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Monday.6/30

Air date 06/30/14
Segment 1:
 
Election results from last Tuesday's bitterly fought Republican Senate Runoff are expected to be certified sometime this week, but supporters of state Senator Chris McDaniel are not giving up their fight for a victory.  They are  calling on all of Mississippi's 82 county GOP executive committees to delay certification  plans until precinct books can be inspected for potential voter fraud. McDaniel supporters, spent last week and parts of the weekend examining voter rolls in Hinds County.  Bill Blillingsleys, a volunteer with the McDaniel campaign says they have a number of instances of crossover voting and other irregularities. 
 
Segment 2:
 
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer and the murders of three young civil rights workers in Neshoba County.  Yet 50 years later, many students and teachers say that Mississippi schools aren’t teaching about it. Jackie Mader reports on a summertime effort to fill that gap. 
 
Segment 3:
 
Starting tomorrow, a new law that goes into effect that  will mean that food pantries and food banks in Mississippi won't have to pay state sales tax on non-perishable food purchases. The law will affect hundreds of organizations and thousands of people in Mississippi. The Mississippi Food Network, for example, says its 415 member agencies serve 150-thousand people each month. In Bay St. Louis, the director of the Hancock County Food Pantry, Ed Catone, says the new law will be a huge help. 
 
 


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