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Where Are We Now? Education A Prime Issue for the Primary Election

Education is a major focus for candidates in the upcoming primary elections, especially due to this year's political back-and-forth on fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

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Bomp, Bomp: Law & Order and the Race for Hinds County District Attorney

It's hard to tell whether Robert Shuler Smith, the top prosecutor in Hinds County, is confident he'll coast to a third term as district attorney—or if he's scared out of ...

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Hinds Dem Runoff Today: McQuirter v. Robinson, Baker v. Maldonado

In the absence of serious Republican opposition in most corners of Hinds County, Democratic primary battles can often get nasty and divisive. The contest for the safely Democratic District 2 ...

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The JFP Endorses: McQuirter, Baker and Woods

Tuesday, Sept. 24's special primary elections are generating an unusually high level of interest as far as county board of supervisors races go.

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Gibson: Unique Perspective

Alberta Ross Gibson is confident she can sell investors and developers on doing business in Hinds County.

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McQuirter: Planting the Seeds

Darrel McQuirter, a Hinds County department head who took a leave of absence to run for the District 2 supervisor's seat, is putting his job on the line because he ...

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Williams: Hustle and Fight

Ted Williams says the key to unlocking Utica's economic-development potential just might start with a lunchtime eatery.

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Jones: Looking for Bargains

Leon Jones, a 48-year-old former Jackson police officer and day-care center owner, knows the importance of having an advocate on the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.

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McCoy: Tearing Down 'Walls'

At age 47, youth pastor and insurance agent Gus McCoy is one of the youngest candidates vying for the Hinds County District 2 supervisor's seat.

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Woods: Sacred Trust

District 4 Hinds County supervisor candidate Alvin Woods believes supervisors should treat their constituents' money as a sacred trust.

Haute Off The Racks

H & M opened it's doors last week at Northpark Mall to a giant crowd. ...