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Pols quiet about intentions at Neshoba County Fair

NESHOBA COUNTY — Gov. Haley Barbour says the entire Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians should get to vote on a proposed casino in Jones County. His comments came during a speech at the Neshoba County Fair. The proposed casino was approved by a split vote of the tribal council. Little else of any interest was said. None of the politicians ...

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Byrd dead at age 92

WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died today. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse Jacobs, said Byrd died peacefully at about 3 a.m. at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va. He ...

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Gingrich coming to Millsaps

JACKSON — Former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will visit Millsaps College Dec. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for an open town hall meeting on “Jobs and Prosperity in the U.S.” Gingrich will be introduced by Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant. The free event is open to the public and will take place in the ...

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