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L.A. Grammy director cancels trip with gay son to Mississippi museum

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MBJ staff and wire reports After the opening of a Grammy Museum in the Mississippi Delta, the first  outside Los Angeles, the California museum’s’ director,  Bob Santelli, said he and his 28-year-old gay son have canceled plans to visit the high-tech facility in Cleveland, Mississippi. The Delta museum opened March 5 and Executive Director Emily Havens said in a recent interview ...

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Fifth circuit court judge appointed

MBJ staff Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed George Mitchell, Jr. as Circuit Court judge for the 5th Circuit Court District. The district includes Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster, and Winston counties. He will fill the unexpired term of Clarence Morgan III who is retiring Dec. 31.  Mitchell’s appointment will begin Jan. 1 and will run until the position is ...

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Chaney readies contingency plan if court rules against insurance exchanges


By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi Insurance Department has developed a proposed contingency plan  in case the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates federally run health-insurance exchanges in 36 states, including Mississippi. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Thursday in an interview with the Mississippi Business Journal that the replacement would protect the federal tax credits that would otherwise be lost to about 100,000 Mississippians. ...

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H.M. Richards to expand Lee County furniture plant, hire 500

GUNTOWN — H.M. Richards will expand its Lee County upholstered furniture plant, investing $8 million and adding 500 jobs. The company already has 977 employees in a 900,000 square-foot plant in Guntown. H.M. Richards will buy land next door and add a 280,000 square-foot building for the expansion at the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex. State and local ...

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Jackson lawyer files as Democrat for governor

Associated Press Jackson attorney Vicki Slater has announced her campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for governor. Slater made the announced Thursday at the state Capitol in Jackson. Feb. 27 is the deadline for candidates to qualify for this year’s election Republican Gov. Phil Bryant announced Wednesday he is running for re-election. Slater is making her first run for office. ...

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MBJ Editorial: Bryant the man to build bridges, hoist state from depths

This publication has been more than critical of Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant in many areas, particularly during his run for governor, for which he will go head-to-head with Dave Dennis, Hudson Holliday and Ron Williams on Aug. 2 in the Republican primary. Insiders admit to us that he has deserved much of the criticism. His guffaws are numerous, but when ...

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'The big 3'

Bryant, Dennis, Reeves front-runners for Republican nomination When former Gov. Kirk Fordice decided it was time to make it official that he would seek a second term, he called Gulfport businessman Dave Dennis and inquired about doing it at Dennis’s house. Sure, Dennis said, but there was an issue. “We were remodeling the house we lived in, so we were ...

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