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1 hr ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Brent Christensen - Entrepreneurs: a vital fuel for Mississippi's Economy

If you surveyed a hundred people and asked them what economic development is, I'm confident you would receive nearly 100 different answers.


Related Topix: Jackson, MS

6 hrs ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi governor delivers pro-business message to Horn Lake youth

Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal On Tuesday evening, Gov. Phil Bryant addressed members of the Mayor's Youth Council in Horn Lake.


10 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Mississippi GOP shocked - shocked! - to find Neo-Confederates in its ranks

For pure political theater, it's hard to beat the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.


Related Topix: Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Theater, Arts

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Cleveland, Tn., Woman Missing Since 2011 Turns Up In Mississippi

The Biloxi Sun Herald said 50-year-old Tammy Renee King, was walking along Mississippi 613 when a citizen stopped to help her.


Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits

Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.


Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Mississippi Government, Connecticut, New York Government, California, Connecticut Government, California Government, New York

Miss. death row inmate challenges rape conviction

In refusing to set an execution date for Charles Ray Crawford in March, the Supreme Court said it would resolve the appeal of prior rape conviction first.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi Government, Death Penalty

The Town Talk

Bikers, walkers make for healthier cities, report finds

Levels of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are lower in cities where a higher percentage of commuters bicycle or walk to work, and cities where drivers get used to sharing the road with bikers and walkers generally have lower rates of pedestrian and bike fatalities.


SBA offers disaster help to Miss, La residents

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said Tuesday that the loans were made available in response to an April 8 letter from Gov. Phil Bryant, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.


Related Topix: Weather

Heavy rains in areas of Mississippi

Upward of five inches of rain fell overnight Tuesday in areas of north-central, central and south Mississippi, raising concerns of more moderate flooding along rivers and tributaries.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Chunky, MS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Crime briefs for South Mississippi

Investigators are gathering information in the homicide of 21-year-old Britton Owens, shot to death early Monday at William Bell Apartments.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, January

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: Ohio Democrats, Republicans Bringing Bill...

This is a big get for Democrats, since their candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald, far behind Republican incumbent John Kasich in fundraising.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors, John Kasich, Haley Barbour, Mississippi Government

WCKX-FM Columbus

California Passed Fugitive Slave Law On This Day In 1852

California was more than just a destination for grizzled mine workers looking to capitalize on the Gold Rush of the 1800s.


Meth conviction stands in Miss. case

Christopher Carl Brown argued to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that a Mississippi judge erroneously determined he was the leader of the drug ring and gave him a longer sentence for it.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Drugs, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Times-Picayune

Strong thunderstorms affecting eastern New Orleans, Slidell, Mississippi coast on Monday afternoon

A line of strong thunderstorms is moving into eastern New Orleans , eastern St. Tammany Parish and Mississippi coastal counties on Monday afternoon, prompting a special weather statement from the Slidell office of the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Weather, Waveland, MS, Pearlington, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, Pass Christian, MS

Hattiesburg American

Tea party leader: Miss. GOP chair should resign

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, Mississippi Government

Mississippi Business Journal

Assessment of rural hospitals warns of fiscal trials and tribulations ahead

Many of Mississippi's rural public hospitals owe their existence to the Hill-Burton Act, a post-World War 11 initiative that provided grants and loans to build the hospitals.


Related Topix: Mississippi State, MS, Medicaid, Health, Tallahatchie County, MS, Tippah County, MS, Adams County, MS

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Mississippian Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction with 'The Goldfinch'

With the announcement this week of Donna Tartt capturing the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, another star is added to Mississippi's literary crown.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Mississippi Government

Mississippi Business Journal

Alan Turner - McClain Lodge is an entrepreneurial family affair

Joni and Buddy McClain are tested, successful entrepreneurs after forming a company operating more than 60 Sonic locations and opening the McClain Lodge.


Related Topix: Brandon, MS, Jackson, MS

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi drops lawsuit against Federal Flood Insurance Program

Mississippi's lawsuit against the Federal Flood Insurance Program will be withdrawn pending the Federal Emergency Management Agency's implementation of a new law passed by Congress meant to alleviate some of the dramatic rate increases facing Mississippi homeowners, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney said today.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, FEMA, US News

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

More severe weather expected in Mississippi

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of another round of severe storms tonight through Monday evening.


Related Topix: Weather, Coahoma County, MS, Yazoo County, MS


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