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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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Mad Genius wins 'Best of Show Overall' at 2013 ADDY Awards

JACKSON — The American Advertising Federation of Jackson (AAF Jackson) presented its 2013 ADDY Awards for advertising creative excellence Friday night at The South. This annual awards presentation was attended by more than 110 individuals from local advertising, marketing, graphic design and media businesses. Of the 202 entries received by AAF Jackson, 21 Gold ADDY Awards, 24 Silver ADDY Awards, ...

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MSU fundraiser 'StatePride' nets $118.3M in private gifts

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has officially concluded the university’s four-year initiative known as “StatePride” with more than $118.3 million in private gifts. “StatePride: An Initiative for Student and Faculty Support” officially began in 2009 with a $100-million goal. “StatePride” was launched with the investiture of Mark Keenum as MSU’s 19th president and over its course became a unified fundraising ...

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Delta mayor will not seek re-election; former mayor to run

ITTA BENA — Mayor Walter Parker says he won’t run for another term. Parker tells the Greenwood Commonwealth it is time to do something else. The 49-year-old Parker was elected mayor in 2009. Parker works at Mississippi Valley State University. The filing deadline for city elections is March 8. Party primaries will be held on May 7, and the general ...

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