By CARL SMITH
Reported West Nile Virus cases in Mississippi broke record numbers in 2012.
As of Dec. 11, 249 human cases of the mosquito-borne illness were reported in the state, compared to 52 instances in 2011. Deaths due to the illness, however, remained equal to the previous yearâ€™s total of five.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Maben saw economic growth and the completion of a new city hall in 2012, and city officials are looking to build on the foundation set in 2012 to pursue more opportunities in 2013.
By DAVID ESPO
and JIM KUHNHENN
WASHINGTON â€” The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect at the turn of the new year.