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Natchez literary seminars examine Miss. authorsNatchez literary...

Natchez literary seminars examine Miss. authors "The Power of Place: The Natchez Impact on Five Extraordinary Authors" begins Sept.

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Related Topix: Natchez, MS, Mississippi, Natchez Burning, Books

Fri Aug 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: How geckos stick and unstick their feet

The Tax Foundation, a think tank that generally has a probusiness leaning, studied how far $100 would go in each state, using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Canada, Opinion

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Abuse expert: Talk to your kids about good vs bad touching

If you are a parent and you haven't talked to your child about the difference between good touching and bad touching, child abuse experts say do it now.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Mississippi

Sierra

David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

Wow. That's the word I've been repeating over and over this month, as news has rolled in of one clean energy victory after another.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Mississippi, Activism, Wind Power

Greenwich Citizen

Beady new CEO at Miss. Food Network

Beady served for 20 years as president of Piney Woods School, one of the country's only historically black boarding schools.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Trial on Miss. election challenge set for Sept. 15

A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Mississippi

Washington Blade

Lesbian Miss. couple in documentary threatened

A man earlier this month threatened to attack and sexually assault a lesbian Mississippi couple who appear in a Showtime documentary.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi

Mississippi Business Journal

MEMA warns of hottest temperatures of the year

While Mississippians enjoyed cooler-than-normal temperatures earlier this month, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning residents about the current heat wave.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Newms360.com

Bobby Harrison: Referendum vs. lawsuit battle lines forming

An unusual rift has developed between groups that purport to have in common the support of Mississippi's public education system.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Opinion

SFGate

ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Mississippi, Jackson, MS

WGBH

Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group, launched a grassroots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi, Waynesboro, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Miss. man shot 2 weeks after cross burning in yard

A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after reporting a cross burning in his yard.

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Sunherald.com

Miss. governor and wife become grandparents

The governor says Henry Stephen Snell was born in a Jackson-area hospital Monday night.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi ranks last in underprivileged children

Does the Magnolia state care about its children? Most Mississippians would likely say yes, but WalletHub ranked the state 51st in the country -- 50 states plus the District of Columbia -- when it comes to underprivileged children.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

FindLaw

Miss. Wants an En Banc Shot at Abortion Law Appeal

The decision that kept Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic open, despite a state law requiring the doctors working there to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals , was so unusual that we gave it the double-post treatment.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Abortion, Medicine, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi jobless rate rises in July, remains highest in the nation

The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, the third straight monthly increase, as the number of people reporting they had a job fell faster than the labor force.

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WBRZ

No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Kids, Family

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Miss. jobless rate rises in July, stays US worst

The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, the third straight monthly increase, as the number of people reporting they had a job fell faster than the labor force.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hosemann seeks elections law debate

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will ask the 2015 Legislature to look at a broad range of election issues, from open primaries to early voting and online voter registration.

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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

Felon on probation accused of having gun, pot in his Gulfport home

Officers with the Mississippi Department of Corrections went to a felon's house to arrest him on a probation violation and found him in possession of a handgun and enough marijuana to suspect distribution, police said.

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