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DMR employee's house searched; pols give back money

BILOXI — Investigators have searched the home of Tina Shumate, coastal management and planning director at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. David Huggins, who heads the Investigative Audit Division of the State Auditor’s Office, tells The Sun Herald a search warrant was served at Shumate’s home Tuesday. Huggins would not release any details about the search, part of an ...

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State House passes payday-lending bill despite objections

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has voted to let payday lending businesses keep operating in the state beyond 2015, despite objections by some lawmakers that the shops congregate in poor neighborhoods and take advantage of people who might not be financially savvy. Supporters say the businesses provide easy access to cash for people who might not be able to get ...

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Daughter of late state lawmaker sworn into Senate

WEST POINT — The newest member of the Mississippi Senate was sworn into office today. Democrat Angela Turner of West Point won a Jan. 15 special election to succeed her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. District 16 covers all of Clay County and parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties. Bennie Turner served 20 years in the Senate before ...

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Governor's State of the State draws mixed reactions

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Reactions are mixed to Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State Address given yesterday. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a Republican from Jackson, noted that Bryant used a quote by the late President Ronald Reagan (“tear down this wall”) when talking about open enrollment, letting children cross into other public school districts: “It’s the same things he ...

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City wants to name bridge for late state lawmaker

HOUSTON — The city of Houston has asked the Legislature to name a local bridge for the late state Rep. Billy Bowles. Bowles served 20 years in the Mississippi House. Bowles died in 2012 at the age of 78. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports aldermen are asking that the Mississippi Highway 15 overpass over Highway 8 east of Houston ...

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Mayor to opt out of second term and retire

BROOKHAVEN — Mayor Les Bumgarner says he won’t seek re-election to a second term. Bumgarner cited his long record of government service, his age — he’s 65 — and family and personal reasons for the decision. Bumgarner told The Daily Leader he intends to try to enjoy himself in retirement. It’s unclear who will run to replace him. Candidates have ...

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Senate easily passes expanded charter school bill

JACKSON — A bill to expand charter schools in Mississippi has easily cleared the Senate, and attention shifts to the House for the second year. In a 31-17 vote, the bill had two Democratic supporters but no Republican opponents. The vote came after more than three hours of debate and a day after Senate Bill 2189 was introduced and passed ...

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