Posts Tagged ‘Democrat’

Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the […] [...]

Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction on LPD 26, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship. The Mississippi Press reports the vessel is named for U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who died in February 2010. Murtha also spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps. In April, the shipyard in Pascagoula was […] [...]

Q&A: Bill Luckett, Democratic candidate for governor

by Amy McCullough Published: January 30,2011

Tags: Bill Luckett, Clarksdale, Democrat, governor, Q&A

Trying to make a difference Clarksdale lawyer has already done it in his hometown Bill Luckett is an attorney who splits his time between Clarksdale and Jackson. With business partner, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Luckett owns Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidi restaurant. He attended the University of Virginia before earning a law degree from […] [...]

Edwards says he’s father of Rielle Hunter’s child

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2010

Tags: Democrat, John Edwards

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he fathered a child with a videographer he hired before his second White House bid. "It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter," he said Thursday. Edwards confirmed this in a statement released to The […] [...]

Party affiliation means something

by For the MBJ Published: November 16,2009

Tags: Democrat, republican, Simpson County

Editor, I guess I miss your point (regarding Ross Reily’s blog last week on Simpson County officials changing party affiliation). Do you believe that every Republican or Democrat in the state who is a county official should run as an independent? You don’t think local officials differ on issues of taxes, voter ID, the role […] [...]

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