Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

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Around the South: Rx Pricing, Keystone Pipeline, West Nile Virus

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Keystone XL Pipeline Cleared to the Gulf Coast

Florida GOP Endorsed Voter Suppression?

Rx Pricing Dispute: Florida Receives $11.4 Million | Arkansas, $1 Million: $4.3 Million Total | Tennessee, $2 Million

West Nile Virus: 17 States Confirm | South Carolina’s First Case | 19 New Louisiana Infections | Mississippi’s First Death | Found in Georgia Mosquitoes | West Virginia Mosquitoes Too | Virginia Ag Officials Urge Horse Vaccines

SOCIETY

Senior Hunger a Sad Fact in Southern States

Mississippi Church Won’t Allow Wedding

Episcopal Church Ordains Virginia’s First Female Bishop

Remembering the 29: West Virginia Dedicates Miners’ Memorial

Culture War Flares over Chicken Sandwich

Mrs. Zimmerman Pleads Not Guilty to Perjury

HIV Activists Call for More Help for Women

Air Force Chaplain Leaves Southern Baptists over Homosexuality Views

South Carolina Immigration Rights’ Groups Condemn ICE Fingerprint Program

Federal Antitrust Action Filed Against Blue Cross/Blue Shield

EDUCATION (TOP)

Maryland’s Unconstitutional School Discipline Quotas

Why Mississippi Students Start Behind and Stay Behind

Mississippi Governor Calls for Teacher Merit Pay

Tennessee Board Orders Nashville School District to Allow Charter

9 Louisiana Schools Double Enrollment Via Vouchers | Teachers Union Threatens Lawsuit

HIGHER ED (TOP)

Two Southern Universities Among List of World’s Top 25

North Carolina Faculty Seek Review of Academics, Athletics

Obama’s Education Initiative Will Help Save HBCUs

Arkansas Board Recommends Funding Increase

An Education Without Walls or Diplomas

DEFENSE (TOP)

Army Eyes Mental, Physical Health of Force

Court-Martial Witness: Soldier Shared Suicidal Thoughts Before Act

Bike Accident Kills Soldier on North Carolina Naval Base

Communities Mourn Loss of Soldiers

Named for 9/11 Site, USS Somerset Christened in Louisiana

ENVIRONMENT/OUTDOORS (TOP)

Virginia Imposes Statewide Ban on Emerald Ash Borer

FEMA Approves Virginia Request for Derecho Aid

ADEQ Will Investigate Complaint against Central Arkansas Water

Missouri Well Drillers Investigated for Alleged Price Gouging

Drought Pummels West Tennessee Farmers

Luxury Living Outdoors, the ‘Glamping’ Way

Program a Treat for Missouri Outdoors’ Enthusiasts

HEALTH (TOP)

Mississippi Firm Recalls Sausage Products for Listeria Contamination Threat

Funding Cuts Hit Huey P. Long Hospital | Dems Claim GOP Threatens Louisiana’s Health

What Mississippi Can Learn from Iran

Lyme Disease Often Undiagnosed in Kentucky

Tennessee Licenses 255 Pain Clinics in Wake of Pill Mill Crackdown

SCIENCE/TECH (TOP)

Big Drought Means Smaller ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

Study Group Warns Against Virginia Uranium Mining

NASA’s SLS Rocket Passes Major Review Hurdle

Space Coast Seeks to Reinvent Itself

Kentucky Cable Customers to Lose NFL Network

ECONOMY (TOP)

Five Missouri Walmarts Evacuated after Bomb Threats

Georgia Bank Failure Brings National Total to 39

Applications Open for Expected 1,600 Jobs at South Carolina Tire Plant

Corn Producers Expect Bumper South Carolina Crop

2 Quit Duke Energy Board, Call for New CEO

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

Feds Back Justice’s Bid for Louisiana’s Next Supreme Court Chief

Virginia Next Southern State to Add One-Drug Lethal Injection Protocol

4,000+ Florida Officials’ Failure to File Disclosures Increases State Scrutiny

Court Rejects Kentucky Lawyer’s Reprimand on Free Speech Grounds

Haley’s Daughter Takes State Job; Questions of Nepotism

Florida Ethics Commission Dismisses Case Against Rubio

IRS Investigates Florida State Senator

Alabama AG Attempts to Strengthen Illegal Gambling Machine Penalties Again

NTSB Told Kentucky about Faulty Bridge Lights a Month Prior to Accident, Collapse

Health Officials Amend Alabama’s Controlled List with Drug Linked to Death of King of Pop

ELECTIONS (TOP)

Ron Paul to Challenge All Louisiana Delegates

Alabama Seeks Voting Rights Act Clearance of Redistricting Plan

West Tennessee Voters Given Incorrect Early Ballot

Secretary of State Defends Mississippi Voter ID Law

Planning Key to Democratic National Convention’s Success — North Carolina Police Chief

Democrats Criticize Virginia’s Special Elections Date

FALSE: Tennessee Representative Voted to Fund Obamacare

PUBLIC SAFETY (TOP)

Inmates Refuse Meals for Second Week at North Carolina Prison

$75 Million Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Casino Allowed Man to Drink Himself to Death

Florida Masseuse Sentenced to 22 Years for Dismembering Former Officer, Veteran

Missouri Man Gets 5 Years for $6.7 Million Bank Fraud

Maryland AG Seeks Stay Pending Appeal of Gun-Permit Ruling

Maryland Police Arrest ‘Gentle Giant’ for ‘Joker’ Reference, Find Gun Stash

Police Arrest Kentucky Mother Accused of Trading Baby for Truck

Feds Arrest Fugitive Florida Night Club Owner for Alcohol Scam

Man Shoots Florida Waitress with Flare for Refusing to Comp Beer

5 Southeast Georgia Residents Arrested for Drug Operation