Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
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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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
When you think about growing a state's economy, most of us don't
think about health care. That is about to change. Governor Phil Bryant
was on the coast Friday morning launching a new initiative.
Bryant says the state needs 1000 new doctors. For each one, the
economic impact would be $2 million in buildings, staff, and equipment.
To train those doctors, Bryant said the states only teaching hospital
needs a $40 million upgrade.
"We must get started immediately on
that building if we're going to have the physicians necessary in the
field," the governor said.
This study was conducted by the
Mississippi Economic Council. The governor wants to make sure it's not
put on a shelf and forgotten.
"There will be a leadership
organization across the state made up of medical community experts that
will help us come together on a continuing basis to make sure the plan
is put into place," Bryant explained.
Expanding health care
opportunities in the state makes for good business. Blake Wilson is the
president of the Mississippi Economic Council.
"It's not just a
health care facility, but also all of those things that serve health
care, as well as pharmaceutical distribution, pharmaceutical
manufacture," Wilson said.
According to Wilson, a major component of the plan is offering tax breaks to medical companies that come here.
legislature has already passed health care zone legislation and already
a significant distribution operation has located up in the northern
part of the state thanks to those health care zone incentives," Wilson
There are several goals involved in this health care
initiative spurred by the governor, but the number one goal is the more
health care that's available, the more jobs there are. Mike Mangum is a
Jackson County supervisor.
"Certainly, we're looking for jobs
that are going to be in the higher scale ranges," Mangum said. "We're
looking for jobs that are going to be in specialty things."
jobs could play a key role in improving jot only the physical health of
Mississippians, but also the state's financial health as well.
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