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Rice says wouldn't return as secretary of state

CLINTON — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she wouldn’t want to hold that position again. >> BUSINESS BLOG Former secretary of state, KiOR board member Condoleeza Rice visits Mississippi>> “You should never go home twice,” Rice told reporters at Mississippi College in Clinton. Rice visited the school Tuesday to address benefactors at a scholarship banquet. She also participated ...

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Farm Bureau chief: Eminent domain push to continue despite lawsuit

The president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation says that organization’s advertising campaign aimed at convincing voters to restrict the state’s use of eminent domain will go forward, even though there is now a chance the initiative won’t even be on the November ballot. Leland Speed, the interim executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, has sued Secretary of State ...

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Hosemann picks Pratt to head division

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is pleased to announce Ryan Pratt has been selected to lead the Secretary of State’s Policy and Research Division. Pratt comes to the position from the Ridgeland-based law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada, PLLC, where he practiced governmental and public finance law. As assistant secretary of state of policy and research, some ...

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Secretary of State sells cemeteries for $1 each

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office will soon be out of the cemetery business in Laurel and North Mississippi. Two of the distressed properties went to a church and a non-profit group, respectively, for bids of $1, and the others went to a pair of funeral homes for bids of $12,500 and $20,100, respectively. The bids were accompanied by commitments ...

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NASS adopts resolution, cites Stanford report

JACKSON — The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has adopted a resolution proposed by the secretaries of state in Mississippi and Nevada that calls for the need for securities reform and uses the Stanford Financial Executive Report to supplement its findings. The resolution will be sent to each member of Congress for possible legislative action. “In drafting the ...

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Eastover negotiations come to halt

Negotiations between a Jackson developer and the state to build a mixed-use development on the Old Blind School site in Jackson have broken down. Ted Duckworth said last week that he would seek to modify the legislation that outlines the terms that have governed negotiations between him and the Mississippi Development Authority and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  The sticking ...

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16th Section land revenues soar by 42 percent

JACKSON — In just one year,  the Secretary of State’s Office reports that 16th Section land revenues have skyrocketed 42 percent and put $22.8 million additional into the hands of Mississippi’s school children. “These numbers show our new system of posting the leases on the secretary of state’s website, arming our school boards with current financial information and personally reviewing ...

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