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Report: Counties generally prepared for last Election Day

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Despite a high number of last-minute voter registrations, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office found counties statewide were well prepared for one of the highest levels of voter turnout in Mississippi history. This is according to a report from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office. “The number of voters in this Presidential election closely mirrored the number ...

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Lab accused of falsifying testing results to Corp, Stennis

DIAMONDHEAD — Authorities have accused a company of making false statements about concrete tests it was hired to do for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories LLC, based in Diamondhead was charged in a criminal information in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. A criminal information often means ...

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Report gives impact of extension service, experiment stations

STARKVILLE — The South’s extension service and experiment station systems are still relevant nearly a century after they were founded. This according to a new report released by an Ohio-based charitable trust. Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and BioDimensions, an independent research and development organization, released results of a study of the economic impact Extension Service and Experiment Station systems have ...

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Mayoral candidate's cause of death still unknown

CLARKSDALE — More than a month has passed since Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found dead, but the cause of death remains largely a mystery pending an autopsy report. McMillian’s body was found Feb. 27 in Coahoma County. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says the state crime lab is waiting for an investigative report from the sheriff’s office. He ...

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State tops list for longest wait-time to see doctor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Time spent in the waiting room is often a benchmark when patients consider choosing a doctor. According to a Vitals annual report analyzing U.S. trends in patient care, the shortest average physician wait time in 2012 actually increased more than a full minute from 2011. And, Mississippi leads the nation in time spent waiting on treatment. Alaska ...

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Choctaws' gaming revenue growth second-fastest in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA — Indian casinos brushed off weak consumer spending in a sluggish U.S. economic recovery to post a modest increase in revenue in 2011, an industry study reported Wednesday. Not only did revenue rise 3 percent, to $27.4 billion, but Indian casinos are holding on to their share of total casino gambling revenue, competing closely with commercial casinos, according to ...

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FNC report: Housing market should continue to improve

OXFORD — Though home foreclosures continue to be a challenge in many hard-hit markets, a report released by mortgage technology company FNC indicates the ongoing housing recovery should continue for the long haul. According to FNC’s Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure prices have bottomed out in recent months and the foreclosure market has stabilized while underlying home values are rising. Foreclosure ...

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Survey results show divide over health insurance exchange

JACKSON — The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) says a survey has found that 51 percent of Mississippi consumers have positive views of a health insurance exchange and over 62 percent believe that the resulting expansion of private insurance would lead to economic growth. “Mississippi truly has unique challenges when it comes to health care. Our polling shows that Mississippi ...

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Reports: State saw fewest deaths from fire in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Based on preliminary reports the total number of 2012 fire deaths in Mississippi was 62, down from 80 fire deaths in 2011, according to a release from the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Commissioner of Insurance/State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney said that is the lowest number of fire deaths recorded in a single year since the office has ...

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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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