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River city mayors in new caucus look to raise awareness

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Mayors from Mississippi River communities are joining with members of Congress to draw attention to the waterway and the needs of communities dotting its banks. About a dozen mayors from communities big and small were in Washington yesterday to announce formation of the Mississippi River Platform. The goal is to raise awareness of issues such as water ...

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River city mayors to announce formation of new caucus

NATCHEZ — Two mayors are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to join a new voice for Mississippi River cities. The Natchez Democrat reports Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and Vidalia, La.,  Mayor Hyram Copeland will join nine other mayors of cities that share the banks of the Mississippi and members of Congress to announce the formation of the Mississippi River ...

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Cochran reenlists for Senate education caucus

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has agreed to continue serving on the Senate Rural Education Caucus, a bipartisan group that will promote the needs and interests of education in small and rural school districts in the 112th Congress. Cochran, who has previously served on the caucus, is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and serves on the ...

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