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  1. Analysis: First achievement for special district? Get goingRead the original story

    Monday Oct 22 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi was supposed to have a special district for troubled schools operating by now. But when, or if, the achievement school district will actually start is anyone's guess.

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  2. Metro economic growth in Mississippi lags the nation in 2017Read the original story

    Sep 21, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show the economy shrank in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metro area, while it grew in the Jackson and Hattiesburg metro areas. The Mississippi Gulf Coast economy shrank 2.3 percent after growing 5.3 percent last year.

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  3. Five retail firms vying for city contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    When exactly councilmen will decide on which firm to offer a contract remains unknown, but Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box said he hopes the vote comes "sooner than later." "I hope we can get to this pretty quick," said Box, who in August led an effort to divert $100,000 the city had paid the Golden Triangle Development LINK for a decade for economic development services to the professional services fund -- some of which will be used to hire a firm specifically to pursue retail development. 2 comments

  4. Mississippi prison inmate dies in Pascagoula hospitalRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Springer had been sentenced in December by a Lowndes County judge to 6 years in prison for unlawfully touching a child.

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  5. Made in Mississippi: Stark delivers first missile defense canister to IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Stark Aerospace CEO Tom Ronaldi, flanked by Mississippi and Israeli officials, thanks guests for attending a commemoration event for the delivery of a missile defense canister to Israel. The canister, located behind Ronaldi, is part of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, which is geared toward intercepting ballistic missiles.

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  6. Analysis: Appeal over charter school funding heats upRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Chancery court was never going to be anything but the first round in a lawsuit over how Mississippi's charter schools are funded. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled in February that diversions of local property taxes to charter schools are acceptable.

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  7. Bryant says special session for roads and bridges comingRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    There may not be a deal yet on transportation funding among legislative leaders, but Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's ready to call lawmakers back into session. Clay Chandler, a spokesman for the Republican Bryant, said the governor intends to start the special session next week.

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  8. Bryant wants transportation funding session, but no deal yetRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi lawmakers could be called into special session in August to earmark money for transportation, but it's unclear how close they might be to a deal as key House members say they've had little communication with senators and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

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  9. Pilkington, Bulldogs set for Tallhassee RegionalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Ron Pilkington and his wife Mitzi had taken Konnor -- their brand new baby boy, their first child -- from his birthplace in Pascagoula to Seattle, where Konnor would spend the first year plus of his life. Konnor was still in the first year of his life in a Seattle town home when Ron casually rolled a baseball across the floor.

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  10. Lieutenant governor unveils plan to pay for infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi's lieutenant governor wants to divert existing revenue and borrow to provide more money for roads and bridges over the next six years. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday unveiled Senate Bill 3046, which he said will increase infrastructure spending more than $1 billion through 2023.

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  11. House panel advances bond bills, including 1 for shipyardRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    A Mississippi House committee is moving forward with proposals to finance several projects, including improvements at a Gulf Coast shipyard and construction of road in a fast-growing Jackson suburb. It is unclear, however, whether the proposals will survive in the Senate, where leaders have been reluctant to increase the state's bond debt.

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  12. Judge upholds Mississippi's charter school lawRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    A judge upheld Mississippi's charter school law Tuesday, rejecting a constitutional challenge that sought to cut off state and local money to the schools. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled that diversions of local property taxes to charter schools are acceptable, and that the schools don't need to be overseen by a local or state superintendent.

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  13. Styling: It's all about getting food ready for its close-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi University for Women senior culinary arts major Anna Dicks of Mandeville, Louisiana, uses rose petals Monday to enhance presentation of her pink macaroons flavored with rose water. Dicks and her classmates used skills they're learning in a food styling class to make a Valentine's feast that was "camera ready."

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  14. Plan would send more tax money to cities for roads, waterRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Senators voted 42-9 Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 2455. It would require cities to spend the extra money on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and water and sewer lines.

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  15. Mississippi could set penalties for luring people into gangsRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Mississippi Senate voted Wednesday to set penalties for people who lure others into gang activities. Black lawmakers raised concerns that the proposal could lead to racial profiling.

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  16. Amid partisan split, Medicaid plan passes Mississippi SenateRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    A proposal to keep Mississippi's Medicaid program alive is moving ahead in the Legislature, but some Democrats are concerned that the Republican administration could try to deeply cut costs. The bill now goes to the House for more work.

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  17. Mississippi Senate plan steps back from Medicaid changesRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Senate Medicaid Committee on Monday advanced a version of Senate Bill 2836 removing earlier proposals to cut payments to health care providers and require all Medicaid spending to be administered by managed care companies. It goes to the Senate for more debate.

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  18. Analysis: Lawmakers must make decisions on oil spill moneyRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Nearly eight years after an explosion unleashed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi's elective representatives still must decide how to spend part of the compensation for the spill. Contrasting approaches to that $750 million from oil company BP PLC for lost tax revenue are on display in the state Senate and House.

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  19. Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairsRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    Greeted by sailors and flag-waving residents, a U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors arrived Friday for two years of repairs at a Mississippi shipyard. The transport vessel Transshelf sailed up the Pascagoula River on Friday morning carrying the USS Fitzgerald.

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  20. Mississippi House restarts push for road and bridge moneyRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Mississippi House of Representatives and House Speaker Philip Gunn are wasting little time in the 2018 Legislature renewing their push for more road and bridge money. But even the leader of the House Transportation Committee Charles Busby said the five bills passed Wednesday by House committees are unlikely to raise the money needed to maintain state and local roads.

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