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  • Miss. has 1 new cases of mosquito-borne virus

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    USDA/ASSOCIATED PRESSAn aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin. Guyana is reporting at least 12 more cases of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya that causes severe joint pain and fever for ...

  • Corpse of missing St. Peters man found in Mississippi River police say

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Last week, John C. Middleton became the 35th man to be executed by the state of Missouri since Jan. 1, 2000. All of the descriptions of their ...

  • Alabama State U. picked for historic march exhibit

    San Diego Union-Tribune - Monday 21st July, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- As the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march approaches, the National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University as a location for exhibits ...

  • Tropical depression forms in central Atlantic

    The Miami Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land. end story-rail ...

  • Biloxis Margaritaville casino closing by Sept. 19

    Associated Press - Monday 21st July, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will waste away by mid-September, with the casino saying it can't raise more money because the landlord won't ...

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  • Republican civil war in Mississippi goes national

    Daily Kos - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Did someone call for more wingnut? Mississippi Republicans continue to be the gift that keeps on giving. Virginia ex-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has entered the fray (any similarity here to a ...

  • Mississippi Reminds Drivers Inspection Stickers Still Required

    Insurance Journal - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Annual vehicle safety inspections continue to be required in Mississippi, but there has been confusion among drivers who may have read the headlines about the law’s demise in the Legislature. ...

  • Mississippis Margaritaville casino closing 

    Denver Post - Monday 21st July, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Company officials say Mississippi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said in Monday's announcement that it will ...

  • Margaritaville Biloxi to close by September

    WLOX - Monday 21st July, 2014

    By September 19, the doors of Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi will be closed. That's according to a letter from Margaritaville President Doug Shipley to casino and restaurant employees. ...

  • Gulfport Police search for attempted kidnapping suspect

    WLOX - Monday 21st July, 2014

    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Police are trying to find the man who tried to kidnap a 13-year old girl from her home on 43rd Street in Gulfport. Officers say the doorbell rang and when the girl opened ...

  • Jackson police chief retires

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton has retired.In a news release Monday, Mayor Tony Yarber says Assistant Chief of Police Lee Vance will serve as interim police chief. Vance has ...

  • Battle of Franklin flag losing fight with time

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Time is defeating a flag that last flew 150 years ago during the Battle of Franklin and donors are trying to come to its rescue.Preservationists need $6,500 to restore and conserve ...

  • Woman struck killed walking along highway

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    WALLS, Miss. - Authorities say a 22-year-old driver is accused of striking and killing a woman who was walking near Walls in DeSoto County.Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joey Miller tells The ...

  • Byrom moved to Tishomingo Co. for new trial

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    IUKA, Miss. - Death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.No trial date has been announced.The Mississippi Department of Corrections ...

  • ATF Stolen guns a serious threat in South Miss.

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Criminals looking to get their hands on guns are targeting federal firearms dealers in South Mississippi."It's a heavy burden for dealers and gun owners to know someone ...

  • Highway 6 opening delayed by rain

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    TUPELO, Miss. - The opening of Highway 6/U.S. 278 has been delayed.The new 10-mile stretch of road that connects Tupelo to Batesville was scheduled to open Monday, but Mississippi Department of ...

  • Philadelphia police investigate fatal stabbing

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - Philadelphia police say a 33-year-old man has been charged murder in the stabbing death of another man.Police Chief Grant Myers tells WTOK TV (http://bit.ly/1tpFQNm ) the ...

  • Oxford School District goes high tech

    The Sun Herald - Monday 21st July, 2014

    OXFORD, Miss. - The Oxford School District is issuing laptops to every high school and middle school student this fall.The district is requiring parents and students to attend a special computer ...

  • Olive Branch area rezoning plan spurs opposition

    Associated Press - Monday 21st July, 2014

    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) -- A vast swatch of land just outside Olive Branch is at the center of a fire storm of opposition as developers try to get the property rezoned for a business ...

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