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Democrats backing Banks for state Supreme Court

JACKSON — The Mississippi Democratic Party is endorsing Democratic state Rep. Earle Banks of Jackson as he runs for state Supreme Court. The endorsement was announced yesterday, weeks after the state Republican Party endorsed the man Banks is trying to unseat, Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson. Mississippi judicial candidates run without party labels, but state law doesn’t stop ...

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Former House member Bowles dies at 78

HOUSTON — William Eugene “Billy” Bowles, who served 20 years in the Mississippi House of Representatives and ran Bowles Grocery for 34 years, has died. He was 78. Officials with Houston Funeral Home said today Bowles died yesterday at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Houston First United Methodist Church in Houston. Bowles, ...

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Hosemann thinks new voter ID law will hold up in court

JACKSON — Mississippi’s photo voter identification law may survive legal challenges because the state has made plans to provide free ID cards in many locations, the secretary of state says. Republican Delbert Hosemann told lawmakers he expects the U.S. Justice Department to reject Mississippi’s law after reviewing it under the Voting Rights Act. “It’s likely that the state of Mississippi ...

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Officials let Democrats replace Herrington on ballot

JACKSON — Officials are letting Democrats put a different nominee in South Mississippi’s 4th District congressional race. State election commissioners voted unanimously to let Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg withdraw and Matthew Moore of Biloxi take his place. State law says if a party nominee withdraws for a nonpolitical reason such as illness, the party may put a substitute on the ...

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Tourism sales tax resolution passes in West Point

WEST POINT — Voters in West Point have passed a resolution to allow the city to levy a one-percent tourism sales tax, bringing the sales tax to nine percent on restaurant, liquor store and hotel/motel purchases. The Commercial Dispatch reports the new one-percent tax will go to specific projects for the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance. The “yes votes” ...

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Commissioners delay decision on Dems' replacement candidates

JACKSON — State election commissioners have delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the issue tomorrow, which also is the deadline for commissioners to give county elections officials the sample ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. In March, Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg won the ...

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Democrats choose new candidates for congressional races

MADISON and BILOXI — Mississippi Democrats have chosen two new nominees to challenge Republican incumbents in the state’s 3rd and 4th Districts in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole says the party will ask the state Election Commission to put the names of Vicki Slater of Madison on the 3rd District ballot and Matthew Moore of Biloxi on ...

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Herrington drops out of District 4 congressional race

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Democrats plan to choose a new nominee to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the Nov. 6 general election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole tells The Associated Press that Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg has filed papers to withdraw from the 4th District race in the southern part of the state. Herrington won the party nomination in March ...

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Federal appeals panel returns lawsuit over redistricting

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A federal appeals panel has sent back to a Mississippi judge lawsuits challenging the failure of 11 Mississippi counties to redraw supervisor district lines in time for the 2011 election. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled since elections were held while the lawsuits were pending the issues raised by the plaintiffs may be moot, meaning ...

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Hosemann studying Texas decision on voter ID

JACKSON — The Mississippi secretary of state’s office will studying a court ruling that struck down the Texas voter identification law to see if it might have an impact on Mississippi’s law. Pamela Weaver, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal officials in Hosemann’s office, who have been monitoring Isaac, will look at ...

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