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3 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says charges were filed Wednesday against 29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia of Gulfport, identified several days ago as a person of interest in the slaying of Ja-Naya Thompson.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Chamber of Commerce seeks to dominate Republican politics

The United States Chamber of Commerce has been traditionally viewed as the lobbyists in Washington for Big Business.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Karl Rove, African-American

8 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

David Dallas: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington

The McDaniel campaign may yet have their day in court to plead foul play in Mississippi's Republican Primary, but that seems an unlikely route for Chris McDaniel to have the chance to represent the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Tea Party, Haley Barbour, US Governors

10 hrs ago | University Business

9 of 15 Miss. community colleges to raise tuition

Tuition at Mississippi's junior and community colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.

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15 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Welfare Drug Testing

LAW IN MISSISSIPPI. 16 WAPT'S TIFFANEY BRADLEY ATTENDED THE HEARING, AND EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENS NOW.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

National Review Online

Clarification re Mississippi Mud

In a cordial phone call with me Tuesday regarding my column this week called " Barbour's Mississippi Mud ," Henry Barbour, Mississippi's Republican National Committeeman, clarified several points.

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Sunherald.com

Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

That's Mississippi's approach to invasive Asian carp, a pesky fish the state is trying to turn into a job creator by catching and exporting it to China.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Public speaks on Mississippi welfare drug tests

More than a dozen people spoke during a hearing to gather feedback about the state law.

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Sunherald.com

Arguments set in US lawsuit over Miss. voter rolls

U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas of Texas will be in Jackson to hear arguments by True the Vote organization.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hearing set on state's welfare drug-testing law

The state law was supposed take effect July 1 but was delayed after advocacy groups chided the agency for not holding a forum about how the measure might affect the poor.

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National Review Online

Quin Hillyer: Barbour's Mississippi Mud

To be clear about exactly what in Barbour's conduct does and doesn't deserve a rebuke, and to take care of some housekeeping with regard to journalistic ethics, please forgive a bit of personal backstory.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Haley Barbour, US Governors

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Who will win Mississippi's Distinguished Young Women program this week? Meet the contestants

Thirty-five of the state's brightest young ladies will be in Meridian this week to represent their county in the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi 2015 Program.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 7/20/2014

BIG RIVER Minot State University 7/18-7/23/2014 Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Minot State University, Mississippi, Home Gardening, Home

The Mississippi Press

Black voter participation in GOP primary not a step backward

Back in 1995 in the film "The American President," Michael Douglas delivered a speech answering a rival that for many defined the cynical, hardball nature of politics in our country when he said that his opponent was "interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it.

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Related Topix: The American President, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Celebrities, Michael Douglas, Mississippi, US News, African-American, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Woman argues pardon by Gov. Barbour wiped out criminal record

The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether a pardon by the governor should be grounds to wipe clean a criminal record.

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Related Topix: Haley Barbour, US Governors, Mississippi, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tallahatchie County, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Miss. Center for Legal Services gets Bar Foundation grant

The Mississippi Center for Legal Services has received a new grant which will be used for resource development efforts and direct legal assistance through its call center.

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Sunherald.com

Commissioner: Byrd didn't violate sentence in response to letter from Jackson County sheriff

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps responded to a letter from Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt regarding former Sheriff Mike Byrd.

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Sunherald.com

Miss. resort settles consumer protection complaint

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the resort's owner, David McMeans, will pay $10,000 to the attorney general's Consumer Protection Fund.

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Sunherald.com

Bryant names Kathy Henry to Miss. Parole Board

Henry succeeds Clarence Brown of Yazoo City, who left June 30. The state Senate will consider Henry's confirmation in 2015.

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The Mississippi Press

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art receives $22,500 Mississippi Arts Commission grant

This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used to support programming at the museum.

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