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8 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

Washington Times

Neshoba County Fair starts Friday

Mississippi's Giant House Party features a week of musical entertainment, harness and running horse races, a midway, political speaking and many other attractions.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Senate primary hangover should cast long shadow over Neshoba speeches

The 2014 Neshoba County Fair political speaking lineup presents an interesting opportunity for voters to measure the length of the political shadow of the state's interminable Republican Senate primary.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Seattle Weekly

A Brutal Loss, an Enduring Conviction

Forty-four days later, federal agents searching an earthen dam confirmed what many had already suspected: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner had been murdered, and in time the Klan would be found responsible.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, January

WTOK-TV Meridian

DYW Contestants Volunteer

The thirty-five teenagers from across the state served meals at LOVE's Kitchen. It's one of several activities the girls participate in throughout the week in advance of the competition this weekend.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

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Mississippi's biggest construction company is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

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Related Topix: Madison County, MS, Philadelphia, MS, Canton, MS, Jackson, MS

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

Analysis: Neshoba Fair could shape Senate race

One of the state's largest political gatherings, the Neshoba County Fair, could help shift the focus to a Democrat-versus-Republican narrative heading toward the Nov 4 general election.

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

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Books help children understand the struggle for freedom

Summer typically is a time of fun and freedom, but for the people of Mississippi, in 1964, summer was a time of turmoil.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Religion News Service

COMMENTARY: Freedom Summer volunteers inspired by more than just idealism

On June 2, 1964, while hundreds of Freedom Summer volunteers were still finishing their training in Oxford, Ohio, three civil rights workers went missing in Neshoba County, Miss.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, University of Virginia, Mississippi, Philadelphia, MS

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Choctaw Indian Fair underway

PAGEANT. 16 WAPT'S MIKE PERCHICK MADE THE TRIP TO NESHOBA COUNTY FOR THE FESTIVITIES.

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