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DAVID DALLAS: All testy over third-grade reading results

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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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(VIDEO) William Winter wants to save old Hinds County Armory

Once a popular meeting space for the community, the Hinds County Armory has sat in ruins at the Mississippi Fairgrounds since the Easter Flood of 1979. Despite its dilapidation it has peaked the interest of former Gov. William Winter and Mississippi agriculture commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. Now a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History could spark a renaissance ...

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William Winter, Part 2

JACKSON- Former Mississippi governor William Winter says politics had nothing to do with Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to push for a civil rights museum in Jackson.

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Winter: Barbour initiated discussion of civil rights museum

By Stephen McDill Former Mississippi governor William Winter says politics had nothing to do with Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to push for the construction of a civil rights museum in Jackson. The Jackson attorney says that both the state history and the civil rights museums will be a “celebration” of Mississippi’s history and their grand openings will coincide with the Magnolia ...

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