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Cochran, McDaniel recruit celebrities in bid for Senate seat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pitching his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race in which a tea-party backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, is trying to unseat the ...

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Santorum, Palin backing McDaniel over Cochran

WASHINGTON — The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week’s primary. Former presidential contender Rick Santorum and ex-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin are the latest Republican stars to lend a hand to Chris McDaniel. The two are appearing in separate ads ...

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Trent Lott: "… on days like today, I remember why I left"

“I miss it sometimes, but then on days like today, I remember why I left,” former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Tuesday in Biloxi before his speech at the Southern States Energy Board. Lott took a few minutes before his speech to discuss the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis. Lott, who served 35 years in Congress before ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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C Spire Wireless celebrates quarter century of telecommunications

It was 1988 —the year of denim jackets, Rick Astley, “Roseanne” and a new telephone company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While C Spire Wireless founders Jimmy and Wade Creekmore had been in the telephone business since the 1940s, the company then known as Cellular South began on Feb. 4, 1988 as a player in the emerging wireless industry. Their ...

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Mississippi's C Spire Wireless celebrates 25th anniversary

Its been 25 years since former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as the nation’s longest continuously owned ...

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C Spire celebrates 25 years in business

Its been 25 years since New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as the nation’s longest continuously owned and ...

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Ex-Sen. Trent Lott backing Romney for president

BILOXI — Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi says he’s supporting fellow Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Lott says that he’s been looking at the GOP field. He thinks Romney can appeal to independents and would have the best chance to win. Finance reports released Oct. 14 show the New Republican Majority Fund, a political action ...

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Lott named to board

The board of directors of Camgian Microsystems Corporation has appointed former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi as an independent director of the firm. Lott’s appointment expands Camgian’s board to four directors. “Sen. Lott’s significant experience and valuable perspective on business and government will be a tremendous asset for Camgian as we build our brand and expand our market presence,” ...

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The Curtis Wilkie Tapes (UPDATED)

By Stephen McDill RAYMOND- Veteran political journalist and author Curtis Wilkie spoke to honors students at Hinds Community College on Wednesday, regaling them with stories from the many political trails he has traveled in his long career- from Jimmy Carter to John McCain. The Greenville native’s newest book “The Fall of the House of Zeus” details the self-destruction of billionaire ...

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