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New Construction at USM, PRAM Awards and PBS Documentary at MSU

The University of Southern Mississippi has launched a series of construction projects to improve accessibility and mobility on its Hattiesburg campus, including a pedestrian pathway and additional parking.

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Dobbs Say ‘We Need To Do Better’ on Vaccine, Reaching Latinx Communities

State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs has decried vaccine hesitancy and urged vaccination for those who qualify. He joined an online panel on June 7, 2021, to speak about progress the ...

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Gov. Supports 'Will of Voters' on Issue of Medical Marijuana

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one that voters approved.

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Dobbs Says Apathy Responsible for Low Vaccination Rate

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday that lack of access isn’t the reason the state is last in the nation for COVID-19 vaccinations—it’s apathy.

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Many Mississipians Opt out of Available Vaccines, State Behind in Vaccinations

A new report by Mississippi's Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review shows that Mississippi spends less per pupil than each of its surrounding states—Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and ...

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Lawmakers Discuss Future of Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

The leader of the organization that sponsored the voter-approved Mississippi medical marijuana initiative that was recently blocked in court says the program should be changed and improved by the state ...

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CDC Investigating Possible Link Between Vaccines, ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Myocarditis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating whether an uptick in heart inflammation across the United States might be related to COVID-19 vaccinations, after reviewing data from the ...

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MSU Professor Receives DOE Award, JSU Alum Building Youth Golf Course and USM Eagle Direct Textbooks

Kun Wang, an assistant professor with joint Mississippi State University appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry, recently became one of 51 university-employed scientists ...

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Mississippi College Is ‘Lit’ Over New National Chief Reader

Dr. Steve Price will soon make history by joining an elite group of educators across the world. The College Board has named him as the new national chief reader for ...

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Initiative Process Rests in Governor’s Hands

The deadline for Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson to petition the state Supreme Court for a rehearing regarding a popular voter-mandated medical marijuana program has come and gone.

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USDA Holds Virtual Job Fair; Water Disruption Continues; Murder Sentencing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hundreds of immediate job openings available at a virtual job fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2.

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Mississippi Reckons With Ending Pay Boost for the Unemployed

Katrina Folks says she has tried everything she can think of to find work since losing her job in September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Analysis: Reviving Initiative Process Could Invite Mischief

Mississippi legislators can do business the easy way or the hard way if they revive the state's initiative process that was recently invalidated by a state Supreme Court decision.

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Additional COVID-19 Variant Cases Reported In Mississippi

Mississippi saw 10 new cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.351, commonly known as the South African variant, in outbreaks among long-term care facilities this week.

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Mississippi Official Won't Challenge Court on Initiatives

Mississippi’s top elections official said Thursday that he will not ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that invalidated the state’s initiative process and overturned a medical marijuana ...

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MSU Genealogy and History Fair, JSU Fulbright Distinction and USM Scholarship Awards

Mississippi State University Libraries is hosting the E.O. and Betty Templeton Genealogy and History Fair, a virtual event featuring guest speakers specializing in African American genealogy and Southern photography, on ...

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Mississippi City Honors Freedom Rider Legacy 60 Years Later

Mississippi's capital city is honoring the civil rights activism of the late Rev. C.T. Vivian 60 years after he and other Freedom Riders were arrested upon arrival in Jackson as ...

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Mississippi Protesters: Revive Medical Marijuana Proposal

People protested Tuesday near the Mississippi Capitol and the state Supreme Court building to demand that Gov. Tate Reeves call legislators into special session to restore a medical marijuana initiative ...

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Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic at Center of U.S. Debate

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi is facing what could be its biggest challenge. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear arguments this fall over a Mississippi ...

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Lobbyist, Lawyer Accused of Role in $85M Lumber Ponzi Scheme

Two men were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Mississippi, accused of taking part in an $85 million Ponzi scheme involving a fictitious lumber company, a prosecutor ...

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