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  1. Conflict puts lawmakers' own speech in perilRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A majority of Mississippi House members voted willingly last week to limit their own power of speech in their own chamber by eliminating something called the point of personal privilege. The decision was an astonishing turn of events led by Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn and his allies, and the change came in response to Democrats requesting that bills be read aloud as a delay tactic.

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  2. Bobby Harrison: Private schools, or is Cracker Barrel better?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Newms360.com

    When recently questioning freshman Rep. Joel Bomgar, R-Madison, one of the Legislature's most ardent supporters of school choice, he corrected me when I said the money going to the private schools under his voucher legislation was "public money." Public money is the taxpayers' money and the taxpayers are the public.

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  3. Mississippi veterans earn France's highest honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | Newms360.com

    That is who America sent to the other side of the earth to help win World War II. People like David L. Smith of Madison and the late J.T. Street Jr. of Ripley.

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  4. Tupelo native to take over MHPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz announced the promotion Friday. In addition to MHP director, Gillard will be Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety and will hold the rank of colonel. 1 comment

  5. Businessman set for sentence in MDOC scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Carthage businessman Sam Waggoner, 61, is set for sentencing Monday for his part in a bribery scandal surrounding the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Madison businessman Irb Benjamin, 69, and Waggoner were indicted in August 2015 in an alleged bribery-kickback scheme, which took down MDOC chief Christopher B. Epps and Rankin County businessman Cecil McCrory, a former legislator.

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  6. Sid Salter: State revenue shortfall likely to impact 2016 decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Newms360.com

    In the wake of the pitched battle over Initiative 42, the expectation after the election was that lawmakers would be moved to address a more robust effort to fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. But state revenue collections suggest that lawmakers may well face yet another revenue shortfall during the 2016 legislative session.

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  7. Prosecutors square off in race for Mississippi attorney generalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Mike Hurst, a Hickory native, who now resides in Madison, served as an assistant U.S. attorney from 2006 until 2015 when he announced his challenge to three-term incumbent Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood, a Chickasaw County native, served as district attorney in Northeast Mississippi before being elected to the statewide post of attorney general in 2003.

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  8. Volleyball playoffs: Lady Wave advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Behind Wilson, Tupelo's Lady Wave defeated Madison Central in four sets 3-1 on Tuesday night in the first round of the MHSAA Class III volleyball playoffs. Tupelo will host DeSoto Central in the second round on Saturday.

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  9. 7 new cases of West Nile virus confirmed in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Seven new cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Mississippi, bringing the state's total to 35 so far this year. The Mississippi State Department of Health said Monday that Hinds and Rankin counties each have two new cases of the mosquito-borne illness.

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  10. The Weeks to perform at Blue CanoeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Starting this week, they'll play gigs all over the state including Oxford, Jackson, Meridian and Tupelo on Wednesday night. "We haven't toured a lot this summer because we decided to take a break from the road and focus on the next record," Bone said.

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  11. Former lawmakers aim for Mississippi Senate seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Democrat Barbara Blackmon will return to the Mississippi Capitol after defeating two-term Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones in last month's party primary. Blackmon served 11 years in the state Senate before running unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2003.

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  12. MSU student threats lead to lockdown, arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi State University's police force arrested a freshman Thursday after he made threats to harm himself and others on campus, which led to a campus lockdown. Mississippi State student Fhu-Qui Cong "Bill" Nguyen was charged with disorderly conduct Thursday after he allegedly threatened to harm himself and others on campus.

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  13. Bobby Harrison: Tangled affair seemingly snares some key playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | Newms360.com

    People know Irb Benjamin of Madison as the private contractor facing federal charges and up to 20 years in prison for allegedly paying kickbacks to former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps in order to obtain contracts with the state's prison system. But way back in what now must appear like another lifetime, Benjamin served 12 years representing his home area of Alcorn and Tishomingo counties.

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  14. Former area legislator indicted in prison bribery investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Irb Benjamin, who served 16 years in the Mississippi Legislature representing Alcorn and Tishomingo counties, has been indicted in connection with the sweeping investigation of bribes and kickbacks being paid to former state Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps in return for the awarding of state contracts. The charges against Benjamin, 68, now a Madison resident, were announced Friday by federal authorities and state Auditor Stacey Pickering.

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  15. 1 pleading guilty in Mississippi prison bribery caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2015 | Newms360.com

    One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts. Sam Waggoner, 61, of Carthage, agreed Friday to plead guilty to one count of bribery after waiving indictment before a federal judge.

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  16. Bryant, Reeves win GOP nominationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Bryant on Tuesday defeated Mitch Young, a Navy veteran from Sumrall, while Reeves defeated Alisha Nelson McElhenney, a teacher from Moss Point. Young and McElhenney ran low-budget campaigns against incumbents who have millions of dollars to spend.

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  17. Sheriff: Man fatally shoots defendant waiting at Madison courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | Newms360.com

    A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a criminal courthouse in Madison County on Monday morning, the sheriff said. A suspect has been arrested and is in custody in jail, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said.

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  18. Challenger lambasts incumbent treasurerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Political newcomer David McRae, challenging incumbent Treasurer Lynn Fitch in Tuesday's Republican primary, came out swinging Thursday at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings. He lambasted the incumbent for what he called excessive spending on new furniture for her office when first elected in 2012, for stopping new enrollments in the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan for a year and not being aggressive in finding citizens who were owed money from old insurance polices, closed bank accounts and from other such entities.

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  19. Bryant talks tax cut, foes talk about himRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Republican incumbent Gov. Phil Bryant, walking around the stage in the Founders Square Pavilion eschewing the traditional podium, pledged to make Mississippi the nation's most tax-friendly state if elected to a second term. Democrats looking to upend Bryant this November criticized what they said was the governor's lack of commitment to education, health care and jobs Thursday during the final day of the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings.

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  20. Bryant talks tax cut, opponents talk about himRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Republican incumbent Gov. Phil Bryant, walking around the stage in the Founders Square Pavilion eschewing the traditional podium, pledged to make Mississippi the nation's most tax friendly state if elected to a second term. Democrats looking to upend Bryant this November criticized what they said was the governor's lack of commitment to education, health care and jobs Thursday during the final day of the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings.

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