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AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Mississippi’s US House primary runoff

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-04-01 11:51:56

SUMMARY: Two Republican candidates, Ron Eller and Andrew Scott Smith, are competing in a primary runoff in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District to Democratic incumbent Rep. Bennie Thompson. Eller and Smith were the top vote-getters in the primary, but neither received the majority needed. Eller emphasizes his “E-3 Plan” on education, economics, and energy, while Smith focuses on his platform “The 10 Rs” which includes restoring economic dominance and border security measures. Thompson has held the seat since 1993 and is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Turnout for the runoff is expected to be lower, and results may take time to determine the winner.

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Crafting Rum in South Mississippi: Circle Hook Distilling

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-15 11:46:07

SUMMARY: Circle Hook Distilling in , Mississippi is the first legal distillery in , producing award-winning rum. Co-owners Eli and Amy Underhill transitioned from commercial fishing to rum production, emphasizing quality ingredients and processes. They source Grade-A molasses and cane syrup from local sugar mills, along with well from Harrison County for fermentation. Their handcrafted rum is aged in New American oak barrels, resulting in a versatile final product. In just three years, Circle Hook has expanded distribution to three states. The also collaborates with local artists for label design, embodying the spirit of Mississippi and the Coast.

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Almost 3,500 Mississippi Veterans have enrolled in VA health care in past 365 days, 28% increase over last year

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-14 14:00:13

SUMMARY: The Department of Affairs has enrolled a record number of Veterans in VA in Mississippi and nationally. This historic enrollment is the result of aggressive outreach efforts, , advertising campaigns, and text messages to encourage Veterans to enroll. VA's goal is to ensure that all eligible Veterans the best and most affordable care available. VA has also expanded care eligibility for Veterans exposed to toxins and hazards while serving in the military, allowing more Veterans to enroll directly in VA health care. The VA is continuing to reach out to Veterans to encourage them to apply for their health care and .

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Truman Scholar Travels Globe to Study Conservation

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-14 12:00:07

SUMMARY: Christian Boudreaux, a of Mississippi biology major, won the Truman Scholarship, recognizing his outstanding leadership potential and commitment to a career in public service. Boudreaux is passionate about the , specifically the ocean, and has been involved in various conservation efforts on campus. He is also a dedicated researcher, conducting research in labs and publishing articles. Boudreaux plans to pursue a doctoral degree to study organism resilience, climate change, genetics, and marine resource management. His experiences in science, public service, and leadership have prepared him to bridge the gap between scientific research and policy making.

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