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  1. No flush, no shower: Mississippi capital city in water pinchRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Newms360.com

    School children from Oxford walk past the bank of portable toilets that are parked outside the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson on Friday. City residents are stocking up on bottled water and restaurants are evaluating whether they can stay open for the three days that a large portion of the city is expected to be without water or will experience low pressure because the city is replacing a major water pipe that's damaged.

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  2. Leading ladies: Milam girls get taste of leadership at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Newms360.com

    Buy at photos.djournal.com enteryca Ivy, Milam sixth-grader, and a chaperone take photos of the golden eagle that sits atop the dome of the Mississippi Capitol building in Jackson as Capitol tour guide Faye Hudgins tells members of the Milam Girls Leadership Academy about the exterior of the building. The group from Milam visited Jackson as part of Girls Leadership Academy program on Tuesday.

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  3. POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Leadership more concerned with re-election than peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Newms360.com

    Will Republicans even find it in themselves to look out for working families? Or will their agenda always be about deregulation, downsizing government and diminishing protections for government employees? When we hear about a state divided, it's worth noting that that divide is being caused more by intransigent Republicans politicians pushing intractable policies on the public. It's almost as if those on the Republican side of the aisle believe they, and only they, have all the answers to make our state stronger, more productive and more profitable, such arrogance being the highest form of ignorance.

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  4. Helping friends: Foundation aids Scouting, schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | Newms360.com

    Grants in support of hunter education and firearms training, grants to help promote the shooting sports and grants to improve both safety and marksmanship have all stemmed from fundraising work done by committees of the Friends of the NRA. Their next local event and annual banquet is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Summit Center in Tupelo.

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  5. Bill: Make schools fly Mississippi's Confederate-themed flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Newms360.com

    A bill advancing in the Mississippi House of Representatives would require all K-12 schools to fly the state flag or lose their state accreditation. House Bill 280, passed 13-8 Wednesday in the House Education Committee, is a broader mandate that schools must follow the state Constitution and all state laws.

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  6. Renasant reports record earnings, announces $190M mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Newms360.com

    Renasant posted fourth-quarter net income of $23.6 million, or 55 cents per share, an 11.7 percent increase over the same period a year earlier. For all of 2016, Renasant recorded net income of $90.9 million, or $2.17 per share.

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  7. Renasant announces record earnings, plus $190M merger with Metropolitan BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Newms360.com

    Renasant posted fourth-quarter net income of $23.6 million, or 55 cents per share, an 11.7 percent increase over the same period a year earlier. For all of 2016, Renasant recorded net income of $90.9 million, or $2.17 per share.

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  8. Houston man killed in Jackson accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Newms360.com

    Jackson police and emergency crews responded to the crash of an 18-wheeler into the bridge pylon on I-55 at Fortification Street on Tuesday morning. A semi-tractor trailer, belonging to Franklin Corp., was traveling southbound on the interstate and going under the Fortification Street bridge when it struck the concrete support squarely on the passenger side.

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  9. Sid Salter: McMillin was tough, big-heartedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | Newms360.com

    When I learned of the death of former Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin - a tough, old school lawman whose friendship I came to appreciate during my years covering crime in central Mississippi - my initial thoughts went back a day spent riding some of the most crime-ridden areas of the city of Jackson. Many will remember that McMillin also served for a brief time as chief of police in Jackson while simultaneously serving as county sheriff.

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  10. Roger Wicker: Discussion focus on policies, reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Before new lawmakers and the new president are sworn in, I am visiting around our state to hear directly from you. One of my jobs as U.S. Senator is to ensure that your voice is heard in Washington.

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  11. Work on Mississippi Capitol will mean closing of main entranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Newms360.com

    The north entrance of the Mississippi Capitol, one of only two public entrances to the building, will be closed for an estimated one year. The closure will have the most impact during the upcoming three-month regular legislative session beginning in early January when visitation to the state Capitol increases significantly.

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  12. Bobby Harrison: 'Suspicious minds' remain disturbed by claimed plans to reform school fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Newms360.com

    To quote Tupelo's own Elvis Presley, the undisputed king of rock'n'roll, "we can't build our dreams on suspicious minds." And currently there are a lot of "suspicious minds" in the education community in terms of the efforts of the legislative leadership, namely House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt.

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  13. Nancy Loome: Vote down 2017 Maep formula changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Thursday's MAEP revamp "public" hearing raised more red flags in a process that already had public education supporters deeply skeptical. It has become crystal clear that this is not a sincere effort to engage in a meaningful analysis of the critical, complicated formula that determines our schools' funding.

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  14. Mississippi school funding debate bumpy, direction unclearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Despite an eventful couple of days in discussions about rewriting the state education funding formula, the public is no closer to knowing what changes lawmakers will consider to the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program. First, there was Tuesday's detour into the Legislature's longstanding exemption of itself from public records laws over demands that lawmakers release their contract with EdBuild, the consulting group hired to recommend changes to the formula.

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  15. Supreme Court to decide on Rickey Thompson removalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Newms360.com

    The state's highest court must decide on specific language regarding the removal of Rickey Thompson to determine if he will be able to return to the bench. In September 2015, the high court ordered that former Lee County Justice Court Judge Thompson "be removed from office," fined $3,500 and assessed court costs of $7,693.38 for judicial misconduct.

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  16. Mississippi tightens bond rules for long-term debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Don't take on long-term debt to cover day-to-day expenses. Don't use credit to buy stuff that will wear out before it's paid off.

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  17. Campaigning in big states not the same as riggingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Newms360.com

    When Phil Bryant ran for governor in 2011 and 2015, there were parts of Mississippi where he didn't spend much time or money, and there were reasons for that. Issaquena, Sharkey and Jefferson counties have small populations.

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  18. A boyhood dream come trueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Newms360.com

    It just so happens that small boy grew into a 6-foot-4, 301-pound offensive lineman. By the time Johnson reached Callaway High School, the Bulldogs were mutually interested.

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  19. Phil Hardwick: Amazon hires Lott as lobbyistRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Newms360.com

    On a recent Sunday morning a U.S. Postal Service minivan stopped in front of my residence. The driver got out, walked up the driveway, scanned a bar code into his handheld device and gave me a small package.

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  20. Bobby Harrison: Mississippi's forgiveness doesn't extend to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Newms360.com

    During his final days in office in early 2012, former Gov. Haley Barbour came under immense criticism for issuing more than 200 pardons - some for heinous murders. "Christianity teaches us forgiveness and second chances.

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