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Mississippi judge retiring from US appeals court in October

A longtime judge is planning to retire from the federal appeals court that handles cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The Clarion-Ledger reports Judge Grady Jolly of Mississippi says in a letter that he intends to step down from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on his 80th birthday in October. Jolly is one of four 5th Circuit judges ...

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University state flag legislation dies, issue lives

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Legislation passed Wednesday that would try to force the state’s public universities to fly the state flag died Thursday. It died when House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, did not try to table a motion to reconsider the bill. The deadline to table the motion is Friday, and the House will not reconvene ...

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Issues are on the table for this year’s Delta Council meeting in May

By NASH NUNNERY Author David Cohn once wrote that “the Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.” If Cohn’s description is indeed true, then the Delta Council might be considered the storied region’s heartbeat. Based in Washington County, Delta Council is the area’s foremost economic development group representing 18 northwest ...

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Mississippi moving to ban immigrant sanctuary policies

The Mississippi House advanced a bill to ban immigration sanctuary policies. Senate Bill 2710 says cities, state agencies and public colleges can’t prevent employees from asking someone’s immigration status. These public agencies also can’t give legal status to people who entered the country without permission, such as by issuing an ID card. The bill passed the House Tuesday and will return ...

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Mississippi Confederate flag fight moves to new battlefield

A long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is moving onto a new legal battlefield. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over reviving a 2016 lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney, Carlos Moore. He contends the flag is “state-sanctioned hate speech.” In a state with a ...

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Trump cheers Exxon plan to spend $20B on Gulf Coast projects

President Donald Trump and Exxon Mobil Corp. exchanged praise for each other on Monday as the company announced plans to create thousands of jobs by spending $20 billion over 10 years on plants along the Gulf Coast. Exxon’s plan started long before Trump entered the White House, however. It includes investments that began in 2013. Exxon said Monday the work ...

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Gov. Bryant flips on trade pact since 2015

By JACK WEATHERLY Gov. Phil Bryant said in a December 2015 interview that he supported the United States joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “I hope it’s approved, and I hope that we’re a strong part of it,” Bryant told the Mississippi Business Journal. Yet Bryant, a staunch supporter of Donald J. Trump, who has since been elected president and “vetoed” America’s ...

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Catfish industry sees Trump veto of TPP as victory

By JACK WEATHERLY The U.S. catfish industry has fought Asian exporters long and hard for years. Now with President Donald Trump issuing an order in his first week in the White House to block America’s membership in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, another victory has been achieved, as the U.S. industry sees it. “We just felt that the TPP would weaken ...

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Term-limited Mississippi governor moves campaign cash to PAC

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has cleaned out his campaign fund and put most of the money into a political action committee. The Republican can’t seek a third term in 2019 and has said he has no ambition to seek other statewide offices. The latest campaign finance reports, filed this week, show the Friends of Phil Bryant campaign committee spent just ...

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