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Madison mayor qualifies for state auditor's post

JACKSON — Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler has qualified for the GOP nomination for State Auditor against incumbent Stacy Pickering. The Madison County Journal reports Hawkins-Butler said Monday that she will release a full statement before week’s end. Pickering filed on Jan. 6 and has served two terms as State Auditor, which is responsible for auditing public accounts and conducting investigations ...

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Supervisors say no to mayor's request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records during settlement talks for lawsuits ...

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Education at top of Madison Co. economic growth strategy

The City of Madison’s objections to Jackson State University’s plan to open a satellite campus in the city comes just as Madison County has wrapped up work on a strategic plan that puts cultivating an educated workforce atop the county’s priorities. In a counter to Madison’s position, the county’s Board of Supervisors last Monday night unanimously passed a resolution supporting ...

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Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonald’s it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans ...

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Read February 1 issue of MBJ

>> FEAR THE OKRA Mad Genius ad campaign helps Delta State reintroduce the toughest vegetable in higher education— by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper: >> LEGISLATURE Move state offices to Capitol Complex — by Ted Carter >> SPORTS New kiosks make for a better visit at sports hall— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Supreme Court mulls whether or ...

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MBJ: Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonalds it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans ...

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Madison approves smoking ban

MADISON — Madison has adopted a smoke-free-air ordinance, switching from a voluntary ban on tobacco that all city businesses followed. The change passed unanimously on Tuesday. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler is expected to sign the ordinance Wednesday or Thursday. The law will go into effect 30 days after she signs it. Butler tells The Clarion-Ledger the reason for moving from ...

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