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Introducing our WXXV Student Athlete of the Week: Picayune Baseball and Football’s Morgan Craft

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2024-03-01 08:22:52

SUMMARY: Morgan Craft of is a talented student athlete who excels in both and football. He has been playing baseball since he was four and has always had a strong connection with the sport. Craft, along with five of his Maroon Tide teammates, will be continuing his baseball career at Pearl Community College. He has also been a key member of Picayune's football team, winning back-to-back Championship titles. Despite the challenges of being a kicker, Craft is grateful for the of his community. Moving forward, he is to pursue his lifelong dream of playing both at the collegiate level.

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Mississippi passes quicker pregnancy Medicaid coverage to try to reduce deaths of moms and babies

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-02-29 15:49:58

SUMMARY: The Mississippi passed a bill that would allow pregnant women with low incomes to obtain coverage earlier in their pregnancy, providing up to 60 days of presumptive eligibility starting July 1. This initiative aims to improve outcomes for mothers and babies in a with high rates of maternal and infant mortality. The bill, now awaiting Gov. Tate Reeves' signature, would enable women with incomes up to 194% of the federal poverty level to access Medicaid outpatient care during the initial two months of pregnancy. Proponents believe that early access to services could reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes and risks in Mississippi.

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A bill would close 3 of Mississippi’s 8 universities, but lawmakers say it’s likely to die

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-02-29 12:38:35

SUMMARY: A bill proposed in Mississippi would close three of the 's public universities by 2028, based on enrollment, federal aid, tuition rates, degree programs, and local economic impact. Lawmakers believe the bill is unlikely to pass, with concerns about lack of knowledge and opposition from both legislators and alumni groups. Previous attempts to reduce the number of universities in the state have failed due to lack of . Some suggest that providing more state support to universities could reverse enrollment declines. Republican Sen. Nicole Boyd is reviewing the legislation but has no immediate plans to bring it up for a vote.

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