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Anderson wins second term as Choctaw chief

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PHILADELPHIA — Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has been re-elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Complete, but uncertified returns from Tuesday’s runoff, show Anderson with 55 percent of the vote, defeating former chief Beasley Denson. A new runoff was set after the Tribal Council overturned a June 20 runoff where Anderson defeated Denson with 52 percent of the ...

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Tribal chief, council seats on Tuesday ballot

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PHILADELPHIA — Incumbent Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson is facing six challengers in Tuesday’s election that will include voting for seats on the Tribal Council. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anderson unseated incumbent Chief Beasley Denson in 2011 with 56 percent of the vote to become the first female to lead the 10,000-member Mississippi Band ...

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Choctaw tribe's deals focus of FBI, chief says

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Mississippi Choctaw Indians Chief Beasley Denson says media reports earlier this month that an FBI search of tribal records includes those related to the Choctaws’ relationship to an Atlanta management company are true. Denson told The Clarion-Ledger on Tuesday that the search warrant presented the tribe by FBI agents on July 12 mentioned Atlanta-based Mercury Gaming Group ...

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