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The Latest: In icy Mississippi, people urged to save power

01/17/2018 There was snow on the beach in Mississippi, and residents were being urged to save energy by avoiding bathing. Many rural Mississippians rely on electricity to heat their homes, and the frigid weather was pushing power demand sky-high. Cooperative Energy ...

Suspected drug traffickers arrested in Mississippi

01/14/2018 Two women wanted for their involvement in a major drug trafficking ring in Gibson were arrested in Mississippi last week ... in cash and from various bank accounts after searching 11 homes throughout Terrebonne, St. Mary and East Baton Rouge parishes ...

South Mississippi Strong: Lucy the Clown wants to brighten your worst day

01/16/2018 That's why we believe she's South Mississippi Strong. "You like puzzles ... Lucy the Clown also visits daycares, and every department at hospitals and nursing homes. She's been doing this for eight years. Her real name is Kathy Moore, but when she ...

Serious SoCal Style: 9 Paul Williams-Designed Homes for Sale

01/12/2018 Williams was the first certified African-American architect west of the Mississippi, and the first African-American ... He designed more than 2,000 private homes before he died in 1980 at age 85. Several of them are available today, but you'll have to ...

Health officials: Mississippi having busy flu season

01/13/2018 JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi health officials say that because of a busy flu season, some hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities may restrict visitors and limit access to public waiting areas. Dr. Paul Byers, the state ...

Mississippi giving away radon test kits this month

01/13/2018 In Mississippi, experts say fewer than 3 percent of homes have radon levels in excess of recommended action levels. However, because of the geology in Mississippi, higher levels of radon are typically measured in northeastern Mississippi counties.

Pass Rd. 'For sale' signs highlight real estate sales slump

01/11/2018 According to real estate agents, not a lot of biting is actually happening ... The Environmental Protection Agency are asking for feedback from residents in Pascagoula over the former Mississippi Phosphates Corporation Site. A public meeting will be ...

Mississippi State Dept. of Health offering free radon test kits

01/11/2018 The Mississippi State Department of Health Radon Program is offering ... Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, and can accumulate in certain homes and buildings. https://t.co/OhKLnKQmhJ Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found ...

Mississippi Health Department seeks small budget increase

01/10/2018 (AP) — After two years of reductions, the Mississippi State Department of Health is requesting ... You don't want TB in nursing homes," Currier said. Senate Appropriations Chairman Eugene "Buck" Clarke, a Republican from Hollandale, said he will consider ...

Art and performance preserving Mississippi blues comes to Maryland Hall

01/12/2018 Porter grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, and says she came to really appreciate ... a headset systems allows visitors to listen to the subjects speak about their music and their homes, and hear a bit of their music. “This is a major exhibit for us ...

Nursing homes fight back flu

01/12/2018 TUPELO – Area nursing homes are fighting to keep the flu at bay. “This year is much worse than usual,” said Teresa Baker, corporate clinical director for Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, which has 11 skilled nursing and assisted living ...

Wine delivered to your door may soon be a thing

01/06/2018 Charles Busby recently introduced a bill to the Mississippi House of Representatives to lift restrictions ... The bill would allow wine to be directly shipped to homes throughout the Magnolia State, which means you could order from online vendors of ...

Racial Bias Suit Against A White Coroner Moves Forward

01/11/2018 A federal judge ruled on Friday that there’s enough evidence to allow six Black-owned funeral homes to sue a county coroner in Mississippi for steering business to competing White-owned funeral homes, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. SEE ALSO ...

City buys apartment complex in neighborhood rehab effort

01/03/2018 TUPELO, Miss. — A north Mississippi city will spend $2.5 million to buy a dilapidated apartment complex, continuing an effort to improve a neighborhood. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that that Tupelo City Council approved the purchase ...

What's Happening with the Most Prominent Pieces of (Formerly) Underused Real Estate in the Twin Cities

01/02/2018 Between the Wabasha and Roberts Street bridges across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul is ... It has closed dozens of stores and in an attempt to make money off the real estate it holds across the country, it spun off real estate investment ...

This Mississippi woman is 100 years old and still dropping deer

01/06/2018 She offers me a seat at the heart of most homes, the kitchen table ... Vickers said deer and turkeys began to flourish in the area due to stocking efforts by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. "We turkey hunted a lot after ...

Entergy reports over 1,700 homes without power in Mississippi Co.

01/02/2018 Entergy Arkansas is reporting a large power outage in Mississippi County Tuesday morning. According to its outage map, over 1,700 customers lost power at around 4:20 a.m. The outage looks to affect part of west Blytheville and most of Gosnell. Entergy says ...

Mississippi less taxing for retirees

01/03/2018 “The purchasing power of retirees in a tax-friendly climate like Mississippi allows for greater opportunities in entrepreneurship, where retirees may consider starting their own business, or acquiring assets such as homes or property,” McCullough said.

Protect homes from squirrel invasions

01/05/2018 Both the eastern gray squirrel and the eastern fox squirrel are game species in Mississippi. Therefore, Mississippi law does not allow landowners to trap these animals. However, squirrels can be hunted legally in two seasons: fall season ends Feb. 28 ...

Taking Care to Get a Mississippi Scandal Right

01/02/2018 But they let me into their homes, their jail, their lives. Then they let me come back, again and again. They and others in Mississippi — families, sheriffs, mental health professionals, politicians — wanted their stories of deep frustration told.

