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More signatures turned in for Arkansas casino proposal

Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in Arkansas have submitted thousands of additional signatures to try and get their proposal on the November ballot. Driving Arkansas Forward on Tuesday submitted 43,952 signatures to the secretary of state’s office for the proposed constitutional amendment the group is advocating. The proposal would expand casino gambling at a Hot Springs horse track ...

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Mississippi trims zone aimed to stop spread of deer disease

Mississippi officials are setting new rules about feeding wildlife and hog trapping in an effort to control a debilitating deer disease. The Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks voted last week to ban feeding and require permits for hog trapping in Warren County, as well as most of Issaquena and Sharkey counties. No deer carcasses can be transported outside ...

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Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

Tate Reeves Mississippi’s lieutenant governor says he’s ready to accept most transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House. That makes an agreement more likely during a special session. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves tells reporters Monday that any package of legislation is likely to include transferring some taxes on internet sales to cities and counties, plus using ...

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Mississippi Power closing all but 3 offices

Mississippi Power says it is closing most of its customer service offices by October. Mississippi Power spokesman Jeff Shepard told news outlets says the decision to close the offices by Oct. 8 comes after studying the number of people using the offices, as well as how customers use online and telephone apps. He says more than 60 percent of customers ...

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Executive director of Beauvoir fired

The executive director of a historic home and museum in Mississippi has been fired. WLOX-TV reported Friday that Stephen McKinney’s firing comes less than two months after he was hired to lead Beauvoir, a home of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. McKinney was hired June 22. The station says the board declined to comment on McKinney’s termination, saying ...

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Analysis: It’s prosecutor vs. ‘Big Country’ in US House race

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS The major-party nominees in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District present sharp contrasts in style, even if their ideological differences are fuzzier. Republican Michael Guest and Democrat Michael Ted Evans both say they oppose abortion and support gun rights and border security. Neither sounds likely to hang out with the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi. Guest is in his ...

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Some see interest rate hikes by the Fed as a good thing

By BECKY GILLETTE Martin Palomo President Donald Trump raised eyebrows recently when he criticized the decision by the Federal Reserve (Fed) to raise interest rates for the second time this year. The Fed said it has raised interest rates to help prevent inflation. Sitting presidents have rarely commented on the actions of the Federal Reserve, which is supposed to be ...

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Construction of Malco theater at Renaissance begins

MBJ staff Malco Theatres announced Wednesday that construction has begun on its 6-screen boutique theater development in the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland.  The cinema is scheduled to open next summer. It will anchor the second phase of the development and be located at the entrance to the new synchronized water and music feature.  The new building will encompass ...

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Analysis: Road money session waits on lieutenant governor

JEFF AMY A special session to seek more money for Mississippi’s roads and bridges could be drawing near. But nothing is likely to happen without Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ agreement, and many observers aren’t sure what he wants. Gov. Phil Bryant has been facilitating talks among himself and fellow Republicans Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, seeking an agreement. “Any ...

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