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Mississippi ex-Gov. Winter moves out of intensive care unit

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway. University of Mississippi Medical Center spokeswoman Ruth Cummins says Winter was moved Tuesday from the intensive care unit to a regular room at the hospital. The 93-year-old Winter was walking his miniature schnauzer, Charlie Brown, when he slipped and ...

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Ex-Mississippi Gov. Winter improving after falling at home

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter is improving as he remains hospitalized with head injuries. Winter’s condition was upgraded from serious to fair on Sunday, said Alana Bowman, spokeswoman for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Winter, 93, slipped and fell on the steep, icy driveway at his home Saturday, a day after a storm left a coating of sleet in ...

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Notable Mississippians join chorus to change state flag

JACKSON — Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag. The famed musician, author, actor and athlete joined 60 others in signing a letter titled “A Flag for All of Us,” that appeared as ...

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DAVID DALLAS: All testy over third-grade reading results

The results are in: 15 percent of Mississippi’s third graders were unable to pass the reading test that allows them to advance to the fourth grade. Given our woeful funding and track record on education, perhaps we should take pride in the fact that eighty-five percent of the children were able to pass what amounts to a very simple reading test. While ...

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Gunn: State's GOP needs to heal after Senate primary battle

PHILADELPHIA — The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said yesterday. “The enemy is not other conservatives. The enemy is not even the Democratic Party,” Gunn, R-Clinton, said at the Neshoba County Fair. “The enemy is out-of-control spending, government ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Chris McDaniel: Mississippi's next four-decade senator

By David Dallas I worked for the Republican Steering Committee in Washington D.C. during the final throes of the George Herbert Walker Bush presidency after he had broken his no-new-taxes promise. No matter how you read his lips, George the First had betrayed the Reagan Revolution. He had compromised with Democrats and, now-extinct, liberal Republicans to save the country from ...

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Triggs, business and civic leader, dies at 85

CLINTON — Gene A. Triggs, a business and civic leader in Mississippi, has died. He was 85. Officials with Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home-Jackson say Triggs died Sunday in Jackson. The cause of death was not released. Services were today at First Baptist Church-Clinton with burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Hattiesburg. In 1963, Triggs managed Paul Johnson’s campaign for ...

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Son of John Stennis dies at 78 in Jackson

JACKSON — John Hampton Stennis, a lawyer and former state legislator who was the only son of the late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis, died yesterday. He was 78. Kim Perrett, a spokeswoman for the Jones Walker law firm, confirmed Stennis died Thursday morning. Stennis was a partner in a law firm — Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis — that ...

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Future work on fire-damaged Jackson Armory to be decided

Officials are assessing when construction work can continue on the old Hinds County Armory on Jackson’s Mississippi State Fairgrounds. The structure was damaged by fire July 2. Work started earlier this year on replacing the Armory’s roof, in an effort to keep the inside protected from the elements and help preserve the inside of the historic building for possible future ...

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