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Retired MSU president Zacharias hospitalized

JACKSON — Former Mississippi State University president Donald Zacharias remained hospitalized Wednesday after falling and hitting his head last week. Patrice Guilfoyle, a spokeswoman for the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, said Zacharias was in good condition, meaning he was stable and conscious. Citing patient privacy, Guilfoyle said UMC could not reveal other details about his condition. Roy ...

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Bermuda, US coast warned as Bill stays offshore

MIAMI — Rain ahead of Hurricane Bill pelted Bermuda on Friday as the storm roared over the open Atlantic, threatening to flood the island’s coastline in passing and to spread dangerous waves and riptides along the eastern U.S. shore. The Category 3 storm’s maximum sustained winds lost a little strength overnight to near 115 mph, from 125 mph late Thursday. ...

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Miss. Democrat Childers opposes House health bill

  JACKSON — Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers told constituents Tuesday night he would not vote for a House health care reform bill in its current form. The north Mississippi freshman lawmaker told more than 7,200 listeners during a town hall teleconference that private insurance companies should compete for business to decrease health costs. “I’m a free-enterprise guy,” said Childers, ...

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Mississippi's Favre takes one more shot

  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — This is the way it is with Brett Favre: He announces he’s done, then has second thoughts. Many of his new Minnesota teammates never believed he was truly staying retired. Vikings coach Brad Childress, just three weeks after Favre told him he wouldn’t be joining the team, was persistent enough to place another call. Yes, ...

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Plastic OK option for tax payment

  CLEVELAND — The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors will allow the tax assessor/collector’s offices to accept credit and debit cards. The approval comes as a part of an electronic initiative under consideration for all county departments that collect revenue. Cash Flow Solutions LLC, which serves several other area counties, will provide the logistical services necessary to accept the cards ...

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Corinth uses stimulus funds for schools

  CORINTH — The Corinth School District is moving forward with plans to utilize $3 million in qualified school construction bonds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The district has been approved to receive the bonds and the board of trustees has adopted a resolution necessary to set the process in motion. Since the district will effectively only ...

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New boat completes trials

  PASCAGOULA — A new Guard cutter has completed its builder’s trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel, under construction at Northrop Grumman’s Pascagoula shipyard, is the second in the Coast Guard’s Legend class, an eight-ship national security cutter program. Northrop announced in July that the cutter will be sponsored by Michelle Obama, which represents the first time a ...

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Port of Gulfport receives $3.1M from FEMA

  JACKSON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say the Mississippi State Port Authority will receive $3.1 million to restore facilities at the Port of Gulfport. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 inundated the port with about 20 feet of water, flooding West Gulfport and East Long Beach neighborhoods with chickens and cargo containers. The Republican senators said Monday in ...

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