of commuters bicycle or walk to work, and cities where drivers get used to sharing the road with bikers and walkers generally have lower rates of pedestrian and bike fatalities.

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Sunherald.com

SBA offers disaster help to Miss, La residents

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said Tuesday that the loans were made available in response to an April 8 letter from Gov. Phil Bryant, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.

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Related Topix: Weather

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