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  • CALLS NEEDED NOW! - Rick Santorum

    03/12/2012 2:34:50 PM PDT · by GulfBreeze · 38 replies ^ | Today | Santorum Staff
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  • Projected Delegate Allocation for AL/MS/HI (Pretty Much Guaranteed)

    03/12/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT · by parksstp · 69 replies
    The Green Papers ^ | 03-12-2012 | parksstp
    Regardless of how the final votes come out tomorrow, based on delegate allocation rules, little is going to change between now and tomorrow: Let's start with MS. This is the easiest state to allocate based on the rules. Essentially, if no one gets over 50% and you clear the 15% hurdle, you're going to get delegates. Let's assume for a moment the current polls are correct, with Gingrich 35%, Romney 30%, and Santorum 25% Based on this, virutally all are certain to get a 1-1-1 delegate split in all 4 Congressional Deistricts. Of the remaining 25 delegates, Gingrich would get...
  • Obama’s Muslim, evolution is fake & Rush Limbaugh is great, Republican voters say in poll

    03/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Corky Siemaszko
    Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim. A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure. In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found. Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to...
  • Bill Maher Panel Mocks Rural Mississippi Residents From Snug Hollywood Perch

    03/12/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2012 | Frances Martel
    With Tuesday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries on the horizon, Bill Maher sent filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi to the heart of Mississippi to interview some prospective voters, and what she found was some scary footage– of voters who feared President Obama was a “Muslim” and promising “the South will rise again.” The panel, including Jon Hamm and Michael Steele, analyzed the situation and, after making a few jokes about the subject’s teeth, argued that education was the only solution to their poverty. With two caveats– that “all these people knew they were going to be on this show and they all think...
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...
  • Newt's campaign rally at Brandon Mississippi (Video-3/11/12)

    03/11/2012 9:03:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Electad ^ | 3/11/12 | Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich holds a campaign rally at Brandon City Hall, Brandon, Mississippi
  • "Mississippi...between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back"

    03/10/2012 10:20:38 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/10/12 | Public Policy Polling (via Twitter)
    Public Polling Polling is polling both Mississippi & Alabama Saturday (today) and Sunday, and will release the full results sometime tomorrow night. Tweets from within the last hour: 1) "Mississippi looks like it's between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back" 2)"Alabama looks like a 3 way tie with maybe slight advantage Romney...but it's just the first round of calls"
  • Polls show Southern split (Loving on Newt)

    03/09/2012 9:24:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | Christian Heinze - GOP 12
    [SNIP] ALABAMA, Rasmussen poll: 1. Newt Gingrich 30% 2. Rick Santorum 29% 3. Mitt Romney 28% 4. Ron Paul 7% These numbers are much more salubrious for Gingrich than Alabama State University's recent poll. In that survey, Santorum was 23%, Romney was 19%, and Gingrich was 14%. One explanation? Even though the ASU poll was released Wednesday, it was conducted before Super Tuesday, which shook things up a bit. But... that makes things even more curious, since you'd expect Newt to have fallen after his bad Super Tuesday performance and not risen as Rasmussen suggests. MISSISSIPPI, American Research Group poll:...
  • World War II planes will bring past to life (Gulfport, MS)

    03/07/2012 4:49:35 AM PST · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | March 7, 2012 | By MICHAEL NEWSOM
    GULFPORT -- World War II era combat aircraft will land this afternoon and be here for three days, giving locals a chance to climb aboard them and look around as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. They’ll also be seen in the skies above South Mississippi over the next three days as locals can buy rides on the historic planes. The tour will feature a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24J Liberator and a North American P-51 Mustang, which will land at 2 p.m. at Atlantic Aviation and remain there until Friday at noon. Locals will get...
  • Margaritaville Casino Ready to Hire: 1,000 Jobs Open (Biloxi, Mississippi)

    03/05/2012 10:06:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 2+ views
    GULFPORT, Miss. -- Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi will hold job fairs the next two Mondays as it prepares to fill 1,000 jobs. The job fairs are Monday and March 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Dock restaurant in Gulfport. The resort is expected to open the week of May 20....
  • Mississippi Governor Pushes Arizona-Style Immigration Law for State

