Daily Archives: July 13, 2012

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Around the South: Abortion Clinic, Capital Punishment, Culture Wars

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TOP STORIES

More Abortion Restrictions Anticipated in Mississippi

Abortion Outposts in Arkansas, Dakotas Wary of Mississippi Fight

Georgia Death Row Inmate Seeks Reprieve Due to Mental Disability

Missouri Prosecutors Stay Quiet on Death Penalty Study

SOCIETY

E. Tennessee Hindi Community Supports Crash-Victim’s Family

Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline Praised

Lack of Government Subsidies Closing Some Mississippi Child-Care Centers

Lesbian Couple Ordered to Leave Kentucky Park after Kissing

Lesbian Demands Commitment Ceremony at Mississippi Museum

Animal Shelter Overwhelmed by Puppy Mill Adoptions

Arkansas Town Decides Not to Ban Pit Bulls

Alley Cat Allies Denounce Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Ameren Missouri Launches Campaign to Honor Everyday Heroes

Young Couple Buys Missouri Castle for $395K

Virginian, New Yorker Marry at World’s Most Expensive Pet Wedding

Blues Crawl in Southern Pines Set for 2-Day Celebration

Historic Arkansas Museum’s Barbie Doll Exhibit Begins

Georgia Mountain Festivals Offer Access to Countrified Culture

EDUCATION/SCIENCE (TOP)

Are Virginia Schools Too Easy on Students?

Southeast Home School Expo Provides Activities for Children, Speakers for Parents

Louisiana Technology Footprint Provides Glimpse of Schools’ Digital Readiness

Tennessee Valley Schools Receive Free Weather Alerts

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH (TOP)

Voracious Ash-Boring Beetle Invades Virginia Forests

2 Florida Teens Attacked by Alligators in Less Than a Week

Oklahoma, Arkansas Fear Repeat of 2011 Drought

No Federal Aid for Georgians Hit by St. Mary’s River Flood

Endangered Birds Nest Along Arkansas River

Florida Woman Stuck in Watery Ditch for Three Days

Obamacare’s Southern Exposure: Reform is a Hard Sell in Kentucky

Lines Drawn in Florida over Opting Out of Medicaid Plan

‘Devastating’ Louisiana Medicaid Cuts Anticipated

Louisiana Group Petitions Jindal to Sign Obamacare

Mississippi Trial Over Obamacare Set for October

Missouri Governor Vetoes Measure on Birth Control

UAMS Opens Dental Education Center in Little Rock

PUBLIC SAFETY/DEFENSE (TOP)

Bank Executives Indicted in Virginia Bank Failure

Florida’s Drug Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Arkansas’ Expungement Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Florida Police Use Taser to Subdue Jaywalker

Accused of Stealing iPhone from Wreck, Louisiana Police Officer Resigns

2 South Carolina Men Arrested for Random Shootings, Held Without Bond

Georgia Girl, 15, Tells of Abuse, Being Locked in Chicken Coop

West Virginia Man Arraigned for Allegedly Torturing Wife for Several Years

Florida Teen Who Allegedly Killed Parents Before Hosting Party Vows ‘I’ll Get Out’ of Jail

Police Arrest Suspect in Rape of North Carolina Woman in Her Bronx Hotel Room

No Charges for Mother Abandoning Severely Disabled Daughter at Bar

Expert: Florida Teen Attacker Mentally Ill, Not Responsible

Georgia Woman Gets 3 Years for Botched Buttocks Injections

South Carolina Sheriff Denied Workers Comp after Shooting

Missouri Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Air Force Gets Earful over Guard Cuts

BUSINESS (TOP)

Ailing Florida Hotel Reopens as ‘Clothing Optional’ Resort

Georgia No Longer No. 1 in Foreclosures

LCD Flat-Screen Makers to Pay $571 Million for Price-Fixing

Shell OKs Halved Louisiana-to-Texas Crude Oil Pipeline

Georgia’s New Nuclear Power Plant Loan Unlikely to Close until Late 2012

Delays, Cost Increases at Nations New Nuclear Facilities

Georgia Starbucks Factory Jolts U.S. Manufacturing

Virginia Drops to Third Among Best States for Business

POLITICS For additional regional political coverage, visit our sister site: The Locust Fork News-Journal (TOP)

Drone Fears Unite Virginia ACLU, Conservative Delegate

Florida Leads Nation with 10 Percent of Adults Not Allowed to Vote

Tennessee Voter ID Law Could Disenfranchise Thousands

350K Virginia Felons Without Voting Rights

House Version of Agriculture Bill Favors Arkansas Rice Farmers

Ramsey: Tennessee Gun Group Pushing Its Luck

Waltons Back Wet-Dry Issue on Northwest Arkansas Ballot

Missouri Governor Vetoes Liquor Bill

Olympic Uniform Issue Unites Arkansas Congressmen

New Tennessee Laws Target Synthetic Drugs

Louisiana Bicentennial Officials Confront Scheduling Challenges

Arkansas Lottery Raised Record $97 Million for State Scholarships in FY ’12

Arkansas Executives, Lawmakers on Romney Finance Team

Florida’s Lt. Gov. Caught in Alleged Lesbian Sex Scandal

COMMENTARY (TOP)

Assault and Abuse Survivors Just Distractions in South Carolina

Animal Cruelty: Louisiana Truckstop Proud of Its Caged Tiger

The Importance of Virginia

Missouri Governor Should Use, Not Hoard, Political Capital

Culinary Carolina: ‘Meat and Three’ and So Much More

Tennessee Well Positioned in Global Economy

‘Beasts of a Southern Wild’ like a beautiful, quirky dream