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BILL CRAWFORD — Harper perturbed by Freedom Caucus actions

Congressman Gregg Harper

The disorder in the U.S. House of Representatives even caused Mississippi’s calm Congressman Gregg Harper to become perturbed. Harper “expressed irritation with the House Freedom Caucus,” reported The Clarion-Ledger, after the caucus failed to support California Congressman Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House. “We should move forward methodically and select someone who can unite 247 Republicans in order to ...

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Dupre leaves Star

Crystal Dupre, publisher at the Meridian Star for the past six years, has taken a job as publisher with The Eagle in Bryan/College Station, Texas. The Meridian Star reports no successor has been named. Dupre began her newspaper career in 1995 as advertising director for The Laurel Leader-Call. The next few years involved a few moves – first to Meridian ...

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Stewart replaces Carmichael

Veteran newspaperman Michael Stewart has been named the Meridian Star’s executive editor. Publisher Crystal Dupre says Stewart come to Meridian after working the last three years as both the north county editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and as the editor of a sister paper to that publication, the Crestview News Bulletin. Stewart previously ...

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Meridian Star files ethics complaint against supes

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Star has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the Lauderdale County supervisors’ discussion of garbage fees during a closed meeting called to personnel matters. Supervisors have contended the conversation was an innocent one and unplanned. They say the intent wasn’t to hide the discussion from the public. Violations of Mississippi’s Open Meetings Law ...

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