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Daly’s fiancee seeks dismissal of ex-wife’s lawsuit

JACKSON — The fiancee of professional golfer John Daly is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit that blames her for breaking up his previous marriage. In February, the Mississippi Supreme Court gave the green light to Sherrie Allison Miller to pursue damages against Anna Cladakis, claiming alienation of affection. Miller and Daly married in 2001 and ...

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Hattiesburg mourns 2 officers slain in weekend shooting

HATTIESBURG — With lowered flags and prayers, a southern Mississippi city is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance Monday. Red roses decorated a chain-link fence Sunday near the spot where officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were killed, and worshippers remembered the men in a small brick church ...

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Biloxi voters will choose new mayor on Tuesday

BILOXI —Biloxi voters will choose the city’s first new mayor since 1993 on Tuesday. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Andrew Gilich and Winfield Swetman III were top vote getters in the April 28 special election to get into the runoff. Together they pulled a little more than half of the 7,679 votes cast. The ...

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Former Saltillo mayor released from federal lawsuit

OXFORD —Former Saltillo Mayor Bill Williams has been dismissed as a defendant in a wrongful termination suit filed by an ex-police officer. In September, former Assistant Police Chief Prentice Brown filed a First Amendment free speech retaliation complaint and a separate malicious interference claim against Williams and others. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson this ...

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Analysis: Mississippi battling execution issues on 2 fronts

  JACKSON — On June 20, it will be three years since Mississippi’s last execution. On that date in 2012, Gary Carl Simmons Jr., a former grocery store butcher, was executed for dismembering a man during a 1996 attack in which he also raped the man’s female friend. Mississippi has gone through similar hiatuses. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Legislature undercut Fisher’s efforts to clean up MDOC

Why did the Legislature make the job of new MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher so hard? Following the indictment and resignation of the former commissioner, Gov. Phil Bryant in December appointed the formidable Fisher to head up the Mississippi Department of Corrections. “His first mission will be to detect and eliminate any criminal activity that occurs within our correctional facilities,” said ...

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Corinth Coca-Cola expands into west Tennessee

CORINTH — Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. has expanded its distribution territory farther into west Tennessee, officially entering the Jackson and Paris markets. The company already served Lexington, Tennessee. Corinth Coca-Cola’s expanded territory rights were first announced in April 2013. In a three-way deal, Corinth obtained distribution rights and related assets from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., which first received those ...

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Hattiesburg mayor cited for contempt of court order

HATTIESBURG — After being found in civil contempt of a court order, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has to show in two weeks why that charge should not be enforced. If not, the four-term mayor could find himself taken into the custody of the Forrest County Sheriff Department. The Hattiesburg American reports special Judge L. Breland Hilburn found DuPree in civil ...

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Mississippi export summit touts success of international trade

By JACK WEATHERLY “Had we not gone international, I don’t think we’d be here today,” said Wayne Wade, president of Bio Soil Enhancers Inc. of Hattiesburg. His testimony and Gov. Phil Bryant’s touting the successes of doing business overseas were the highlights of the Governor’s 2015 Export Summit on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Center. Bio Soil nearly went out of business after ...

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Court sets hearing on rewording initiative ballot

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday oral arguments will be heard June 9 on a lawsuit challenging a judge’s decision to reword a legislative alternative to an education funding ballot initiative. Briefs are to be filed by June 1. The citizen-led Initiative 42 would require lawmakers to fund “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools.” People ...

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