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Jackson City Councilman Marshand Crisler will be one of several mayoral candidates on the panel at Millsaps College tonight.

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Tonight at 7 p.m., head to the Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College to hear Jackson City Councilman Marshand Crisler, Miss. Sen. John Horhn, Robert Amos, former Jackson Police Chief Robert Johnson and former Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., all candidates for mayor of Jackson.

The panel will briefly present their platforms and will then take questions from the audience. For more information e-mail [e-mail missing], or call 601-597-0500.

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144541
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Sounds like fun! I missed the forum that was held two Saturdays ago in south Jackson, so this will be a great opportunity to get ourselves informed on the candidates, even if we do have a candidate we are supporting.

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golden eagle
Date
2009-03-10T11:34:42-06:00
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144542
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I am glad these forum are beinng held. I am also glad that they were wise enough not to have Melton there.

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Tony Davis
Date
2009-03-10T11:51:57-06:00
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144544
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Ill be moderating this evening's proceedings so if you are available, any and all should come out. Can't stress again how important it ois that we intensely grill ALL of these candidates. So any opportunity you have to hear them...take advantage of it.

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Kamikaze
Date
2009-03-10T12:32:49-06:00
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144545
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oh and FYI..the students at Millsaps sends thier apologies..RICK WHITLOW will also be at tonights panel but wasnt included in the release unfortunately. so please add his name to the list.

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Kamikaze
Date
2009-03-10T13:11:48-06:00
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144547
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I am also glad that they were wise enough not to have Melton there. Maybe he was invited to come, but decline. It would be unfair not to extend an invitation. Even if he isn't popular, Melton is both mayor and a candidate, so he should have the right to be heard.

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golden eagle
Date
2009-03-10T13:35:31-06:00
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144569
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Indeed Donna, That was a humorous moment. But I was glad that the candidates had to respond to some other issues re: going green and health and wellness. To some, those are key issues. Those students did an excellent job of gathering those candidates. A great example of what can happen when our generation gets engaged. I was happy for them. But, we missed those twitters. I'm anxious to hear your overall thoughts. There were many points high and low, funny and sad. I know this...our debates are going to be looooong. There were 9 candidates and that was only HALF of em

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Kamikaze
Date
2009-03-11T09:31:55-06:00
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144570
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It was an unusual evening that got long and boring at times. There were flashes of brilliance: Whitlow's assurance; Scott's defense of City Employees; Harvey Johnson's paternalistic comments to the "obese" questioner; Archer's lecture to Kamikaze about calling Harvey Johnson by Mayor; Benford's thrift store; Robert Johnson's claim that we have plenty of money in the City; Amos' snappy answers; Hohrn's uncertainty; Crisler's knowledge of the problems. The "green" question devolved into recycling, which is only a small part of going "green". Overall, I would judge Crisler the best with Harvey Johnson second.

Author
Razor
Date
2009-03-11T09:37:40-06:00
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144571
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I know. I'm still trying to retrieve my tweets. Really ticked me out. I typed into my phone the whole damn time. And I though Adam was in the audience to report on it, but wasn't. I did record it; I have to listen to see how it came out. If it's decent, I'll post the whole thing.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2009-03-11T09:38:28-06:00
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144575
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Sorry I missed that.

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Pilgrim
Date
2009-03-11T10:40:48-06:00
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144590
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I attended the forum at Millsaps last evening. I must admit that it is going to be a real issue trying to listen to a debate with 18 people. Some of the people who are running, I have not heard even their names before. Most of you who blogg here know that Kaze and I will jump eachother in a Bew York second. Today, I am giving him the credit deserved for the fine way he handled the Millsaps Mayoral Forum. I was particularly impress about the response to Mr. Archer as he was educated by Kaze on ethical protocol for addressing formal officials. Thanks Kaze.

Author
justjess
Date
2009-03-11T14:06:50-06:00
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144591
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I appreciate that jess. I really do. Thank You.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2009-03-11T14:19:14-06:00

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