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Attorney General Hood Recognizes Military Consumer Protection Month

July marks Military Consumer Protection Month, and Attorney General Jim Hood is offering guidelines to prevent members of the military from falling victim to targeted fraud. “Unfortunately, our nation’s heroes are commonly targeted  by scammers,” said General Hood. “It is very important to protect our active and reserve servicemembers from criminals while they are out…

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July 4th Weekend Boating Enforcement Statistics

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers concluded the 2017 Operation Dry Water Weekend, which this year included the July 4th holiday.  The heightened emphasis period began Saturday July 1 and ended Tuesday, July 4 at midnight. Throughout this period, MS Conservation Officers issued: 72 were alcohol and drug-related citations 4 boating under the influence (BUI) citations…

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3 NEW LAWS go into effect July 1!

It’s expected to be a normal July 4 holiday weekend. Many people will be behind the wheel but before you head outdoors, you may want to be aware of a new law that will go into effect July 1. That new law not only affects those behind the wheel but also rear passengers. “Are you in the…

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This Fourth of July, Law Enforcement Is Here to Help Remind You: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Every day, law enforcement officers work endless hours to keep community members are safe. The decisions drivers make before getting behind the wheel of a car affect law enforcement officers’ work, and drunk driving can be one of the deadliest factors. In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving-related crashes. To put it into perspective,…

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Mississippi Power Company to Suspend Gasifier Operations at Kemper County Facility

On June 28, 2017, Mississippi Power Company notified the Mississippi Public Service Commission that it will immediately suspend lignite coal gasification operations at its Kemper County facility; the plant will continue operating as a natural gas plant. Last week, the Mississippi Public Service Commission moved to have Mississippi Power Company and other parties reach a settlement in…

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CHS Senior Competes to be on World Championship Team!

The 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships are underway at the Indiana University Natatorium. Thirty Olympic medalists from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be competing this week at Nationals, vying for spots on the U.S. roster for the 2017 FINA World Championships, to be held July 23-30 in Budapest. Also in the mix will…

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