Archive | June 25th, 2013

BURNS STRIDER: Supreme Court surgically removed heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 25, 2013

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I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made public its ruling on the Shelby Co., Ala., challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The news appeared between a tweet about the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the College World Series and one about Russian President […]

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Meridian mayor Cheri Barry says she fought good-old-boy system in her time in office

June 25, 2013

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Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry, who will be relinquishing her office to Percy Bland, gave citizens a grand send off with a video address In it she says she “fought the good old boy system.  Otherwise, she gave a rundown of her achievements in office, which she says include: » Invest more than $6 million in street […]

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Attorney General comments on federal “mobile cramming” crackdown

June 25, 2013

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JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has joined with 39 other state and territorial attorneys general in sending comments to the U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about stopping mobile cramming, the placement of unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phones, Hood announced today. “This national problem continues to get worse,” Hood said. “We are determined to […]

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Teach for America-Delta awarded $4.3M grant from Walton Family Foundation

June 25, 2013

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Teach for America in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta region will share a $4.3 million grant by the Walton Family Foundation to support placement of 1,000 teachers in grades K-12 over the next two years. Teach for America is a national organization that recruits and develops “corps members” to commit two years to teach in […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to host CMS regional director for district discussion on Affordable Care

June 25, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Bennie Thompson has announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders. “I want Mississippi to succeed, and […]

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Butler Snow Law Firm announces international expansion, opening of London office

June 25, 2013

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LONDON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) announced today its international expansion and opening of the firm’s London office during a panel discussion on the emerging global economic landscape – featuring government leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States. Parliament Members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias […]

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Oxford Film Festival awards screenwriter

June 25, 2013

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OXFORD –Oxford Film Festival is proud to announce the winner of its first screenplay competition. Felicity Flesher’s project “Killer Kudzu” was selected to be produced as the festival’s next community film project. “Before writing ‘Killer Kudzu,’ I had long been inspired by the great kudzu plant and what a fantastic B-movie horror villain this plant […]

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Joey Hudnall elected Mississippi Main Street Board President

June 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  Joey Hudnall of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer, Inc., was elected the 2013-2014 President of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. He has served as Treasurer and Vice President on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government […]

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