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Mississippi GOP hopefuls decry federal spending, regulations

Republicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations. The six GOP candidates in the 3rd District spoke Wednesday night in Jackson at a forum sponsored by Americans For Prosperity, a group promoting free markets and limited government. The Republican field has two health care professionals, Whit Hughes of Madison and Morgan ...

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Analysis: Wicker praises Trump as ’18 Senate race approaches

Facing a potential Republican primary battle in 2018, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi is stepping up his praise of President Donald Trump, who won the state with 58 percent of the vote last November. When Trump spoke to the United Nations in September, Wicker said the president “was unapologetically clear and firm about America’s priorities, namely our resolve to ...

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Mississippi Association of REALTORS endorses Joel Bomgar

The Mississippi Association of REALTORS has announced its endorsement of Joel Bomgar for the Republican primary in Mississippi House of Representatives District 58. Derek Easley, Governmental Affairs Director for MARPAC, said, “As Mississippi’s largest business trade association with over 5,500 members statewide, we are proud to endorse Joel and his efforts to be the next representative for District 58.”  MARPAC’s mission is to ...

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Cochran calls scheme to photograph ill wife 'amateurish'

HATTIESBURG — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said yesterday he thinks it’s “kind of amateurish” that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him. The six-term Mississippi incumbent said the motivation behind the video is beyond his understanding, and he’s leaving the matter to ...

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Hosemann launches voter ID television ads

JACKSON — Mississippi’s top elections official is launching a publicity blitz to bring attention to the state’s voter identification law that’s scheduled to be used for the first time in June. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said yesterday that his office is airing two 30-second TV commercials — one that started Monday and one that starts in January. Hosemann said ...

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New politician wins office after clerk pulls slip from hat

WALLS — A political newcomer has won an election drawing for alderman in Walls, DeSoto County’s smallest municipality. The Commercial Appeal reports that Tammy Patrick and incumbent Jimmy Doyle each got 18 votes in a six-person race for five seats on the Board of Aldermen. Town clerk Amie Carr pulled a slip of paper out of a basket to decide the ...

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Credit union participating in national homeownership campaign

JACKSON — HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) has helped launch Home Matters, a national movement to build public support for the concept of homeownership. Home Matters is spearheaded by the National NeighborWorks Association (NNA), a coast-to-coast coalition of housing and community development organizations, other nonprofits, companies and the public at large. The launch took place in Washington, DC, where ...

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Hospital unveils plan for new hospice facility; fundraiser underway

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital plans to open a 12-patient hospice facility for the terminally ill by mid-2015. The Hattiesburg American reports the Hospice House of South Mississippi will be built on five acres of donated land. Officials with the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced a capital campaign to raise $5 million to build the Hospice House. Foundation president Bill ...

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Foundation launches fundraiser for new health center

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is on its way to transforming the quality of health care provided to students, faculty and staff. The USM Foundation announced the Moffitt Health Center Campaign, which will aid in the relocation of the University’s Student Health Services to a new, state-of-the-art facility. The $1-million campaign has already received $750,000 in commitments toward ...

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Law requiring campaign finance reports often ignored

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — City clerks are required to collect campaign finance reports during local elections throughout Mississippi and deliver that information to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office, but Hosemann said he only receives the information sporadically. The law is designed to create greater transparency in local elections, making it possible to see where a candidate for mayor or alderman ...

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