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Bataan Death March, then POW. WWII soldier's remains finally returned to Mississippi

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:00

Army Pfc. Harvey Andrew Nichols was a native of Braxton. He was taken prisoner in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded in December 1941.

       
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JCJC got sued for its free speech policy. What are the rules at other Mississippi schools?

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:34

Is Jones County Junior College's free speech policy so extreme as to be sued over? Here's a look at what's happening at other state schools.

       
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Who will be next chancellor at Ole Miss? Here's what people want, don't want

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:15

An advisory panel is expected to make recommendations next week. Public comments are being accepted through midnight Friday.

       
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Ole Miss chancellor search: Listening session

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:15

Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning holds a listening session to gain input from University of Mississippi stakeholders.

       
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Tax money for charter schools OK: Mississippi high court affirms funding method

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:10

State Supreme Court said plaintiffs failed to prove that the funding method is unconstitutional.

       
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Loch Ness monster might actually just be a giant eel, scientists say

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:54

A group of international scientists have analyzed the biodiversity of Loch Ness and have a new theory about what might be below the murky waters

       
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Mississippi medical marijuana: Group turns in signatures to get it on 2020 ballot

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:53

The Medical Marijuana 2020 group has submitted signatures to get the issue before Mississippi voters next year.

       
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2 Madison County deputies shot following pursuit in Canton

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:37

Multiple agencies continue to investigate after two Madison County deputies were shot following a pursuit in Canton.

       
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Canton mayor discusses Madison County deputies shooting

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:35

Canton Mayor William Truly discusses a car chase that left two Madison County deputies shot on Thursday.

       
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Madison County deputies shot: What we know now about the Canton, MS shooting

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:58

Two Madison County deputies were shot and a suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning. Here's what we know.

       
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Vicksburg police mourn loss of K-9. Dog was inside police car when it shut off

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:49

Thor was an 8-year-old German shepherd and had been with the VPD since 2012.

       
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Hinds Community College nursing center briefly on lockdown after student threatened harm

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:46

The Nursing and Allied Health Center was temporarily under lockdown after a student threatened to harm themselves

       
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'At wit's end:' Grandmother caring for baby with medical ailments to lose house

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:04

Cheri Helton Buschmann has been caring for granddaughter Maddie - who has side effects from meningitis - but now they're losing their house.

       
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Charleston's historic Market Street under water as 220,000 lose power in the Carolinas

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:15

Hundreds of thousands of coastal residents of the Carolinas were fleeing or were already gone as Dorian continued its unrelenting march.

       
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Madison County sheriff's deputy shot in Canton

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:15

Three law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a shooting that involved a Madison County sheriff's deputy.

       
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Remembering "Franny" Fortner

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 04:01

Working off a copy of a self-portrait of the late Frances Fortner, Scott Allen of A+ Signs and Creative creates a mural on Fondren Corner.

       
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'Doesn't it look beautiful': Fondren mural remembers Frances Fortner

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 04:00

The Fondren mural depicts Frances Fortner's self-portrait and one of her quotes. The teen was killed in a car accident in 2018.

       
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Mural in Fondren pays tribute to Frances Fortner

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 04:00

A mural on Fondren Corner highlights the talent of Frances Fortner. The 18-year-old was killed in Jackson in 2018 in a car accident before graduation.

       
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'Struggling to debone dark meat': Even chicken plants not in MS ICE raids having problems

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:00

Executives at Sanderson Farms said workers stopped showing up to work following the federal immigration raids, even though Sanderson was not raided.

       
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Federal judge taking charge of the state’s mental health system

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:40

Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood criticizes the Legislature and Republican leadership on Thursday for not addressing problems with the state’s mental health system.

       
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