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Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85

December 2, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Tom Allain, a nephew, says the former governor was 85. A law associate, Louis Clifford, […]

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Pickering to run for Senate if Cochran decides against reelection

November 26, 2013

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Add State Auditor Stacey Pickering to the list of potential candidates for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) decides not to seek reelection in 2014. Cochran has held the seat since 1978 and has said he’ll decide by the end of this month whether to seek another six-year term. However, a Cochran spokesman […]

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BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC expanding to manufacturing facility in Starkville

November 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC, manufacturer of filing and folder products, announced today the company is expanding operations to the city of Starkville in the South Hangar building on Airport Road. BSP will create at least 25 new jobs and represents a company investment of at least […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Dynamics of U.S. Senate race take shape in Mississippi

November 22, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi — In recent years, Republicans’ efforts to take over the United States Senate have been thwarted at least in part by the ultra-conservative wing of the party – i.e., the Tea Party. In Nevada, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Alaska, to name a few, the Republicans have lost what at one time were […]

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Mississippi’s revenue buoyed by corporate tax collections

November 11, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi – State revenue collections continue to be strong, outpacing by 7.6 percent what was collected during the same time period last year, thanks in large part to a surge in corporate tax collections. Strong collections for the current year come on the heels of the previous two years where tax […]

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CRAWFORD: Tea Party loss in Alabama not foretelling

November 11, 2013

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By Bill Crawford Some may think last week’s congressional primary result in South Alabama foretells good things for Senator Thad Cochran and other Republican senators facing challenges by Tea Party candidates. Maybe not. GOP establishment candidate Bradley Byrne defeated grassroots Christian and Tea Party favorite Dean Young in the Republican run-off for retiring Congressman Jo […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Politics sometimes creates strange bedfellows

November 1, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison At least one positive in the current dispute between insurance company BlueCross & BlueShield and private hospital company Health Management Associates is a rare glimpse of bipartisanship in the state. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood – often at odds – are joining forces to try to force […]

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Cochran could face young challenger in the Tea Party’s McDaniels; Palazzo also watching

October 16, 2013

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has had a long run in the Senate, but it looks like he will soon face a challenge from one of the state’s young, up-and-coming legislators. Two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel said yesterday that he’s leaning toward challenging Cochran in the 2014 Republican primary. McDaniel told The Associated Press that […]

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Dennery writes new chapter in eclectic career

September 30, 2013

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When the iconic downtown Jackson restaurant Dennery’s closed several years ago, most patrons thought they might not see the dishes again, but expected to see the chef. However, many wouldn’t have guessed the post-restaurant career of John Dennery. Dennery has just been named CEO of Mississippi Prison Industries Corp., replacing long-time chief executive John Miller […]

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What Links the Neo-Confederate Virginia Flaggers, Barack Obama & Race

August 8, 2013

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As the Virginia Flaggers loft their Confederate flag in opposition to the ‘tyranny’ of 2013, Jamelle Bouie of The Daily Beast argues that racial bias plays at least some part in Obama’s collapse in the South. » Read complete story here …

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