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2 hrs ago | Institute for Southern Studies

Labor lessons from Mississippi Freedom Summer

It's the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer: the 1964 campaign, led by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to register large numbers of African Americans to vote.

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Related Topix: Holly Springs, MS, Canton, MS

2 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Around Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ban on armed civilians in courthouses

The city of Meridian, Miss., is draining Long Creek Reservoir in Southeast Lauderdale County.

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Related Topix: Lafayette County, MS, Meridian, MS, Lauderdale County, MS, Vicksburg, MS

3 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 Government

7 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

American Eagle coming to Hattiesburg airport

Airport Executive Director Thomas Heanue tells The Hattiesburg American on Tuesday American Eagle will offer two daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth.

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7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Lafayette County repeals gun ordinance

Board Attorney David O'Donnell tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the ordinance conflicted with two state laws and could have left supervisors individually liable for damages.

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8 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

How important are vehicle inspection stickers

Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition.

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

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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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

WAPT-TV Jackson

Mission Mississippi Premiere

Malco Grandview Theatre in Madison will host the screening of "Get On Up" on sunday, proceeds go to the non-profit "Mission Mississippi".

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Related Topix: The Help

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 Government

Mississippi Business Journal

ASU begins construction of product development center

Alcorn's School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences began the construction of its product development center, which will provide support, guidance and equipment for developing the ideas of some of Mississippi's most creative minds.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, January

Mississippi Business Journal

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI - The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

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Related Topix: Aberdeen, MS, Corinth, MS, Pascagoula, MS, Amory, MS

Commercial Dispatch

Charlie Mitchell: When not meddling itself, government protects our privacy

Came across an article last week saying that's what higher-ups in Germany are considering in the wake of reports that America's National Security Agency is a bit too frisky in its "monitoring" of internal German government communications.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Support industries growing along Mississippi 63

What has sprung up in the years since 2005 are light industrial businesses that support the heavy industry of Mississippi Power Company's Plant Daniel to the north and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery to the south.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Jackson County, MS

The Times

Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing by Sept. 19

Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant will waste away by mid-September, with the casino saying it can't raise more money because the landlord won't renegotiate the lease.

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Related Topix: Jimmy Buffett, Pop/Rock, Tunica County, MS, D'Iberville, MS

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Lawyers for Mississippi death-row inmate want conv...

Attorneys for a Mississippi death-row inmate who was tried six times for the same killings told the state Supreme Court on Monday that his most recent trial was unfair and his conviction should be overturned.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

Reuters

Lawyers for Mississippi death-row inmate want conviction overturned

Attorneys for a Mississippi death-row inmate who was tried six times for the same killings told the state Supreme Court on Monday that his most recent trial was unfair and his conviction should be overturned.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime

Sunherald.com

MHSAA football championships will move to MSU, UM

Mississippi Association of Coaches executive director Johnny Mims, right, addresses the move of the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Classic to Southern Mississippi's M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg in 2015 and 2017 from venues in Alabama, during a news conference at the Mississippi High School Activities Association offices in Clinton, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Clinton, MS, Mississippi State, MS, Starkville, MS

The Mississippi Press

Hearing set Tuesday regarding Mississippi's new welfare drug-testing law

The Mississippi Department of Human Services holds a hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

WAPT-TV Jackson

MHSAA to announce where football playoffs will be moved

The Mississippi High School Activities Association is scheduled to announce where state high school football playoffs will be moved to from Jackson.

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Related Topix: Jackson State University

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