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Businesses with ties to Mississippi governor received loans

A company partly owned by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and a business where his wife works were recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat in the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the Treasury Department. Southern Air Conditioning & Supply Inc., where Reeves is a shareholder and Coker & ...

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New rights for LGBTQ workers on collision course with religious freedom claims?

By TED CARTER Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transsexual people in Mississippi no longer fear that their workday may end with a pink slip unrelated to job performance. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in mid-June instead puts the responsibility on employers to treat LGBTQ workers the same as all other workers. Anything less violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ...

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Greenville native to lead USDA Rural Development in Mississippi

Greenville native John G. Campbell has been appointed the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Mississippi. U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) recommended Campbell, who is a senior policy aide in Hyde-Smith’s Washington office, for the position.  Campbell assumes State Director responsibilities on July 6, replacing John Rousaville. As state director, Campbell will administer USDA ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Bryant set stage for faith to supplant battle flag

The Mississippi Legislature plowed new ground last week when members heroically voted to banish the Confederate battle flag from the state flag, uprooting a long-time symbolic vestige of our segregationist past. The unexpected success resulted from a rare convergence of liberal, conservative, business, and religious groups who provided resources, strategic messaging, and influencers to get the job done. Think about ...

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Woods tapped as chief of staff at Auditor’s Office

Shad White recently announced that Charles Woods has been appointed as his Chief of Staff at the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor. Woods joins the Auditor’s office from Washington, DC. He has served his home state from Mississippi’s First Congressional District office in various positions since 2015, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff to Mississippi Congressman Trent Kelly. ...

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Mississippi family says reform bill should be retroactive

Mississippi lawmakers are considering a change to a law to reduce long prison sentences given to habitual offenders whose past crimes were either nonviolent or committed many years earlier. People facing prison time in Mississippi can have extra years, or even life imprisonment, added to their sentences if they have a past felony convictions on their criminal record. House Bill 1024 would ...

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Intense state lobbying efforts convince legislators to change the Mississippi flag

By BECKY GILLETTE In the middle of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit Mississippi particularly hard, the Mississippi Legislature took up one of the most divisive issues in the state’s history. Just a week before an historic vote on Sunday, June 28, to remove the Mississippi state flag—the last state flag in the U.S. that included the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Mandate masks to avoid another lock-down and school closures

Back in the day you could tell the bad guys by the masks they wore. How ironic that these days it seems to be the other way around. Those not wearing masks are becoming the bad guys. Back then the masked guys were outlaws. Maybe it’s time for today’s unmasked to be called outlaws too.  Time and again Gov. Tate ...

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Kiffin, Leach and other coaches to rally today at the Capitol

As the clock ticks toward the end of day Friday, head coaches and athletic directors from all eight public universities will rally at the Capitol this morning for a new state flag. All of this as Wednesday was a monumental day in terms of a change in thinking among the top leaders of the state of Mississippi Mississippi Republican Gov. ...

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WEDNESDAY: Coronavirus deaths surge past 1,000 as 526 new cases are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 23,424 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 526 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 78th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 62 days of more than 200 and 35 days of 300 or more and 11 of more than ...

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