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The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the first confirmed pediatric influenza death in Mississippi for the 2021-22 flu season. 

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Woman accused of dining at Waffle House while children were locked in U-Haul now suspect in kidnapping of her four children

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi announced they have joined a Congressional Review Act challenge to stop President Joe Biden’s mandate requiring private businesses to require COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. 

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West Jones community mourns the loss of Mustang senior Cade Thompson

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Teresa Mackey took broken pieces of jewelry that she found around her house and turned them into beautiful pieces of art. That’s symbolic of the path her life took in recent years. What seemed shattered now shines.

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The most common form of cancer in women is breast cancer, besides skin cancers. There’s a one-in-eight chance that a person will develop breast cancer in the U.S. In 2020, nearly 282,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. The Laurel Housing Authority brings awareness to breast cancer b…

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The South Jones Band of Braves took the Bands of America competition by storm, winning the overall award for Class 1A and scoring high enough to make it to the finals.

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As legislative leaders wait to see if Gov. Tate Reeves will call lawmakers into special session to vote on a medical marijuana proposal, groups opposed to legalized cannabis — who typically have the governor’s ear — are making a push against it.

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Christa Alexander of Laurel was appointed to the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services Board by Gov. Tate Reeves, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

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Mississippi Development Authority Director John Rounsaville is stepping down effective Aug. 31, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Tate Reeves.

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Poultry producer’s stock soars amid rumors of merger with Wayne Farms

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Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch confirmed to the Laurel Leader-Call that the state will join a lawsuit that was filed to block battleground states from casting “unlawful and constitutionally tainted votes” in the Electoral College. Texas AG Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit against four b…

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A Petal woman is in jail facing charges for going on social media and posting racist messages she alleges were sent by her father, including his phone number and address.

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