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Six candidates running for Gibbs' old seat in House

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Six candidates are running in today’s special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. House District 36 encompasses parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties. The seat was left vacant by the Jan. 13 death of Democratic Rep. David Gibbs, who had served since 1993. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If nobody ...

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Senators rethinking school board-election bill

JACKSON — State senators are pulling back from a plan to elect all local school board members. Senate Bill 2141 had called for all school board members to run for four-year terms in years that voters choose a governor. But senators voted 50-1 for an amended bill today to instead study the issue. Today, some city school board members are ...

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Six candidates certified for election to fill Gibbs' seat

JACKSON — Six candidates have been certified by the State Election Commission to run in a March 12 special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. House District 36 encompasses parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties.  The seat was left vacant by the Jan. 13 death of Democratic Rep. David Gibbs, who had served since 1993. If ...

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Bill passes that would end electing school superintendents

JACKSON — State senators want to end the election of local school superintendents, raise the requirements for becoming a teacher and limit the state’s ability to take over schools in Mississippi. The state Senate has passed bills to do all three. Each bill goes to the House for more debate. Meanwhile, the House passed a bill that would require the ...

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Hosemann submits voter ID rules to Justice Department

JACKSON — Proposed administrative rules for the new voter photo identification requirement in the State of Mississippi have been delivered to the United States Department of Justice for approval. Under the proposed rules, any voter who lacks an acceptable photo ID may obtain a free voter photo ID card from a Mississippi Circuit Clerk’s Office by presenting the same identification ...

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Mayoral races across state taking shape

HATTIESBURG, STARKVILLE and LAUREL — The field of Hattiesburg mayoral candidates has widened with the announcement of Councilman Dave Ware for the city’s top office. The Hattiesburg American reports the 41-year-old Ware, who is in his second term as councilman, will run as an independent. Ware says goals for his administration would include an accountability system for city employees, through ...

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Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he sees as the danger of ...

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