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Mississippi senator asks Trump for pumps to ease flooding

Jun. 12, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that's been underwater since February, one of the state's U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen Mississippi...

Mississippi-based federal judge nominated to appeals court

Jun. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a federal district judge from southern Mississippi to serve on one of the nation's most conservative federal appeals courts. The White House on Tuesday announced the nomination of 52-year-old Halil "Sul" Ozerden to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Reaction to the death of former US Sen. Thad Cochran

May. 30, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Reaction to the death of longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi: REPUBLICAN FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: "Laura and I are saddened that Thad Cochran has moved on. He was a gentleman Senator. He was a patriot who represented Mississippians with class and honor....

Former US Sen. Thad Cochran, 'Quiet Persuader,' dies at 81

May. 30, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the Washington political scene of bombast and big egos, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi wielded power with a quiet, gentlemanly demeanor. He played piano in his Capitol Hill office and dashed off handwritten notes of thanks or congratulations to constituents. The white...

Today in History

May. 10, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 10, the 130th day of 2019. There are 235 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela took the oath of office in Pretoria to become South Africa's first black president. On this date: In 1611, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the Virginia...

Mississippi company receives contract to make Navy uniforms

May. 2, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

GOLDEN, Miss. (AP) — A company in northeastern Mississippi will receive nearly $16 million to make U.S. Navy uniforms. Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Thursday announced the 18-month contract award to Golden Manufacturing Co. in Tishomingo County. The contract is for work to be completed by...