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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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MSU coaches praise Coast athletes during Road Dawgs tour

Mississippi State University basketball coach Vic Schaefer praises Harrison Central’s Jazzmun Holmes and West Harrison’s Ameshya Williams and football coach Dan Mullen talks about Ocean Springs’ Austin Williams and Pascagoula’s James Jackson during the #RoadDawgs2017 Tour in Biloxi. Video by John Fitzhugh/Sun Herald jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
MSU coaches praise Coast athletes during Road Dawgs tour 1:43

MSU coaches praise Coast athletes during Road Dawgs tour

Seniors take to the skies with Ageless Aviation 0:56

Seniors take to the skies with Ageless Aviation

Hear from Ocean Springs mayoral candidates 1:44

Hear from Ocean Springs mayoral candidates

Paperwork snafu leaves Marine’s widow without life insurance 2:15

Paperwork snafu leaves Marine’s widow without life insurance