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Santorum, congressional incumbents win primaries

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Rick Santorum won Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi but he didn’t gain any ground in the race for delegates against frontrunner Mitt Romney. Romney wiped out Santorum’s gains by winning caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa Tuesday. For the day, Romney added at least 41 delegates and Santorum won at least 35. Newt Gingrich got ...

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Consultant recommends four wards for Diamondhead

DIAMONDHEAD — A consultant has proposed four wards for the newly incorporated city of Diamondhead in Hancock County. Mayor Chuck Ingraham tells the Sea Coast Echo the draft map from Bridge and Watson of Oxford is step one of the election process of June 2013. Ingraham says public hearings will be held on the proposed ward lines. Each proposed ward ...

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Officials say they will clean up county's bloated voter rolls

LEFLORE COUNTY — Leflore County circuit clerk Elmus Stockstill says he and Election Commission chairman Edward Course will work to address inflated voter rolls. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports data from the secretary of state’s office shows Leflore County has 4,000 more registered voters than adults living here. Data from the 2010 census shows the county’s voting age population is 23,566 ...

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State election observers identify issues during election day

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State observers monitored the 2011 primary, primary run-off and general elections in Mississippi.  Sixty-three counties were monitored in the primary and runoff elections and 44 counties in the general election.  The Secretary of State’s Office reports voting issues during these elections are outlined in the “Report on 2011 Election Day Activities.” One issue is bloated voter rolls. Currently, ...

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Justice Department wants more information on proposed redistricting

NATCHEZ — The U.S. Department of Justice has requested additional information from the city of Natchez about its redistricting plan. The request that could delay the upcoming Natchez Board of Aldermen elections, according to The Natchez Democrat. Natchez City Attorney Everett Sanders said the department requested the information last Tuesday, which was the last of the 60 days the department ...

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Hosemann: State's absentee ballots on the rise

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI  — Absentee balloting is on the rise in Mississippi, as indicated by an analysis by the Secretary of State’s Office of absentee ballot numbers since the 2007 Statewide General Election. “What we are seeing is the use of absentee balloting as a form of early voting,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “The number of absentee ballots cast ...

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Congressional candidate fined for failing to test store's fuel tanks

EUPORA — Republican congressional candidate Henry Ross is paying a $1,000 fine for failing to test fuel tanks at his north Mississippi convenience store. Ross told The Associated Press he mailed the check yesterday to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which found that he failed to test one or more of the gas tanks at his vacant Eupora store ...

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Tye, Marsalis in runoff for Ripley mayor's office

RIPLEY — Breat Tye and Chris Marsalis will participate in the Feb. 28 runoff for mayor of Ripley. After affidavit ballots were counted yesterday and the election certified, Tye had 262 votes to 244 for Marsalis. Nine candidates were on the Tuesday ballot. City election officials had to switch to paper ballots Tuesday after Tye discovered about an hour after ...

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Campaign bitterness erupts in Legislature over routine local bill

JACKSON — Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year’s Mississippi legislative elections erupted yesterday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill. Several Democrats said opponents sent mailers claiming they voted for a large number of tax increases, unfairly counting times they voted to raise or renew taxes requested by individual cities and counties. “The very first ...

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Bryant lays out policy proposals in State of the State

JACKSON — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant used his first State of the State address last evening to unveil detailed policy proposals, from education to healthcare to energy, saying he wants to create a “Mississippi Works Agenda.” “My first job is to make sure every Mississippian has a job,” Bryant said on the south steps of the state Capitol, using the ...

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