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Tribal chief, council seats on Tuesday ballot


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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