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Kelly takes ceremonial oath in Tupelo


TUPELO — Mississippi’s newest member of Congress is preparing to take office. Republican Trent Kelly will take his oath Tuesday in Washington. He had a ceremonial swearing-in Monday in Tupelo. Kelly defeated Democrat Walter Zinn in a June 2 special-election runoff. He will serve most of a two-year term that Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee started early this year. The 56-year-old ...

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1 Dem, 1 Republican in runoff for Mississippi US House seat


NESBIT — On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly talked about his job as a district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military veteran, with three deployments during 29 years in the National Guard — two of them in combat. “We must defend this ...

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Zinn, Kelly turn attention to runoff in congressional race

JACKSON — Democrat Walter Zinn got the most votes in a congressional special election in north Mississippi this week, and he and Republican Trent Kelly advanced to a June 2 runoff. Now, there’s the big question: Has Zinn peaked in the Republican-leaning district? Some fellow Democrats are boasting that Zinn ran a relatively low-budget campaign but still worked hard enough ...

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1 Dem, 1 Republican headed to US House runoff in Mississippi

Voters arrive at the polls at Olive Branch Middle School in Olive Branch,  May 12. Voters cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to fill the First Congressional District seat left open by the death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal via the AP)

JACKSON — Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly will spend the next three weeks competing for support in a north Mississippi congressional race after emerging from a field of 13 candidates in a special election. Following Tuesday’s vote, the two now advance to a June 2 runoff, with the winner serving most of a two-year term started by Republican ...

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Penny tax until 2023

The City of Jackson’s hopes for an eventual fix to its crumbling infrastructure, especially its water and sewer systems, has survived a key Mississippi Senate Finance Committee vote. The committee approved an amendment to legislation passed two years ago to allow Jackson to stage a referendum on enacting a penny special option sales tax to fund the infrastructure work. That ...

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