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Politico: National Democrats giving to Travis Childers' Senate bid

By Alexander Burns June 5, 2014 12:30 PM EDT National Democrats have already spent tens of thousands of dollars aiding underdog Senate candidate Travis Childers, the moderate former congressman who hopes to make the Mississippi race competitive in the event that Republicans nominate insurgent conservative Chris McDaniel. Childers has raised only a small sum of money for his race, just ...

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Waveland businessman guilty of failing to file taxes

WAVELAND — A Mississippi vendor for the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to failing to file taxes. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr. says 36-year-old Kendall O. Marquar, of Waveland, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan to one count of willfully failing to file taxes. According to court documents, from 2000 to 2012 ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Chris McDaniel: Mississippi's next four-decade senator

By David Dallas I worked for the Republican Steering Committee in Washington D.C. during the final throes of the George Herbert Walker Bush presidency after he had broken his no-new-taxes promise. No matter how you read his lips, George the First had betrayed the Reagan Revolution. He had compromised with Democrats and, now-extinct, liberal Republicans to save the country from ...

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Senators write letter, call for withdrawing of EPA regulations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., have signed a letter along with 39 other senators calling on President Obama to withdraw the recently announced Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. “Mississippians will be forced to pay for another Obama environmental rule that is based on questionable legal ...

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Magazine gives Silver Shovel to state for economic development efforts

JACKSON — Area Development magazine has unveiled the recipients of the 2014 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards. This year, five states — Texas, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, and Utah — are being awarded Gold Shovels in recognition of projects undertaken in 2013 creating a significant number of high-value-added new jobs as well as investment. Silver Shovels are being awarded to ...

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USM gets big check to build new pedestrian pathway

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s plan to build a new pedestrian pathway on the Hattiesburg campus has received a major boost on after Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King presented a check for $683,560 to the university. Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett accepted the check provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation as part of a grant, ...

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Ocean Spray issues recall over peanut allergy risk

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Ocean Spray is voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries because the products may contain yogurt-covered peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The following eight-ounce pouches of Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt ...

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Judge: Owners of Macondo well cannot avoid oil spill fines

NEW ORLEANS — The owners of the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid federal fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company’s failed equipment, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday. The oil came from a well owned by BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., so they are liable, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. It upheld a 2012 ...

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Palazzo defeats Taylor in 4th Congressional District primary

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Steven Palazzo has won the Republican nomination in Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Palazzo, a 44-year-old two-term incumbent from Biloxi, defeated four challengers in the primary, including Gene Taylor, a Democrat-turned-Republican who served 22 year in Congress before Palazzo beat him in 2010. Palazzo won just more than 50 percent in the primary, questioning the sincerity of ...

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