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International airport receives grant
For the first time, the state of Mississippi has decided to provide some incentives for expansion at state airports. Video Video
World Tuberculosis Day: Disease Still Very Active in Mississippi
Tuesday is World Tuberculosis Day, and data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) shows that the number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in Mississippi increased 13% from 2013, which should remind Mississippians this disease is still a very present threat in the state.
Many Americans Don't Own Guns, But Not in Mississippi
South Mississippians might be shocked that the latest research on firearms shows gun ownership in America is down. Video Video
Mississippi Students Named Top Youth Volunteers in the Nation
Mississippi students, Katie Rogers of Collins and Shields Haire of Tupelo, are among 102 students named the nation’s top youth volunteers through the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Body Found Hanging from Tree Identified as Otis Byrd
Federal officials have spoken to the family of a man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi. Video Video
MS Ranks #1 in Number of Children Vaccinated
Mississippi is near the bottom on a lot of lists, but we're number one in the number of vaccinated children, but at least one group is lobbying to leave the choice to vaccinate or not up to the parents. Video Video
President Obama Signs Mississippi Disaster Declaration
Wednesday, the President declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23rd, 2014.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mississippi Marriage Ban
Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of equality, striking down Mississippi’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Bill to Ditch Inspection Stickers Passes Senate Finance Committee
A bill to eliminate the $5 inspection sticker passed the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.
Be Prepared for Grinch-Like Weather
The threat of severe weather is in the forecast for most of Mississippi Monday afternoon through Tuesday.
MS is 2nd Most Giving State in the Nation Right Behind Utah
The Magnolia State is the second most giving state in the nation, second only to Utah. Video Video
2015 Mississippi Elections Now Open for Candidates
Monday was the first day Mississippians can qualify to run in the 2015 state elections. Video Video
Mississippi Ranks #7 Nationally in National Board Certified Teachers; 198 Added in 2013-2014
Figures released by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show Mississippi now ranks seventh nationally in both the number of newly certified teachers and the total number of certified teachers.
Mississippi Earns Second Highest Spot in List of Most Charitable States
New Year promises more collaboration in service initiatives.
Election Day Tips and Reminders
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, Mississippi voters will elect federal representatives, judges, and possibly some local officials as well.
Mississippi Unveils New State Seal
During his 2014 State of the State Address, Gov. Phil Bryant called on lawmakers to add the national motto “In God We Trust” to the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi.
Former Mississippi Governor Bill Allain Passes Away
The former democratic governor had been hospitalized for two weeks with pneumonia. Governor Allain held office from 1984 to 1988 and passed away yesterday, December 2nd. Video Video
Mississippi Shines at Governors' Conference
Mississippi has often struggled with a misconceived image across America. Video Video
Mississippi Named Best State to Practice Medicine by Physician’s Practice
For the second year in a row, Mississippi has been named the number one state in the nation to practice medicine by Physician’s Practice in their “Best States to Practice” rankings.
National High School Graduation Rate Hits All Time High
The U.S. Department of Education is reporting the nation's high school graduation rate has topped 80% for the first time ever in U.S. history. Video Video
Dangerous Heat in Store for the State
Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices.
Saving Our Sisters/Brother 2 Brother Embrace Gulf Coast Teens 7th Year in a Row
According to the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the current reality is that “Mississippi has one of the highest percentages of births to teens in the nation. Although the teen pregnancy rate is decreasing in Mississippi, it is still a significant problem—one which has a definite impact on our state.” (2012)
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