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MBJ EDITORIAL: Bryant, others should concentrate on issues, not media

Gov. Phil Bryant was quick to lay blame at the feet of the national and statewide media for Mississippi’s poor race-relations image at the recent Mission Mississippi Governor’s Prayer Luncheon. Bryant said that the national media must have been champing at the bit to see if he, a white Republican, and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, a black Democrat, would engage ...

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Phil Bryant Inauguration

Governor-elect Phil Bryant’s office has released inauguration festivities schedule. BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots). Sunday Jan. 8, 2012 Inaugural Worship Service When: 6-7 p.m. Where: Galloway United Methodist Church, 305 N. Congress St. in Jackson. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Swearing-In Ceremony When: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (seating and pre-program begin at 10 a.m.). Where: South Steps of the Mississippi ...

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DNC Chairman: Dupree "Tremendous Source of Pride" for Democratic Party

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is wrapping a two-day visit to Mississippi to show support for Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree’s bid for the Governor’s Mansion. The Florida congresswoman praised Dupree’s job creation record and said that as governor Dupree would “move the needle” and take Mississippi from last to first. “We both want the same thing for America’s ...

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Speed not conceding fight against eminent domain limits

Things haven’t been going Leland Speed’s way in his court challenges to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would curb Mississippi’s power to take private property for large economic development projects But don’t look for Speed, a real estate executive and interim Mississippi Development Authority chief, to walk away from the fight. “I’m inclined to go forward,” said ...

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if they should find somewhere else ...

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Red state rising?

Mississippi is poised to make some political history this November. The voters will either elect the state’s first black governor (Hattiesburg mayor and Democrat Johnny Dupree) or they could usher in a milestone for the Mississippi Republican Party, giving the party of Bush and Barbour solid control of both the Governor’s Mansion and both houses of the state legislature. Long ...

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