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Retired DC auxiliary bishop, La native, dies at 91
The Diocese of Lake Charles says Bishop Glen John Provost will celebrate a burial Mass on Saturday for a retired auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C., the Most Rev. Leonard Olivier.
Lab accident damages wall, no injuries
Officials with Forrest General Hospital say a medical waste treatment facility in Hattiesburg suffered some damage in an explosion Wednesday.
Drumheller Packaging expanding in Clarksdale
Drumheller Packaging Inc. is expanding its Clarksdale operation and adding 20 new jobs.
US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.
Mississippi ruling: Gays treated as 'lesser'
In overturning Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge says state law treats homosexuals like second-class citizens, much as racially discriminatory legislation of the 1950s and 1960s marginalized black residents.
Audit: Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly
A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims.
Ex-teacher indicted for relationship with student
A former Adams County Christian School teacher has been indicted by a grand jury on accusations she maintained an inappropriate relationship with a teenage female student.
DeSoto supervisors join bond disclosure program
Racing to meet a Dec. 1 deadline, the DeSoto Board of Supervisors has approved county participation in a nationwide federal program urging enhanced disclosures in bond offers going back five years.
Man sentenced in 2012 restaurant shooting
The Hattiesburg man who wounded five people at a Mexican restaurant in Hattiesburg in 2012 has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.
Mike Ezell wins Jackson County sheriff's seat
Mike Ezell easily defeated Scott McIlrath in the runoff election to become Jackson County's next chief law enforcement office.
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