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Opponents of recreational bonds fail to get needed signatures

MERIDIAN — Opponents to a $14-million bond issue in Lauderdale County have fallen short of their goal to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Meridian Star reports the county circuit clerk completed the process of verifying signatures on a petition Wednesday. Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says there were 1,338 valid signatures that could be counted. At least ...

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Local teen's petition changes how PepsiCo makes Gatorade

HATTIESBURG — When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient. “I was like, ‘Whoa,'” said Sarah Kavanagh, a 16-year-old from Hattiesburg, who wanted to know ...

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Judge to hear petition to block sand drying plant

POPLARVILLE — A Pearl River County judge has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on a petition from some residents seeking to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Picayune. The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30-million plant would service the oil industry, and ...

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Shrimpers petition for relief from subsidized imports

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimpers have filed petitions with the federal government seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports. The move came several weeks after Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hailed a House bill that included a provision to increase U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s powers to combat illegal imports. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries filed the petitions, which seek “countervailing ...

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Dozens of public schools eligible to convert to charter

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Maybe you saw it on the big screen in “Won’t Back Down.” Parent takeovers of failing public schools could be coming to Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Department of Education, 35 schools are eligible for the first time to be converted to charter schools. A majority of parents must sign a petition seeking conversion. Charter advocates say ...

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Organizers suspend campaign to bring vote on liquor

PHILADELPHIA — A petition drive for a liquor election in Philadelphia has been temporarily suspended, organizers say. The Neshoba Democrat reports organizers say they will resume the drive once the Justice Department rules on a bill that allows a vote on legalizing liquor sales in cities like Philadelphia with populations of at least 5,000. The law, once approved, would take ...

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Group petitioning for change in form of government

D’IBERVILLE — A group of D’Iberville residents is starting a petition drive to change the city’s form of government from council-manager to one where the mayor wields more power. The city currently operates under a form of government where the appointed city manager makes many of the major decisions and the elected mayor has less power than in most other ...

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