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Charlie Mitchell

For decades, Mississippi has been living jackpot to jackpot

For nearly 30 years, Mississippi has gotten lucky finding cash to pay its bills — from casino revenues, Big Tobacco millions, MCI-Worldcom settlement, Hurricane Katrina’s $5.5 billion federal aid package and now the BP damages from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. No doubt, some lawmakers see the BP money heading for the state’s General Fund.

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Biloxi council wants another opinion on flying state flag

Those for and against the Mississippi flag rub shoulders again at Biloxi Council. Video by Mary Perez/Sun Herald meperez@sunherald.com
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Biloxi council wants another opinion on flying state flag 2:38

Biloxi council wants another opinion on flying state flag

Shuckers' relief pitcher Bubba Derby talks about his new role in the bullpen 1:11

Shuckers' relief pitcher Bubba Derby talks about his new role in the bullpen

St. Martin High holds graduation 1:01

St. Martin High holds graduation

Pascagoula shooting early Monday 1:23

Pascagoula shooting early Monday