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9 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Highland Community Hospital signs agreement with Keesler Medical

Highland Community Hospital is now Keesler Medical Center's 25th partner hospital in the National Disaster Medical System after representatives from the medical center and the Forrest General Health System signed an agreement at the Picayune medical facility.

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Related Topix: Picayune, MS

13 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Mississippi Wind Pool Ending Rate Break for Large Firms

Large businesses and government agencies have been getting a big break on premiums in Mississippi's coastal insurer of last resort, but it's coming to an end. Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association representatives told the Sun Herald that the wind pool's residential policyholders in the state's six southernmost counties should benefit, although lower rates aren't certain.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Friendly German shepherd with special needs ousted by family to shelter

Please help Anicee. Although she is nearly blind, she is great with adults, children, dogs and cats.

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Related Topix: Picayune, MS

Thu Sep 11, 2014

USA Today

Tied election may be determined by drawing straws

Tied election may be determined by drawing straws JACKSON, Miss. - In a small Mississippi town, the election of an alderman may ultimately be decided by drawing straws.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Poplarville, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Former Pine Belt officer indicted on attempted capital murder charges

A former Lamar County Sheriff's deputy and Hattiesburg police sergeant is now facing another multi-count indictment, this time in Pearl River County. Averal "Junior" Burnett, 47, was indicted with two counts of attempted capital murder.

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Related Topix: Lamar County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Trial date set for former Pine Belt police officer

A trial date has been set for a former Lamar County Sheriff's deputy and Hattiesburg police sergeant jailed on multiple sexual battery charges. Averal "Junior" Burnett, 47, will stand trial on March 17, 2015 for four counts of fondling, two counts of sexual battery and attempted sexual battery.

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Related Topix: Lamar County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Courthouse work proceeding in Pearl River Co.

Pearl River County officials are hoping for a $600,000 state grant to conduct Americans with Disabilities Act compliance upgrades to the local courthouse.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Picayune, MS

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Cold case contingency request granted

Nearly two decades have passed since Kimberly Rowell was murdered. Recently, the attorney general's office has requested to revisit the cold case and it was granted.

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Wall Street Journal

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An ultimate hunting, fishing and recreational tract in Pearl River County. Features a deep 40 acre lake stocked with bass, crappie bream, etc., a 4-5 acre gravel pit with excellent deposits, and the balance is planted pines.

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