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McDaniel lawyers: challenge likely in primary loss

JACKSON — Lawyers for tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said Wednesday that they intend, in the next 10 days, to file a challenge of McDaniel’s loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary. Attorneys and advisers to McDaniel said they need more time to examine ballot boxes and poll books. They said they […] [...]

One super PAC funded push for black voters in Senate race

JACKSON — A super PAC backing Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s re-election bid was the sole source of money for a separate effort to urge black voters to support the incumbent. Mississippi Conservatives is a pro-Cochran super PAC and was the only donor to All Citizens for Mississippi, a group that ran ads in black newspapers […] [...]

City officials vote to relax smoking ban at bars, businesses

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has changed the local smoking ordinance to exclude bars from having to go smoke free and will allow businesses to have separate indoor rooms where people can smoke, as long as they have proper ventilation systems. On June 3, the city council passed the ordinance for all businesses. The […] [...]

Scarlet Pearl Casino construction officially underway

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville Mayor Quave says the tax revenues generated from a casino will allow the city to give raises to police, fire and city employees, as well as pay for much-needed sewer and drainage projects. Officials broke ground yesterday for the $250 million Scarlet Pearl Casino. The Scarlet Pearl is set to open on […] [...]

GOP official reports fewer illegal ballots than McDaniel claims

JACKSON — The Hinds County Republican Party chairman said yesterday that 300 to 350 possible illegally cast votes were found in Mississippi’s largest county in the Senate runoff between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel. That total is significantly lower than McDaniel’s assertion that at least 1,500 improper votes were found in Hinds County. […] [...]

Court wants more info from McDaniel on voting records request

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is seeking more information about state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s request for voting records as he prepares a possible challenge of his loss to Sen. Thad Cochran in a Republican primary runoff. Three justices yesterday asked McDaniel to tell them what laws address the disclosure of voters’ personal information. They’re […] [...]

Lab ranks TVA in top 10 in green power revenue

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is one of the top 10 utilities for green power sales. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory ranked TVA at number nine nationally for 2013. In addition, the city of Oak Ridge was designated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first Green Power Community in the […] [...]

Will McDaniel file challenge of his runoff loss to Cochran?

ELLISVILLE — State Sen. Chris McDaniel is expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff. State law specifies that McDaniel’s first challenge would be filed with the state Republican Party executive committee. His campaign attorney, Mitch Tyner, […] [...]

Court grants Gulfport’s request to drop annexation lawsuit

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of an annexation lawsuit between the cities of Gulfport and Biloxi over a contested piece of land along the Mississippi Highway 605 corridor. The court granted Gulfport’s motion yesterday. Biloxi and Gulfport have been battling over the same territory since 2009. Both cities are located […] [...]

McDaniel turns to Supreme Court in bid to count votes

JACKSON — U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court. McDaniel asked yesterday for an emergency order forcing Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker to let him see original copies of poll books. He’s trying to prove people who voted in the June 3 […] [...]

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