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Bryant appoints Will Longwitz

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Sen. Will Longwitz as Madison County Court Judge. He replaces Steve Ratcliff, who recently was elected circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District that includes Madison and Rankin counties. Longwitz will resign his Senate seat, which he has held since 2012. Longwitz represented District 25, which includes parts of Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson. He ...

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Bryant names Madison state senator to county court judgeship

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JACKSON — A special election to the state Senate is coming after Gov. Phil Bryant named state Sen. Will Longwitz, a Madison Republican, to become a county court judge in Madison County. The appointment, announced Tuesday, is effective Wednesday. The move creates a vacancy in state Senate District 25, which covers parts of Madison and Hinds counties. Bryant says he’ll ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Politicians right to question Oxford Houses

Paul Molloy was a drunk working on Capitol Hill.  He ended up in a psych ward, then a county-run halfway house. When the county closed the house, Molloy and fellow residents sought to keep it open. They agreed to share rent, require residents to be sober, and make decisions by majority vote. The model worked.   Sober and back working on ...

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Will Longwitz named Henry Toll Fellow

State Sen. Will Longwitz is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2013. The 48 Toll Fellows in the Class of 2013 represent 35 states and Puerto Rico, with 35 serving in the legislative branch, four serving in the judiciary and nine hailing from ...

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Nissan bond bill advances

The Senate passed with little debate Wednesday a bill that would authorize the Madison County Economic Development Authority to issue up to $100 million in bonds for an expansion of the Nissan plant in Canton. The bonds would not be general obligation, but would be classified as revenue-only. Nissan would service the bonds via lease payments for the buildings. Neither ...

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Mississippi School for Math and Science

On the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus quietly sits a brick building displaying the name Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. It’s not your typical public high school. MSMS only admits juniors and seniors who have passed a rigorous application and interview process. The average ACT score is 28. Students live on campus, participate in mandatory janitorial chores ...

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