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Nutt fired, our problems solved

It is a major development, one certain to make Mississippians feel secure about their future. Have we found a cure for our ever-growing obesity rate in this state? Found a way to get off the bottom of every education ranking in the land? Discovered a way to fix our ailing economy and get people back to work? >> RELATED STORY: ...

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Nutt to resign as Ole Miss football coach at season's end

OXFORD — Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of the season. Nutt will coach the Rebels’ last three games this year,” athletic director Pete Boone said at a press conference Monday, where also announced that he will step down as athletic AD by the end of 2012. The Rebels have lost 12 consecutive Southeastern Conference ...

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*update* MVSU votes to oust its president

The Mississippi Valley State University faculty senate has voted “no confidence” in its president Dr. Donna Oliver. The group drafted a letter dated Nov. 2 informing Oliver and the state College Board of its vote due to the followed alleged issues: “ (1) The continued decline in enrollment (2) No Faculty pay raise in the last five years (3) No ...

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Lawmakers pushing for controversial new farm subsidy

WASHINGTON — Farm-state lawmakers are moving to create a whole new subsidy that would protect farmers when their revenue drops — an unprecedented program that critics say could pay billions of dollars to farmers now enjoying record-high crop prices. The subsidy, free insurance that would cover farmers’ “shallow crop losses” before their paid insurance kicks in, has been pushed by ...

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Plant facing expensive improvements following fish kill

BOGALUSA, La. — Major, expensive improvements to the Bogalusa paper mill responsible for a massive August fish kill in the Pearl River will begin at the end of the year. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality released a timeline last week detailing when the Temple-Inland mill must begin and complete construction of new infrastructure designed to prevent another fish kill. ...

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Jury indicts 12 in alleged fake ID scheme

HATTIESBURG — A federal grand jury has issued a second indictment for 12 people charged in an alleged scheme to make fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and state identification cards for illegal immigrants. Court records detailed a sophisticated operation in which names and pictures were allegedly sent by cell phones and then used for fake documents. Most of the ...

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Hundreds vie for handful of Tyson job openings

VICSBURG — About 100 people were in line when the doors opened at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center, where applications were taken from those interested in 24 job openings at Tyson Foods’ plant in Warren County. But 90 minutes later, some 900 names of applicants had been written on lists circulating among the job-seekers. Office manager Timothy Crudup told The ...

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Two companies bid for Delta air service contract

GREENVILLE — Two companies have submitted bids to provide service to Greenville Mid-Delta Airport under the federal Essential Air Service program. St. Louis-based Multi-Aero Inc., which operates as Air Choice One, and SeaPort Airlines Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., are both interested in the market, according to the Delta Democrat Times. Both have submitted proposals and are scheduled to make ...

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CDC: "Mississippi Has Highest Rate of Depression"

According to Health.com, Mississippi ranks in the top ten of “most depressing states.” Health.com writes, “(Mississippi is) the poorest state in the U.S. (and) ranks at or near the bottom on many health measures, from obesity to heart disease. Mental health is no exception. The state has the highest rate of depression in the nation (14.8%), according to the Centers ...

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CDC "Mississippi Has Highest Rate of Depression"

According to Health.com, Mississippi ranks in the top ten of “most depressing state.” Health.com writes, “(Mississippi is) the poorest state in the U.S. (and) ranks at or near the bottom on many health measures, from obesity to heart disease. Mental health is no exception. The state has the highest rate of depression in the nation (14.8%), according to the Centers ...

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