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By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Mississippi confirms 54 cases of West Nile virus this year

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming three new cases of West Nile virus. That brings the total so far this year to 54 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, including two More...

By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Mississippi Health Department earns accreditation

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health has earned accreditation from a national group. The department announced Monday that it received the recognition from the Public Health Accreditation More...

By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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State gets more time in lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court said Monday that attorneys for Republican More...

By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Governor says he’ll wait before deciding school takeover

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's governor says he's going to wait another month before he decides whether to approve a state takeover of the Jackson school district. Phil Bryant told Supertalk Mississippi on More...

By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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The Latest: Money sought to fill Mississippi Crime Lab jobs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on Mississippi budget hearings (all times local): 3 p.m. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is requesting money to fill vacant jobs at the state Crime Lab. Lab director More...

By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Mississippi economic performance ‘lackluster,’ expert says

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An expert is telling state budget writers that Mississippi has had "lackluster" economic performance since the Great Recession. State economist Darrin Webb also says he expects continued slow More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Dime Lake is now fish-free

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Diana Miller stood on the spongy banks of oval-shaped Dime Lake in the Teton Wilderness. It boiled intermittently with writhing fish. The smell of a hard-to-place chemical was in the air, and More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Survey shows childhood obesity may be falling in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier. Among children aged 10-17, 37 percent were either overweight or obese in 2016. An advocacy More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Mississippi hits 51 West Nile virus cases so far for 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming four new cases of West Nile virus. That brings the total so far this year to 51 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, including two people More...

By admin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Analysis: School takeover tangled in web of other issues

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The potential state takeover of Mississippi's second-largest school district has highlighted the depth of anger some people feel about how policymakers treat public education and how some legislators More...