Desoto County Newswire (Page 9)

Desoto County Newswire (Page 9)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Desoto County, MS. (Page 9)

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  1. May 12 election set to fill north Mississippi US House seatRead the original story

    May 24, 2012 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... Feb. 6 death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee. The 1st District stretches from Memphis, Tennessee, suburbs in DeSoto County, down to the Golden Triangle area in the north central part of the state.

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  2. Mississippi lawmaker accused of racism after saying that all the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... I call 'welfare crazy checks'. They don't work.' He later turned to healthcare provision in his hometown in Desoto County by recalling a trip to the emergency room, saying: 'I like died. Fellow Republicans were quick to distance themselves from Mr ...

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  3. Re: Mississippi State Republican Under Fire For Racist Remarks | News OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | NewsOne

    ... because "they don't work," according to The Clarion-Ledger . Alday, who was a police chief and mayor of the DeSoto County town of Walls before winning a seat in the legislature more than three years ago, defended his comments saying they were made ...

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  4. Deputies shut down Highway 61; inclement weather policy activated in DeSoto Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Roadways in North Mississippi are becoming icy. DeSoto County deputies shut down Highway 61 from the Tunica County line to Highway 302/Goodman Rd due to ice.

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  5. Newly engaged couple killed in DeSoto crash leaves behind 6 childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A newly engaged couple died in a car crash in DeSoto County on Tuesday night. Despite the icy roads, deputies say the conditions did not play a role in the crash.

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  6. Re: Mississippi State Republican Under Fire For Racist Remarks | News OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | NewsOne

    ... . In a previously published Sunday Clarion-Ledger article, Alday, who was a police chief and mayor of the DeSoto County town of Walls before winning a seat in the legislature more than three years ago, defended his comments saying they were made ...

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  7. Alday says he's 'deeply sorry' for remarksRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' "I'm deeply sorry for my recent statements.

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  8. Mississippi lawmaker 'so sorry' after furor over his claim about blacks on welfareRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Cleveland.com

    JACKSON, Miss. -- A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.'

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  9. 2 people died in DeSoto County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Two people died after a late Tuesday night DeSoto County wreck and icy road conditions may have contributed to the crash. DeSoto County sheriff's deputies had the area blocked off for hours and haven't released many details about what happened.

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  10. "All the blacks" in town have food stamps, says Mississippi Rep.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' "I'm deeply sorry for my recent statements.

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  11. Alday says he's 'deeply sorry' for remarks on black peopleRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A DeSoto County House member is apologizing for remarks he made to a newspaper about black people in his hometown. Rep. Gene Alday, a Walls Republican, made a brief speech Tuesday as the House began business, describing himself as "deeply sorry."

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  12. Mississippi lawmaker under fire for claiming 'all the...Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Daily Irrelevant

    A DeSoto County state representative said Monday that comments he made to The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in a Sunday story were taken out of context as state officials condemned his remarks. Republican Rep. Gene Alday made the remarks about the DeSoto County town of Walls, where he was formerly police chief and mayor before winning election to the Legislature in 2011.

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  13. Mississippi pol said racist comments taken out of contextRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | New York Daily News

    ... said on Monday his comments were taken out of context. Republican Rep. Gene Alday made the remarks about the DeSoto County town of Walls, where he was formerly police chief and mayor before winning election to the Legislature in 2011. "I come from a ...

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  14. Comments: 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Amarillo.com

    A DeSoto County state representative said Monday that comments he made to The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in a Sunday story were taken out of context as state officials condemned his remarks. Republican Rep. Gene Alday made the remarks about the DeSoto County town of Walls, where he was formerly police chief and mayor before winning election to the Legislature in 2011.

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  15. Tennessee declares state of emergency as ice locks Memphis in for second dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Business Journal

    The icey road conditions became so bad that the National Guard was asked for assistance in helping drivers backed up on Interstate 40 in Hickman and Humphreys counties. In Memphis, Shelby County Schools, Arlington Community Schools, Bartlett City Schools, Collierville Schools, DeSoto County Schools, Lakeland School System, and Fayette County Schools are closed for the day.

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  16. Mississippi lawmaker under fire for claiming 'all the blacks' in his town get food stamps, don't workRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | BayouBuzz.com

    JACKSON, Miss. -- A DeSoto County state representative said Monday that comments he made to The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in a Sunday story were taken out of Republican Rep. Gene Alday made the remarks about the DeSoto County town of Walls, where he was formerly police chief and mayor before winning election to the Legislature in 2011.

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  17. Freezing rain affects roads, power, schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Newms360.com

    More than 16,000 electrical customers remained without power late Monday in Mississippi after hours of freezing rain glazed roads, trees and power lines. School districts including DeSoto County, the state's largest, cancelled Tuesday classes, while others delayed starting times.

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  18. Representative says racial remarks taken out of contextRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A DeSoto County state representative says comments he made to The Clarion-Ledger newspaper were taken out of context as state officials condemn his remarks. Republican Rep. Gene Alday told the newspaper in a story Sunday that in Walls, the town where he was once mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.'

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  19. Potential field taking shape for Nunnelee's vacant Miss. House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Mississippi Business Journal

    Speculation has begun in earnest over who will succeed the late Alan Nunnelee in Mississippi's First District House seat, and conventional wisdom is that DeSoto County will play a key role in determining who North Mississippi's next congressman will be.

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  20. Greenprint Maps Plan for 25-Year DevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Daily News

    ... Memphis. There are also the less familiar corridor names like the Bean Patch-Hurricane Creek Connector in DeSoto County, north of Hernando, and the Pidgeon Greenway west of T.O. Fuller State Park in southwest Memphis along the Mississippi River. "It ...

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