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Hosemann concerned about absentee ballots

JACKSON — Initial inquiries showing a high number of absentee ballots cast in certain counties across the state in the 2011 primary election have caused concern for the Secretary of State’s Office. “Absentee balloting appears to be increasing in this state,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “We have information dozens of ballots had been witnessed by the same person. ...

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GOP, Democrats miss certification deadline

JACKSON — A spokeswoman for Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi primary runoffs will take place Aug. 23 as scheduled. Hosemann’s office issued a news release late yesterday afternoon saying the state Democratic Party had failed to certify its results from the Aug. 2 primaries. A short time later, the Democratic Party filed the certified numbers. The secretary ...

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Q&A: Sen. Billy Hewes, Candidate, Lt. Governor

Billy Hewes has served in the Mississippi Senate for 20 years and is a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. He is a Gulfport native and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied business administration. In 2008, Hewes was elected by his peers to serve as president pro tem, the second-highest leadership position in the Senate next to ...

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Dombrowski: Coast cities, not state, own harbors

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A challenger in the race for Mississippi secretary of state says he is unhappy with the way first-term incumbent Delbert Hosemann is handling leases of public lands. Gulfport City Council member Ricky Dombrowski, 51, faces Hosemann, 64, in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. No Democrat is running for secretary of state. A Reform Party candidate is ...

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Ball State University report: Mississippi is fat and stupid

Mississippians are fat, stupid and doomed to low-wage, menial careers, according to a Ball State University report. However, officials at the Mississippi Economic Council scoff at the findings, leading MEC president Blake Wilson to say, “I’m glad (they are) very safe behind (their) internet research perch.” >>> SEE REPORT<<< >>>SEE COMPLETE STORY<<<

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House majority whip Moss retiring from Legislature

CORINTH — State House majority whip Harvey Moss says he will retire from the Legislature after 28 years, defending what he called a legacy of fighting for conservative morals and leading key legislation that improved the state’s economy. Moss first took his seat in 1984 and counts the 1987 transportation bill — a highway expansion funded by a five-cent tax ...

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Hosemann to fight redistricting battle to 'final conclusion'

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has responded to the NAACP’s announcement that it would appeal the ruling of a three-judge federal panel concerning redistricting. Hosemann wrote in a statement: “A month ago, the federal court sided in our favor to follow the state constitution and give our elected lawmakers another year to finish the redistricting process. The court ...

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Realtor group endorses Bryant for governor

JACKSON — Yesterday, Phil Bryant’s campaign for governor received another key, pro-business endorsement at a news conference in Jackson. The Mississippi Association of Realtors formally endorsed Bryant citing his proven record of conservative, pro-business leadership. Dee Denton, president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, said, “Phil also understands that good government is key to helping more Mississippians achieve the American ...

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NAACP to appeal panel's ruling on redistricting

JACKSON — The NAACP says it will appeal a federal panel’s ruling that candidates for the Mississippi Legislature this year will run in current districts. Carroll Rhodes, attorney for the NAACP, tells The Clarion-Ledger that the appeal will be filed within 30 days in the U.S. Supreme Court. He would not discuss the details. The candidate qualifying deadline was June ...

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Speed sues Hosemann to keep eminent domain off ballot

Mississippi Development Authority interim executive director Leland Speed has sued Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, in an attempt to keep the eminent domain petition off November’s ballot. ••• READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE ••• If you’ll recall, the petition seeks to prevent the taking of private land for private development. It keeps in place the state’s authority to seize private ...

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