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

1 hr ago | News Max

Miss. Gov. Bryant: More Uninsured in State Due to Obamacare

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant blames Obamacare for the state's increase in the number of people without health coverage.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Meridian woman crowned Miss Hospitality

The 21-year-old senior at Mississippi State University won the Miss Hospitality Pageant in Hattiesburg Saturday night.

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9 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 suit, saying it 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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13 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, Agriculture, Science

19 hrs 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, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Folk, Hank Williams, Country

Sun Jul 27, 2014

USA Today

Mississippi rolls out red carpet for 'Get On Up'

JACKSON, Miss. - Director Tate Taylor, who is from Mississippi, was excited Sunday about his second big motion picture filmed in his home state as a crowd of VIPs and others gathered for a screening in Madison Mississippi rolls out red carpet for 'Get On Up' JACKSON, Miss.

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Related Topix: The Help, Mississippi, Jackson, MS, Madison, MS, Movies, Entertainment

Commercial Dispatch

Lawmakers vow new effort to measure budget results

In 1994, the Legislature passed a plan requiring agencies to collect data measuring their performance under five-year strategic plan.

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Daily Kos

Elections power rankings: The states

As it became time to prepare the third go-round of our state power rankings, a problem immediately materialized.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Republican, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative David McKinley

KSL-TV

Flexible guide for meeting growing, changing needs

Planning construction, renovation and other physical changes for the University of Mississippi campus is an exercise in hitting moving targets.

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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

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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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Sales Tax Holiday in time for back-to-school

Mississippians can get ready to shop till they drop during the upcoming Sales Tax Holiday Friday and Saturday.

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

SmartBrief

Miss. to seek information from Google about drug ads

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he isn't satisfied with what Google does to screen illegal drug ads and videos for counterfeit goods.

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Sunherald.com

Miss. justices won't revisit ruling on poll books

State Sen. Chris McDaniel had asked the nine justices to hold a hearing and reconsider the ruling they issued last week.

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

Sunherald.com

Couple arrested for living in overdue rental truck

Detective Shannon Sullivan told the Enterprise-Journal that 28-year-old Darnell Varnado and 29-year-old Shantay Varnado of McComb were arrested on one count each of possessing stolen property.

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Sunherald.com

Couple arrested for living in overdue rental truck

The cargo truck was nearly two months overdue and the rental company had reported it stolen, said Detective Shannon Sullivan.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Times Post

Better Schools petitions available

But there are also those who want to see the state honor it commitment to education and they have drawn up a petition that could prompt the Legislature to fully fun public school districts across the state.

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Sunherald.com

Mississippi gets 179 children from border surge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families released data Thursday showing that sponsors in Mississippi received 179 of more than 30,000 such children nationwide from January 1 to July 7. California, Florida, New York and Texas received the most children in the past half year, accounting for 46 percent ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Immigration Reform, January, US News, Illegal Immigration

Sunherald.com

Lawmakers vow new effort to measure budget results

In 1994, the Legislature passed a plan requiring agencies to collect data measuring their performance under five-year strategic plan.

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The Mississippi Press

Miss. Department of Education wants $1 million to investigate school cheating

The Mississippi Department of Education's new budget includes a request for $1 million to focus on cheating in the public schools.

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