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Will Cochran run again for Senate, or will he retire?

WASHINGTON — What will Thad do? It’s the biggest question in Mississippi politics, heading into the 2014 federal elections. The state’s senior U.S. senator, Republican Thad Cochran, will turn 76 in December. He has served since January 1979 and is his party’s ranking member on the Agriculture Committee. His seat is up for election next year, but he pointedly has ...

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Sesquicentennial: Gearing up for Civil War party

Impact from cultural tourism hard to gauge The state is gearing up on multiple fronts for tourists coming for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, to be commemorated through 2015. Officials are confident that Mississippi will see a large number of visitors flock in for the numerous planned events. However, how many will come and what the economic impact ...

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