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USDA cites Jackson Zoo for poor sanitation, food storage

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www.wjtv.com – Sethanie Smith – 2024-05-15 12:12:16

SUMMARY: The Zoo was cited by the USDA for various issues in an inspection , unclean surfaces in primate night house enclosures, rust on metal doors, chewed wooden perches, improper food storage, widespread rodent activity, and an incident where a klipspringer was killed by a zebra. The inspection also found a walk-in cooler not working properly and fruit flies landing on food. Despite separating the animals temporarily due to aggression, the occurred a few days later. The report stated that an exit interview was conducted with a facility representative.

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Mississippi Speaker’s tax reform plans entail lots of changes for state

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www.wjtv.com – Richard Lake – 2024-05-22 21:23:53

SUMMARY: Mississippi legislators will examine substantial tax reforms in the next , potentially leading to significant changes. Dr. Joshua Hendrickson from the of Mississippi highlights the complications of the current tax system, which taxes income, sales, and savings interest, urging a streamlined approach. Previous efforts include a phased-in tax cut from 2022, championed by Governor Tate Reeves. However, complete elimination of income tax may necessitate compensatory tax increases. House Speaker Jason White indicates that discussions will income, gas, and the nation's highest grocery tax, balancing complex financial and political considerations to maintain budgets.

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Students begin orientation at The W

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www.wcbi.com – Marcus Hunter – 2024-05-22 18:57:42

SUMMARY: Orientation at Mississippi for Women (MUW) helps transition to college . The program provides insights into university services, academic programs, and enrollment processes for the upcoming semester. It also offers students and opportunities to meet faculty, learn more about available resources, and interact with current students and fellow newcomers. For continuous updates, follow WCBI on Facebook and X.

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Man accused of deadly crash in Lowndes County pleads guilty

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-05-22 18:53:45

SUMMARY: Tavaris Mosley has been to 25 years in prison, with 12 years to serve and five years of post-release supervision, after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated DUI. The charges stem from an August 2022 crash on Highway 82 in Columbus, Mississippi, which resulted in the deaths of David Porter, Zabria Dodds, and her unborn child, and serious injuries to Anthony Billups. The sentence was handed down by Circuit Court Judge Michelle Easterling in Lowndes County Circuit Court. For continuous updates, follow WCBI on Facebook and X.

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