Health

Miss. West Nile cases up to 225 for year

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 12 new human cases of West Nile virus.

The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1), and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total to 225 cases and five deaths. […]

News

Missing woman now wanted for embezzlement

Linda Gale Reed, a Copiah County woman last seen on April 29, is now wanted for embezzlement of $20,000 from her employer.

Sheriff Harold Jones said Tuesday at a news conference that the 65-year-old Reed had “sole control” of the petty cash fund at Moore’s Fabrications. Jones said an accountant hired by the company and a FBI forensic accountant found the money missing from 2010 petty cash fund. […]

Health

Four and a half decades of service to children at heart

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Staff Writer

The Friends of Children of Mississippi (FCM), with its executive director from its inception Dr. Marvin Hogan still at the helm, celebrated its 46th Anniversary Monday, Oct. 15.

“Forty-five years ago, there appeared to be very little concern about poor children and families, and Head Start services were not readily available,” said Hogan, in assessment of the four and a half decades he personally has dedicated to child welfare…. […]

News

Pastor’s anniversary part of month long celebration

By Daphne Higgins

Religion Editor

The month of October holds a special meaning for clergy across the country but for the pastor of College Hill Missionary Baptist Church, the month long celebration includes a special day of recognition. Not only is it National Clergy Appreciation Month, but it is also the month that Dr. Michael Titus Williams stepped into the pulpit as the pastor of one of the oldest African American churches in Jackson…. […]

Family Medicine

Miss. says no thanks to Medicaid expansion dollars

Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

You’d be wrong. […]