The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against a Gulfport-based shopper product and a landlord and her agent for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children.
Leslie Hurst, former publisher of The Hattiesburg American, has been named President and Publisher of The Clarion-Ledger. She succeeds Larry Whitaker, who was in the position for four years. Hurst most recently had been a Lafayette, La.-based publisher and vice president for Gannett.
Writes David Hampton in The Clarion-Ledger: “When the subject of Gov. Haley Barbour running for president came up at the governor’s holiday reception at the Mansion a couple of years ago, he sort of laughed it off.
Sexual orientation shouldn’t be used in the media as a label for any individual, writes a reader in a recent Letter to the Editor in The Hattiesburg American.
We’re way behind on these items, but … Longtime Daily Leader staff writer Therese Apel departed the Brookhaven newspaper this summer to become a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger… Former Daily Corinthian editor Mark Boehler returned to the job recently. Boehler left the paper a couple of years ago and has most recently been working for its sister paper, The Banner-Independent, in Booneville. He succeeds Logan Mosby who returned home to Rolling Fork as managing editor of The Deer Creek Pilot.
A letter to the editor in Nov. 19 editions of The Clarion-Ledger suggests an ideological shift to the right might help stem losses in circulation and employment at the state’s largest paper.