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1 hr ago | The Modesto Bee

Father, son work on Mississippi monument

Three eight-foot Confederate soldiers tower over the men as they form and shape clay around the giant bodies.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

2 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

MSU students propose designs for Mississippi Maritime Museum in Pascagoula

When Mississippi Maritime Museum's board of directors began discussing renovation plans for an interim museum and design blueprints for a permanent one, they contacted the Magnolia State's only postsecondary architecture school.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Mississippi State, MS, Jackson County, MS, Starkville, MS

6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

Anglo-Catholic Chapel of St. Benedict: Theology class on cleansing the thoughts of our hearts by repentance, 9:30 a.m. July 27. High Mass and Holy Communion for traditional Anglicans and interested visitors, 11 a.m. July 27. Evening Prayer and anointing of the sick, 2 p.m. July 27. Address: 1902 24th St., Gulfport.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS, Speakers, Escatawpa, MS, Long Beach, MS

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

2015 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Preliminary Winners

Preliminary competition wrapped up for the annual Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi wrapped up on Friday night at Meridian's Historic Temple Theater.

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Related Topix: Madison County, MS, Greene County, MS, Simpson County, MS, Rankin County, MS, Lauderdale County, MS

WSIL

Prehistoric Civilization Discovered in Jackson County

Archaeologists are getting a unique look into our region's distant past. Crews with the State Archaeological Survey have uncovered remnants of a prehistoric society, right near the Southern Illinois airport.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Sunherald.com

Elephant ears can add to garden color, texture

GARY BACHMAN/MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERVICEDiamond Head, named after the volcanic cone on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, has jet black leaves with a texture resembling corrugation.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Mississippi State University

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for July 25.

Mississippi's public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Agriculture, Science

Mississippi Business Journal

Supreme Court deals blow to McDaniela s election challenge

The Mississippi Supreme Court said yesterday that it won't reconsider its ruling that voters' birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection.

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

Sunherald.com

Couple arrested for living in overdue rental truck

Detective Shannon Sullivan told the Enterprise-Journal that 28-year-old Darnell Varnado and 29-year-old Shantay Varnado of McComb were arrested on one count each of possessing stolen property.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi lawmakers renew call for performance-based budgeting

In 1994, the Legislature passed a plan requiring agencies to collect data measuring their performance under five-year strategic plan.

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Sunherald.com

McDaniel loses again at Mississippi Supreme Court

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its ruling against former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel in his battle with Harrison County.

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Sunherald.com

Mississippi gets 179 children from border surge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families released data Thursday showing that sponsors in Mississippi received 179 of more than 30,000 such children nationwide from January 1 to July 7. California, Florida, New York and Texas received the most children in the past half year, accounting for 46 percent ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Immigration Reform, January, US News, Illegal Immigration

Times Post

Better Schools petitions available

But there are also those who want to see the state honor it commitment to education and they have drawn up a petition that could prompt the Legislature to fully fun public school districts across the state.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Mississippi Government

Herald Gazette

The struggle to vote in Mississippi: 2014 and 1964

Mississippi recently held a statewide election in which for the first time a "Voter I.D." was required before being allowed to vote.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Yale University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Joe Lieberman, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS

Sunherald.com

More money needed for cheating investigation

The Clarion-Ledger reports the state Board of Education members approved the new line item at a meeting Wednesday in Jackson.

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"Crack Mississippi, and you crack the whole South."

In 1964, less than 7% of Mississippi's African Americans were registered to vote, compared to between 50 and 70% in other southern states.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, African-American

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunherald.com

12 Guard members indicted in recruitment fraud

Three separate indictments were filed Tuesday in federal court in Hattiesburg alleging soldiers improperly collected a total of $22,500 and that the illegal acts took place from January 2006 through February 2011.

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Sunherald.com

Diversity of Mississippi featured in #HappyMS video

Tom Beck, Thabi Moyo, Nina Parikh, Philip Scarborough and Terry Sullivan of Spot On Productions, LLC out of Jackson produced "Happy MS," a video of people across the state dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy."

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Related Topix: Family, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, North, Dan Aykroyd, Ocean Springs, MS, Biloxi, MS

Sunherald.com

Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says charges were filed Wednesday against 29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia of Gulfport, identified several days ago as a person of interest in the slaying of Ja-Naya Thompson.

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Mississippi Business Journal

David Dallas: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington

The McDaniel campaign may yet have their day in court to plead foul play in Mississippi's Republican Primary, but that seems an unlikely route for Chris McDaniel to have the chance to represent the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Tea Party, Haley Barbour, US Governors

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