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Poll has Sen. Thad Cochran leading McDaniel substantially

According to Harper polling, released Monday, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran continues to lead his Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel. Cochran leads McDaniel 52-35 percent, a net +7 percent gain for McDaniel since mid-December when it was found Cochran leading 54-31 percent. The ideological construct of the race has shifted favorably for McDaniel. In December, Cochran and McDaniel were tied at ...

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Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to apply math and science concepts ...

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County leaders hire company to provide health care to inmates

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired a private company to handle medical, mental health and dental care for inmates at the jail. Supervisors say the $650,000 annual contract covers health care services to inmates at the adult and juvenile detention centers. The company is offering primary care, mental health and 24-hour, on-call service. Board president Troy Ross has said ...

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Association recognizes law firm's marketing material

JACKSON — Wyatt, Tarrant Combs, LLP, has been recognized by the Legal Marketing Association for its 2012 Year in Review publication, which received a top honor in the organization’s national awards program that recognizes excellence in legal marketing. Wyatt’s 2012 Year in Review placed third in the Promotional & Collateral Materials – Annual Report category, as part of the Legal ...

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Waterlogged? More rain expected

Rivers and creeks are on the rise across the state — and more rain is on the way. Flood warnings are out for central Mississippi and the Delta, the hardest hit regions from a storm system that brought a large amount of rain and high winds to the state since Sunday. The National Weather Service says a fast-moving storm system ...

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Index: Manufacturing activity highest since 2012

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast increased for March, registering its highest reading since 2012, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI increased 5.5 points to 61.5, while the National PMI increased 0.5 points to 53.7. Six Southeastern ...

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Report on election performance ranks state last — again

WASHINGTON — Mississippi remains on the bottom of yet another national ranking. Between 2008 and 2012, state election performance overall improved by 4.4 percentage points, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts’ latest Elections Performance Index. The expanded index makes it possible for all 50 states and the District of Columbia to measure how well they conducted elections compared not only ...

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BKD makes rankings from two magazines

BKD, LLP CPAs & Advisors has been ranked the 12th largest national firm in 2014 by Accounting Today and named a leading training and employee development company by Training magazine. The 2014 Accounting Today Top 100 Firms list has ranked BKD the 12th largest firm in the nation.  BKD was also named a national leader in audit and accounting, ranks ...

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Storm leaves one dead, damaged homes and closed roads

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The body of a 9-year-old Yazoo City girl, who authorities say was swept away by weekend flash flood waters, was recovered late yesterday, authorities said. Yazoo County director of emergency management Joey Ward said Patrauna Hudson’s body was located, retrieved and identified about 7 p.m. The child’s mother positively identified her, he said. The preliminary cause of ...

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