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1 Dem, 1 Republican headed to US House runoff in Mississippi

Voters arrive at the polls at Olive Branch Middle School in Olive Branch,  May 12. Voters cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to fill the First Congressional District seat left open by the death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal via the AP)

JACKSON — Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly will spend the next three weeks competing for support in a north Mississippi congressional race after emerging from a field of 13 candidates in a special election. Following Tuesday’s vote, the two now advance to a June 2 runoff, with the winner serving most of a two-year term started by Republican ...

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North Mississippi US House race grows to 11 candidates

JACKSON — Henry Ross, an attorney, former mayor and former circuit judge from Eupora, said Thursday that he’s running to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in north Mississippi. His announcement brings to 11 the number of candidates, so far, in the race to succeed Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. Nunnelee first won the 1st ...

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Hernando mayor running for transportation commissioner

JACKSON — Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson has qualified to run for northern district transportation commissioner. Johnson filed papers Tuesday at the Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. He is challenging fellow Republican Mike Tagert of Starkville, who has been commissioner since 2011. The district covers the northern one-third of the state. No Democrat has yet entered the race. Candidates’ qualifying ...

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MDOT making 'short-term fix' to bad bridges on Highway 6

BATESVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be raising the posted weight limits of several Highway 6 bridges between Batesville and Clarksdale. In order to raise the posted weight limits, MDOT bridge maintenance crews replaced and constructed additional shoring for numerous timber pilings which support the bridge. Raising the posted limits will allow commercial vehicles, such as empty ...

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MDOT: Work on I-269 is on schedule, several phases at halfway point

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department says construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi. All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. Contractors continue earthwork and bridge construction, while paving operations on one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County, began earlier ...

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Event to look at 'The Road Ahead' for manufacturing sector

STARKVILLE — Furniture-industry experts, as well as government officials, will examine “The Road Ahead” at Mississippi State University’s 2014 Manufacturing Summit. The fourth-annual summit, to be held April 23, will feature Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for the 11:15 a.m. keynote address. All activities will be held at MSU’s Hassell H. Franklin Furniture Institute, located at the intersection of Blackjack Road ...

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MDOT: I-269 project passes halfway point

BATESVILLE — Construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. In October 2013, one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County was completed. Paving for this section will ...

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Double roundabout project to get underway next week

OXFORD — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to begin a double roundabout project at Old Taylor Road in Oxford. The project will construct a double roundabout at the Old Taylor Road and Highway 6 intersection. There will be one roundabout on either side of the Old Taylor Road Bridge over Highway 6. The purpose of the project ...

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Construction underway on final segment of I-269

HOLLY SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has begun work on the last section of Interstate 269. The project will add more than six miles of I-269 from Shinault Road in Byhalia to Mississippi Highway 302 in Marshall County. Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says in a news release that all sections of the highway are now in ...

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Special panel ready to explore funding for road and bridge maintenance

A Senate study committee made up lawmakers and citizen representatives will convene June 12-13 in Jackson to look at ways to fund upkeep of the state’s roads and bridges. Sen. Willie Simmons, a Cleveland Democrat who chairs the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee, will lead the panel. It will continue to meet through the summer and prepare recommendations for legislators ...

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