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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

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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