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UPDATE: Bryant vows 'not to yield' to Army's plan to close USM's ROTC program

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vowed to fight Obamacare to the bending end. Now he’s got a new federal opponent – the U.S. Army. The Army’s recommendation to close the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Southern Mississippi as part of a consolidation strategy led Bryant to visit the campus Friday to declare: “We will not ...

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Time running out for Obamacare exchange fixes

Autumn coolness may have arrived in Washington D.C. but the heat is on big time for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to fix the many, many bugs in the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, Time magazine reports. They have one month. If the officials running the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges cannot fix crippling computer ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics add J. Kirk Campbell, MD

Memorial Physician Clinics welcome J. Kirk Campbell, MD, in the practice of gastroenterology. Campbell received his bachelor of science degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Campbell completed his residency in internal medicine at Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, S.C., and fellowship in gastroenterology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences ...

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and is creating 150 new jobs. ...

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Barbour, other Republicans slam Tea Party over government shutdown

DES MOINES, Iowa — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington. The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall’s elections. “It’s time for someone to ...

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Here's another suggestion if you don't like Common Core

I’ve heard tons of reason why Common Core, the new education method sweeping the country, won’t work. However, I haven’t heard anyone offer a different solution … Gripe, gripe, gripe … “It’s a liberal attack on education,” some say. “It’s conservative trying to take over our children at a young age,” others say. While I think Common Core will likely ...

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Appeals court upholds ruling; finds 'stop notice' law unconstitutional

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that invalidated Mississippi’s “stop notice” law. In 2012, U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander ruled the law unconstitutional because it deprived a corporation of its property without due process of law. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld that ruling yesterday. Alexander ruled ...

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Second nurse involved in cancer center fraud to plead guilty

SUMMIT — A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for a second nurse charged with withholding information about a crime at a shuttered cancer clinic involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. A filing in U.S. District Court in Jackson says Brittany Davis Powell is scheduled to plead guilty Oct. 21. Another nurse, Courtney Michelle Young, had previously been scheduled for ...

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Highway project that included new bridge completed

ELLISVILLE — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has opened the Highway 590 Extension Project in Ellisville to traffic. The $12-million highway extension project, awarded to Tanner Construction Company, adds a new route from Highway 590 to Highway 29. Work on the project began in October 2011.  Along with roadway work, the 2.5-mile project included construction of a 2,000-foot bridge.

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