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Congressman, state and local leaders talk flood insurance

GULFPORT — Calling pending flood insurance increases “drastic and draconian,” U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Gulfport met today with state and local leaders to discuss ways to stem the tide of rising insurance rates that are due to kick in as early as October. Palazzo, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and David Miller, associate administrator for the Federal Emergency Management ...

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Hub City mayoral special election day set

HATTIESBURG — Gov. Phil Bryant has set a Sept. 24 special election for a do-over in the Hattiesburg mayoral race. Bryant’s order today came days after Judge William Coleman ordered a new election because of questions about the way the June 4 election was conducted. Former city council member Dave Ware, who ran for mayor as an independent, brought a ...

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Judge orders new mayoral election in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — A judge has ordered a new election in the dispute over who won the June 4 contest for mayor of Hattiesburg. WDAM reports Judge William Coleman granted a motion by attorneys for independent candidate Dave Ware calling for a special election. Coleman, appointed by the state Supreme Court to hear the dispute, said absentee ballots in the June ...

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White wins vacant alderman seat in Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — Unofficial results of yesterday’s voting in Water Valley show Fred White defeated Kathleen Hawkins for a seat on the town’s Board of Aldermen. WTVA reports the position opened up when Alderman-elect Ray Hawkins could not assume the post without leaving his job with the University of Mississippi Police Department. Unofficial results show White defeated Hawkins by a ...

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Ex-mayor's embezzlement trial rescheduled again

SOUTHAVEN — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ trial on charges of embezzlement and false pretense has been rescheduled for a second time. DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion tells The Commercial Appeal Davis’ trial was scheduled for Aug. 19 but has been continued until Dec. 9. Davis, 47, was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury on the felony charges ...

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Legal team asks judge to name Ware winner of mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Lawyers for independent mayoral candidate Dave Ware are asking specially appointed Judge William Coleman to uphold a verdict that would have may him mayor of Hattiesburg. A hearing in the case is set for Thursday morning. The Ware motion, filed Friday, takes Coleman to task for requiring the jurors to vote in open court, the Hattiesburg American reports. ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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Will Cochran run again for Senate, or will he retire?

WASHINGTON — What will Thad do? It’s the biggest question in Mississippi politics, heading into the 2014 federal elections. The state’s senior U.S. senator, Republican Thad Cochran, will turn 76 in December. He has served since January 1979 and is his party’s ranking member on the Agriculture Committee. His seat is up for election next year, but he pointedly has ...

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