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Judges' redistricting plan reduces number of split counties

JACKSON — Federal judges yesterday released a plan to update Mississippi’s four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said. The judges say their plan preserves to core constituencies of each district. “Notwithstanding the movement or potential movement of 146,000 persons, we made as few changes to the current districts ...

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Mystery calls could mean Palazzo will face challenger

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Phone calls relaying negative information about Republican Steven Palazzo could indicate a challenger is gearing up to run against the freshman congressman from south Mississippi. No one has announced a run against Palazzo. Congressional candidates qualify Jan. 2 to Jan. 13. The Mississippi Press reports Palazzo was recently the subject of a push poll, with leading ...

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Fight continues over congressional redistricting

ADAMS COUNTY and WILKINSON COUNTY — Republicans and Democrats continue fighting over moving Adams and Wilkinson counties in southwest Mississippi from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd. That dispute looms large in the latest filings in the federal court case. Attorney General Jim Hood dropped remaining objections to a three-judge panel redrawing Mississippi’s congressional districts, after the Legislature failed ...

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Judges bow out of Delta election dispute

LELAND — Two Washington County Circuit Court judges have recused themselves from hearing Greenville attorney Willie Griffin’s lawsuit challenging the Nov. 8 election results that declared Board of Supervisors District 2 Supervisor Mike Gordon the winner. The Delta Democrat Times reports Judge Margaret Carey-McCray and Judge Ashley Hines took themselves off the case. Gordon won with 1,200 votes to Griffin’s ...

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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE MBJ The Associated Press is ...

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Bryant to use input from 11 policy committees

JACKSON — Gov.-elect Phil Bryant has created 11 policy committees to provide input on the key issues facing Mississippi, and to assist in building core policy agenda items for the upcoming legislative session in January. The policy committee structure will be chaired by Mark Garriga, former chief of staff for Gov. Kirk Fordice, and each of the 11 committees will ...

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem to be. According to a ...

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