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Former Mississippi First Lady Carroll Waller dies at 87

JACKSON — Former Mississippi First Lady Ava Carroll Overton Waller, 87, of Jackson, died yesterday at Manhattan Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at First Baptist Church, Jackson. Visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall of the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral service that day. Waller ...

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Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters

JACKSON — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters yesterday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing. He said the gubernatorial election of 1971 was the first time a candidate for a major office in the state, Democrat Bill Waller, made an effort to ...

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Saul to lead new Office of Drug Court Compliance

JACKSON — A veteran law enforcement officer will lead the newly created Office of Drug Court Compliance. William T. Saul of Crystal Springs will supervise a team responsible for helping the state’s drug courts to implement best practices. Three other people are expected to be hired in the near future. Saul said that the compliance office will provide training and ...

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Waller, Randolph, Coleman win Supreme Court races

JACKSON — Mississippi Supreme Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. has won another term on the state’s highest court. A late push put Waller ahead of state Rep. Earle Banks, a Jackson Democrat, by 10 percentage points with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Waller, chief justice since 2009, won an eight-year term that begins in January 2014 and runs until 2022. ...

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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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Gartin Justice Building Dedication

JACKSON- Judges, elected and retired state officials, attorneys and the general public gather at the recently opened Carroll Gartin Justice Building (named for the late lieutenant governor) to christen the new home of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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