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Bills to watch in the 2023 Mississippi legislative session

by Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender, Mississippi Today About 3,000 bills have been filed in the Mississippi Legislature ...

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First legal medical marijuana sales are made in Mississippi

JACKSON — Patients have started buying medical marijuana in Mississippi, nearly a year after the products were legalized ...

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Part Two: Fun Facts about ERDC

The team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center compiled a list of fun and educational ...

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District alters policy after suit over ‘Jesus Loves Me’ mask

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Associated Press JACKSON — A conservative legal group said Wednesday that a Mississippi ...

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‘Aryan Circle’ members imprisoned for trying to kill inmate

JACKSON — Two people who were members of a white supremacist prison gang were sentenced Wednesday to 10 ...

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ELECTION TRACKER: Mississippi secretary of state, Watson, seeks 2nd term

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Associated Press JACKSON — Republican Michael Watson filed qualifying papers Wednesday to run ...

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MDFWP alligator program boss Ricky Flynt moving to new role

By Hunter Cloud The Brookhaven Daily Leader CLEVELAND — Mississippi’s foremost alligator expert is moving to a new ...

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Did You Know? Fun Facts about ERDC

The team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center compiled a list of fun and educational ...

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Jay-Z-funded lawsuits end as Mississippi improves prison

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Associated Press JACKSON — Attorneys hired by Jay-Z and other entertainers have ended ...

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Mississippi doctor against vaccine mandate running for governor

JACKSON — A Mississippi doctor who leads a group of physicians opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates has filed ...

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Passengers encouraged to speak up during National Passenger Safety Week

National Passenger Safety Week began Monday and runs through Saturday. In 2019, vehicle passengers made up 62 percent ...

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UMMC opens Mississippi Burn Center: ‘We’re the right place for this’

JACKSON – The University of Mississippi Medical Center treats the state’s sickest of the sick and injured — ...

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Judge: Mississippi city acted properly in OK of affordable apartments

TUPELO — A judge in north Mississippi has ruled that the city of Tupelo acted properly in approving ...

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Mississippi nursing schools turn away students amid shortage

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG | Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON — Amid a nursing shortage that is worsening poor ...

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Smith named director of Mississippi Community College Board

JACKSON — A longtime employee of the Mississippi Community College Board has been named executive director of the ...

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Police: Mississippi officer fatally shoots armed person

A person was shot and killed by a police officer near Vicksburg. The Clinton Police Department received a ...

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Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Clinton

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer- involved shooting that occurred Sunday at approximately 9 ...

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Mississippi House OKs ban on minors’ gender-confirming care

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Associated Press JACKSON — The Republican-controlled Mississippi House voted Thursday to ban gender-confirming ...

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Judge: Corps must discuss spillway use with fisheries agency

By KEVIN McGILL | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army ...

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ELECTION TRACKER: Denton files for reelection to House District 55 seat

State Rep. Oscar Denton (D-Vicksburg) submitted qualifying paperwork to run for reelection to the House District 55 seat ...

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VWSD Superintendent serves on study group for bill establishing Commission on Education & Economic Competitiveness 

Representative Gregory Holloway, Sr. officially filed new legislation that would establish a statewide commission focused on building a ...

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UMMC: Children getting sick from marijuana edibles on the rise

The Mississippi Poison Control Center is experiencing a concerning increase in calls regarding children who have found and ...

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LDWF detects five suspect cases of CWD on same property in Tensas Parish

By Hunter Cloud | The Natchez Democrat, Special to The Vicksburg Post Five additional suspect positives of Chronic ...

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WARREN COUNTY ELECTION TRACKER: Four candidates enter race for Warren County offices

Some new faces have entered the race for Warren County political offices as of Wednesday, adding challengers to ...

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ELECTION TRACKER: Sen. Briggs Hopson files for reelection to District 23 seat

State Sen. Briggs Hopson III (R-Vicksburg) announced late Tuesday his intent to run for reelection. Hopson stated he ...

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Issaquena County officials speak on ID process for remains found at Steele Bayou

The identification of possible human remains found near the Steele Bayou control structure on Monday morning will take ...

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STEM-ulating Education: Bowmar Builders win top prize at FIRST Lego League Competition

Local elementary school robotics teams competed in the FIRST Lego League competition at Beechwood Elementary School on Saturday. ...

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Hinds CC recognizes IDEAList employees — Vicksburg employee among honorees

Hinds Community College has selected its first group of honorees in its new employee recognition program called IDEAList, ...

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