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Doctor's license revoked for role in kickback scheme

GREENVILLE — The Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville is looking for a new emergency room doctor after Dr. Robert Corkern’s medical license was revoked. Corkern was sentenced last fall to two years’ house confinement and three years’ post-release supervision for his role in a medical kickback scheme. Corkern pleaded guilty to bribing a former Panola County administrator to use ...

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MSU fundraiser 'StatePride' nets $118.3M in private gifts

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has officially concluded the university’s four-year initiative known as “StatePride” with more than $118.3 million in private gifts. “StatePride: An Initiative for Student and Faculty Support” officially began in 2009 with a $100-million goal. “StatePride” was launched with the investiture of Mark Keenum as MSU’s 19th president and over its course became a unified fundraising ...

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Runoff scheduled for Harden's Senate seat

JACKSON — Former Jackson city councilman Marshand Crisler and former Jackson Public Schools school board member Sollie B. Norwood will vie in a Feb. 26 runoff to complete the term of the late state Sen. Sen. Alice Harden. Harden, a Democrat from Jackson, died in December. Nine candidates were on the ballot in the special election for the District 28 ...

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Broken pipeline leaks gallons of oil into creek

JASPER COUNTY — Authorities say about 40 gallons of oil leaked from a broken pipeline in Jasper County into a creek east of Bay Springs yesterday before being stopped. The pipeline, owned by Houston, Texas-based Plains All-American Pipeline LP, began leaking sometime before 3 p.m. yesterday, when it was discovered. It connects to one of the many oil fields around ...

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City leaders want U.S. 90 named a scenic byway

GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted to support naming U.S. 90 a scenic byway, along with Harrison County. If that designation is approved by the state, Gulfport can apply for grants to market the highway as a scenic byway. Currently, only Hancock County has roads designated scenic byways on the Coast. Tish Williams, executive director of the Hancock ...

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Board approves final, payment on career education building

HERNANDO — DeSoto County school officials have made a final payment for work on the system’s new Career Technology Center in Olive Branch. The Commercial Appeal reports school board members unanimously approved a final payment of $35,763 for renovation of the warehouse in the Olive Branch Metro Industrial park that houses the center. The payment allows the system to move ...

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School prayer bill makes it out of Senate committee

JACKSON — The Senate Education Committee has approved a measure meant to make it legal for students to pray before public school groups. Senate Bill 2633, sponsored by Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican from Elllisville, was approved by the committee yesterday. A similar bill is pending in the House. It suggests naming events including morning announcements, football games and graduations ...

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Some lawmakers balk, but Medicaid expansion still has chance

JACKSON — Some state senators aren’t ready to expand Medicaid, but they are keeping the option alive for later in the session. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee passed Senate Bill 2207 yesterday. The measure reauthorizes the government health insurance for the poor. Committee members rejected an amendment from Sen. John Horhn, a Jackson Democrat, to add hundreds of ...

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