Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Roger Wicker’

SELENA SWARTZFAGER: Mississippi students in the top 10, and it is a good thing this time

This summer a teacher and three young men from rural Mississippi traveled to our nation’s Capitol. This was not your ordinary sight-seeing vacation. While they did visit several Smithsonian museums, Capitol Hill and the monuments, they also attended meetings at Morgan Stanley, RKC Investments and FINRA. Nelson Robbins, Wyatt Noris and Trent House, all rising […] [...]

Lawyers for man accused of sending ricin-laced letters ask off case

ABERDEEN — Federal public defenders George L. Lucas and Gregory S. Park have asked a judge to replace them as attorneys for James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, who is charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others. The two, in federal court documents filed yesterday, cite an undisclosed conflict with another client in […] [...]

Senators push Brown’s nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, […] [...]

Judge moves trial date of man accused of sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — An October trial date is set for a 41-year-old Tupelo man accused in a poison-letter scheme aimed at President Obama and two other elected officials. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock yesterday granted a delay from July 29 until Oct. 7 to try James Everett Dutschke. Dutschke is […] [...]

Panel sides with EPA over Yazoo Pump; board mulls another appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel sided yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency over its 2008 veto of a $220 million flood control project near the Yazoo River in the south Mississippi Delta. >> RELATED: EPA admits it has no experts on Yazoo Pump Project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the […] [...]

Manufacturers recognize Wicker’s voting record

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) will receive the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in recognition of his consistent support of manufacturers and their employees in the United States. Those members of Congress who maintained a voting record of 70 percent or higher during the 111th Congress (2009-2010) will receive the award. […] [...]

Wicker honored by Chamber

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) was recently honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his pro-business record during the first session of the 111th Congress. According to the scorecard, Wicker maintained an 86 percent rating with the Chamber this year and collectively holds a 94 percent ranking […] [...]

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