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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement on May 10. He will speak to graduating students, their families and other guests at 9 a.m. Chancellor Dan Jones says Bryant has given the state valuable leadership for nearly 25 years in both the legislative and executive branches.

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Next weekend, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will go all-Elvis. Since Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, the club is holding a new festival called Dancing with the King. It includes a variety of workshops and competitions. A shuttle will run between the festival and Presley's birthplace.

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - The State Auditor's office is continuing to investigate the alleged embezzlement of public money by Magnolia's former city grounds and street keeper. The city fired Bowen in February after learning that he allegedly kept $51.51 from recycling cans that he and work-release inmates picked up from city roadsides in January.

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - Despite a few weather-related delays, work is back on schedule for the new Choctaw Health Center, set to open in spring 2015. The hospital is being built on the eastern side of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reservation near Philadelphia.

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