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Officials remain concerned about ongoing flooding

April 10, 2014

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Two highways in Central Mississippi remain closed, and state officials are concerned about more damages and loss of life. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports Highway 427 at Highway 16 just south of Edinburg and Highway 80 at Chunky River are still closed. State Route 149 at Strong River and Dabb’s Creek and Highwawy […]

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Region still struggling with ice and snow; death toll grows

January 30, 2014

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South Mississippi residents and businesses continue to be impacted by ice and snow, and the death toll has grown. Mississippi authorities say the deaths of five people have been linked to this week’s winter storm. The latest came yesterday when a vehicle struck the back of a stalled tractor-trailer in Smith County, killing one of […]

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Storm kills four in state; authorities urge caution as ice/snow lingers

January 29, 2014

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While the snow and ice has ended, the threat to travel and public safety have not, and authorities are asking Mississippians to stay home today if they can. The Arctic blast that sent below freezing temperatures, snow and sleet across Mississippi is being blamed for four deaths from a fire as well as hundreds of […]

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Deaths in 2013 force two special elections

January 10, 2014

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Two Mississippi towns are holding special elections to replace city leaders who died late last year. Former city alderman Freddie Love and former mayor Willie Burnside will be in a Jan. 21 runoff for mayor in a special election in Hollandale. The Delta Democrat Times reports the winner will finish out the term of Melvin […]

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Leaders react to former Gov. Allain’s death; family issues statement

December 3, 2013

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Reactions have come from some Mississippi leaders, both Democrat and Republican, to the death of former Gov. Bill Allain: • Democrat William Winter, who was governor from January 1980 to January 1984, when Allain was attorney general and just before Allain was governor: “His legacy will be those reforms he successfully implemented in separating the […]

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Babies sleeping safer as SIDS rate plummets

October 15, 2013

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While a lot of the headlines on the health care front in Mississippi is bad to really bad, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting some good news. The number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths in Mississippi has declined by more than half from 2011 to 2012. In 2012, the state […]

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REILY: Dogs like Daisy Mae are part of our family forever

January 9, 2013

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Daisy Mae was a great dog. Yeah, she barked too much, couldn’t control her enthusiasm when she was in the house and had a tendency to knock kids over with her ever-wagging tail, but Daisy Mae was one great dog. We recently lost our lab to illness, leaving a void in our family and a […]

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

November 23, 2011

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The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem […]

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CARTER: ‘Personhood’ amendment gone but not forgotten for Bryant, Romney

November 10, 2011

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The landslide defeat of Mississippi’s so-called “Personhood” amendment is being hailed nationally as a huge victory for women in the Magnolia State. But for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant and GOP presidential nomination candidate Mitt Romney, the amendment will remain a reminder of the dangers of pandering. Confident in the passage of Initiative 26, Bryant proclaimed at […]

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