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Former Vicksburg mayor released from federal prison

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VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul E. Winfield, who pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in 2013, is living at a halfway house and working in a Jackson law office. A Bureau of Prisons spokesman tells The Vicksburg Post that Winfield, who was an inmate at the federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama, was transferred to the halfway house Feb. 25. ...

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Blogger gets 2.5 years over Sen. Cochran’s wife photo conspiracy

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CANTON — A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to breaking into a nursing home and shooting unauthorized video of the ailing wife of a U.S. senator was sentenced Monday to serve more than two years in prison. Clayton Kelly, 29, of Pearl, Mississippi, shot the video of Sen. Thad Cochran’s then-wife in 2014 during a tough Republican primary. ...

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Analysis: Ballot titles important in school funding fight

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  There’s a good reason that attorneys have committed hours to researching, writing and arguing about two brief items that will appear on the Mississippi ballot this November. Both items deal with the state’s commitment to education funding. If one of them becomes part of the state constitution, it could shape the Legislature’s budget-writing process for decades to come. That ...

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McComb board clarifies political sign laws

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MCCOMB — The city of McComb has amended an ordinance to remove regulations on political campaign signs placed on private property. “No local, state or federal law can limit what private citizens post on their property,” city attorney Wayne Dowdy told the board this week. The previous ordinance forbade any campaign signs within 60 days of an election. The Enterprise-Journal ...

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Most Miss. incumbents ahead of challengers in fundraising

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JACKSON — Most of Mississippi’s statewide elected officials are raising and spending more campaign cash than their challengers, according to finance reports filed before a Wednesday deadline. Three Republican incumbents — Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann — each reported more than $1 million cash on hand through May 31, far outpacing their ...

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Choctaw Chief Anderson in runoff with former chief

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PHILADELPHIA — Incumbent Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson will face former chief Beasley Denson in a runoff. Complete, but unofficial, returns show Anderson leading six other candidates in her re-election bid. There are more than 300 absentee ballots to be counted. A runoff election date has not been set, but it must be no more than 30 days from Tuesday’s ...

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MARTY WISEMAN — Presidents going it alone

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There has been quite an “end zone dance” of late by conservative Republicans across the bitterly anti-Obama red states. The reason for such unbridled glee centers upon President Obama’s failure to persuade the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to undo an injunction by a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas.  This injunction blocks the implementation of Obama’s executive order allowing some ...

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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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1 Dem, 1 Republican in runoff for Mississippi US House seat

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NESBIT — On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly talked about his job as a district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military veteran, with three deployments during 29 years in the National Guard — two of them in combat. “We must defend this ...

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Analysis: 6 new judge posts on Mississippi’s Nov. 3 ballot

Voters in some parts of central and southern Mississippi will elect new judges this fall because legislators created three new judgeships for chancery court and three for circuit court. Lawmakers file a handful of bills each session to seek additional judges for their regions. State law specifies what criteria should be considered, including population of the district, the number of ...

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