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2 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, Mississippi, US News, US Senate, Republican, African-American

6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Drug Testing, Healthcare Law, Law, Mississippi

11 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Pickering, Psychology, Science, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Mississippi

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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New Yorker

Weekend Reading: Stories of Displacement, at Home and Abroad

"Mississippi was at once my ancestral land, and the sinister setting in any number of Hollywood movies, a villain in our national narrative, the place where a black boy named Emmett Till was tossed into the Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan around his neck."

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Illegal Immigration, US News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

McDaniel: GOP should be 'purged' after Senate race

McDaniel lost the Republican primary runoff last month to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, but he has not conceded.

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

Washington Examiner

Mississippi jobless rate rises to worst in nation

Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to worst in the nation at 7.9 percent in June, as the state's economic recovery lags behind others.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi Jobless Rate Highest in Nation

Mississippi registered the worst jobless rate in the nation in June, as unemployment rose in the state while improving elsewhere.

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National Review Online

Eliana Johnson: The Barbour Machine's Mississippi Ad War

One charged that a McDaniel victory would set back "race relationships between blacks and whites and other ethnic groups."

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

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