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Bland pushing for ExpressJet as new airline for Meridian

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Percy Bland wants Georgia-based ExpressJet to be the new air carrier for Meridian Regional Airport. The recommendation now goes to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bland was assisted in his selection by a panel of seven community members who studied the proposals. ExpressJet was one of two airlines to submit bids for Meridian’s air service. Silver ...

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Ex-mayor, businessman Chain dies at 84

HATTIESBURG — Former Hattiesburg mayor and businessman Bobby Lee Chain has died. He was 84. He died of cancer about 5:15 a.m. yesterday at Forrest General Hospital, his wife, Betty Chain, said. He was mayor from 1980 to 1986. The city’s airport and the technology building at the University of Southern Mississippi are named for him. His funeral will be ...

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Tupelo mayor chooses Hooper to lead city's development

TUPELO — €” Mayor Jason Shelton is nominating a prominent Tupelo businessman to be the city’s next development services director. The nominee, Shane Hooper, 44, is a member of the state College Board and current chairman of the Tupelo-based Community Development Foundation. He is president of the educational support services company, Success Learning Inc., which he created in 2005. BJ ...

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Delta mayor dies after less than three months in office

HOLLANDALE — Hollandale Mayor Freddie Love died Friday at a Jackson hospital from complications of a respiratory condition. He was 67. Love had been in office less than three months. Love was elected in a special election in January to replace late Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died in office in November. Family members say Love was treated at Delta ...

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Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor

JACKSON — Jackson’s new mayor could be sworn in as early as today. Eight weeks after Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died not even a year into his term, Councilman Tony Yarber will be his successor. Complete, but officials, results from yesterday’s election show Yarber received 54 percent of the votes to 46 percent for attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the late ...

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Capital City voters to elect new mayor in runoff

JACKSON — Jackson voters will choose today between City Council member Tony Yarber and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, for mayor. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The election comes a month after the funeral of the elder Lumumba, who was elected last June and died Feb. 25. The candidates run ...

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Yarber, Lumumba headed to runoff for Jackson mayor

JACKSON — City Council member Tony Yarber and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, will be in an April 22 runoff to see who will become Jackson’s next mayor. Complete, but unofficial, returns from yesterday’s election show only 10 votes separate the two. Affidavit and absentee ballots are still to be counted. Thirteen candidates were on ...

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Another fiberhood meets C Spire's pre-registration criteria

RIDGELAND — C Spire reports that homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Ridgeland over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Old Agency East fiberhood, which includes the Dinsmor and ...

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Candidates line up to become next Sandersville mayor

SANDERSVILLE — Three candidates have qualified to run in the April 8 special election for mayor of Sandersville in Jones County. The election was made necessary after the death of Mayor Jimmy Hill in February. Alderman Bob White has been acting mayor for the city. The winner will complete Hill’s term. The Chronicle reports the candidates are White; Hill’s widow, ...

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Hosemann reviews Hattiesburg mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — The Secretary of State’s Office has performed a review of all absentee ballot envelopes and applications in the Sept. 24, 2013, special election for Hattiesburg mayor. “This election was conducted on the municipal level and not by the Secretary of State’s Office,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Following the election, our agency went through each absentee ballot ...

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