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First president from Mississippi? Twitter fans make case for Oprah

Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run. The actress, a native of Kosciusko, accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s ceremony, and it didn’t take long for Twitter to start lighting up with the hashtag #Oprah2020. Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted “Oprah/Michelle 2020.” Leslie Odom, Jr., who played ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Rising sea levels pose business challenges for the Mississippi Gulf Coast

By BECKY GILLETTE Sea levels around the world are rising at greater rates that were initially predicted. What does that mean for coastal areas like the Gulf Coast? Rising sea levels make the Gulf Coast more vulnerable to storm surge associated with hurricanes, said Dr. Torbjorn Tornqvist, chairman of the Tulane University Department of Earth and Environmental Science, who has ...

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Ethics group: Diamondhead council improperly closed meeting

The Mississippi Ethics Commission says local officials on the Gulf Coast improperly held a closed-door meeting with the state auditor earlier this year. In a preliminary ruling the commission issued Friday, a hearing officer found the Diamondhead City Council “violated” the Open Meetings Act when four of five council members met Jan. 31 with Auditor Stacey Pickering. The ruling said ...

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