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Cochran helps forge compromise on farm legislation

STONEVILLE, Mississippi — After a stormy regional conflict over Farm Bill debate in 2012, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran worked cooperatively with Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) to forge a compromise piece of farm legislation that garnered a 15-5 vote in the Senate Agriculture Committee today. ” (Tuesday) was one more example of Sen Cochran’s ability to create consensus, in the face ...

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Clinton High School receives third bomb threat since Friday

CLINTON, Mississippi — For the third time since Friday, Clinton High School today received another bomb threat. An anonymous call was received around 1:20 p.m. As before, the school has been evacuated and police are searching the campus. If you have any information about the person or people making these bomb threats, contact the Clinton Police Department. The Clinton Public ...

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APME: Obama administration has chosen to trample the First Amendment

The Associated Press Media Editors Association condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of the Justice Department in seizing phone records of The Associated Press. In condemning this action, APME joins the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and many other journalists across the country. “In a continuing witch hunt for leaks and whistleblowers, the ...

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Plywood panel maker Natron Wood’s new Louisville plant to hire 200

Oregon-based plywood panel producer Natron Wood Products is moving into a vacant 250,000 square-foot building in Louisville and will create 200 new jobs as it begins operations. The plant represents a $10 million investment by Natron Wood Products, Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday at an official announcement of the plant in Louisville. Natron Wood’s Winston County facility will produce specialty ...

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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

BILOXI, Mississippi – The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at the Southern Gaming Summit session entitled “Thieves, cheats ...

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