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Mallory Mayeux (center), a Longbridge native, stands with parents Vickie (left) and Steven Mayeux in front of a billboard featuring the story of her recovery from brain injury. The billboard is part of a statewide campaign by the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) in Houston. Mallory was hit by a car in Houston four years ago and sustained serious injury. An experimental process used Mallory’s own stem cells to heal the brain damage from the accident.

Longbridge woman's recovery an inspiration to others

While crossing a street in Houston in July 2013, Mallory Mayeux was hit by a drunk driver, thrown 45 feet through the air and sustained a serious brain injury.

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Tunica-Biloxi Development & Programming Director John Barbry (far left, with drum) and (far right) Legend Keepers Donna Pierite (white dress) and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora lead a tribal youth choir of (from left, back) Lydia, Sidney and Madison Barbry, all of Marksville (front) and Joseph and Carolina McInturff-Barbre, of Hessmer, in traditional songs in the Tunica language during Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s visit to the tribe’s Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser addresses a crowd of political, business and tribal officials about the importance of developing private/public partnerships in state parks and historic sites. Nungesser stopped at the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10 as part of his statewide promotion of National Tourism Week.{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Lt. Gov. touts new ideas to reopen local parks

Public/private partnerships in state parks is a major untapped resource that offers a promise to reopen Marksville’ s state parks and raise funds for the financially strapped state tourism office,



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