Archive | November 8th, 2011

Jackson council likely to grant Occupiers 24/7 Smith Park permission

November 8, 2011

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Occupy Jackson protesters may find the majority of Jackson City Council members receptive to giving them special permission to remain in Smith Park around the clock, thus ending the nightly migrations to the sidewalk on the west side of Congress Street. The Occupy Jackson group, entering its second month in the park, had planned to […]

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Decision 2011

November 8, 2011

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MBJ-TV has compiled videos of the hottest Mississippi statewide races that will be decided today. Who wins and who loses is up to you. GOVERNOR Phil Bryant (R) vs. Johnny Dupree (D) ATTORNEY GENERAL Jim Hood (i, D) vs. Steve Simpson (R) TREASURER Lynn Fitch (R) vs. Connie Moran (D)

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West Alabama-East Mississippi Mayors’ Regional Summit

November 8, 2011

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Political and business leaders in Mississippi are gearing for Wednesday’s West Alabama-East Mississippi (WAEM) Mayor’s Regional Summit. The event is hosted by the WAEM Mayors Network, a group of mayors from west central Alabama and east central Mississippi who meet quarterly to discuss common issues and opportunities. The event is sponsored by The Montgomery Institute […]

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99 Percenters in Smith Park channel voice of populist Yarbrough

November 8, 2011

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The young folks who have gathered in Jackson’s Smith Park every day since early October likely never heard of Ralph Webster Yarborough. They’re carrying on his work, though. The late “People’s Senator” from Chandler, Texas, left Washington as the last of a breed of public official — one who could get elected by speaking and […]

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