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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

26 min ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi briefs: John Lewis to speak at Ole Miss law school graduation

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will be the guest speaker for the University of Mississippi School of Law graduation on May 10, the university announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mississippi, University of Mississippi

6 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

Miss. teachers receive pay raise

With the stroke of Mississippi Governor Phil Braynt's pen Tuesday, teachers will get an additional $2,500 over the next two years.

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11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Hunters bound by love of outdoors, kidney donation

Rob Robinson, a 45-year-old firefighter from Starkville, Miss., happened to knock on Gil Alexander's door in 2008 in northwest Kansas seeking permission to hunt pheasant.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Cochran's keeping it positive in Gulfport

Sen. Thad Cochran does not want to discuss any backlash the Republican party in Mississippi might experience over his race against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel.

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

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Miss. looks to step up reading instruction

State officials say they plan to use a boost in state appropriations to increase the number of literacy coaches they hire and expand training for teachers, as schools gear up to meet legislative mandates that all third graders read at a basic level by next year or be flunked.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Bryant to Speak at Ole Miss Commencement

The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement on May 10. He will speak to graduating students, their families and other guests at 9 a.m. This year's graduating class includes about 2,650 spring candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees and about 1,000 August 2013 graduates.

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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

I-Newswire.com

Ex Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's Grants Of Commutations

Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, stirred an uproar in Mississippi last week by the surprise grants of clemency, which numbered far more than any of his recent predecessors' in a state where law and order are hallmarks of political rhetoric.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Haley Barbour, US Governors, W., George Bush

NewsOne

Re: Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Meredith Statue Noose Tying | News One

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, University of Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Gallery: Two hours northwest, oil boom is in the making

Equipment associated with hydraulic fracturing is seen on March 10, 2014, at the site of the Encana Lawson 25H-1 oil well located in Gillsburg, Miss., on the property of county Supervisor Max Lawson.

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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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Hattiesburg American

Medicaid may move 330K children

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid will add roughly 330,000 children to a pilot managed care program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Mississippi

Fri Apr 18, 2014

USA Today

Fraternity closes chapter following vandalism of statue

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

The Miami Herald

Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall

Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs.

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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, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Gamedayr.com

Is Eli Manning An Elite Quarterback: 2014 Edition

Ah, the NFL offseason: it's a glorious wasteland of manufactured headlines, including the ever-popular "is ___ an elite quarterback" question.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Miss. Dept. of Education eyes expanded outreach

The state Board of Education discussed the $2.8 million initiative at its work session Thursday and is likely to vote to approve it Friday.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

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

WOI-TV West Des Moines

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, University of Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

Washington Post

The Fix: Not speaking with your friends and family? Good, they can set up a super PAC for you.

We often refer to super PACs as "outside groups" because of their external influence on campaigns and laws barring them from coordinating with candidates they try to get elected.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Thad Cochran, Republican, Mississippi, Nebraska, Mitch McConnell

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