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Lawmakers say no to cities’ request for new sales tax

March 17, 2014

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It appears two Mississippi cities will not receive authority to enact a new sales tax. A Senate chairman said Friday that Mississippi lawmakers won’t authorize Hattiesburg or Greenville to set a 1 percent local sales tax, as the two cities requested. “We’re not going to do that,” Local and Private Committee Chairman Perry Lee, R-Mendenhall, […]

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Phil Bryant Inauguration

January 3, 2012

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Governor-elect Phil Bryant’s office has released inauguration festivities schedule. BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots). Sunday Jan. 8, 2012 Inaugural Worship Service When: 6-7 p.m. Where: Galloway United Methodist Church, 305 N. Congress St. in Jackson. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Swearing-In Ceremony When: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (seating and pre-program begin at 10 a.m.). Where: […]

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DNC Chairman: Dupree “Tremendous Source of Pride” for Democratic Party

October 21, 2011

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Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is wrapping a two-day visit to Mississippi to show support for Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree’s bid for the Governor’s Mansion. The Florida congresswoman praised Dupree’s job creation record and said that as governor Dupree would “move the needle” and take Mississippi from last to first. “We both want […]

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Speed not conceding fight against eminent domain limits

September 18, 2011

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Things haven’t been going Leland Speed’s way in his court challenges to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would curb Mississippi’s power to take private property for large economic development projects But don’t look for Speed, a real estate executive and interim Mississippi Development Authority chief, to walk away from the fight. “I’m […]

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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Red state rising?

September 6, 2011

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Mississippi is poised to make some political history this November. The voters will either elect the state’s first black governor (Hattiesburg mayor and Democrat Johnny Dupree) or they could usher in a milestone for the Mississippi Republican Party, giving the party of Bush and Barbour solid control of both the Governor’s Mansion and both houses […]

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Mississippi’s Next Governor

August 2, 2011

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The 2011 Mississippi governors race has had a little bit of everything. Bill Luckett is the self-billed “builder”. Dave Dennis says he wants to be the state’s next CEO. Johnny Dupree says he can unite and solve problems. Phil Bryant is the “man in the arena.” On August 2 the choice is yours. BILL LUCKETT […]

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Johnny DuPree, Part 1

May 3, 2011

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Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree on why he is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Mississippi.

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