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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
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Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency.More >>
"What we're doing has not been working," that's what Governor Phil Bryant said when he declared war on teen pregnancy. Mississippi remains among the highest in the country in the number of teen mothers, that despite many state programs to lower the teen birth rate.
Now, Governor Bryant has created a task force called Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi. This new program hopes to succeed where others failed because it includes talking with teen parents to find out what interventions they believe could reach teens and stop them from getting pregnant.
Department of Human Services Executive Director Richard Berry said, "We're looking very strongly at if you already have a child, fine, we're going to love that child. We are going to try and help you with that child, but that doesn't mean you have others. Let's stop right here and try to break this cycle."
There is no quick solution, but the task force hopes to reduce teen pregnancies by 15% by 2017.
Maybe you don't think this affects your family, but when 155 million in state tax dollars goes to programs for teen pregnancy each year, it affects all of us.
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