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CRAWFORD: A clear choice on Tuesday

June 19, 2014

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By Bill Crawford So, on Tuesday we get a clear choice. We can pick the candidate who wants to save America from Thad Cochran, or the candidate who wants to save Mississippi from Chris McDaniel. To hear McDaniel and his Tea Party cronies tell it, Cochran is joined at the hip with Barack Obama and […]

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Medal of Honor for Miss. native who fell on grenade to shield fellow Marines

June 19, 2014

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Mississippi-born Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter Thursday became the third Magnolia State native to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military valor. On Nov. 21, 2010, in the Marjah district of Afghanistan, a Taliban stronghold, Marine Cpl. Carpenter made the split-second decision to cover an enemy-launched grenade with his body […]

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State OK clears way for opening of Belhaven University nursing school

June 19, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Belhaven University says it plans an August start for enrolling students in its new School of Nursing after having received approval Thursday from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for its bachelor of science in nursing degree program. University President Roger Parrott said the effort to launch the nursing school has […]

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JOEL BOMGAR: Most earmarks not only wasteful, they hurt Mississippi’s economy

June 9, 2014

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  By Joel Bomgar For me, the U.S. Senate primary (and now runoff on June 24) is a referendum on spending, deficits, debt and earmarks. One side argues that most earmarks are wasteful and have created a culture in Washington of spending and debt (which I agree has been the case), and the other side […]

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Second human case of West Nile identified

June 2, 2014

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s second human case of West Nile virus for 2014.The new reported case is in Newton County. In February, health officials reported a case in Hinds County. The state health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile cases […]

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Camellia Healthcare acquisition gives it an Alabama footprint

May 22, 2014

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Special to the MBJ HATTIESBURG, Mississippi – Camellia Home Health & Hospice, a Mississippi-based healthcare company, has acquired Lawley Premier Hospice Care of Rainbow City, Ala. Situated near Gadsden, the hospice has operated since 2008, serving patients primarily in Etowah, Cherokee, Calhoun and St. Clair counties of Alabama. The acquisition marks Camellia’s entrance into the […]

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LLOYD GRAY: Not everyone always for disaster relief …

May 7, 2014

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Here is an excerpt from Lloyd Gray’s Sunday column in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in which he takes Chris McDaniel to task for his previous statements in which he said he isn’t sure whether he would have voted for disaster aid for the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina … This was Tupelo’s […]

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New procedure at UMMC repairs heart without opening children’s chests

May 6, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Moms and dads of babies born with what’s known as a “hole” in their heart usually brace themselves for open-heart surgery, the accepted route to fixing the life-threatening defect. But a significantly less invasive procedure a University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatric cardiologist carries out in a catheterization lab is giving kids […]

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Kemper overruns drag down Southern Co. stock

May 5, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Troubles at the Kemper County power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building are so great that they’re dragging down the stock of parent Southern Co. Company stock has fallen four straight days since Southern disclosed another $196 million in overruns related to higher construction costs and delays in the project. Mississippi […]

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61,494 in Miss. enroll in US-run health exchange

May 1, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released enrollees in each state between Oct. 1 and March 31. Ninety-four percent of Mississippians who […]

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