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Cochran downs Tea Party's McDaniel in wild runoff

Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s Republican primary runoff Tuesday, dealing another blow to tea party groups trying to unseat longtime GOP lawmakers. Returns showed Cochran with a lead of about 3,800 votes, holding 50.5 percent of the vote to McDaniel’s 49.5 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting. The race attracted $12 million in spending ...

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Sen. Thad Cochran aims to hold off Tea Party insurgent

JACKSON, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran is aiming to be the Republican nominee for the seat he’s held for six terms in a brutal, expensive race that has brought national attention to the state. Cochran, 76, is trying to win another term on the argument that he’s a solid conservative who promises to continue routing federal money back to Mississippi, ...

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SBA disaster loan application deadline is Monday for Tupelo, Louisville

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Louisville and Tupelo will cease operations at the close of business Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release today. Monday is also the final day to file an SBA Disaster loan application, including homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes for physical damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that ...

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Ayrshire announces third expansion of Corinth plant

An electronics manufacturer that bought a plant earmarked for closing six years ago is expanding again. Ayrshire Electronics, a full-service electronics manufacturing company, is expanding operations at its facility in Corinth to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $100,000 corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. In 2008, Louisville, Ky.-based Ayrshire acquired the former ACT Electronics’ ...

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Jackson to host free fireworks and show July 3 at Smith Wills

Special to the MBJ The City of Jackson will host its first Fireworks Extravaganza July 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Smith Wills Stadium, 1200 Lakeland Dr. The event, which the city hopes to hold annually, is free and open to the public. The event will feature a 20-minute fireworks display and entertainment for children and adults, including ...

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Wendy Scott new dean at Mississippi College Law School

Special to the MBJ Wendy Scott will soon make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. This summer, the accomplished lawyer, legal scholar and administrator also becomes the second women to lead Baptist-affiliated MC Law. On August 11, Scott succeeds Dean Jim Rosenblatt, who helped build the law school’s regional and ...

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Ridgeland becomes first city to qualify three areas for C Spire service

The city of Ridgeland’s homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city and has qualified for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Highland Colony North fiberhood, which includes The Township, Canterberry, Winrush, Carlton Park, Old Agency Village, Rolling Meadows, ...

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More than 19,000 absentee ballot requests made for runoff elections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Statewide Election Management System, 19,144 absentee ballots had been requested as of 9 a.m. yesterday for runoff primary elections being conducted today. This compares to 18,036 total absentee ballots requested in the June 3 Democratic Party and Republican Party primary elections. “Mississippians across the state realize the importance of every single vote in this ...

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