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Deb Coleman is chairman of the Leadership Greater Jackson (LGJ) board of trustees and a 2008 graduate of LGJ. She is an analyst at the state Legislative Budget Office and is retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard. Coleman was...

06/25/2014 - 3:40pm

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06/25/2014 - 3:11pm

Hosemann hits Voter ID out of the park

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06/25/2014 - 3:04pm

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06/25/2014 - 2:59pm

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06/25/2014 - 2:55pm

Sheila Fratesi Dickard of Greenwood and Richard Paul Dickard Sr. of Tchula announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Rebecca Dickard, to Nathaniel England Upchurch of Brandon.

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06/25/2014 - 2:53pm

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Pace of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Kelly Pace, to Jacob Randall Rogers, son of Danette and Steve Williams, and Randy Rogers of Tuscaloosa.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of...

06/25/2014 - 2:50pm

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06/25/2014 - 2:46pm

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Delmar Leon Simmons Jr.

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06/18/2014 - 3:05pm

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06/18/2014 - 3:04pm

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06/18/2014 - 2:59pm

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