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33 min ago | Sentencing Law and Policy

Noting the halting of executions in Mississippi ... and nationwide in nearly all states

This local AP article , headlined "Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus," reports on modern capital punishment practical realities that exist in the majority of US jurisdictions these days.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

2 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

3 Reasons Devon Energy Corp's Stock Could Fall

That has sent its stock up more than 30% in the past year. While there are reasons for continued bullishness , investors also have to be aware of the risks.

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6 hrs ago | AltWeeklies

What's It Like Living LGBT in Mississippi?

When I say that some LGBT Mississippians are afraid to come out of the closet and live authentic lives, it's not theoretical or an intellectual decision-they are genuinely afraid for their lives and livelihoods.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

8 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants

Share prices for two of the largest private prison firms have spiked sharply since an influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border was reported this summer.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

12 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Pike County sees first TMS oil well permits

A Texas oil company is seeking to drill the first oil wells in Pike County as part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'By Lottie L. Joiner

Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City-and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, African-American, Montgomery County, MS, Ruleville, MS, Indianola, MS

16 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

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The Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center was built in 1927 as Natchez High School.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Several South Mississippians working on Labor Day

More than 119 million people in the nation claim jobs in the service industry, according to the Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Star Tribune

McDaniel delays announcement on whether he'll seek new life for lawsuit over Miss. Senate loss

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

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

Greenwich Citizen

GOP's Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Mississippi Government, Economics News, Bankruptcy

SFGate

Manning case back before Mississippi Supreme Court

A Mississippi death row inmate is back before the state's high court to challenge the evidence and his lawyer's performance during his trial in the slayings of two elderly women.

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Related Topix: Oktibbeha County, MS, Starkville, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices

Cotton is looking good across the state as bolls open and harvest nears, but increased cotton acreage planted across the country means lower prices on this year's crop.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mississippi State University, Weather, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Entomology

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KSL-TV

MVSU launches degree programs in Greenville

"We understand it's extremely difficult for some individuals to drive to our campus, to Cleveland and other colleges just to go to school," MVSU President William Bynum told the Delta Democrat Times .

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Greenwich Citizen

Analysis: Mississippi may be on execution hiatus

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Prison, Death Penalty

BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 8/31/2014

BIG RIVER Starlight Mountain Theatre 8/16-9/13/2014 Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Commercial Dispatch

Ask Rufus: The Legacy of Black Prairie Blues

Roxie's Place was a jukejoint at White Station where Howlin' Wolf often played. Photo by: Courtesy photo Blues is a great unifier.

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Related Topix: Blues, Prairie, MS, West Point, MS, Howlin' Wolf, Roxie, MS, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

New Case: Parker v. Benoist

A recent case from the Supreme of Mississippi held that forfeiture provisions in wills in Mississippi are enforceable unless the will contest has been founded upon probable cause and made in good faith.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Washington Times

Residency program begins at clinic, hospital

Whether it's helping out in Forrest General Hospital's Hospital Care Services, seeing patients at Hattiesburg Clinic or assisting with surgeries in the operating room, Primeaux and Wilkinson - along with four other physicians - are cutting their teeth in Mississippi's newest family medicine residency program, which welcomed its inaugural class of ... (more)

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WSIL

Rising Levee Tax in Union and Alexander Counties?

The sections in question run from where the Mississippi and Big Muddy Rivers connect south to Gale in Alexander County and back up north from Gale to Wolf Lake.

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Mississippi Business Journal

Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every - i' and...

Chef John Folse of New Orleans and Chef Rick Tramonto of Chicago are enjoying the moment as the two are opening A Seafood R'evolution in Ridgeland.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Ridgeland, MS, Seafood, Sarah, MS

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