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Yesterday | Commercial Dispatch

Our View: Tax cut popular, but is it wise?

At last month's Neshoba County Fair, Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves wowed the crowd by saying, "We think it's time to look at a pay raise for taxpayers."

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Related Topix: Tax, Mississippi, January, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

St. Cloud Times

August political cartoons from Gannett cartoonists

August political cartoons from Gannett cartoonists The cartoonist's homepage, greenvilleonline.com/opinion/roger-harvell-cartoons Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://usat.ly/1n9jhHs Marshall Ramsey reflects on the Neshoba County Fair, a hotbed of Mississippi politics in August.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

David Dallas - Mission: Hemp possible

You don't have to inhale. You don't even have to put it in your mouth. We don't need it for recreational use, we need it for work, jobs, and a more productive Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Agriculture, Science, Marijuana

Tue Aug 05, 2014

National Public Radio

Before 'Freedom Summer,' A Wave Of Violence Largely Forgotten

This summer we commemorate the Freedom Summer participants who faced death - and in some cases were murdered - for trying to transform the racial landscape of America.

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Related Topix: Brookhaven, MS

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Paul Hampton: Statistics are Bryant's fair weather friend

ROGELIO V. SOLIS / ASSOCIATED PRESSSitting in the cabin of Sid Salter, chief communications officer at Mississippi State, left, Gov. Phil Bryant reacts to the speeches made at the Neshoba County Fair.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State, MS

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Gunn: Mississippi Republicans need to heal rift

The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Perry, US Governors

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Supporters Touting Education Funding Initiative

Supporters of the Better Schools, Better Jobs have been circulating a petition this week at the Neshoba County Fair.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Senate fight heats up Neshoba Co. Fair

Senator Thad Cochran appeared at the Neshoba County Fair today and accepted the nomination to return to the U.S. Senate, despite the possibility of a challenge from the man he defeated, State Senator Chris McDaniel.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News

WTOK-TV Meridian

Fire Safety House Demo at NCF

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says the state has led the nation too many times in fire deaths per capita, but that's no longer the case.

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Mississippi Business Journal

Giles Ward will not seek reelection to Senate

State Sen. Giles Ward, a Republican from Louisville, has announced he will not seek a third term in state Senate.

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Related Topix: Louisville, MS, Leake County, MS, Winston County, MS

ABC News

Mississippi's Senate Candidates to Appear Together

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Neshoba County Fair: Meridian Day

Perched on the porch of their cabin, the Yates family was able to enjoy the Meridian Day festivities, which they say just as the fair, have grown tremendously over the years.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Neshoba County Fair Prepares for Possible Tea Party Hecklers

The atmosphere here at the Neshoba County Fair today has been peaceful and serene.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Sunherald.com

Weather takes most of the heat at Neshoba County Fair

At a place widely known for steamy weather and fiery political speeches, most everyone had some accomplishment to extol but all they really wanted to take credit for was the weather.

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Related Topix: 9, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Commercial Dispatch

Governor touts workers, state's growth potential

Governor Phil Bryant was among honorary members Tuesday afternoon to congratulate Southwire and it's employees on being named the 2014 Industry of the Year by the Golden Triangle Development LINK.

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Related Topix: Starkville, MS, Pascagoula, MS, Clay County, MS

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Meridian Day at NCF Set for Wednesday

Organizers are preparing for Meridian Day at the Neshoba County Fair Wednesday. A Meridian delegation participates every year in Mississippi's Giant House Party.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Lauderdale County, MS, US Military, US Navy, NAS Meridian

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Meridian's Bonnie Blue Dulaney crowned Miss Hospitality

A Senior Mississippi State University biochemistry major from Meridian has been crowned Mississippi's Miss Hospitality for 2014.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Hattiesburg, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Fair cabins becoming more valuable, sources say

In an urban location, the houses would be candidates for condemnation. Typically they may be no more than 16 feet wide and no more than 1,000 square feet in area, and all are at least two stories high.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Philadelphia, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Combating Heat Related Illnesses

Summer brings about many activities that draw people to the outdoors. After all, the cooler months of the year force many to stay inside.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi's Giant House Party Kicks off in Neshoba County

Traditions run deep in Neshoba County and none could be more firmly rooted than the Neshoba County Fair - an annual event that traces its heritage back to the late 1880s, when agriculture was the predominant driver force for the area.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kids, Family

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