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Abortion-inducing drugs now state-regulated

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that regulates the prescription and use of abortion-inducing drugs. He signed Senate Bill 2795, and it becomes law July 1. It says a physician must be present when a woman takes drugs prescribed to end a pregnancy in its early weeks. It also says the woman must have a follow-up physical ...

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Health officials trying to save jobs

JACKSON — Top officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health say they’re trying to prevent layoffs for 41 employees and 41 contract workers who were part of a program to help women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Friday that the social workers were told April 15 their jobs could be eliminated July 1. ...

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Dutschke charged with sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — The arrest of a 41-year-old Mississippi martial arts instructor in a case of poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others capped a week in which investigators initially zeroed in on a rival of James Everett Dutschke, then decided they had the wrong man. Federal authorities arrested Dutschke early Saturday at his home in Tupelo. He was ...

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PSC has no authority over rural water system

JACKSON — Legislation that Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law clarifies that the three-member elected Public Service Commission does not have authority over rural water associations. Bryant signed Senate Bill 2322 this week. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the bill includes an amendment by Rep. Jerry Turner, R-Baldwyn, to require the rural water associations’ meetings to be open to ...

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Law clears way for UMMC to take over hospital

GRENADA — Legislation that would allow the University of Mississippi Medical Center to take over a hospital in Grenada has been signed into law. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1721. It takes effect immediately. Grenada County has been shopping around the county-owned Grenada Lake Medical Center since last summer. The bill would allow the board of supervisors to sell ...

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Mayor's federal bribery trial delayed

VICKSBURG — A federal judge has agreed to reschedule Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield’s trial on a federal bribery charge. Winfield is charged with seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. He has pleaded not guilty. A judge this week granted a delay so Winfield’s lawyer has more time to review evidence in the case. Winfield’s trial is ...

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Meridian DJ group brings dubstep, EDM to Queen City

Armed with headphones and turntables, the modern DJ (or deejay) industry has really jumped off since the days of Studio 54 and Grandmaster Flash. Today’s deejays have become a fixture of the electronic dance music (EDM) industry and a select few have even made six-figure salaries mixing house music in clubs and on albums all over the world. The music ...

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Russell Turley looks to impact young people

Russell Turley is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, which started in 2007 and raises money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. Q — How did the Phoenix Club get started? A — As a result of experiences with the original Phoenix Club in Memphis, a group of young professionals (Brad Reeves, Bo Zimmerman, Travis Ezelle ...

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Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC welcomes Katherine Wylie

Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC recently welcomed Katherine Wylie, intern architect. A native of Ocean Springs, Wylie is a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University. She brings valuable experience to Beard + Riser, including previous positions with Pryor-Morrow Architects and Engineers and Allred Architectural Group. In addition, she served for six months as a volunteer designer for the Gulf Coast ...

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Brown takes award

Brandon L. Brown, CCIM, of T. L. Brown Properties, Jackson, has been named a 2012 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group Inc. This annual award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2012 in their ...

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