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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

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Entergy Expanding: New Miss. Facility To Be Better Protected From Hurricanes, Tornadoes

November 12, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Built to hold up in an EF-5 tornado, a new facility being built by Entergy in Jackson may mean you don’t lose your power in a really bad storm. The power company announced a brand new, state-of-the-art transmission operation center (TOP) Tuesday.

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Barbour Eats Crow After Calling Obama’s Issues “Tar Babies”

November 11, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–It was a conference call with former Gov. Haley Barbour’s lobbying firm after last week’s election, where Politico reports Barbour referred to President Obama’s issues as “tar babies”, a term some consider racially insensitive since it refers to tar babies in Joel Chandler Harris’ “Uncle Remus” stories.

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On Veteran’s Day: VA Head Says Things Have Improved, Harper Promises to Keep Working

November 11, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–More people may be disciplined in the years-long Veterans Administration scandal where some people may have died waiting on appointments. Mississippi’s facilities got plenty of complaints both before and after that scandal broke, but there may have been some improvements over the past year.

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Down Right Cold: Arctic Air Pushes Toward the Magnolia State

November 11, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–A blast of arctic air is headed toward Mississippi and should move in in the overnight hours Tuesday and early Wednesday. Highs Wednesday will be in the 50s, a 20 degree drop from Tuesday’s highs in the mid 70s.

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Net Neutrality: Mississippi’s Wicker at Odds With Obama, Says Plan Would “Threaten Online Experience”

November 11, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Net neutrality is a term you may have heard over the past several years as it has become a political argument. It essentially is the belief that all internet data should be allowed to run through the wires unfettered and uncensored by big companies like Comcast and Verizon. President Obama is now pushing for net neutrality and Mississippi’s Sen. Roger Wicker disagrees with the president’s position, but says the internet should remain uncensored.

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Trooper School Starts, Recruits to Go Through Training Until April

November 10, 2014 |

PHOTO: Courtesy MHP

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss.–Members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol face some of the toughest and longest law enforcement training in the state. This weekend a months-long journey began for 75 recruits and 61 alternates who hope to graduate and get that Mississippi-shaped badge.

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Hollywood, Mississippi: When the Movies Come to Canton

November 10, 2014 |

CANTON, Miss.–What exactly attracted the first big movie to film in Canton may have been its very transformable and timeless square. What attracts movies to the city now may be its extensive resume’ (A Time to Kill, My Dog Skip, Oh Brother Where Art Thou). It could also be that Canton is ready for it, with a sound stage so that both external and studio scenes can be accommodated. Whatever the attraction, a major Hollywood production is again in the works and part of Canton is again being transformed.

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Wreck in DeSoto County Kills Four People, Two Others Seriously Hurt

November 10, 2014 |

DeSOTO COUNTY, Miss.–A wreck on Hwy. 61 in DeSoto County killed four people Saturday night. Two others were seriously hurt and were taken to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. It looks like a car headed north toward Memphis somehow crossed into the south bound lanes and hit a truck head on about 8:15.

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Rebels Make Their Way Back Into Top Ten, MSU at No. 1 for Week Five

November 10, 2014 |

OXFORD, Miss.–One of the best season in recent history for the Ole Miss Rebels got good again with an easy win Saturday as the beat the Presbyterian Blue Hose in what some people would not even call a contest, 48 to 0. That put the Rebs back into the top ten in the AP Poll at No. 10.

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The Sanderson Farms PGA Championship Send Nick Taylor Home as Winner

November 10, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–The first Sanderson Farms PGA Championship held in the capital city sent Nick Taylor back to British Columbia as winner. News Mississippi’s Dixon Williams reported Taylor earned $270,000.

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