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Eviction Laws to Change — 187 Granted Last Year in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill last week to change Mississippi’s eviction laws. Alcorn County Justice Court granted 187 evictions last year and 47 from Jan. 1 to March 31 of this year, according to Clerk Jone Dixon. The new law, which takes…

Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Abortion After 15 Weeks

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Mississippi Legislature on Thursday passed a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks except in cases of medical emergency and severe fetal abnormality. Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign House Bill 1510. Doctors who violate the 15-week gestational age restriction would…

MBN to Keep Working With Coroners to Identify All Overdose Deaths

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is “disappointed” that legislation concerning the reporting of fatal drug overdoses died in a state Senate committee Tuesday. The bill would have imposed fines and possible license suspensions for coroners and healthcare providers who failed…

Overdose Reporting Bill Dies in Senate

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A bill that would have penalized coroners and healthcare providers for failing to report overdose deaths to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics died in a state Senate committee Tuesday. House Bill 1020 passed the House this month with strong bipartisan support on a…

Bill Would Penalize Coroners for Unreported Overdose Deaths

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Coroners and healthcare providers would be fined and possibly have their professional licenses suspended if they failed to report overdose deaths to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics under a bill that has passed the Mississippi House. House Bill 1020 says coroners and health…