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Wife of GOP Sen. Cochran of Mississippi dies

JACKSON — Rose Clayton Cochran — who became a focal point in the re-election campaign of her husband, Sen. Thad Cochran, when a man was accused of taking bedridden photos of her to use against the Republican — has died. She was 73. She died Friday at a hospice facility in Ridgeland, Mississippi, after a long battle with dementia, the senator’s ...

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Miss. poised to control Yellow Creek Port property

IUKA — The U.S. Senate has given final approval to transferring Yellow Creek Port property in northeast Mississippi from federal control to state control. A bill passed the Senate Thursday, weeks after it passed the House in September. It is headed to President Barack Obama, and a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says the president is expected to ...

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Uber now available in Jackson

JACKSON — The ride-hailing company Uber has launched service in Jackson. Uber Technologies Inc. provides a smartphone app that allows people to order rides in privately driven cars instead of taxis. Uber drivers use their personal cars and often do it for extra cash to supplement their income at other jobs. The company said it does background checks on all ...

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Bath awarded $21M contract for destroyers

BATH, Maine — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $21 million contract to continue work on a class of U.S. Navy destroyers. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said in a statement Thursday night that it was a modification of a previously awarded contract for construction of DDG 51 destroyers. Pingree said the shipyard was already the lead designer for the ...

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DORSEY CARSON: Let’s do the simple but hard thing on infrastructure

As I walk door-to-door through neighborhoods during our campaign for Jackson City Council, there is one thing strikes me over and over: the vast quantity of treated water that I see running down our curbs, flooding our streets, and overloading our already-stressed sewer system.  To date, the solution to our water problems being proposed by some of our City’s leaders ...

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Tay’s Barbecue grows its family-style restaurant, catering business in Pascagoula

By Tammy Leytham It’s not the sauce that holds the secret to Tay’s Barbecue. It’s the dry rub. It’s a recipe passed to Ramsay Taylor from his grandfather, Millard, who started the first Tay’s Barbecue after World War II in Columbia, Miss. Ramsay Taylor re-started the family business after graduating from Ole Miss in 2000. And it’s grown since then. ...

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Coming soon: 200 Wi-Fi hotspots around Metro Jackson

Here’s yet another reason not to leave home without your mobile device: Comcast is setting up a half dozen outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in Jackson area parks and town squares this month as part of a cyber connection effort that will create 200 access points in public spaces throughout the metro region the first three months of the new year. The ...

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Rand Paul: Miss. GOP reuniting after 'spirited' primary

JACKSON — Mississippi Republicans are reuniting after a divisive party primary for the U.S. Senate, a potential 2016 presidential candidate said Monday. First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was in Jackson to speak at a $250-per-person fundraising luncheon for the Mississippi Republican Party. During a news conference before the event at the Old Capitol Inn, Paul was asked about the division ...

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Cochran's Vicksburg park bill before Senate

JACKSON — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is expecting a vote in the Senate as early as this week on legislation to allow the Vicksburg National Military Park to add 10,000 acres to protect historic Civil War battlefield sites in Claiborne and Hinds counties. Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., co-sponsored the bill. It passed the U.S. House this past ...

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