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Harper Tapped for House Energy Committee

Posted: 12/10/2010 - Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi is poised to serve in the next term on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Ethics Bills Up for Key Votes

Posted: 12/10/2010 - Gov. Bob Riley's seven ethics bills are facing make-or-break votes in the Alabama House and Senate.

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Hearing Set for Gambling Trial Defense Motion

Posted: 12/10/2010 - A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday in Montgomery on whether to delay the trial of 11 people indicted in Alabama's gambling investigation.

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Hosemann: Voter ID Should Pass in 2011

Posted: 12/09/2010 - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi voters will have a chance to shape the state's history next year, as three statewide referendums will be on the November 2011 ballot.

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Posey Switches to GOP

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has switched parties, from Democrat to Republican.

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Effie Shirley Dies

Updated: 12/08/2010 - Former Lauderdale County tax assessor, Effie Shirley, has died.

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MPD Chief, Mayor on Robberies

Updated: 12/07/2010 - Meridian police say the progress so far in solving armed robberies has not come to a halt.

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Reaction to Televised Argument Overwhelming

Updated: 12/07/2010 - Heated words were exchanged Monday between Lauderdale County supervisor Ray Boswell, Sheriff Billy Sollie, and Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun at a public meeting Monday. Public reaction was swift and passionate.

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GOP Leaders Predict Ethics Bills Will Pass

Posted: 12/07/2010 - Leaders in the new Republican-controlled Alabama Legislature predict they will pass Gov. Bob Riley's ethics proposals in a special session.

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Mangum to Run for Clarke County Supervisor

Updated: 12/06/2010 - A candidate in the 2007 elections, who was one of the youngest ever to run for political office, is casting his hat in the ring again.

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Supervisors' Meeting Gets Nasty

Updated: 12/06/2010 - A nasty verbal exchange happened at the Lauderdale County board of supervisors' meeting Monday, between a county supervisor and the top two members of the sheriff's department.

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Waide: No 2011 Political Campaign

Posted: 12/06/2010 - David Waide, outgoing president of Mississippi Farm Bureau, says he will not be a candidate for statewide office in 2011.

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Chip Pickering Sued over Soccer Fight

Posted: 12/06/2010 - A year after former congressman, Chip Pickering, was involved in a fight with a youth soccer league coach, he's facing a lawsuit stemming from the incident.

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Indian Ambassador Hopes to Improve Trade

Updated: 12/04/2010 - Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar meets with Mississippi Lt. Governor Phil Bryant in hopes of improving international relations and trade

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Consultant Warns of Prepaid Tuition Shortfall

Posted: 12/02/2010 - A financial consultant says Alabama's Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program is millions of dollars short of having enough money to pay its estimated future expenses.

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Special Session Called in Alabama

Posted: 12/01/2010 - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is calling the legislature into special session Dec. 8 to address ethics and campaign finance legislation.

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Graves Nomination Approved by Senate Panel

Posted: 12/01/2010 - The nomination of Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves, Jr., to a federal appeals post was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Revenue Collections Above Estimates

Posted: 12/01/2010 - Mississippi revenue collections exceeded estimates in November, the fourth time that has occurred since the fiscal year began July 1.

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Riley to Discuss Possible Special Session

Posted: 12/01/2010 - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley may call a special session of the state legislature to deal with ethics and campaign finance legislation.

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