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Republicans: Seven elected officials to switch to GOP

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Republican Party says at least seven local elected officials are switching to the GOP. State party spokesman Brett Kittredge says in response to a question from The Associated Press that the officials are from Leake, Jones and Newton counties. Party chairman Joe Nosef will announce the names of the new […] [...]

Bryants ‘camping out’ in Governor’s Mansion four months after election

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have started living in the renovated Governor’s Mansion, more than four months after he took office. “We’ve got a bed, a couch, a chair, a television,” the governor said. “We’re sort of camping out.” The home in downtown Jackson underwent $465,000 worth of work, mostly in […] [...]

Sen. Flowers to resign from Legislature to spend time with family

SOUTHAVEN — Republican Merle Flowers of Southaven says he is resigning from the Mississippi Senate to spend more time with his wife and their four children. The 43-year-old Flowers said today that he would step down as of July 11. His District 19 is entirely inside DeSoto County. Flowers has been in the Senate since […] [...]

Bryant signs bill limiting attorney general’s power to hire lawyers

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday signed a law limiting the attorney general’s control of the state’s legal business. The law, which takes effect July 1, requires the attorney general to appoint outside lawyers if he declines to represent an agency or elected official, or if there is a “significant disagreement” with an agency […] [...]

Former state Sen. Lee dies of cancer at age 74

PICAYUNE — Former state Sen. Ezell Lee of Picayune died today after battling cancer, according to a Senate staff member who had spoken with his family. Lee was 74. He served in the Mississippi House from 1988 to 1992, then in the state Senate from 1992 until January 2012. Lee served most of his career […] [...]

Newspaper reports Davis double-billed for entertainment, travel

SOUTHAVEN — A $700 restaurant tab was among 26 entertainment and travel bills that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis asked both the city and the local Chamber of Commerce to pay during three months in 2010, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported yesterday. Davis told the newspaper that not having to send either the city or […] [...]

Ex-chancery clerk indicted, accused of embezzlement

LEAKESVILLE — Former Greene County chancery clerk Latricia Cornelson has been indicted for embezzlement. The indictment, according to state Auditor Stacey Pickering, alleges Cornelson diverted $54,133 in county funds to her own use. Pickering says Cornelson was arrested on seven counts of embezzlement. The alleged thefts occurred during her time as Greene County chancery clerk. […] [...]

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