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GOP titans clash in Mississippi's Senate race

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel’s barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family’s political machine. While Cochran has the backing of the formidable statewide ...

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Health law raises concerns for cancer centers

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson ...

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Fed clarifies guidance on short-term rates

WASHINGTON  — The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows. The Fed also says it will cut its monthly long-term bond purchases by another $10 billion to $55 billion because it thinks the economy is strong enough to support further improvements in the job market. The Fed on Wednesday ...

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Deadline nears for disaster loans for victims of freeze

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 14 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in George, Greene, Jackson and Wayne counties in Mississippi as a result of the frost and freezing temperatures ...

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Commission's inspection trip to make stop in Port City

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 7-11. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting places ...

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Dispute between city, Hosemann over harbor ends

GULFPORT — The dispute between city of Gulfport officials and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over who controls the harbor in Gulfport is over. Yesterday, city council members voted to sign an agreement between the city and secretary of state that says Gulfport owns all the dry land at the harbor. The dispute has been going on for years, and ...

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Colorado company purchases MedStat EMS

WINONA — American Medical Response (AMR) has acquired MedStat EMS Inc. in Winona as well as Life Line Ambulance in Prescott, Ariz. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisitions will generate estimated annual revenues of $36 million and employ more than 250 clinicians and support team members, according to AMR. “Life Line and MedStat are outstanding companies with stellar teams and ...

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Drugs or counterfeit goods?

A recent arrest proves one thing — if you’re going to sell drugs, stay away from counterfeit goods. A Tate County resident has been arrested for the sale of a controlled substance and the sale of counterfeit goods in the Senatobia area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Keith Roderick Danner, 41, of Senatobia was arrested following an undercover investigation ...

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Wright confirmed as state superintendent of education

JACKSON — Four months after she started work, Carey Wright’s position as Mississippi’s state superintendent of education is official. State senators voted 46-6 to confirm Wright yesterday after a brief debate that focused on whether her values are right for Mississippi and whether senators should support her advocacy of Common Core state standards and publicly funded prekindergarten. “I do not ...

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