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Vicksburg Mayor Flaggs rules out run for statewide office

A second-term Mississippi mayor who recently left the Democratic Party is now saying he will not run for statewide office. George Flaggs of Vicksburg said in March that his switch from Democrat to independent was a possible step toward running for lieutenant governor in 2019. However, Flaggs said Monday that after prayer and meditation, he doesn’t feel the pull to ...

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Espy, Shelton offer similar campaign pitches

The two candidates say this race offers a unique opportunity. They decry the politics of pitched partisan warfare. They talk about reaching across the aisle and solving problems. This kind of optimistic rhetoric may aspire to reach beyond the fray, but it puts Mike Espy and Jason Shelton on a collision course. Democrats in a deep red state, Espy and ...

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Tupelo airport plan looks to expand, improve services

TUPELO – With commercial air service providing reliability and dependability once again, the Tupelo Regional Airport can focus more attention on the long-term viability of the airport. In a meeting Friday at the Community Development Foundation, airport officials and consultant Allen & Hoshall, spoke to some city and business leaders about the airport’s strategic plan. “The purpose of the meeting ...

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Airbus workforce in Columbus celebrates adding new helicopters

COLUMBUS – Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Friday celebrated its record as a supplier to the U.S. Army at the company’s Columbus production facility where it manufactures the Army’s UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter. The Army has recently contracted for an additional 51 UH-72As to be produced from 2018 through 2020. Airbus has delivered 423 Lakota aircraft under the Army contract, ...

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Analysis: Angry officials squabble over troubled bridges

Mississippi has a problem: deteriorating local bridges. People could work together to seek a solution. All too often, though, it seems they’d rather fight. The anger boiling among some county supervisors has now produced a lawsuit by Smith and Jasper counties against Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, claiming he overstepped his legal power when he declared a state of emergency and ordered counties ...

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Greenwood pursuing plastics plant

Officials say a Mississippi city is pursuing a plastics manufacturing plant that could create up to 75 jobs.The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Angela Curry, executive director of the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation, is an official involved with recruiting the unnamed plastics company to Greenwood. She told Greenwood’s city council Friday the California-based business has locations across the country and would invest $2 million ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Time to ridicule legislative leaders?

Good leaders plan ahead.    You find versions of this truism in most leadership bestsellers. In particular, Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” says “begin with the end in mind;”  Legendary coach John Wooden’s “Wooden on Leadership” says “You must be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way;” and Sun Tzu’s “The Art of ...

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2 counties sue Mississippi governor over bridge closures

Supervisors in two Mississippi counties filed a lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Phil Bryant, saying he overstepped his authority by ordering the closure of more than 100 bridges across the state. The bridges he closed are locally maintained. In issuing his executive order last month, Bryant said they were structurally unsafe. The lawsuit against Bryant was filed by supervisors from Jasper ...

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Mississippi senator confirms he lost money in fraud scheme

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Thursday that he is among the victims of a Mississippi-based fraud that officials say involved more than $100 million. Wicker, a Republican from Tupelo, told The Associated Press he had invested in what was supposed to be the rights to cut timber. Federal prosecutors charge it was a Ponzi scheme, though, with a Jackson man ...

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Former Mississippi court clerk arrested for embezzlement

A former court clerk in northeast Mississippi is accused of stealing more than $1,750. Jeannette Tullis was arrested Thursday on a felony embezzlement charge after investigators concluded that she stole money from Alcorn County Justice Court between July 2013 and January 2015. Tullis worked as a deputy justice court clerk from 2002 until she resigned. She was indicted April 26 ...

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