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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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Biloxi mayor-elect names head of transition team

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor-elect Andrew Gilich has named F. Cliff Kirkland to head his transition team. Vincent Creel, Biloxi public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald Gilich likely will be sworn in next week. His public inauguration will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Biloxi Civic Center. The Biloxi Election Commission certified the election late Tuesday night. Gilich received ...

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ALAN TURNER: Joel Bomgar an entrepreneur and budding politician

  At 35, Joel Bomgar has accomplished more than most business professionals achieve in a lifetime.  He took a concept he came up with in his undergraduate years at Belhaven, and started a company with that concept in the very next week after he graduated. The rest was a very fast forwarded record of success that took the company from ...

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Mississippi gets $2.4 million to improve reading teachers

JACKSON — Mississippi will get $2.4 million to subsidize summer programs for struggling readers and improve teachers’ reading instruction methods. The three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, announced Tuesday, would be channeled through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, relying on board-certified teachers to mentor other teachers and become literacy coaches. The most immediate effort will be to ...

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