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Cochran not changing security following shooting

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the shooting in Arizona that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he is not requesting additional security, at least not yet. In a statement, Cochran said, “I am deeply saddened by the violence that struck Rep. Giffords, her staff and constituents. My prayers are with all the victims and their families. ...

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Elected officials delinquent on taxes

LEFLORE COUNTY — Twelve elected officials from Leflore County owe a combined $28,000 in delinquent property taxes. Tax records showed the bills range from less than $200 to more than $7,000 for 2009. Property taxes were due last week. Greenwood City Councilman Johnny Jennings had the largest amount of back taxes from 2009 among elected officials. He and his wife ...

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Briggs payment under scrutiny

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power wants ratepayers to cover a $220,000-plus real estate commission paid to former Lt. Gov. Eddie Briggs for services related to the utility’s planned Kemper County coal plant. The Sierra Club says the three-member Public Service Commission — which will decide the question — has a huge conflict of interest. That’s because its only attorney is Briggs’ ...

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Harper to go for another term

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, 53, has announced that he will run for re-election in Mississippi’s 3rd District, according to The Associated Press. The Republican congressman was elected in 2008 to succeed Chip Pickering, who did not run for re-election. Candidates for congressional office must qualify by March 1. The primary is scheduled for June. 1.

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