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Hosemann announces bid for Mississippi lt. governor

Mississippi’s third-term Republican secretary of state says he’s running for lieutenant governor. Delbert Hosemann is announcing his candidacy at events around the state, including one Wednesday in the Jackson suburb of Richland. The 71-year-old Hosemann is an attorney who grew up in Vicksburg and lives in Jackson. The current lieutenant governor, Republican Tate Reeves of Flowood, cannot seek a third ...

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BP approves expansion of Gulf oil project

BP has approved a $1.3 billion expansion at one of its oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico and discovered an additional 1.4 billion barrels at two of them. “BP’s Gulf of Mexico business is key to our strategy of growing production of advantaged high-margin oil. We are building on our world-class position, upgrading the resources at our fields through ...

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Analysis: Guns and abortion could be election-year issues

Mississippi lawmakers have released few significant policy proposals as they prepare for their three-month session that begins Tuesday. This is an election year, and most of the 122 House members and 52 senators will put their names on the ballot to seek a new four-year term. A few lawmakers are retiring, and a few are pursuing statewide offices. Some of ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Prerequisite for brain power is brain development

“Area’s with brain power have a competitive advantage over other areas,” I researched and wrote in a column 16 years ago. “Brain power is the gold of the 21st Century in America.” I recalled this column after reading a recent opinion column by Dr. Cathy Grace, the co-director of the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at Ole ...

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Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. The USDA had planned to release the closely watched reports Jan. 11 but said that even if the shutdown ended immediately, the ...

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Appointed ag commissioner seeks election in Mississippi

A Republican appointed last year to be Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner is now seeking election to the statewide post. Commissioner Andy Gipson of Braxton filed qualifying papers Wednesday at the state Republican Party headquarters. He served a decade in the state House of Representatives before Republican Gov. Phil Bryant chose him to succeed Cindy Hyde-Smith when she left the agriculture commissioner’s ...

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GOP state senator files to run for Mississippi treasurer

A Republican state lawmaker has filed to run for Mississippi treasurer. Sen. Buck Clarke of Hollandale submitted qualifying papers Thursday at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. The second-term state treasurer, Republican Lynn Fitch, is preparing to run for attorney general. Clarke has been a certified public accountant since 1979. He was elected to the Mississippi Senate in 2003 ...

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As expected, GOP’s Reeves files for Mississippi governor

Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has filed to run for governor. The 44-year-old Reeves submitted qualifying papers Thursday at the state Republican headquarters. The current governor, Republican Phil Bryant, cannot seek a third term. Republican state Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando announced last month that he will run for governor. Republican Mayor Hal Marx of Petal said months ago ...

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Federal judge orders settlement talks in soybean seed suit

A judge is ordering settlement talks in a lawsuit filed by black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty soybean seeds because of their race. U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes told the farmers and Stine Seed Co. to begin mediation in a lawsuit alleging the company conspired with a seed salesman to sell thousands of ...

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Republican Guest joins Mississippi congressional delegation

Mississippi’s newest member of Congress, Republican Rep. Michael Guest, says he will “uphold the morals and values” of his community, state and nation. Guest said in a speech in Washington that he will “remain humble,” take his responsibilities seriously and “represent the people of Mississippi in a way that brings honor and glory to our Heavenly Father.” Members of Congress ...

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