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Cruisin’ the Coast to rev up economy

By LISA MONTI In its 23rd year, Cruisin’ the Coast is a tourism juggernaut that reliably revs up the coast economy during what used to be a slow season. This year’s classic car party, which celebrates vehicles 1989 and older, is expected to be another record breaker when Cruisin’ rolls across the three coastal counties Oct. 6-13 Car owners had ...

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Trump endorses GOP’s Reeves in Mississippi governor’s race

President Donald Trump is tweeting that Tate Reeves, the Republican nominee in the Mississippi governor’s race, has his “Complete & Total Endorsement.” Reeves is the current lieutenant governor. He faces Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two other candidates in the Nov. 5 election. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant cannot seek a third term, and he endorsed Reeves months ago. Trump ...

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Mississippi city tries to limit noise near abortion clinic

Noisy conflict is common outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, with protesters sometimes using bullhorns to amplify their voices and the clinic itself blaring music to keep patients from hearing the protesters. Owners of nearby businesses say the commotion is a headache for their customers who want to enjoy a meal or buy some clothes. In response, the Jackson City Council ...

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22 hurt in parachute training at Mississippi military base

At least 22 soldiers have been injured as hundreds parachuted onto a Mississippi military base during a night training exercise. U.S. Army spokesman John Pennell told WDAM-TV that the paratroopers were among 650 soldiers jumping from C-130 planes Wednesday night. Some were blown off course from their intended landing zone and into a stand of pine trees. Several became entangled ...

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Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

IRONTON, La. — Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is now south Louisiana. Thousands of years later, the mighty river is held in check with man-made levees and flood-control systems. ...

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Mississippi grand jury clears officer in fatal shooting

A Mississippi grand jury has cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a felony suspect. News outlets report a Jackson County Grand Jury on Tuesday found no criminal conduct on behalf of a Moss Point police officer in the Aug. 8 death of Toussaint Diamon Sims. The police department has not released the officer’s name. The grand jury ...

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Chawla brothers split motel chain in wake of arrest

By JACK WEATHERLY One of two brothers who jointly owned and operated a growing chain of motels in the Mississippi Delta announced Wednesday that he has formed a new management group, Delta Lodging Group LLC. Suresh Chawla said in a news release that the new group will be composed of 12 properties. That leaves seven unaccounted for, not including a ...

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Regions donates $150K to Canopy Children’s Solutions

The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank, on Wednesday announced a donation of $150,000 to Canopy Children’s Solutions — a nonprofit dedicated to providing innovative mental health, social and educational solutions to Mississippi’s most vulnerable children and youth. The Regions Foundation’s commitment will support two programs: » Canopy’s Autism Solutions, which offers early intervention and day school programs ...

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TODD SMITH — White House to launch impeachment response plan

Top White House officials will soon present President Trump with a wide-ranging response strategy to the growing threat of impeachment, following a week of mixed messaging and growing angst within Trump’s adviser team. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and White House counsel Pat Cipollone will be among those who present the president with the plan for a rapid-response ...

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New chief judge for US appeals court in New Orleans

The federal appeals court that covers Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas will have a new chief judge. In a news release Monday the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that Judge Priscilla Richman Owen will assume the chief judge position on Tuesday. Owen takes over from Carl E. Stewart. Owen graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 1977 and ...

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