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BILL CRAWFORD — Will voters be satisfied with legislative session?

The Mississippi Legislature wrapped up its 2015 session last Thursday, but it may not be through working for the year…nor should it be, say some.   When Senate and House conferees on Gov. Phil Bryant’s popular $50 million workforce training bill suddenly let the bill die, speculation immediately began that Bryant will call a special session to revive it.   ...

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MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image

by Jack Weatherly A Harvard professor said long ago: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”That was pretty profound, still is.Here’s something else pretty profound. Mississippi State is No. 1 and Ole Miss is No. 3 in college football. State has never been in that position. Ole Miss has been at the top of the heap a few times, but that was ...

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Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton moving to Neel-Schaffer

Longtime Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton is leaving The Clarion-Ledger to become editor of projects and proposals at Neel-Schaffer engineering firm in Jackson. Hampton posted his decision on his Facebook account Monday night. “I’m happy and sad tonight,” he wrote. “Excited about a new job prospect with the Neel-Schaffer engineering firm in Jackson but sad to be leaving The Clarion-Ledger, ...

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Former editor dies

Former Houston Chronicle night editor Lee Cearnal, who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning project while with The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi, has died in Houston. He was 68. Cearnal worked at several newspapers during his long career in journalism, including a stint at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson and another in Monroe, La., before he landed a job at the Chronicle. Cearnal is ...

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Cleveland goes to Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Longtime Jackson Clarion-Ledger sports columnist Rick Cleveland has been named the executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland, 59, takes over for the late Michael Rubenstein, who had been the Hall of Fame’s only executive director since it opened in 1996. Cleveland began his full-time journalism career at The Hattiesburg American in 1970 and has worked at ...

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning clearly when it changed the ...

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Tolley named editor

Brian Tolley is the new executive editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Tolley was executive editor of The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, La. He will become executive editor/director of audience engagement and growth for The Clarion-Ledger Media Group. Before his tenure in Lafayette his first for Gannett Co. Tolley was editor of The Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, N.C. He also has worked ...

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