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

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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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Summer is a business bonanza at the Inflatable Kingdom

When Brian Sparrow and his team members test their equipment they usually flip a coin to decide who gets the opportunity to bounce around in it. “Sometimes its rock, paper, scissors,” Sparrow says. As the owner and operator of Inflatable Kingdom, a space jump and party equipment vendor in Jackson, Sparrow says he finds himself juggling as many as six ...

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Summer offers great opportunities for learning

Summer is a wonderful time for children to get out in the sun and enjoy a few carefree days without a set schedule or homework. However, as parents, we know that too many of these days will lead to the inevitable declaration, “I’m bored!” Summer can also offer many opportunities for learning disguised as fun. Summer reading programs offered by ...

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