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ROBERT FOSTER — The runoff election for governor is too important to sit on the sidelines

Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election. For months, I pitched my conservative outsider resume and platform of fresh ideas and a new perspective for our ...

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O’Rourke visits Mississippi towns targeted in ICE raids

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has become the first presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people for being in the country illegally. The former Texas congressman resumed campaigning Friday after suspending his White House bid for nearly two weeks and staying in his hometown of El Paso, where ...

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Stocks move broadly higher as turbulent week nears its end

NEW YORK — Stocks rose broadly in midday trading on Wall Street Friday as investors look to end a turbulent week on a positive note. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% as of 11:40 a.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third straight weekly decline after steep losses ...

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Jones College names Richardson as Clarke County Center Director

Jones College President, Dr. Jesse Smith and Dean of Workforce College, Jennifer Griffith named JC graduate, Reggie Richardson as the new, Clarke County Center Director in Stonewall. The former Center Director, Jody Buchanan left to work at Mississippi State University. The former baseball coach and entrepreneur graduated from Enterprise High School in 1995 and came to Jones College on a ...

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Student scores continue to rise on Mississippi state tests

Mississippi students fared better on the state’s standardized tests last year, although gains in math continued to outstrip gains in English and language arts. The results, released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education, are from last spring’s Mississippi Academic Assessment Program. It’s the fourth time the state has given those tests to students in grades 3-8 and high school. ...

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Bond hearing set after slaying of Ole Miss student

An attorney says a bond hearing is set for next week for a man charged in the slaying of a University of Mississippi student. Tony Farese is representing Brandon Theesfeld, who is charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Alexandria “Ally” Kostial. Farese tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that he requested the bond hearing Wednesday after talks with ...

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US stock indexes end mostly higher after volatile day

Investors rode out another turbulent day on Wall Street Thursday that kept stock indexes flipping between gains and losses until a late-day bounce gave the market a modest gain. Worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going. The major U.S. stock ...

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Recount coming in Mississippi Senate race with 1-vote margin

Ballots will be recounted next week after a candidate was certified the winner of a Mississippi legislative race by a single vote. News outlets report that Biloxi City Councilwoman Dixie Newman was certified Wednesday as the winner over state Rep. Scott DeLano in the Republican primary for Senate District 50 in Harrison County. The primary was Aug. 6, and the ...

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FedEx gift supports University of Mississippi’s STEM Efforts

With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi Science Building Fund, FedEx Corp. has honored Ole Miss alumnus Jim Barksdale upon his retirement as a longtime member of the global shipping company’s leadership team. Barksdale served 13 years in various senior management positions at FedEx Express, including executive vice president and chief operating officer. He also provided leadership on ...

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Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state’s poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a volunteer with the Mississippi Immigration Coalition, said she and others were called Tuesday to ...

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