Mississippi is one of top states for COPD death By M. ERIC WILLIAMS, Read more about Mississippi is one of top states for COPD death Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:11am Taking a breath is so simple that many of us take it for granted. But this is a daily struggle for many suffering from COPD. This lung disease is a nasty condition that is far too common in our area. --- The content you're trying to view is available for Subscribers only. Online subscription options are available and are complimentary to all existing print subscribers of The NEWTON COUNTY APPEAL. If you're an existing subscriber (print or digital) and already have your Username and Password, CLICK HERE If you're not, CLICK HERE for more information about our affordable online subscription options.