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New community hospital a dream come true for Newton

NEWTON — Ten years ago, Newton Regional Hospital was closed, seemingly for good. In 2005, the hospital, which has been operating profitably since 1996, will have a brand new home: a $6.5-million, 50,000-square-foot health care facility, located on Mississippi 15 near an industrial park in Newton, just north of Interstate 20. A $403,261 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

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Remembering Larry McCool

JACKSON — Two years after his lung cancer diagnosis, auctioneer Larry Alan McCool passed away Thursday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m., just hours before he intended to conduct a fund-raising auction for Candlelighters, a children’s cancer fund. The event, held the first Thursday of every October, went on in his memory with a moment of silence and a short tribute ...

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Record numbers of students in state off to college this fall

If there is a silver lining in the dark- cloud economy, it may be that record numbers of students in Mississippi are attending college this fall. “All the reports indicate enrollment will be up at almost all of the colleges,” said Dr. Wayne Stonecypher, executive director for the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC). “Traditionally when you see ...

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