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Analysis: Reeves, Hood focus beyond Mississippi primaries

The two candidates with the most money in the Mississippi governor’s race — Republican Tate Reeves and Democrat Jim Hood — are largely ignoring their party primary opponents and are concentrating, instead, on the November general election. That’s changing soon for Reeves. He’s scheduled to take part in a televised debate Tuesday with the other two Republicans who will be ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Will humdinger primary finally yield a Republican attorney general?

The last and only Republican to hold the office of Attorney General in Mississippi was George E. Harris back in 1877. As Republicans began their surge to take over statewide offices in the early 1990s, Mike Moore and Jim Hood easily held on to the position for Democrats. Odds are that’s about to change. Even when Republicans took over all ...

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Woman discovers sister’s photo in civil rights museum

By SARAH FOWLER / Clarion Ledger JACKSON — In 1963, the year before Freedom Summer, Dorothy Pitchford was late coming home from her Jackson school one day. Over 1,000 miles away, in Chicago, her aunt was watching the national nightly news. Suddenly, there was Pitchford on screen, being loaded into the back of a “paddy wagon.” The 16-year-old had been ...

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Old souls and good horses

By TERESA BLAKE / Itawamba County Times EVERGREEN — There’s a speckled hen with a few newborn baby chicks scratching around in Pat Huddleston’s yard. They don’t cower when his squirrel dogs come near, almost appearing to keep one another company. The cast of critters are all a part of Huddleston’s simple, country life. Although he has great fondness for ...

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Greenwood Utilities a good fit for longtime employee

By DAVID MONROE / Greenwood Commonwealth GREENWOOD — Mike Nix says the most used app on his phone is The Weather Channel — for good reason. On Thursday (July 11), with rain and wind in the forecast for the weekend and beyond, Greenwood Utilities’ vice president of electric operations had already met with his team that morning to discuss their ...

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Local cyclist spends month on the open road

By JAKE THOMPSON / Oxford Eagle OXFORD — Andy Hemmins can be seen riding his bike around Oxford, but he used to spend his time riding much further distances. While facing what he would describe as a “mid-life crisis,” Hemmins decided to scratch an itch he had for quite some time. After nearly three years of planning, Hemmins set out ...

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Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast

A plan to build a casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval Thursday to the Cure Land Co. The local developer plans to build the casino in Lakeshore, a community near Bay St. Louis. In March , the developer submitted a legal notice to build the ...

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TODD SMITH — State of the news media report released from Pew; Local TV news audience down, revenue up

Last week, the Spin Cycle explored the recently released Pew Research Center State of the News Media report, showcasing key audience and economic indicators across the U.S. news media landscape. This data pinpoints the shifting ways Americans seek news and information in an increasingly digital world. The press – often referred to as the fourth branch of government – is ...

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Mental health services ending for thousands in Mississippi

Mental health services will soon end for thousands of adults and children in four Mississippi Gulf Coast counties because of a lack of funding. The Gulf Coast Mental Health Center notified the boards of supervisors in Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River and Stone counties that the grant-funded agency will be unable to fund services after Aug. 11, news outlets reported. And, ...

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Mississippi man sentenced to jail after dogs are starved

A Mississippi man who had dogs that starved has been sentenced to six months in jail after being convicted of animal cruelty. The Natchez Democrat reports 45-year-old Kelvin King of Natchez has also been fined $1,000. An Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigator, Karren Ewing, said she responded to a call March 18 and found four kennels at the back of ...

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