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Hosemann submits voter ID rules to Justice Department

JACKSON — Proposed administrative rules for the new voter photo identification requirement in the State of Mississippi have been delivered to the United States Department of Justice for approval. Under the proposed rules, any voter who lacks an acceptable photo ID may obtain a free voter photo ID card from a Mississippi Circuit Clerk’s Office by presenting the same identification ...

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Investigators: Social media at heart of election night incident at UM

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi faculty/staff Incident Review Committee (IRC) assigned to determine the facts of a widely reported election night incident has released its report, finding that student misrepresentations on social media, including Facebook and Twitter, were fuel for the events that happened on campus that night. The IRC has forwarded the names of 14 students to either ...

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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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State House's charter school bill clears committee

JACKSON — A proposal to expand charter schools is moving toward a vote in the full House. The House Education Committee voted 16-14 to approve House Bill 369 after about 90 minutes of debate. Committee Chairman John Moore, a Brandon Republican, says he expects the full House to vote on the measure in a “couple of days.” The Senate passed ...

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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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State lawmaker decides to run for mayor

MOSS POINT ­ — State Rep. Billy Broomfield says he will run for mayor of Moss Point. Broomfield, a Democrat from Moss Point, has been in the Legislature since 1991. He retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding in 2009. He was a project manager. If elected mayor, the 68-year-old Broomfield says he will focus on jobs, education, economic growth and efficiency of ...

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Daughter wins election to replace late father in Senate

WEST POINT — Unofficial results show Angela Turner Lairy will replace her late father Bennie Turner in the Mississippi Senate. With all precincts reporting, Lairy had 4,143 votes, or 71 percent, while Kenny Fowler had 1,705 votes, or 29 percent. WTVA-TV reports. Both ran without party labels. Lairy, a lawyer from West Point, will serve the remainder of the term ...

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Mayoral races across state taking shape

HATTIESBURG, STARKVILLE and LAUREL — The field of Hattiesburg mayoral candidates has widened with the announcement of Councilman Dave Ware for the city’s top office. The Hattiesburg American reports the 41-year-old Ware, who is in his second term as councilman, will run as an independent. Ware says goals for his administration would include an accountability system for city employees, through ...

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