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Miss health officials: 3rd West Nile virus case of 2015

Mosquito Isolated on White

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Simpson County resident has the state’s third confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. Laboratories previously confirmed cases in Adams and Hinds counties. Last year, 43 people in Mississippi came down with the virus, and seven of them died. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in Monday’s news release ...

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Unemployment assistance available to storm victims in five more counties

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Five more Mississippi counties have been declared disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Workers in those counties who are permanently or temporarily unemployed due to the disaster may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). DUA is available to people who lose their jobs because of disasters, but who may not qualify for regular ...

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Jackson model determined to grow agency in Mississippi

Growing up the daughter of a Simpson County Southern Baptist preacher probably isn’t in the biography of many high-end fashion models. That doesn’t matter to Jamie Ainsworth. The Magee native has graced the covers of Atlanta magazines and walked the prestigious runways of New York Fashion Week but is comfortable and confidant in her decision to come home and start ...

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Adcox joins PriorityOne

PriorityOne Mortgage recently hired Michelle Reed Adcox. She will be serving as the new mortgage loan originator for the Hattiesburg and Simpson County areas. Adcox previously served as AVP and mortgage loan officer at Trustmark National Bank in Magee. She has over 30 years of banking and mortgage experience. Adcox’s prior civic contributions include serving as an officer and board ...

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Party affiliation means something

Editor, I guess I miss your point (regarding Ross Reily’s blog last week on Simpson County officials changing party affiliation). Do you believe that every Republican or Democrat in the state who is a county official should run as an independent? You don’t think local officials differ on issues of taxes, voter ID, the role and size of government, the ...

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