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Anderson wins second term as Choctaw chief

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PHILADELPHIA — Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has been re-elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Complete, but uncertified returns from Tuesday’s runoff, show Anderson with 55 percent of the vote, defeating former chief Beasley Denson. A new runoff was set after the Tribal Council overturned a June 20 runoff where Anderson defeated Denson with 52 percent of the ...

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Tribal chief, council seats on Tuesday ballot

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PHILADELPHIA — Incumbent Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson is facing six challengers in Tuesday’s election that will include voting for seats on the Tribal Council. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anderson unseated incumbent Chief Beasley Denson in 2011 with 56 percent of the vote to become the first female to lead the 10,000-member Mississippi Band ...

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Choctaw chief lands top womens leadership honor

Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was recently honored by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women with the Woman of the Year award in the Political/State and Local Government category. Former state senator and Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women chair Gloria Williamson presented Anderson with her award. Four other distinguished Mississippi women were in the Political/State ...

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