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2 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Silver to stay in Mississippi for now

Transportation officials made a similar announcement last week for Greenville. It announced the order for the other three airports on Tuesday.

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6 hrs ago | Houston Press

Ex-Black Crowe Luther Dickinson Has Plenty 'Mojo, Mojo' of His Own

If the general rules of parent/child relationships hold, most members of the latter group will find the former's music tastes "uncool" at some point.

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Related Topix: Blues, North Mississippi Allstars, Ford, Ford Club Wagon

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

The Pascagoula School District's Arts Alive! Super Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Painting, Arts, Jackson County, MS, Ocean Springs, MS

NOLA.com

Mississippi authorities look to Jefferson Parish for justice in Jaren Lockhart murder

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office detectives who toiled to investigate the murder of Jaren Lockhart knew two significant dates were fast approaching.

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Related Topix: Hancock County, MS, Prison, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mississippi Business Journal

New shareholders named for Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush

Leslie Bounds practices in the area of business and taxation. Bounds received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women.

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Related Topix: Mississippi College, Mississippi University for Women, New York University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Mississippi

Northern Michigan News

Kansas farmer gets kidney donation from hunter

Two hunters brought together by a love of the outdoors formed a friendship leading one to donate a kidney to the other, a friendship that has led to a foundation aimed at sharing the outdoors with others.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Mississippi Government, Kidney Cancer, Health

Sunherald.com

George County man gets 30 years day-for-day for 26 sex-crime charges against children

A George County man will spend 30 years in prison day-for-day after pleading guilty Tuesday to 26 charges accusing him of sex crimes against two children under the age of 10. Gordon Dewayne Stewart, 41, pleaded guilty to a total of 12 charges of sexual battery and 14 charges of touching of a child for lustful purposes.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mississippi Business Journal

Historic COFO building demolished due to structural problems

A building in Meridian that once served as a gathering point for those working to register blacks to vote and planning of civil rights activities in East Mississippi in the 1960s has been torn down.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Charlie Harper: Mississippi leads, Georgia lags

I do not in any way intend to demean my friends from Mississippi in saying that.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Drugs

Hattiesburg American

Miss. looks to step up reading instruction

State officials say they plan to use bolstered state funding to hire more literacy coaches and better train teachers as schools seek to meet legislative requirements that all third graders read at a basic level by next year or be flunked.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Education Etc.

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

One-of-a-kind dog duo makes cross-country trip to foster home

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALDAnimal lover Wendy Kennedy sits with her three rescued dogs, Angel, Macy and Hearty, at Point Cadet, one of their favorite places to go for a walk and play, on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: California, California Government

Newms360.com

Bill Crawford: Mississippi out of community college spotlight

President Barack Obama last week announced the fourth and final installment of his $2 billion workforce development fund benefiting community colleges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Baldwyn, MS, Opinion

Mississippi Business Journal

BOOKBIZ: Images of dogs add to contrasts of the Delta

A Delta Dogs By Maude Schuyler Clay Introduction by Brad Watson, essay by Beth Ann Fennelly Published by University Press of Mississippi $35.00 cloth back Who doesn't like dogs? This is a coffee table book that's sure to bring smiles to a lot of faces along with some reflective pondering.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Sumner, MS

Hattiesburg American

Mississippi trooper training school to begin in November

JACKSON -- Mississippi officials hope to begin training a new class of state troopers by November.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Pearl, MS

Sunherald.com

Bryant signs Mississippi law enforcement bills

Rep. Mark Formby, R-Picayune, Sen. Brice Wiggins, R-Pascagoula, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn stand by Gov. Phil Bryant as he signs into law 'Katie’s Law.'

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Newms360.com

Northeast Mississippians appointed to state boards

Len Blanton of Tupelo, chief financial officer for Nesco Electrical Distributors, must have seemed like a good fit when former Gov. Haley Barbour appointed him to the state College Savings Plan of Mississippi Board of Directors.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

Army Times

Miss. Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches

The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units.

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

The Bolivar Commercial

Simmons touts success of legislative session

Sen. Willie Simmons said Mississippi has made some positive changes during this fiscal year and he is pleased to have aided in the process.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Greenville, MS, Leland, MS, Rolling Fork, MS, Rankin County, MS

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Engagement: Abbey Bennett & Marshall Fratesi

The bride to be is a graduate of Lee Academy in Clarksdale and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Clarksdale, MS, Leland, MS, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Sunherald.com

Tribal casinos prominent at Southern Gaming Summit

The National Indian Gaming Commission will hold a tribal consultation meeting May 8 at the close of the Southern Gaming Summit and Bingo World.

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