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Democrat Hood wants 3 debates in Mississippi governor’s race

The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor says no matter who wins the Republican nomination next week, he wants to debate that person three times before the general election. Attorney General Jim Hood says Thursday that he watched the 30-minute Republican debate Wednesday night between Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. Hood said ...

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Sheriff: Man did wheelies in chase that ended in fatal crash

A man who a Mississippi sheriff says was performing wheelies on his motorcycle during a chase has died after a crash. News outlets report 29-year-old Joel Davis Jr. crashed his sports bike Wednesday afternoon in Monroe County, southeast of Tupelo. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says one of his deputies was trying to pull Davis over for speeding. Dickinson says ...

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Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported. The return of $1 trillion annual deficits comes despite Trump’s vow when running for office that he ...

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US stocks turn mostly lower amid doubts over Fed rate cut

Stocks gave up an early gain and veered lower in midday trading Thursday as investors grew less certain about the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates again next month. Losses in technology, health care and communication services stocks outweighed gains in banks, consumer goods companies and elsewhere in the market. Bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. Remarks ...

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1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near school in Mississippi

One person is dead and another hurt after a shooting near a Mississippi elementary school. WLIN-FM radio reports the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Highway 43 North and 4th Avenue in Kosciusko. Officials say Kosciusko Upper Elementary was placed on lockdown shortly after the shooting. Chief of Police Herbert Drew has not yet released details ...

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Lawyers seek exam for man charged in Ole Miss student death

Lawyers for a man charged with killing a University of Mississippi student are withdrawing their request for a judge to set bail. Defense lawyers told a Lafayette County circuit judge Thursday that they instead want Theesfeld to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. Theesfeld, from Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with murder in the death ...

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US stocks mostly rise as investors seek more clues on Fed

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street in early trading Thursday, extending the market’s gains from the day before. Technology companies and banks accounted for a big share of the gains as investors welcomed another batch of encouraging corporate earnings reports. Retailers Nordstrom, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Dicks’ Sporting Goods rose after reporting results that beat analysts’ forecasts. L Brands ...

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BancorpSouth to add 100 jobs in new expansion

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • BancorpSouth is investing $15 million in an expansion project at its Jackson Street Operations Campus that will add at least 100 full-time jobs. The company is expected to release the full details of the expansion at a groundbreaking ceremony today. The expansion will help the city help secure a Development Infrastructure Program grant ...

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Lawsuit: Ambulance wait a factor in Mississippi mom’s death

Family members of a Mississippi woman who went into cardiac arrest and died after waiting about an hour for an ambulance are suing the county, city and ambulance service for negligence. The Clarion Ledger reports 63-year-old Elizabeth Neal began feeling the symptoms of congestive heart failure while at Bible study in 2018 and called 911. The lawsuit says an ambulance ...

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All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway near New Orleans cut off service to ...

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