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Annual event to focus on emergency preparedness & health education

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), which is housed within the Mississippi Gulf Coast Black Nurse Association, will host the “Discovering a Better You College and Health Fair” Saturday, June 1, 2013. The health fair will take place at Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Boulevard in Biloxi from 10AM to 4PM. Taking place on the first day of Hurricane ...

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Ag Department offering farmers help with safe produce certification

Mississippi vegetable and fruit growers who want to reap the benefits of the nation’s growing appetite for fresh produce need to show they use safe and sanitary harvesting and crop handling practices. The industry standard is U.S. Department of Agriculture certification through Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits. The testing certifies safe and sanitary practices throughout ...

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St. Dominic’s joins joint replacement registry

St. Dominic’s has become a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures and to improve the patient experience of those who undergo joint replacement surgery. More than a million hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., and that number is expected to ...

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Cochran, Wicker caution White House on greenhouse gas regulation

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases. The Mississippi Senators are among 33 Senators who signed a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) that takes issue with administration ...

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Attorney General Hood teams up with Facebook

Protecting teens’ online privacy is the goal of a new public education campaign launched today by Attorney General Jim Hood in cooperation with Facebook. “As parents, we address issues of trust, accountability and respect with our children concerning their direct interactions with others and we should treat online conversations the same,” said Attorney General Hood. “I am proud to partner ...

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Clock runs out on Auburn's iconic oaks at Toomer's Corner

At 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, workers made the first cut to Auburn University’s famed oaks at Toomer’s Corner. From a bucket truck, a worker removed the first branch from the tree on College Street, Mobile’s AL.com reports. Crews then moved back and forth between the two trees, removing large segments of the more than 80-year-old oaks and carting the wood away ...

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Man accused of sending ricin-laced letters released from jail

OXFORD — A federal official says the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail. Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford,  says Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody. Woodfin says he doesn’t know if there were any conditions on ...

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Coast Guard says sunken barge no risk to river traffic

VICKSBURG — Authorities say the barge that sank after hitting a bridge on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg poses no dangers to shipping or the environment. Coast Guard Capt. Bill Drelling said today that the barge is in 80 feet of water so there’s no risk of other barges hitting it. No decision has been made on removing the barge ...

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Little Rock inventor tackles cyber-physical fiction

Little Rock artist, inventor, and prosthetic skin technology pioneer Mike Kaczkowski has unleashed his imagination and creativity on the publishing world with his newest novel “The Seers: New World Order.” The president of The Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction (or RealLifeSkin) is best-known in the medical world for developing alloplastic skin technology that very closely resembles real skin. “The Seers” tells the story of ...

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