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Epidemiologists report flu running rampant through state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The early start to flu season that’s sweeping the country hasn’t spared Louisiana and Mississippi. While the outlook for the rest of the season isn’t clear, experts are encouraging people to take precautions such as getting a flu shot and making it a practice to wash hands often to prevent the spread […] [...]

Concealed weapon permits spike; more than doubled in five years

by Published: January 8,2013

Tags: agency, concealed, guns, handgun, permit, pistol, shooter, shotting, spike, state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of people applying in Mississippi for a concealed weapon permit more than doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to figures released by the Department of Public Safety. Department spokesman Warren Strain said December 2012 saw the largest spike in the last five years, with 1,747 applications. Strain said total applications […] [...]

Cemetery owner gets four years for mishandling trusts

BOONEVILLE — Cemetery owner Wayne Hight of Booneville has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for failing to properly fund pre-need burial trusts. Assistant District Attorney Richard Bowen tells The Daily Corinthian reports Hight also was ordered to pay restitution of more than $500,000. Bowen said Hight, 74, pleaded guilty Friday in Alcorn […] [...]

Charter school proponents to try again next session

JACKSON — A year ago, even some opponents of charter schools expected a bill to pass. But some majority Republicans balked, killing the bill in the House. So proponents redoubled their efforts, trying to build support for widening the rules that allow alternative public schools run by outside groups. Now they will try again. “I […] [...]

Coast city to ask lawmakers for restaurant tax

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula will ask lawmakers for a 2 percent restaurant tax to support local recreation programs, including the building of a new community center. If approved by the Legislature, local residents would then vote on the tax. It would take a 60 percent majority for the tax to pass. Councilman Joe […] [...]

Commissioners hire firm to find new port director

GULFPORT — A firm has been hired to search for a new director for the Port of Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the port’s Board of Commissioners voted to hire Boyden Global Executive Search to find a new director. Commissioner John Rester said Boyden has conducted the previous four executive searches for the port and […] [...]

Reeves would support ‘reasonable, rational’ bond bill next session

JACKSON — With the 2013 Mississippi legislative session starting next week, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he believes there’s bipartisan support for charter schools and for efforts to improve children’s reading skills in early elementary grades. The Rankin County Republican also says he would support a “reasonable, rational” bond bill that focuses on long-term needs, […] [...]

Coast hospital gets CON to build new facility

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, LLC, d/b/a Gulf Coast Medical Center, has received certificate of need (CON) authority for the construction, relocation and replacement of the existing Gulf Coast Medical Center, currently located 300 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed project will relocate the 144-bed acute care facility four miles north of the coastline […] [...]

Ex-MDA employee pleads not guilty to steering contracts

GREENVILLE — A former state employee has waived an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty to charges of taking bribes for steering work to a Mound Bayou contractor. Former Mississippi Development Authority worker Connie Lewis, 52, of Jackson faces nine counts of bribery. She’s accused of accepting more than $250,000 from Jimmy Stokes to use […] [...]

Presley: FCC’s data on cellphone, broadband availability inaccurate

JACKSON — The Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the first in a series of filings with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aimed at expanding cellular telephone coverage and high-speed Internet service in Mississippi. The filings come in response to FCC requests for comments on coverage issues associated with its Mobility Fund and National Broadband […] [...]

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