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Cochran questions nominee concerning Stanford ponzi scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has asked the acting chair of the agency that denied compensation to Stanford ponzi scheme victims to explain those actions. Cochran, ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, has submitted questions regarding the Stanford case to Sharon Y. Bowen, the acting chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Bowen, nominated for ...

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Group of alumni oppose Bynum as next president of MVSU

ITTA BENA — Some Mississippi Valley State University alumni are complaining about the nomination of William Bynum to be the university’s next president. Roosevelt Yarbrough, president of Valley’s alumni association, said at a news conference he wants the school to be led by an alumnus, and says he’s worried that Bynum doesn’t have any experience working for public universities. “Nobody’s ...

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Brown has supporters for federal court post

By Patsy Brumfield / The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO — Mississippi’s likely next federal district jurist admits she’s been a judge only for the state’s High School Mock Trial Competition. People who know Debra Marie Brown say she’s plenty ready to don the black robe. Brown, 49, of Jackson, isn’t a judge yet — she merely lacks consent from ...

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Senate committee okays Brown for federal judgeship

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Jackson attorney Debra Brown in a federal judgeship in north Mississippi. The committee met today in Washington. The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation. President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May. The judgeship presides over court in Greenville. If confirmed, Brown would become the state’s ...

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Brown's nomination for federal judgeship to be considered

WASHINGTON — The nomination of Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown to a federal judgeship in north Mississippi is scheduled to be considered by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Brown’s nomination is one of four before the committee, which meets at 8:30 a.m. CDT. Her confirmation hearing was held earlier this month. President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May. ...

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Brown would make history if confirmed as judge

JACKSON — President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Debra M. Brown to be a U.S. District judge for northern Mississippi. If confirmed, Brown would be the first African-American woman to serve as a federal district judge in the state, said a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “I congratulate Debra Brown on her historic nomination and am hopeful the ...

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Governor's nominee for DMR chief confirmed by Senate

BILOXI — Senators have confirmed Jamie Miller of Gulfport as executive director of the Biloxi-based Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Senate Ports and Marine Resources Committee members on Wednesday quizzed Miller about how he’ll manage the agency that has had financial problems in recent months. The agency’s former executive director, Bill Walker of Ocean Springs, was terminated Jan. 15 amid ...

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Committee rejects Bomgar's nomination to Education Board

JACKSON — The Senate Education Committee has rejected Joel Bomgar’s nomination to join the state Board of Education. Bomgar, the 33-year-old founder of Bomgar Corp. of Ridgeland, saw his nomination tabled on an 8-7 vote. Opponents subjected Bomgar, a Jackson resident, to sharp questioning about his board membership on the conservative-leaning Mississippi Center for Public Policy, his choice to home-school ...

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Commissioners delay decision on Dems' replacement candidates

JACKSON — State election commissioners have delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the issue tomorrow, which also is the deadline for commissioners to give county elections officials the sample ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. In March, Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg won the ...

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