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Moody's Cuts Mississippi Power's Rating

Posted: 08/18/2015 - An emergency rate increase granted by regulators was not enough to keep a bond rating agency from downgrading Mississippi Power Co.'s debt.

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Initiative Debate Centers on Judge's Role in Budget

Posted: 08/18/2015 - The Mississippi Secretary of State will hold a public hearing in Meridian on Initiative #42 and Alternative Measure 42A Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Temple Theatre Ballroom.

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Consultant Aims to Boost Campaign for Robert Gray

Posted: 08/18/2015 - A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he's trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who spent no money to win the party's nomination for Mississippi governor.

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Grisham, Others Call for Changing State Flag

Posted: 08/18/2015 - A letter from Mississippi's 'who's who' was a full page ad in a statewide newspaper, calling for changing the state flag. All who signed say they want the state to fly a flag for all its people.

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MDOT Allocates Funds for Airports

Updated: 08/17/2015 - A number of local airports are receiving money from the state of Mississippi to make improvements.

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Julian Bond Dies at 75

Posted: 08/17/2015 - Julian Bond, civil rights activist and former national chairman of the NAACP, died this weekend in Florida.

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Bentley Endorses Kasich for President

Posted: 08/17/2015 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he has the executive level experience and background necessary to lead.

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Mississippi Celebrities Speak Against State Flag

Posted: 08/17/2015 - Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among many famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.

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Second Primary to be Held August 25th

Updated: 08/14/2015 - A second primary, or runoff, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25 to decide who will be the Democratic nominee for Central District Transportation Commissioner in Mississippi.

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Supreme Court Stands Firm on Judge's Removal

Posted: 08/14/2015 - The Mississippi Supreme Court says that it stands by its decision to remove Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson from office for misconduct.

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Alabama, Louisiana Get Notices from HHS

Updated: 08/13/2015 - Federal health officials claim Alabama and Louisiana may be violating federal law by ending state Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood.

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Federal Judge Upholds Hattiesburg Ward Lines

Posted: 08/13/2015 - A federal judge has ruled that the redrawing of voting ward lines in Hattiesburg `did not dilute the voting or political power of African-American citizens.'

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No Budget Agreement in Alabama

Posted: 08/11/2015 - Alabama lawmakers ended a special session without a budget solution as a political chasm widens between Republicans in the state House of Representatives and Senate.

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