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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP leaders have a more nuanced message now

June 18, 2014

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BOBBY HARRISON

Maybe it is not a Paul on the road to Damascus moment, but many Mississippi Republican leaders have experienced an epiphany during the hotly contested U.S. Senate primary elections. For years in Mississippi, the Republican mantra from the top on down is that the federal government is bad and, if only the federal government were […]

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Letter to the editor: Mississippi’s children put at risk by Chris McDaniel’s plan

June 17, 2014

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I am deeply concerned by media reports of U.S. senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel’s support for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education and eliminating nearly $800 million in federal funding from our Mississippi schools. I would rather not become a part of any political battle between candidates for office. However, the serious nature of these statements […]

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SPENCER RITCHIE: Compromise is not a four-letter word

June 17, 2014

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A guest column in this paper recently contended that federal spending and its detrimental effects was the most important issue in Mississippi’s Republican primary election for United States Senate. I absolutely concur on the importance of this issue. As the father of two children under four and another due in August, I am greatly distressed […]

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Letter to the editor: Sen. Cochran is the right choice for Mississippi farmers

June 17, 2014

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Mississippians, and in particular rural Mississippians, have long benefitted from a steady and unwavering champion in Washington—Thad Cochran. In a town that so often doesn’t work, Sen. Cochran has worked diligently on behalf of Mississippi’s farmers, cattlemen, poultry growers, timber owners, and small businesses and rural communities across our state. In just the last year, […]

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Mississippi State Fair gets new executive director

June 16, 2014

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Veteran venue manager Rick Reno has been named to replace Billy Orr as executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission.   Reno is currently executive director of VenuWorks in Dodge City, Kan. The Louisiana native has more than 40 years in facilities management and is a certified facilities executive recognized by the International Association of […]

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OP-ED — THAD COCHRAN: It is about what all of us can do for Mississippi

June 16, 2014

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By Thad Cochran My name is Thad Cochran and I ask for your vote in the June 24, 2014, Republican Runoff Election so that I can keep standing up for you in the U.S. Senate. This election is about Mississippi’s tomorrow. It is about what all of us can do for Mississippi President Obama has […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout

June 16, 2014

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Bill Crawford

By Bill Crawford Who knew the House Appropriations Committee would rush to load the gun for Jackson County voters? Last week I wrote that Jackson County voters played Russian roulette with their economic future by voting for challenger Chris McDaniel over Senator Thad Cochran, the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation with enough seniority to […]

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Copiah Water Association gains $399,405 infrastructure grant

June 13, 2014

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Special to the MBJ WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration today announced a $399,405 grant to Copiah Water Association Inc. of Gallman to help build critical water infrastructure to support the construction of a new, job-creating hospital and spur other commercial and industrial development in Hazlehurst. According to grantee estimates, this project […]

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Court: White man victim of discrimination; upholds $82K verdict

June 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has upheld an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of discrimination by the black-majority Greenwood Leflore Hospital board. George Dulin argued he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board’s attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded […]

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C Spire in deal to acquire regional telecom MegaGate

June 11, 2014

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In a move to continue expanding services and diversifying its core telecommunications and technology services holdings,  C Spire says it will acquire Hattiesburg’s MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of IP voice, data, and business telecommunications solutions. MegaGate serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider.  […]

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