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Two candidates out of governor's race

Posted 9/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi governor's race on Friday was narrowed from four candidates to two, with only the major-party nominees remaining on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

 

 

Link: Calisolar chairman praises Mississippi farm boys, girls

Posted 9/6/2011 in State

 

 

Rainfall from Lee hammers coastal counties

Posted 9/3/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi coast braced Saturday as squalls from the eastern edge of Tropical Storm Lee swept in, bringing heavy rain and sparking sporadic tornado warnings. Officials urged motorists to either stay home or take precautions if out in the heavy rainfall associated with Lee, especially along U.S. Highway 90.

 

 

State lawmakers approve Calisolar incentives package

Posted 9/2/2011 in State

Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.

 

Senator: Solar company on Miss. session agenda

Posted 8/31/2011 in State

Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.

 

Barbour: No early role with GOP 2012 candidates

Posted 8/29/2011 in State

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday that he won't get deeply involved in helping any presidential candidate until Republicans choose their 2012 nominee.

 

 

Barbour sets Friday special session for bond issue

Posted 8/29/2011 in State

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and top lawmakers said they'll reveal details later this week about job-creation incentives the Legislature will consider during a special session Friday.

 

 

Twin Towers steel headed to USM

Posted 8/29/2011 in State

Two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center that collapsed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are on the way to Hattiesburg for a memorial at the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

 

Contracts extended for leaders of MSU, Ole Miss

Posted 8/28/2011 in State

 

 

Miss. lends helping hand in Irene relief

Posted 8/28/2011 in State

 

 

Foreclosure sales dropping in Miss.

Posted 8/25/2011 in State

The number of Mississippi homes being sold in some stage of foreclosure has dropped sharply over the past year.

 

 

DuPree wins Democratic nomination for Miss. gov

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Democrat Johnny DuPree made history Tuesday as the first black candidate in modern times to win a major-party nomination for Mississippi governor.

 

 

Libyan rebels storm seat of Gadhafi's power

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Hundreds of Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday after five hours of intense fighting around it. They beat and killed some of those who defended it, fired celebratory shots in the air and hauled off crates of weapons and trucks with guns mounted on the back.

 

 

Quake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

WASHINGTON -- A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.

 

 

Polls open 12 hours Tuesday in Miss. for runoffs

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

Most nominees were decided three weeks ago, and each party has only one statewide race on Tuesday's ballot. Democrats are choosing a nominee for governor, and Republicans are choosing one for state treasurer.

 

 

Author's letter is focal point in 'The Help' suit

Posted 8/23/2011 in State

A housekeeper who works for Stockett's brother claims her likeness was used in the book without permission. "The Help" is based on relationships between white families in Mississippi and the black women who worked for them in the 1960s. The movie adaptation of "The Help" took the No. 1 spot in theaters this past weekend with $20.5 million.

 

 

Low turnout expected for primary runoffs

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

In Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, just more than a third of the voters cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries. Clay County boasted more than half of its registered voters turning out to the polls. But this Tuesday likely will be a different story.

 

 

Johnny DuPree: 'I'm the only candidate who has worked in every branch of government'

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

Johnny DuPree doesn't need to be overly charismatic or wow crowds with eloquent speeches about how he plans to change the state of Mississippi. He's done it, albeit at a local level.

 

 

Bill Luckett: 'I love this state and want to make it better'

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

Not being a career politician is a quality Bill Luckett thinks Mississippi needs in its next governor.

 

Wicker: U.S. debt 'Troubling,' 'astonishing'

Posted 8/18/2011 in State

Members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club received a surprise when they showed up for the group's weekly meeting at the Columbus Country Club: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., gave them a pop quiz on their knowledge of federal spending and the national debt.

 

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