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Bramlett, 1983 GOP nominee for Mississippi governor, dies


JACKSON — Leon C. Bramlett, the Republican whose nomination for Mississippi governor in 1983 was eclipsed by discredited sexual accusations against the Democrat who defeated him, died Monday. He was 92. An employee at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale said Bramlett, a businessman and farmer, died at his son’s home in Clarksdale. Plans for services were pending. Bramlett was an ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Barbour’s book tells of Mississippi’s finest hour

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour talks about his book, “America’s Great Storm,” at a recent reading and signing.

The Flood of 1927 was the most widespread and disruptive natural event to happen to Mississippi in recorded history. The flood, which also inundated Arkansas and Louisiana along the Mississippi, has spawned many a book and many a tale. Now Mississippi has Hurricane Katrina as its greatest state tragedy, and its finest triumph, as Haley Barbour tells it in his ...

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


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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DAVID DALLAS: Cochran vs. McDaniel, the final chapter

Chris McDaniel (left) and Sen. Thad Cochran

Perhaps now, nearly a year later, the final chapter has been written in one of the ugliest Republican primary races in U.S. Senate history. It was just too tawdry a tale to end after aging and “established” Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran pulled out a controversial victory over the state’s Tea Party darling, Chris McDaniel. The Tale of the Mississippi’s Republican ...

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Man pleads guilty to conspiracy for taping senator’s wife

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CANTON — A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of a U.S. senator during a heated election campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Clayton Kelly of Pearl, Mississippi entered the plea Monday. He faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing was set for June 15. “We are pleased that Clayton Kelly did accept responsibility ...

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Boeing picks MSU for Composite Research Center


STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University and the Boeing Co. have announced the school will be the host for a research center that will lead development on composites the company will eventually use to build its aircraft. The Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center will be located at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as ...

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Cochran hires new director, Brad White, for state offices

JACKSON — A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman is becoming the new director of Sen. Thad Cochran’s state offices, where he’ll be in charge of constituent services. Brad White begins the new job June 1. He succeeds Brad Davis, who is going to work for a private law firm. White has been deputy state auditor and chief of staff for ...

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Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide Kay Webber

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger’s photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday. The wedding to Kay Webber took place privately Saturday in Gulfport. The senator’s former wife, Rose Cochran, died in December at age 73 from dementia after ...

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Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

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JACKSON — Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. The Republican lawmakers have joined as sponsors of a bill that will also provide additional revenue for Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would amend a 2006 law to open parts ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Wicker, Cochran and the Iran-a-Muck letter

Forty-seven United States Senators, including Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, signed a letter recently to “The Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran did not. The letter set out to explain the nuances of our U.S. Constitution to “The Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The letter also described how the Senate might scuttle any agreement ...

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