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Justice Department gives OK to redistricting plan

JACKSON — The Department of Justice has pre-cleared the city of Jackson’s redistricting plan, clearing the way for City Council members to run under new ward lines in 2013. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new lines keep roughly the same structure as the old, with each ward seeing minor changes to account for a shrinking city center. Ward 3, in central ...

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Four candidates will run for vacant seat in Legislature

RANKIN COUNTY — Four candidates are running in a special election in northern Rankin County to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House. Those competing in House District 59 are Scot Allen of Brandon, Benny L. Hubbard of Flowood, Bradley Lum of Flowood and Brent Powell of Brandon. The election is Jan. 8 and a runoff, if needed, is ...

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Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he sees as the danger of ...

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Mayor, ag commissioner candidate dies in car accident

PICKENS — Mayor Joel Gill, who was a past candidate for Mississippi agriculture commissioner and U.S. Congress, has died in a car accident. He was 61. His wife Ann Gill said he died yesterday afternoon in the accident. Gill, a Democrat, was elected mayor in 2009 and had served as an alderman before then in Pickens, a small town about ...

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Five candidates qualify for Greenville mayor's race

GREENVILLE — Five people have qualified to run for mayor of Greenville in the Oct. 22 special election. The Delta Democrat Times reports the special election comes 30 days after former Mayor Chuck Jordan announced his resignation. Jordan made his decision after learning he has advanced-stage pancreatic cancer. Under the city charter, an election must be held within 30 days ...

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Commissioners delay decision on Dems' replacement candidates

JACKSON — State election commissioners have delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the issue tomorrow, which also is the deadline for commissioners to give county elections officials the sample ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. In March, Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg won the ...

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Herrington drops out of District 4 congressional race

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Democrats plan to choose a new nominee to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the Nov. 6 general election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole tells The Associated Press that Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg has filed papers to withdraw from the 4th District race in the southern part of the state. Herrington won the party nomination in March ...

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