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Mississippi Presidential Primaries

Updated: 01/17/2012 - By the time the presidential race makes it to Mississippi and Alabama in two months, the GOP race could already be a virtual done deal. But local election officials say they hope not.

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Bryant Favors Limits on Pardons

Posted: 01/17/2012 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he favors says some sort of limits on gubernatorial pardon powers.

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Group Created to 'Reinvigorate' Democrats

Posted: 01/16/2012 - A new group of Democrats is banding together to promote the party that once ruled Mississippi, but has been overshadowed by the Republican Party in recent years.

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Barbour "Very Comfortable" with Pardons

Updated: 01/13/2012 - Former Mississippi governor, Haley Barbour, says he's "very comfortable" with his decision to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people in his last days in office.

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Alabama Judge Dismisses Ballot Suit Involving Obama

Posted: 01/13/2012 - Court records show a St. Clair County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Pell City man challenging President Obama's inclusion on Democratic Party ballots in the Mar. 13 primary.

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Supervisors Meet with SPLC Attorney

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Officials with the Southern Poverty Law Center visited supervisors at their work session Thursday to talk about juvenile detention.

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Hood Says Some Barbour Pardons Might Be Invalid

Posted: 01/11/2012 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he believes former Gov. Haley Barbour might have violated the state Constitution by pardoning some inmates who failed to give sufficient public notice that they were seeking clemency.

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Meridian Begins Local Redistricting

Updated: 01/10/2012 - The Meridian City Council has begun the process of redrawing voting districts according to the 2010 Census.

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Local Reaction to Blueprint Mississippi

Updated: 01/06/2012 - While the recommendations in Blueprint Mississippi will take time to implement, a local economic development official says he's encouraged by the leadership and tone in Jackson.

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Legislator Pitches Plan to Fight Fraud

Posted: 01/05/2012 - An Alabama state representative is proposing a bill to penalize people who fraudulently receive unemployment compensation.

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