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BILL CRAWFORD — History may repeat itself in 3rd district race

Will history repeat itself in the Third Congressional District election this year?    In 1964 a wealthy, agricultural businessman came out of nowhere to win what was then the Fourth Congressional District seat. Prentiss Walker, then 47, president of Walker Egg Farms and owner of Walker’s Supermarket in rural Mize, won as a conservative on the coattails of Barry Goldwater’s ...

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Community college leader resigns as he seeks another post

The president of a community college is resigning as he seeks the top job at another Mississippi community college. East Mississippi Community College Board Chairman Jimmie Moore tells local media that Thomas Huebner stepped down Monday as leader of the Scooba-based college. Moore says Huebner will formally resign June 30, but he’s taking leave until then. Meridian Community College named ...

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Long-time Mississippi mayor announces his retirement

The long-time mayor of a Mississippi city has announced his retirement. News outlets report D’Iberville Mayor Rusty Quave announced at the State of the City address Wednesday that he will not run for an eighth term in 2021. He was elected in 1993. Quave is noted for rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina, and during his tenure as mayor the ...

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ANALYSIS — Ponzi schemes and controversial clawback claims against investors

  Many have called Madison Timber Properties, LLC the largest Ponzi scheme in Mississippi history. The scheme involved more than one hundred million dollars in investments and hundreds of investors spanning many years. The scheme has attracted the attention of national media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes. Now, in the wake of the scheme’s ...

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C Spire event offers windows to the future

By JACK WEATHERLY To hear Randi Zuckerberg tell it, she has achieved her career goals in spite of herself. Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had help early in her career from her famous brother, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief officer of Facebook. But Randi really wanted to be a performer. However, that got torpedoed when a performing arts ...

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TODD SMITH — The internet is good for society, smart phone online engagement vaults in Pew survey 

Americans tend to view the impact of the internet and other digital technologies on their own lives in largely positive ways, Pew Research Center surveys have shown through the years. A survey of U.S. adults conducted in January 2018 finds continuing evidence of this trend, with the vast majority of internet users (88 percent) saying the internet has, on balance, been a mostly good ...

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Ring.com doorbells have a place, but can’t replace systems, firm says

By BECKY GILLETTE Prices start at only $99 for battery powered Ring.com video doorbells that allow you to see, hear and speak to people at your door and monitor activity like packages being dropped off from your phone, tablet and PC. Home security system owners say something like Ring doesn’t provide all the protection needed, but do-it-yourself security systems in ...

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Mississippi developer could avoid criminal prosecution

Fraud and embezzlement charges could be dropped against a Mississippi developer if he completes a pretrial diversion program. David Watkins was indicted in November for allegedly taking more than $587,000 that was loaned to him to redevelop Metrocenter Mall in Jackson, instead using it for other purposes. The Clarion Ledger reports that paperwork was filed Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court to ...

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