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Health Department struggles to manage massive medical marijuana program

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2023-01-27 16:30:50, 1674858650

About 1,700 have their license to purchase , but are businesses ready to serve them? This investigation found that the medical marijuana office is disorganized. #shorts

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The top 5 education bills to watch in the Mississippi Legislature

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2023-01-26 10:32:43, 1674750763

About 3,000 bills have been filed in the Mississippi to be considered during the 2023 session.

Here are a few education bills we’re watching. #shorts

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Mississippi Stories: Dr. Alyssa Killebrew part 2

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2023-01-20 08:37:15, 1674225435

In this episode of , Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey welcomes back Dr. Alyssa Killebrew to kick off 2023 and talk about resolutions, being more resilient in the new year and how we can focus on and improve our mental health in 2023.

Dr. Killebrew knows about resiliency. In December 2021, Dr. Killebrew’s longtime husband Keath, a successful farmer, died in a plane crash in South America. This came after the couple had recently lost their unborn child due to . You will be inspired by her incredible strength and positive outlook. She talks about her and Keath’s creation of a camp called SEK Intensives to honor their youngest daughter and help both adolescents and their parents deal with life’s challenges.

Dr. Killebrew is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (No. 54-946), a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. In 2005, she earned a Master’s degree of Education (M.Ed.) in Community Counseling from Delta University. In 2008, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Jackson State University and completed a residency at Valley Mental Health in Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her post-doctoral year with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, where she was the Mental Health Director of the Youthful Offender Unit.

She started her Ridgeland, Mississippi-based private practice, Killebrew Psychological Services, LLC, in 2016, focusing her services primarily on mood disorders, PTSD, addiction and personality disorders. She specializes in Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Modified Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

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The Pulse: Kashaun “Big Baby” Davis

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2023-01-12 10:34:01, 1673541241

Kashaun “Big Baby” Davis talks about his health and fitness journey while becoming a professional boxer.

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The Pulse: STORK training

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2023-01-11 13:18:57, 1673464737

Kace Ragan, project manager for Mississippi Center for Emergency Services, talks about the the STORK training program. The training, which is led by UMMC doctors and staff, equips health professionals with the knowledge to handle obstetric emergencies to save lives.

Note: This demonstrates training on responding to childbirth, including a simulation of childbirth.

Video produced by Eric Shelton
For more information on the STORK training, read this story: https://.org/2022/12/19/training-teaches-first-responders-how-to-save-their-lives/

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Margaret Sullivan in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau

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2022-12-02 14:02:07, 1670011327

In partnership with the American Journalism Project, Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Humanities Council, hosted acclaimed media critic Margaret Sullivan in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau at the Old Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, on November 17, 2022.

Margaret Sullivan is a groundbreaking journalist and award-winning author with a particular focus on the relationship between the press and current threats to American democracy. Sullivan most recently served as media columnist at The Washington Post and now joins the public policy staff at Duke University. Prior to joining The Post, she served as The New York Times public editor, and as chief editor of the Buffalo . Her memoir, “Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) From an Ink-stained Life” (October 2022), is her second book examining the role of journalism in American democracy.

Sullivan and Ganucheau discuss her upcoming memoir and the current promise of, and threats to, journalism and democracy.

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Mississippi Stories: Janet Parker

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: Janet Parker


by Marshall Ramsey,
November 13, 2022









In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Janet Parker from Innovate Mississippi. Janet serves as the director of Business Development and marketing at Innovate Mississippi. She oversees all marketing, public relations, and corporate fundraising functions with the ultimate goal of working with partner organizations and companies to grow Mississippi’s innovation ecosystem — and the .


She is a Mississippian by choice, heralding originally from Illinois. In her past life, she was vice president of public relations for Maris, West & Baker Advertising and a business consultant and communications coach working with Fortune 500 clients in the U.S., Canada and Trinidad.


If she looks familiar, she was the host of the Emmy-Award winning TV show, “Mississippi Outdoors” on MPB and has on TV commercials, radio ads and print promotions. She also had an 11-year career as an award-winning pharmaceutical sales representative. In 2012, she was named one of the Business Women in Mississippi by the "Mississippi Business Journal".



This article first appeared on Mississippi Today and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

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Mississippi Stories: Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired)

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2022-05-29 16:00:26, 1653858026

In this episode of , Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired) of the Mississippi Air National Guard. Maxey fell in love with aviation early in life as he picked cotton on his family’s Northeast Mississippi farm. He watched as World War 2 training aircraft (AT-6 Texans) buzzed over his head. While they were training future pilots, they also lit a dream in a small boy.

After graduating from Mississippi with an aeronautical engineering degree, Maxey joined the U.S. Air Force where he trained to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-4 Phantom. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Vietnam, to England and back to Mississippi, Maxey tells stories about his nearly 40-year career in the Air Force.

Those stories include a career-altering conversation with legendary aviator General Chuck Yeager, a near-fatal encounter with a turkey buzzard while flying at 480 knots and his time as the 172nd Airlift Wing Commander in Jackson, Mississippi. Most poignantly for weekend, though, Maxey talks about his fallen comrades and a beloved uncle who died in Vietnam.

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Mississippi Stories: Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips

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Mississippi Stories: Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired)

In this episode of , Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired) of the Mississippi Air National Guard. Maxey fell in love with aviation early in life as he picked cotton on his family’s Northeast Mississippi farm. He watched as World War 2 training aircraft (AT-6 Texans) buzzed over his head. While they were training future pilots, they also lit a dream in a small boy.

After graduating from Mississippi with an aeronautical engineering degree, Maxey joined the U.S. Air Force where he trained to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-4 Phantom. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Vietnam, to England and back to Mississippi, Maxey tells stories about his nearly 40-year career in the Air Force.

Those stories include a career-altering conversation with legendary aviator General Chuck Yeager, a near-fatal encounter with a turkey buzzard while flying at 480 knots and his time as the 172nd Airlift Wing Commander in Jackson, Mississippi. Most poignantly for weekend, though, Maxey talks about his fallen comrades and a beloved uncle who died in Vietnam.

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Mississippi Stories: Scott Albert Johnson

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Mississippi Stories: Scott Albert Johnson

“There are harmonica players and then there is Scott Albert Johnson… One of the best harp players in the world.” — Cashbox Music Reviews

Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with singer, songwriter and musician Scott Albert Johnson. Born in Jackson, Scott Albert Johnson moved around the U.S. before putting down roots back in Mississippi. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, Johnson shares stories about his time as a kicker and then how his career as a musician took off. Ramsey and Johnson talk creativity, dreams and how to achieve them. Johnson also tells how to achieve balance in life rooted in family, friends and music.



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