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As part of our Pulse of the Voter series, The Meridian Star and CNHI, LLC is conducting a survey to measure voter sentiment before the Nov. 3 election.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six years after a contentious U.S. Senate race that divided Mississippi Republicans and more than a year after the death of the incumbent who won, a civil lawsuit connected to the case is still winding through the courts.

With great regret the board of Rose Hill Cemetery Costumed Tour met earlier this year and made the decision to cancel the Sept. 26 event. As early as June, it was evident the event could be a contributor – spreading the virus to many people.

Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.

I rushed out my door hurriedly, headed for an important appointment, but when I pressed the switch, the garage door would not lift; my car was trapped in the garage. My husband and I tugged at the cord to manually lift the door, but we were unable to manage it.

Recently, my office published a study on the effectiveness of the Jackson Public School District’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, the largest JROTC program in Mississippi. The results were stunning. The study found that the JPS program, which serves thousands of at-risk students, …

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If Democrat Mike Espy catches lightning in a bottle in November, he could make history as the first Black Mississippian elected to the U.S. Senate in the modern era. If he does not, his campaign could at least serve as a primer for future statewide candidates.

Starved for sports content, ESPN’s 10-part documentary “The Last Dance” couldn’t have come at a better time, and it certainly helps that the miniseries has met or exceeded expectations four episodes in.

If y’all could use something lighthearted like me, then hopefully this week’s column will provide just that as we further adjust to life with no sports, no school, no church, no concerts and no rush-hour traffic.

Sometimes baseball stays constant to a fault. It took way too long for instant replay to make its way to America’s pastime, and the sport has been slow to make peace with the idea of players showing emotions after a big hit or strikeout.

The Meridian Star is again asking your help to identify people who do good work in the community and to nomintate them for recognition as Citizen of the Year or as an Unsung Hero to be featured in our Proile editions.

Not too long ago I came across a segment by HBO late-night host John Oliver titled “How Is This Still A Thing?” The subject was Daylight Saving Time, in which Oliver dispelled a common myth about the practice of springing our clocks forward in March and how it’s ridiculous we’re still doing it.

Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state could require nonmembers of a public employee union to pay an “agency fee,” otherwise known as costs of collective bargaining, for their representation by the union.

CHICAGO — Almost every year since 1988, I have made a late-May journey up here to attend the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show. It is a massive gathering that brings together every component of the food-service industry under one roof. It’s a yearly kid-in-a-candy-shop mom…

Republican efforts to impose strict work requirements on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as part of the new farm bill were temporarily thwarted Friday when the House rejected the multiyear legislation in an unrelated dispute over immigration.

Testing will begin later this month on drinking-water wells in areas of Kemper County surrounding Naval Air Station Meridian’s Joe Williams Field. Officials with the U.S. Navy will conduct the testing.

President Trump's performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader.

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The Meridian Star asked candidates for mayor of Meridian to respond in guest columns to four questions based on input from our readers. Their responses have been published on this page in advance of the June 6 election.

The recent report that Mississippi State and Southern Miss will renew their basketball rivalry came as welcomed news to this observer.

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