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Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this November

October 23, 2012

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JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won’t have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6. Republican Hosemann has said it many times before, but he issued a statement repeating it Tuesday because his office had received questions. Voters in November 2011 approved a state constitutional amendment […]

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH — Former Delta State employee sues over firing

October 23, 2012

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JACKSON — A former Delta State University employee has sued the school claiming it illegally discriminated against her by firing her because she has breast cancer. The suit was filed this month in Hinds County Circuit Court. Roseann Buck was hired in 2010 as executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. She was diagnosed […]

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Analysis: Sixth Amendment ruling sets no precedent

October 7, 2012

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In a case from Harrison County, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled on the right of a defendant to confront his accusers — a basic right in the U.S. Constitution. Robert Jenkins wanted to question the analyst who tested the illegal drugs he was accused of possessing. Instead, prosecutors put on the stand a laboratory […]

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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

October 5, 2012

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate declined because more people found work, a trend that could have an impact on undecided voters in the final month before the presidential election. The Labor Department said Friday […]

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Sanderson Farms sues Mississippi union over complaints

September 21, 2012

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JACKSON — Sanderson Farms Inc. has sued a union, claiming its union representatives filed meritless complaints with federal agencies and made slanderous statements to news organizations. The Mississippi-based poultry producer filed the lawsuit Aug. 28 in Jones County Circuit Court against the Laborers International Union of North America Local 693 and the Southeast Laborers’ District […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge continues to block Mississippi abortion law

July 11, 2012

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JACKSON — A federal judge on Wednesday decided to continue to block a state law that threatened to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for a woman to get the procedure in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the law July 1 and extended that […]

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Tunica hosting palomino horse show in 2013 to 2015

June 5, 2012

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TUNICA — The Tunica Arena and Expo Center is hosting a large-scale horse show for three years, starting in 2013. The facility’s manager, Rebecca Fyfe, says the Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Show will last two weeks each summer through 2015, giving a boost to the local economy. The World Championship Horse Show is […]

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Recent trends may threaten coaching diversity in college athletics

May 19, 2012

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By DAVID BRANDT, The Associated Press   College basketball has long been dominated by African-Americans on the court. The same can’t be said for the sidelines. And the numbers of minority coaches aren’t getting much better — they’re stagnant or even declining at the Division I level. George Mason coach Paul Hewitt — who also […]

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Bailey retiring as MDCC president

April 11, 2012

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MOORHEAD — Mississippi Delta Community College’s president is stepping down May 31 after 11 years of leading the two-year school. Larry Bailey announced his retirement in an email to employees Monday. He said retirement will allow him to spend more time with his family and to pursue other goals. Bailey has spent 19 years at […]

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Neyart uneasy about import fees on solar panels

April 5, 2012

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Tom Neyhart, president of Green Grants LLC, a New Orleans solar installation firm, said it’s too early to tell what impact a recent U.S. Commerce Department decision to levy import fees on solar panels made in China will have on his business. But he can’t help but feel uneasy about the decision. Green Grants works […]

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