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Sports bets to enrich state

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE – Mississippians have been talking about a state lottery for more than 25 years and still don’t have one — a decision that studies and industry estimates claim keeps between $100 million to $150 million out of the state’s general fund revenues and continues to send state taxpayers across state lines to buy lottery tickets in Louisian



Bridge fixes needed now

Mississippi’s statewide infrastructure crisis has hit home in Marion County. The Board of Supervisors faces an astounding 51 wooden-pile bridges that will need to be fixed in the next decade, yet it only figures to get enough funding through its normal local, state and federal programs to repair or replace half that number at best.



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