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PHIL HARDWICK — What makes a good mayor?

Now that municipal elections in Mississippi are over it’s time for the winning candidates to consider their new roles. Those who are assuming office for the first time will discover that being a mayor or board/council member is quite different from being a candidate. Being a mayor in particular is one of the toughest jobs going.  A mayor does not ...

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Jackson’s new mayor vows to make city better for business

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says he will soon launch a “technical assistance shop” to help the city become more of a partner rather than a hindrance to both new businesses and current ones. It’s part of a strategy, he said, to end Jackson’s tendency to be “its own problem.” Yarber said he has handed the job of creating the new ...

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Mayor says not anti-gun, but wants ban on city property

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran’s response to Mississippi’s open carry law is an ordinance to bar firearms on city property. She’s far from anti-gun. “I am certainly in favor of second amendment rights. I myself have a gun, and I’m a pretty good shot, but I wouldn’t bring it to city hall,” she told WLOX-TV. She says ...

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City Hall Annex ruled unsafe; personnel moving to temp sites

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg’s City Hall Annex has been declared unsafe and seven of eight departments housed there are moving out. Mayor Paul Winfield tells the Vicksburg Post departments would move beginning Friday to temporary offices in other buildings. Winfield said he and aldermen would move meetings from the annex to the Vicksburg Convention Center starting next Tuesday. ...

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