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Espy Says Ford Allegations ‘Credible’ as Gov. Patrick Endorses Him

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his support for Democrat Mike Espy’s candidacy in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate special election at a Hattiesburg press conference on Saturday.

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Meek's Post on Black Women Prompts Demand for Renamed Journalism School

It all started on Facebook Wednesday night, Sept. 19, when Ed Meek, the eponym of the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, posted a photo ...

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Mississippi Casino Revenue Rises as Sports Betting Begins

Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department figures released Thursday show gamblers lost $181 million statewide ...

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Senate Debate at Millsaps, AIM for CHangE at MSU and Belhaven Family Weekend

Millsaps College and Mississippi Public Broadcasting will host "Decision 2018: Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate," featuring candidates in the state special election to fill retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's seat, on ...

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Deval Patrick to Join Mike Espy in Hattiesburg Saturday

Former Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will campaign with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy on Friday, Sept. 21, in downtown Hattiesburg.

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Ron Paul Endorses Chris McDaniel for Cochran's U.S. Senate Seat

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul urged voters to elect "courageous leaders" like Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, "to stand up to the establishment in Washington" in an endorsement McDaniel's ...

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Hyde-Smith: McDaniel's 'Toxic Image' Similar to Roy Moore's

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is criticizing her opponent, State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, for recent comments she says "demeaned" black Mississippians and a history of "derogatory" comments about women.

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‘It Only Matters What You Answer To’: The JFP Interview with Mike Espy

Mike Espy has neither sought nor served in public office since 1994; this year's U.S. Senate special election marks Espy's re-entry into politics as he runs in the special election ...

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OPINION: Huddled Masses Yearning to Break Free

The world's largest gulag today is in the United States, where a quarter of the world's prison population is behind bars, and Mississippi is at the heart of that gulag ...

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Five Important Things To Know About DA Smith’s Rankin County Trial

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's most recent trial for aggravated stalking and robbery charges spanned two days in a Rankin County courtroom.

Governor Phil Bryant's Council McCluer High School Yearbook photos

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant doesn't talk about it much, but he attended a high school ...

The Mayoral Inauguration 2013

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's inauguration was held at the Jackson Convention Complex with almost 2,000 people ...