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

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man has died in a Lee County house fire.

Firefighters identify the victim of Saturday morning's fire as Romero Hampton.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The federal bankruptcy court overseeing Natchez Regional Medical Center's Chapter 9 filing will decide this week if it needs to appoint a special patient advocate for the duration of the process. Most of the case's early filings and motions have been done in Jackson, but a hearing is scheduled Thursday in the Southern District of Mississippi courtroom in Natchez.

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A retail consultant hired by Horn Lake to help recruit businesses to the city says initial research has been completed, identifying trade areas and businesses that would be ripe for recruitment. Chuck Branch of Birmingham, Ala.-based Retail Strategies says three members of his firm spent about six hours driving the Horn Lake area recently identifying zones that could be developed or redeveloped.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement. He will speak to graduating students, their families and other guests at 9 a.m. on May 10.

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