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BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the former Netscape CEO, who has ...

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Speed sues Hosemann to keep eminent domain off ballot

Mississippi Development Authority interim executive director Leland Speed has sued Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, in an attempt to keep the eminent domain petition off November’s ballot. ••• READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE ••• If you’ll recall, the petition seeks to prevent the taking of private land for private development. It keeps in place the state’s authority to seize private ...

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Q&A: Dave Dennis, Republican candidate for governor

First governor from the Coast? Candidate Dennis believes he has answers for state Dave Dennis is president of Specialty Contractors & Associates Inc. in Gulfport. A Pass Christian native and resident, Dennis attended Auburn University and then moved back to the Gulf Coast in 1976. He has served as chairman of the New Orleans Federal Reserve Board and has been ...

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Mississippi and Saudi Arabia have something in common

By Amy McCullough Mississippi and Saudi Arabia have something in common. So says Raise Your Pints president Butch Bailey, a Hattiesburg forester. They are the only governmental entities in the world who limit the alcohol content of beer brewed and imported to 5%. Specialty beers often have 7% or 8% alcohol content, and critics argue that our antiquated law is ...

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The electronic handshake

Electronic campaigning, even the unsolicited variety, a big part of 2011 governor’s race A few years ago, before iPhones and BlackBerries gobbled up the mobile phone market share, Bill Luckett and Willie Nelson found themselves in Clarksdale for a meeting of a company’s board of directors on which they both sat. The meeting over, Luckett walked Nelson to his tour ...

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The run for the mansion

Bryant the expected front-runner going into election season With statewide elections taking place next year and the present governor prohibited from seeking re-election again, speculation is growing about who the new occupant of the Governor’s Mansion will be. Candidates for both parties’ primaries began fund raising and campaigning early for the state’s top spot. Long-time political observer and commentator Sid ...

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