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With ruling, Hosemann says voter ID could start in 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi voters could have to start showing photo identification at the polls by mid-2014. That’s according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He spoke today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain state and local governments no longer need federal approval to change election laws. Preclearance was required by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, in areas with ...

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Mayoral candidate challenges election; alleges voter fraud

GREENWOOD — Sheriel Perkins is challenging the results of the June 4 Greenwood mayoral election. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Perkins is asking a Leflore County judge to declare her the winner of the election based on alleged voter fraud. Failing that, she wants a new election ordered. Perkins, a Democrat, lost to incumbent Carolyn McAdams by 206 votes in official ...

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Attorney General comments on federal "mobile cramming" crackdown

JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has joined with 39 other state and territorial attorneys general in sending comments to the U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about stopping mobile cramming, the placement of unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phones, Hood announced today. “This national problem continues to get worse,” Hood said. “We are determined to help wipe it out.” Like ...

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Barbour, Lott on hand in London to announce new Butler Snow office

JACKSON — The law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada is opening an office in London, England. The announcement was made in London by Parliament members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias Ellwood of the Conservative Party and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, former Gov. Haley Barbour and former U.S. Rep. John Tanner of Butler Snow. ...

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to host CMS regional director for district discussion on Affordable Care

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Bennie Thompson has announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders. “I want Mississippi to succeed, and I am deeply committed to ...

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Butler Snow Law Firm announces international expansion, opening of London office

LONDON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) announced today its international expansion and opening of the firm’s London office during a panel discussion on the emerging global economic landscape – featuring government leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States. Parliament Members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias Ellwood of the Conservative Party, ...

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Oxford Film Festival awards screenwriter

OXFORD –Oxford Film Festival is proud to announce the winner of its first screenplay competition. Felicity Flesher’s project “Killer Kudzu” was selected to be produced as the festival’s next community film project. “Before writing ‘Killer Kudzu,’ I had long been inspired by the great kudzu plant and what a fantastic B-movie horror villain this plant that grows a foot a ...

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