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Forrest Co. NAACP Press Conference Gets Heated

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Hattiesburg, Miss. -  The Forrest County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People accuses a Hattiesburg online blog site of being racist.

The NAACP accuses the Hattiesburg Patriot and it's owner, Tom Garmon, of being racists towards some blacks since the special election. The group seeks legal help and is asking the U.S. Justice department to take action.

Garmon said the accusations are not true and that it's not about race.

Tensions were high after the press conference Monday.

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