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Bryant forms coalition to develop collaborative plan to improve Jackson Public Schools

Gov. Phil Bryant has formed a coalition that will develop a collaborative, comprehensive plan to improve Jackson Public Schools. It centers on community involvement, collaborative governance and strategic investments. It does not initiate a state takeover of JPS, though the Mississippi Department of Education’s request remains active. Instead, it brings together JPS stakeholders and forms partnerships with national and local ...

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MORE FUNDING, MORE OPTIONS — More than 322,000 breast cancer deaths averted between 1989 and 2015

By BECKY GILLETTE While women in the U.S. still face the probability that one in eight will develop breast cancer, the most common cancer in American women,  survival rates are improving, said Dr. Barbara Craft, a medical oncologist who is an associate professor of medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Oncology. The American Cancer Society has reported ...

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Jana Neely finding the answers among the many questions

By JULIA MILLER At 37, Jana Neely stepped into her OB-GYN’s office for her annual wellness check up. “During the routine breast exam, my doctor felt a small lump,” she recalled. “It would roll back and forth, so he said not to worry. We’ll just keep an eye on it.” At that time, the lump was only about the size ...

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Gulfport woman living proof of success of new treatments for metastatic breast cancer

By BECKY GILLETTE When Freda Johnson was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 41, what she read online was dismal. “It was very shocking,” said Johnson. “What I read online was that metastatic breast cancer has no cure and you die very quickly.” When Johnson had her first mammography as recommended at age 40, the scans ...

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BREAST CANCER — A matter of life — and death

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT She is a researcher. She is a wife and mother. And she has breast cancer. Jennifer Caldwell, who lives in Senatobia, found out she had Stage Three breast cancer (ER+PR+ meaning invasive ductal) when she was 28 in 2008. “I had just gotten off birth control so that we could try to start a family,” Caldwell said, ...

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50 Years of Krispy Kreme in Mississippi

By JULIA MILLER For 50 years, the sweet taste of Krispy Kreme doughnuts has infiltrated Mississippi to create warm memories and long-lasting traditions, and the Dorgan family is making sure to celebrate with all their loyal customers. On Saturday, a family-friendly and free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by Krispy Kreme locations in Columbus, Gulfport, ...

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Mitchell Distributing expands to coast market

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS October marks one year since one of Mississippi’s largest beer distributors acquired Rex Distributing, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s former Anheuser-Busch distributor, creating Mitchell Beverage Gulf Coast. After the acquisition of Rex, Meridian-based Mitchell grew its presence in the state and brought total counties they serve to 37, including the three coastal counties of Harrison, Hancock and Jackson ...

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Photographer Alex North captures coastal beauty

By LISA MONTI Alex North is widely known for his photos that capture the beauty of sunrises and sunsets, the drama of storm clouds and lightning strikes and the graceful movement of shorebirds on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. North considers himself an advocate for the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through his photography. “The scenes I shoot are not ...

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Golf carts keep Bay St. Louis moving

By LISA MONTI Given the fact that golf carts have become such a popular way to get around Bay St. Louis, especially on sunny weekends when Old Town’s bars, restaurants and shops are in full swing, the Mississippi Coast city’s motto “A Place Apart” could easily morph into “A Place of Carts.” They’re everywhere. People drive them to work, parents ...

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