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RUSS LATINO: Freedom isn’t ‘frightening’

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”  — Eleanor Roosevelt   In a recent column—ominously headlined “Koch thought machine will influence Mississippi elections”—Bill Crawford takes aim at Charles and David Koch. The premise of the article is not new.  Like so many others who have tread this path before him, Crawford leans heavily on inaccuracies and ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Electing champions for military assets important to mississippi

“The defense authorization act is one of the most consequential bills that Congress considers each year,” wrote Sen. Roger Wicker in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “I championed several provisions in this year’s bill to advance our defense strategy and support the role that Mississippi plays in our national defense.”   Mississippi bases, guard and reserve units, and defense industries ...

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#justsayin takes a look at the NBA Finals

This week, Ford Williams parodies the NBA Finals MVP award and the spectacular performances of the Golden State Warriors. Ford’s cartoon series, #justsayin, is in its third year of publication. Ford is a rising junior at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, and a 2016 honors graduate of Jackson Academy. In 2016, Portico Magazine named ...

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. today announced the acquisition of Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency, Inc., with offices in Ridgeland and Kansas City, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1953, Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell is a retail property/casualty broker, and employee benefits consultant/broker, serving clients throughout the United States, with a focus on the construction, bonding, transportation and forest product ...

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BILL JACOBS — Proposed tariffs will impact each and every community in Mississippi

Mississippi’s old-line newspaper publishers most definitely would be distraught of today’s media world as pointed out in Mac Gordon’s recent guest column (Sunday, June 17) in the Clarion Ledger. They would be further distraught about proposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint that may be disastrous for newspapers across Mississippi — especially the local community ones located in small towns across the ...

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Island View Casino Resort opens $75 million smoke-free beach casino

Officials with Island View Casino Resort opened the doors today to a $75 million casino expansion during a ceremony attended by several local and state dignitaries. Island View’s Beach Casino is located on the south side of U.S. Highway 90 adjacent to its Beach Tower. The Beach Casino is a 43,000-square-foot smoke-free casino. This expansion is the fourth phase of ...

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Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi city flying state flag

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit that sought to block a Mississippi Gulf Coast city from flying the state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ruled Tuesday that the plaintiffs suing Ocean Springs didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit. Guirola says the plaintiffs haven’t proved they suffered unequal treatment by the ...

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Mobile council asks Alabama governor for Amtrak money

Members of the Mobile City Council are asking Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to approve funding to help restart passenger train service between New Orleans and the port city. WALA-TV reports members sent Ivey a letter Wednesday saying renewed Amtrak service would help increase tourism and economic development in Mobile. The governor’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. ...

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Mississippi regulators could approve sports betting rules

Mississippi gambling regulators are set to vote today on whether to approve final rules allowing sports betting, clearing the way for sports books to open in the state’s 28 casinos in July. The state Gaming Commission has placed the rules on its agenda for consideration Thursday. Commission Executive Director Allen Godfrey said commission staff will propose some slight tweaks to ...

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Bus system to hit the streets of Tupelo

A bus system will be hitting the streets of a city in northeast Mississippi in September.The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Tupelo City Council authorized spending approximately $209,000 to fund a 13-month public transportation pilot program within the city with a 4-3 vote Tuesday. Northeast Mississippi Community Services will directly manage the program using its own buses and vans. It has ...

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