Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

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Around the South: Medicaid, Culture Wars, Second Amendment

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Florida Weapon Permits Near Record

Medicaid: Arkansas Board of Health Endorses Expansion | GOP Legislators Want to Delay Arkansas Decision | Florida Pharmacists Sue for Access | Fewer Cheaters Caught Than Expected in North Carolina | 2 Million North Carolina Adults to Benefit

SOCIETY

Power Restoration Begins in Georgia

Gay Eagle Scout Told to Pack, Leave

Florida Lt. Governor Apologizes About Lesbian Remark

ABC Praised Dixie Chicks’ Free Speech, Slams Chick-Fil-A for ‘Firestorm’

Can a Chick-Fil-A Meal Make a Political Statement?

South Carolina Court Agrees Native American Child Should Return

Ruling Could Change Maryland’s Concealed-Carry Law

Killing America’s Telecom Utilities

Abandoned in Tennessee Bar, Illinois Teen Heads Home

Pastor: Why We Severed Ties with the Southern Baptist Convention

EDUCATION (TOP)

Alabama Education Association Vows Legal Fight over Birmingham Layoffs

Vouching for Failure in Louisiana Schools

Florida School Lunches to Feature Fruit, Vegetables

School Districts Show Significant Improvement on 2012 Tennessee Assessments

Georgians Return to School, New Common Core Standards

HIGHER ED (TOP)

Southern University Officer Resigns Following Assault Arrest

Professors: Rethink Closing the Missouri Press

Governor’s Higher Education Panel Discusses Florida Reforms

Higher Education Invests in Tennesseeans

DREAM Act Invests in Maryland’s Future

DEFENSE (TOP)

Riders Meet Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers

Fort Benning Soldiers Excited to Defend Olympic Medals

South Carolina Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

101st Airborne Soldiers to Test Female-Specific Body Armor

Army Reserve Builds Bridges by Moonlight

ENVIRONMENT/OUTDOORS (TOP)

Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Ola, Arkansas

Drop Diminishes ‘Mighty Mississippi,’ Puts Heat on Congress

Drought Plagues Tennessee Farmers

Drought Expands, Missouri Announces More Help for Farmers

Tennessee Aquarium Cares for Nursery Full of Tiny Turtles

Police Catch Large Crocodile Roaming Florida Neighborhood

Florida Archers Ready for Season’s Opening

HEALTH (TOP)

AIDS Epidemic Rages in Deep South

AIDS Research Renews Hope for ‘Functional Cure’

8 More Die from Maryland Heatwave

2 Kentucky Mothers Give Faces to Campaign Against Pill Abuse

Missouri Receives $13 Million Health Care Grant

SCIENCE/TECH (TOP)

Vouchers for Creationism in Louisiana?

Gulf Coast Research Day Features Cancer Causes, Trends, Success Stories

NOAA Ship Leaves Pascagoula on 300th Research Cruise

Tennessee Teachers Attend Summer Science Camp

Accelerate Arkansas Pushes Knowledge-Based Economy

ECONOMY (TOP)

Bypassing College Dreams: A Different Road to Work

Northshore Officials Look to Keep Southeast Louisiana Hospital Open

Regulators Question State Farm’s 57% Rate Hike for Florida Landlords

Watchdog Group: Reconsider Approval of Duke-Progress Merger

Southern Community Fires Top Executives Prior to Bank Merger

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

Report: ALEC Funds Florida Lawmakers

Louisiana Legislators Solicit Corporate Cash to Attend ALEC Utah Meeting

Arkansas House Passes Anti-Regulation Bill

Alabama Asks Court to Back Redistricting Plan

Nixon Adds $5 Million to Help Missouri Farmers with Wells

Louisiana Senators Oppose New Chemical Plant Security Regulations

Forestry Commission Requests More Money, Firefighters for Arkansas Agency

Birmingham Pastors’ Petitions Object to Alabama Public Television’s History Series

Crossing the Line Between Concern, Bigotry

ELECTIONS (TOP)

ALEC Under Fire

Secretary of State Knocks Mississippi Voter ID Critique

Louisiana Election Officials Dispute National Report

Probe of Bogus Ballot-Question Signatures Interests Arkansas Secretary of State

Early Voting in Tennessee Marks New Record

Missouri Candidate Reveals More Billboard Aid

Georgia Voters to Decide on Jobs, Future

PUBLIC SAFETY (TOP)

Eastern Kentucky Man Challenges Hate Crime Law

Arkansan Convicted in Police Officer’s Murder

Mississippi High Court Tosses Family’s Suit against Jackson

Arkansas Jury Frees West Memphis Investigator in Witness Tampering Case

Grand Jury Indicts 8 in Alleged Eastern Arkansas Heroin Ring

Doctor Impersonator Charged in Florida Buttocks-Injection Death

Convenience Store Clerk Charged with Taking Virginian’s Lottery Winnings

Cost-Saving Measures Make Minimal Impact in Kentucky Prisons

3 Arkansas Teens Accused of Murdering Alaskan Teen Face Adult Charges

Death Penalty Possible in Louisiana Case