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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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Dave Dennis, Part 2

JACKSON- Gulf Coast businessman and GOP fundraiser Dave Dennis talks economics, how to make a more business friendly Mississippi and why he’s really running for governor.

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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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Hobnob 2010

JACKSON- The Mississippi Economic Council’s “Hobnob Mississippi” swung from somber to humorous and back again as pundits, politicians and the Magnolia State’s business leaders came together for the annual event.

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