Archive | February 26th, 2014

Cochran’s American Conservative Union rating takes nosedive

February 26, 2014

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Veteran GOP senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who is battling a conservative primary challenger, has a new political headache: a scathing appraisal and conservative rating from the American Conservative Union, one of the right’s most influential assessors of Republicans, the Washington Post reports. In its new annual scorecard, which was shared with The Washington Post on […]

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Human Rights Campaign joins in call to reject Miss. bill it calls ‘anti-gay’

February 26, 2014

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WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, is calling on Mississippi lawmakers to reject anti-gay legislation that would allow businesses to deny services to LGBT people. SB 2681, which passed the Mississippi Senate in January, would allow businesses to deny services to anyone […]

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WAPT: Jackson special election to be set as early as Thursday

February 26, 2014

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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba  took office on Jul;y 1, 2013 after beating incumbent Harvey Johnson in a runoff.

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson City Council is set to meet Thursday and, according to WAPT, could set a date for a special mayoral election. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died late Tuesday afternoon at St. Dominic Hospital of natural causes, the Hinds County coroner said. Funeral arrangements have not yet been released. Ward 5 Councilman Charles […]

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Delta State University establishes racial reconciliation conference

February 26, 2014

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Delta State University has established a racial reconciliation conference, entitled “Winning the Race: A Conference on Diversity and Community”. The goal is to promote dialogue on race relations by building conversations that will bring together diverse communities in the Delta. The date of the conference is March 18 and 19 on the Delta State campus […]

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No decision yet by Childers on Senate race

February 26, 2014

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Booneville Democrat, has yet to decide whether he will enter the race for U.S. Senate. “I have not made a decision,” was the only response from the former Prentiss County chancery clerk recently when asked whether he would enter the fray to replace veteran […]

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Neel-Schaffer announces Steve Twedt as vice president

February 26, 2014

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JACKSON — Steve Twedt, PE, has been promoted to Vice President in charge of Neel-Schaffer’s South Mississippi operation. A native of South Mississippi, Twedt joined Neel-Schaffer in 2010 as area manager and works out of the Biloxi office, coordinating work among the Neel-Schaffer offices in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Laurel and Pascagoula. Prior […]

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