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Delta mayor wins; opponent just misses return to office

GREENWOOD— Carolyn McAdams has won a second term as Greenwood mayor. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports today McAdams, an independent, received 2,618 votes, or 52 percent, in Tuesday’s election. Her Democratic challenger, Sheriel Perkins, received 2,414 votes, or 48 percent. Those are uncertified results, but the newspaper reports that Perkins conceded today after the announcement of a final count that included ...

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Choctaw chief lands top womens leadership honor

Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was recently honored by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women with the Woman of the Year award in the Political/State and Local Government category. Former state senator and Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women chair Gloria Williamson presented Anderson with her award. Four other distinguished Mississippi women were in the Political/State ...

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Ameristar-Pinnacle deal slowed by FTC issues in Missouri, Louisiana

A complaint by the Federal Trade Commission has slowed Pinnacle Entertainment’s attempt to purchase Ameristar Casinos, which includes Vicksburg’s largest casino. The stockholders of Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc. on April 25 approved the company’s planned acquisition by Pinnacle Entertainment, which had been disclosed in December. But Pinnacle is believed to be in talks with the FTC, which last week ...

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BEA: State's economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — New figures show that Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012. Gross domestic product numbers released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. Mississippi’s 2012 growth rate was close to the national average of 2.5 percent, and ranked 17th among the 50 states. That ...

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After ballot box/affidavit vote issues, DuPree re-elected mayor

HATTIESBURG — Unofficial votes show Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree winning re-election by 37 votes. After affidavit ballots were counted today, Dupree had 4,775 votes and Dave Ware had 4,738, according to the Hattiesburg American. DuPree is a Democrat and Ware is a city council member who ran for mayor as an Independent. Three other independents also ran for mayor in ...

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First Lady Bryant joins Board of Directors for Community Bank

Darrell Brown, Chairman of the Board for Community Bank of Mississippi, has announced that First Lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant has joined the Board of Directors for Community Bank. Bryant recently retired after more than 39 years of service from St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, where she focused her professional efforts on quality and performance improvement within the hospital. As ...

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Trial date set for man accused of sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — A July 29 trial date has been set for man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo is charged with sending the poison-tainted letters on April 8 to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland. Dutschke’s lawyer entered ...

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Program rewards growers for safe food-handling practices

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is currently offering a cost-share program to provide financial assistance to Mississippi fruit and vegetable farmers receiving Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) Certification. Eligible farmers will receive reimbursement for 75 percent of the certification costs up to a maximum of $500. GAP/GHP audits are voluntary independent ...

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Senators back bill aimed at EPA's guidance policy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have renewed their fight to halt the Environmental Protection Agency from using regulatory guidance to expand the scope of the Clean Water Act. Cochran and Wicker are cosponsoring the Preserve the Waters of the U.S. Act (S.1006), which would prevent the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from ...

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With lifting of advisories, all Coast beaches open

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted two water contact advisories issued June 1 for stretches of Harrison County beach. Advisories were lifted on the following beach monitoring stations: • Station 10B — East Courthouse (from Courthouse Road east to Teagarden • Station 11A — Edgewater (from Debuys Road to ...

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