Posts Tagged ‘elected officials’

Cochran not changing security following shooting

by Published: January 10,2011

Tags: airport security, elected officials, shooting

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the shooting in Arizona that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he is not requesting additional security, at least not yet. In a statement, Cochran said, “I am deeply saddened by the violence that struck Rep. Giffords, her staff and constituents. My prayers are with all […] [...]

Elected officials delinquent on taxes

by Published: February 9,2010

Tags: county government, delinquent, elected officials, taxes

LEFLORE COUNTY — Twelve elected officials from Leflore County owe a combined $28,000 in delinquent property taxes. Tax records showed the bills range from less than $200 to more than $7,000 for 2009. Property taxes were due last week. Greenwood City Councilman Johnny Jennings had the largest amount of back taxes from 2009 among elected […] [...]

Briggs payment under scrutiny

by Published: February 1,2010

Tags: elected officials, energy, Power plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power wants ratepayers to cover a $220,000-plus real estate commission paid to former Lt. Gov. Eddie Briggs for services related to the utility’s planned Kemper County coal plant. The Sierra Club says the three-member Public Service Commission — which will decide the question — has a huge conflict of interest. That’s because […] [...]

Harper to go for another term

by Published: January 6,2010

Tags: Congress, elected officials, election, Politics

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, 53, has announced that he will run for re-election in Mississippi’s 3rd District, according to The Associated Press. The Republican congressman was elected in 2008 to succeed Chip Pickering, who did not run for re-election. Candidates for congressional office must qualify by March 1. The primary is scheduled for June. 1. [...]

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