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County inaugurates five year plan

By DONNIE CAUGHMAN,

On February 21, 2019, in a meeting at Co-Lin Community College Simpson Center, the Simpson County Board of Supervisors, the Simpson County Economic Development District Trustees (SCEDD), and the officers and directors of the Simpson County Development Foundation (SCDF) received the Simpson County, Mississippi, Strategic Plan for Economic Develo




Busy weeks on both sides at the Capital

By CHRIS CAUGHMAN,

It has been a busy last 2 weeks at the Capital as both sides of the chambers finished floor debate on their respective bills.  Now these bills are being referred to the other chamber to be vetted.  A lot of bills have already died but during this next period you will see a lot more bills die as well.  This is a very good process as only the bil



House, Senate pass bills to curtail abortion

By NOAH SANFORD,

By a vote of 81-36 in the House and 34-14 in the Senate, nearly identical bills were passed that would prohibit abortions after a heartbeat is detected.  Both bills contained exceptions for when the life of the mother was in danger.  Mississippi joins at least three other states—North Dakota, Iowa, and Arkansas—that have adopted similar measure








Legislative News

By PRICE WALLACE,

Legislators had a full schedule during the third week of the 2019 Legislative Session.  The deadline for introducing bills was on Monday night, so the calendar quickly became full with bills and resolutions to discuss.  Although most work is still happening in committees, several pieces of legislation reached the House floor.


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