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Late attorney Doar was trusted advocate for racial equality

JACKSON — U.S. Justice Department attorney John Doar earned respect among Mississippi civil-rights activists in the 1960s as a trusted advocate who was committed to the ideals of racial equality. Doar was 92 when he died of congestive heart failure Nov. 11 in New York. Activists in Mississippi, including Flonzie Brown-Wright of Jackson, believe it’s important to remember his legacy. ...

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Reed says GOP officials were 'duped' by MPC

By political columnist Bill Minor You’d hardly expect to hear a diehard Reagan-era Mississippi Republican sharply criticizing a big utility company for building a costly, unneeded — and experimental — generating plant with endorsement from state GOP leadership. Well, it has happened. Clarke Reed, of Greenville, pioneer of the state’s modern GOP, has spoken out against the controversial $4 billion ...

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Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the day, where his open casket, ...

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MDOT Commissioner Bill Minor dies

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says that northern district commissioner Bill Minor has died. He was 68. MDOT spokeswoman Carrie Adams says Minor was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. He had been attending a national transportation conference in Biloxi. Adams says Minor’s body was being transported to his hometown of Holly Springs, ...

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