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Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN’-yuh) virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the fourth human case reported in a Mississippi. The three cases previously reported occurred in travelers to Haiti and ...

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Stan Buckley is building hope in Haiti

Stan Buckley is the former senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Before he left the church, he started But God Ministries, which seeks to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake by building sustainable communities. Q — But God Ministries has its beginning in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. How did you get everything started, ...

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Read October 1 issue of MBJ

>> TRANSPORTATION Transportation commissioner Dick Hall on lonely campaign for better road maintenance— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MDOT Road commissioner open to options other than increasing pump prices— by Ted Carter >>RETAIL Whole Foods set to break ground in November— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Analysis of Medicaid expansion under final review — by Ted ...

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NVision releases Haitian mapbook

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. has partnered with LeadDog Consulting to release a series of Haiti map products designed to assist relief workers and generate funds for relief organizations providing support to earthquake victims. The “Haitian Relief Mapbook: Port-au-Prince and Surrounding Areas” is the first in a series of paper map products made for relief workers on foot giving ...

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Spraggins lending hand in Haiti

The man who managed Harrison County’s emergency operations for Hurricane Katrina is now in Haiti, where he says the struggle is “heartbreaking.” In a telephone interview with The Sun-Herald, Joe Spraggins says earthquake survivors are making a tent out of just about anything, or sleeping on the streets. Spraggins is working for DRC Haiti, a private company vying for recovery ...

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New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake. The magnitude-6.1 temblor was the largest of more than 40 significant aftershocks that have followed the Jan. 12 quake. The extent of ...

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