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African American voters ask for Cochran's help after runoff victory

JACKSON — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the ...

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Crews begin work on I-55 reconstruction project

MADISON — Part of an Interstate 55 reconstruction project is underway in Central Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), in cooperation with the city of Madison, has temporarily closed the south end of Grandview Boulevard at the Madison Avenue intersection to align it with Cotton Hill Road. Work began this weekend and is expected to be complete in three ...

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‘Cadillac of welcome wagons’

Lighthouse Park is on the way   Ask Vincent Creel about the Biloxi Lighthouse Park and Visitor Center, and he gets really excited. The 25,000-square-foot complex will be the “Cadillac of welcome wagons,” Creel said. Expected to open in April 2011, the Lighthouse Park and Visitor Center’s total cost will fall somewhere between $13 million and $15 million, with $8 ...

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