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PMI shows state’s manufacturing sector expanding

June 18, 2014

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Manufacturing activity in the Southeast is still growing at a healthy level in spite of its first decline in the last three months, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released today by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI decreased 3.4 points to […]

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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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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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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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Letter to the Editor: Community College Board chair backs Cochran

June 13, 2014

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Chip Crane 508 South Spring Street Fulton, Mississippi 38843 June 13, 2014 Dear Editor: I am head of a company in Fulton that does business across several southeastern states, and I am also chairman of the Mississippi Community College Board.  I am writing because I care deeply about the future of our state. If you […]

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Comcast awarding scholarships to 14 Mississippi students

June 12, 2014

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Comcast will present 14 scholarships to Mississippi students Saturday as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program at the Soul City Showcase at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St. Receiving awards at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony are Kierra Hawkins of Jackson, Shanice Dowdy of Red Bank, Cory Snow of Southaven, Quamia […]

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Ron Paul backs tea party challenger in Miss. race

June 9, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel’s effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term. McDaniel and Cochran were heading toward a June 24 runoff that illustrates the split within the GOP between its anti-establishment, […]

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Veteran Aillet joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager

June 9, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that Richard Aillet, PE, the former director of engineering services for the City of Ruston, La., has joined the firm and will work out of Neel-Schaffer’s office in Shreveport, La. Aillet will serve as a Senior Project Manager, with an emphasis on water and wastewater projects. He worked for the […]

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