Mississippi State Fire Marshall wants you to be safe for winter weather

12/29/2017 Mississippi State Fire Marshall Mike Chaney reminds everyone in the magnolia state to properly use heating sources to stay warm during the cold weather and have working smoke detectors in your homes. RELATED: First Alert: Wintry Mix followed by frigid ...

300-plus New Orleans homeless get homes in time for holidays

01/01/2018 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman who slept on the streets because homeless shelters wouldn't take her dog and a woman and two children who'd lived in their car since leaving Mississippi are among more than 300 homeless people who got homes for the holidays in ...

Doing Less With Less: Mental Health Care in Mississippi

12/29/2017 alleging that Mississippi's mentally ill children were unnecessarily institutionalized and didn't have access to care in their community. The lead plaintiff was a 17-year-old boy who had undergone five hospitalizations, and spent time in 10 group homes and ...

Top 2017 Mississippi stories include plane crash, union vote

12/30/2017 TORNADO RIPS HATTIESBURG, PETAL A Jan. 21 tornado tore a 31-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and damaging or destroying more than 1,100 homes. One Hattiesburg woman lost both her father and her son, killed in separate houses in the ...

Residents purchasing items to prepare for deep freeze

12/29/2017 It's preparation time for many coast residents wanting to winterize their homes ahead of the frigid weather ... Dogs, just like people in South Mississippi, aren't adapted to near freezing temperatures. That's why bringing them inside for the night ...

Top Ten Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2017

12/28/2017 The second and third applications met with a similar fate, and the actions by the Commission are on appeal to the Mississippi courts. Similarly, Diamondhead Real Estate filed another application for approval of its previously denied site in Hancock ...

Mississippi bank to complete long-delayed acqusitions

12/27/2017 (AP) - A Mississippi bank has won approval to complete mergers with ... Police say two neighbors walking their dogs Saturday morning found the body in an arroyo behind some homes. Investigators... Police: Body found in Four Hills area was decapitated ...

Steimer Says: How Memphis real estate changed the most in 2017

12/28/2017 Memphis’ real estate market surged in 2017 ... making 15-year PILOTs again available throughout the DMC's jurisdiction — which extends from the Mississippi River to East, North and South Parkway. Under the new DMC policy, there is no minimum number ...

Ex-Sugar Bowl MVP Raymond Brown dies in Mississippi

12/26/2017 GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A former Ole Miss football star who played for two NFL championship teams in the 1950s has died in Mississippi. Raymond L. Brown was 81. William Wilmoth, manager of O'Bryant O'Keefe Funeral Homes, says Brown died at his home on Monday.

Candidate wins Mississippi state Senate seat without runoff

12/20/2017 GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have chosen a new state senator without the need for a runoff election. Real estate developer Joel Carter took the majority of the votes Tuesday in Senate District 49, which covers parts of ...

The Latest: Mississippi suspect in slaying remains at large

12/20/2017 Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday evening that officers are searching wooded areas near Jayess in Lawrence County. That comes after officers surrounded two mobile homes and a house looking for Tony Wilson, who Lawrence County ...

Mississippi suspect in slaying remains at large

12/19/2017 Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday evening that officers are searching wooded areas near Jayess in Lawrence County. That comes after officers surrounded two mobile homes and a house looking for Tony Wilson, who Lawrence County ...

Rockefeller Christmas trees used to build homes for Habitat for Humanity

12/05/2017 For the past decade, the ornament-laden trees that have been lit up with glitz, songs and dancing Rockettes have gone on to be milled into lumber used in dozens of Habitat for Humanity homes from Philadelphia to Pascagoula, Mississippi. Each tree yields a ...

GL Homes postpones Ag Reserve development plan

12/09/2017 GL Homes mounted its own campaign and highlighted how the proposal ... sprawl and preserve one of the nation’s most productive farming areas east of the Mississippi River. Rosoff said she views GL Homes’ decision as a positive development, but the ...

3 running for Mississippi Senate seat in a coastal district

12/18/2017 Voters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are choosing a new state senator ... Carr, who is a youth pastor; Joel Carter, who owns a real estate company; and Ron Meyers, who owns an event management company. Special election ballots don't list party labels ...

Roger Williams Homes demolition begins

12/15/2017 The homes were named after H. Roger Williams ... the investigation continues in the “massive wreck” on I-65 northbound near mile marker 80. A 10-year-old Mississippi boy left a suicide note at school, saying he would kill himself if the bullying ...

Brookhaven takes advantage of rare chance to enjoy a significant - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

12/08/2017 Near downtown, snow-covered homes looked like a snapshot for a classic Christmas ... We’re told the young boy was transported to Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackso... Mississippi Power crews will suspend restoration crews tonight after winter weather ...

Rob Smith, former state lawmaker in Mississippi, dies at 66

12/18/2017 Rob Smith, a Democrat who served 24 years in the Mississippi Legislature ... Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Richland. Smith, who owned a real estate business in Rankin County, was elected to the state House of Representatives ...

The Latest: Record-setting snowfall in south Mississippi

12/08/2017 Parts of south Mississippi and southeast Louisiana have recorded one ... 1:30 p.m. As much as 5 inches (13 centimeters) of snow has left about 45,000 homes and businesses without power in Alabama. Alabama Power Co. says the largest number of outages ...

This housing startup designed homes that grow with their owners

12/14/2017 Think of it like the Helix sleep of starter homes. But the real selling point is that the modules ... Gaudio, who spent time volunteering in Biloxi, Mississippi, on post-Katrina housing, also won a Fulbright Scholarship, which allowed hime to travel ...