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Picayune Maroon Tide celebrates second straight Gold Ball

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www..com – Jeff Haeger – 2022-12-05 14:52:10

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — If was to win its second straight gold ball, the Maroon Tide would have to take down Point for the second straight year, and that's exactly what the Maroon Tide did on Friday night.

Picayune overcame an early 14-3 deficit, led by 5A Mr. Football Dante Dowdell, who went over 2,000 yards for the second straight season and scored three decisive touchdowns to close out his All-American career, en route to a 31-21 win over the Green Wave.

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Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund Approves More Than $14.5M in Funding for 33 Projects Statewide

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-03-01 09:17:14

SUMMARY: Gov. Tate Reeves announced the Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship (MOSTF) Board of Trustees has selected totaling $14.5 million for 33 conservation and outdoor recreation projects. This will be with $30 million from other sources. The projects aim to improve parks, recreation trails, access to public waters, and wildlife habitats across Mississippi. The MOSTF was created by the Legislature and signed into in 2022. The Board of Trustees oversees selection and funding disbursement. Various and committees have praised the program for investing in outdoor recreation and conservation efforts in the .

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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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