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Budget cuts affect Mississippi Dept. of Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health is going from nine regional offices to three because of budget cuts. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Monday that changes begin July 1st with the new budget year. The department is keeping regional offices in Tupelo, Jackson, and Biloxi. Currier says it is saving $1.5 million […]
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Murder suspect’s home burned in Lincoln County

A fire has destroyed the home of a Mississippi man charged with killing eight people. Sheriff Steve Rushing in Lincoln County says nobody was in the mobile home in Bogue Chitto when firefighters answered a fire call before dawn on Sunday. Rushing says the home belonged to Willie Cory Godbolt, who is jailed without bond. […]
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Fourth woman found in deadly Lee County crash

Searchers have found the body of an Illinois woman who was missing after a vehicle carrying four people crashed more than a week ago in northern Mississippi. The body of 24-year-old Amber Smith of Illinois was found today. A creek took the body about 40 miles from the crash. Two men and two women left […]
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Senator Cochran on education budget cuts

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is reiterating his desire to find an agreement on funding for federal programs to support education and teacher development. Senator Cochran serves on the Education Appropriations Sub-committee which held a hearing Tuesday to review the 2018 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education which includes a $9.2 billion cut. Senator […]
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Mississippi praised for early learning

Mississippi is being recognized by the National Institute for Early Education Research. The institute is praising the Magnolia State’s early learning collaboratives for meeting all 10 quality standards for early childhood education. Mississippi is one of five states in the nation that meet all 10 benchmarks. The latest ranking is published in the ‘The State […]
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Special session wraps up

After working into the night, state lawmakers wrap up a special session in just one day, an effort to save taxpayers what can cost up to $100,000 a day when legislators are working in the capitol. Budgets were worked out for the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Transportation. After heavy budget debate lawmakers […]
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U.S. Senator Roger Wicker on health care

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker says congress is determined to make our country’s health care system better by replacing the ObamaCare program that he says is ‘crashing and burning.’ He says congress is working on a plan that lowers premiums and guarantees competition and coverage. He adds that while it is taking quite some time to […]
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Special session convenes in Jackson

State lawmakers were in Jackson today for a special session expected to last one or two days. The session convened at 10 a.m. to finish budgets for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Jim Hood is urging lawmakers to restore a portion of the money they have cut from […]
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Sheriff’s deputy remembered in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County community continues to mourn the loss of a sheriff’s deputy who was killed when a man went on a shooting rampage over the weekend. Deputy William Durr is believed to be the first in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department to be killed in the line of duty. He will be laid to […]
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Accused Mississippi killer in court in Lincoln County

A Mississippi man accused of killing eight people showed little emotion during his first court appearance. Today, a judge denied bond for 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt, who is charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first-degree murder. Lincoln County Justice Court Judge Roger Martin says the court will appoint an attorney […]