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Report: State's seniors most unhealthy in the U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Seniors who live in Mississippi are the nation’s unhealthiest, according to the inaugural edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. United Health Foundation commissioned the America’s Health Rankings Senior Report to examine the health of today’s seniors and to encourage the nation, local communities and ...

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Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the University’s social media platforms to ...

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Auditor meets with Foundation over agency-owned boats

BILOXI — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has met with Mississippi Department of Marine Resource Foundation board members concerning boats owned by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR). The board agreed to meet within the next seven to 10 days to discuss transferring ownership of two boats that were being leased from the DMR Foundation by DMR. Total taxpayers assets ...

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Cochran cosponsors bill to reauthorize Wildlife Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation to reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), which leverages federal funds with private resources to promote fish and wildlife conservation. Cochran is cosponsoring the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (S.51), which would reauthorize a program created by Congress in 1984 to promote greater private investment ...

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DMR employee's house searched; pols give back money

BILOXI — Investigators have searched the home of Tina Shumate, coastal management and planning director at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. David Huggins, who heads the Investigative Audit Division of the State Auditor’s Office, tells The Sun Herald a search warrant was served at Shumate’s home Tuesday. Huggins would not release any details about the search, part of an ...

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Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report. Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin. According to the report, Mississippi gets strong ...

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Vandals wreck foundation's office — take nothing

NATCHEZ — Would-be thieves burglarized and vandalized the Historic Natchez Foundation’s office over the weekend. Executive Director Mimi Miller said she received a call at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. When she arrived, Miller told The Natchez Democrat she found where the vandals had thrown a potted plant from the HNF’s front porch through a window, scattering glass and dirt across the ...

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Yazoo clay can be a dirty word

Changes to downtown Jackson are happening daily. Not all of those changes are good, though. In a city now teeming with construction projects that are adding vibrancy to the area’s rebirth, businesses’ contractors are waging battles to keep the daily changes underground from wrecking progress. The culprit: Yazoo clay, a material that is extremely expansive that swells to four time ...

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