LTG Hosemann makes newest appointment to Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board

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Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann appoints Marcy Scoggins to Charter School Board.  “Marcy is smart, hard-working, patient, and organized. She also has a heart for our...

Former Senator and current Forrest County Tax Collector Billy Hudson has died

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Prior to his death Hudson spent much of his life in public service, from alderman to a member of the Board of Supervisors for...

Northern Transportation Commissioner announces series of town hall events

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Caldwell looks to connect with the public through public meetings slated for December 6, 7 and 8. Northern Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell has announced a...

SALTER: Jailing mental patients is an old problem that remains ‘unacceptable’ in Mississippi

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**Submission by Sid Salter** Mississippi remains the focus of a 2016 U.S. Justice Department lawsuit which alleges, among other things, that the state “violates the...

DOJ requests third party manager brought in to stabilize Jackson water system

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The city and State Health Department are in agreement with the federal proposal that would allow an interim manager to take over the water...

Passenger rail travel set to return to the Gulf Coast

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Mississippi's Senator Wicker has worked to bring rail travel back for nearly a decade. After more than 17 years, the ability for passenger rail travel...

SALTER: McConnell’s GOP Senate leadership defense recalls 1996 all-Mississippi battle

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**Submission by Sid Salter** The predicted Republican “red wave” was in reality less impressive, but it did give the GOP narrow control of the House...

Hearing presents possible solutions to financial crisis in Mississippi hospitals

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State Health Officer estimates that 38 out of Mississippi's 111 hospitals are at risk of closing in the near term. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Senate...

AG Fitch joins coalition challenging new rule providing abortions to VA facilities

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The coalition argues that the rule could potentially defy state's with laws against abortions after the Dobbs ruling.  A coalition of 15 Attorneys General, led...

Passenger rail service on Mississippi Coast one step closer to reality 

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The rail service was halted in 2005 due to damage from Hurricane Katrina. Efforts to reinstate it have slowed over the years despite strong...

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