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Entries for August, 2013


Mysterious Package at JWHO Causes Stir

An unmarked package delivered to Jackson Women's Health Organization Tuesday afternoon caused a few minutes of panic and prompted the Jackson Police Department to respond by sending the bomb squad and several police cars. JWHO, the only abortion clinic in the state, called police to report the package, according to ...

Tonight: Supt. House on Common Core and More

[verbatim release] Interim State Superintendent Presents First Parents’ Meeting on Mississippi College- and Career-ready Standards WHO: Dr. Lynn J. House, interim state superintendent of education WHAT: The Mississippi Department of Education, in collaboration with the Mississippi Parent-Teacher Association and the Mississippi Library Commission, launches today a series of parent meetings, ...

Jackson Issues Boil-Water Notice

A large area of Jackson is under a boil-water notice from the city.

UMMC, Insurer Reach Deal

Vertbatim release from the University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Public Affairs: WITH AGREEMENT SIGNED, UMMC PATIENTS WITH BLUE CROSS INSURANCE REMAIN IN NETWORK JACKSON, Miss. – Leaders at the University of Mississippi Medical Center signed a one-year agreement today with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi, ending ...

C-L Delivered 13 Pink Slips?

Unconfirmed reports indicate that The Clarion-Ledger has laid off 13 employees over the past two days. The report, from The Gannett Blog (which is not an official Gannett source), says that nationwide, the Gannett Company's U.S. Community Publishing newspaper division, the C-L's parent company, has fired an estimated 223 people ...

Tonight, Aug. 1: ‘Know Your Rights’ Forum

Get your questions answered about the Castle Doctrine and gun laws in Mississippi.