    02/23/2012 5:54:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona "To me, this seems so simple. So very, very clear and so that's why I am supporting this law." - Governor Phil Bryant (R-MS)Mississippi joins the growing number of states fed up with the Federal failure to enforce immigration laws - and is doing something about it. Last week, State Rep. Becky Currie (R) introduced House Bill 488 (PDF) - the Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2012 - a sweeping piece of legislation which would incorporate the best of previous state bills to come before it. The bill would allow law enforcement...
  • Commander prepares for sub commissioning in Pascagoula (USS Mississippi)

    02/22/2012 3:46:16 AM PST · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | By MARY PEREZ
    PASCAGOULA -- Navy Capt. John McGrath spent three days this week meeting with officials in Mississippi in preparation for the June 2 commissioning of the USS Mississippi submarine in Pascagoula. The commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit, McGrath was scheduled to meet with Pascagoula Mayor Robbie Maxwell, the Mississippi Commissioning Committee and NROTC units and faculty from the University of Mississippi and University of Memphis, according to the Navy. The commissioning of the $2 billion submarine was moved to Pascagoula after the Navy had concerns about the channel depth in Gulfport.
  • Commander prepares for sub commissioning in Pascagoula (USS Mississippi)

    02/22/2012 3:31:12 AM PST · by Islander7 · 1 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | By MARY PEREZ
    PASCAGOULA -- Navy Capt. John McGrath spent three days this week meeting with officials in Mississippi in preparation for the June 2 commissioning of the USS Mississippi submarine in Pascagoula. The commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit, McGrath was scheduled to meet with Pascagoula Mayor Robbie Maxwell, the Mississippi Commissioning Committee and NROTC units and faculty from the University of Mississippi and University of Memphis, according to the Navy. The commissioning of the $2 billion submarine was moved to Pascagoula after the Navy had concerns about the channel depth in Gulfport.
  • The Mississippization of California

    02/19/2012 8:37:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 6+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | February 14, 2012 | Rod Dreher
    Heather Mac Donald says California is in for a huge, demographics-driven economic shift: California is in the middle of a far-reaching demographic shift: Hispanics, who already constitute a majority of the state’s schoolchildren, will be a majority of its workforce and of its population in a few decades. This is an even more momentous development than it seems. Unless Hispanics’ upward mobility improves, the state risks becoming more polarized economically and more reliant on a large government safety net. And as California goes, so goes the nation, whose own Hispanic population shift is just a generation or two behind. The...
  • Taitz v Democrat Party of Mississippi (and SOS of MS) Order Appointing Special Judge

    02/19/2012 9:35:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies ^ | February 17, 2012 | Unattributed
    The Honorable R. Kenneth Coleman, Senior Status Judge, appointed Special Judge to preside over challenge.
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Vicksburg (MS) mayor accused of sexual harassment

    02/02/2012 8:55:49 PM PST · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    Leader Call ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | AP
    VICKSBURG — The former chief of staff for Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has sued him for sexual harassment. Kenya Burks contends in the lawsuit that she had a consensual relationship with Winfield, but he wouldn't take no for an answer and continued to make unwanted sexual advances after she broke it off.
  • Murder Victim's Family Disputes Barbour's CNN Comments (Came to the Aid of 200 Convicts)

    01/29/2012 10:00:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    WLBT ^ | Jan 29, 2012 | Warren Strain
    Friday, former Govenor Haley Barbour went on CNN and defended his pardon and sentence modification of more than 200 state convicts. He was asked specifically about the pleas of a Rankin County family to be heard before the pardon of the murderer of their loved one. Barbour says his lawyers met with the family two years before the release. But family members say they didn't know the killer was working at the mansion until a year ago. "So there would have been no way we could have met with him two years ago. We have had no contact with any...
  • Haley Barbour pardons: Why were the forgiven so disproportionately white?

    01/21/2012 7:59:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 21, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    The sheer number of pardons handed out by outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour – over 200 – left many Mississippians in shock. What may not have been so surprising is that white prisoners were four times more likely than black ones to get the gubernatorial benefit of the doubt. Out of a total of 222 acts of clemency given by Barbour during his tenure – 156 of which Attorney General Jim Hood has subsequently argued may be constitutionally invalid because of public notice violations – two-thirds benefited white prisoners. Meanwhile, two-thirds of the state's prison population is black. On its...
  • Barbour defends controversial pardons as based on the Christian belief in forgiveness

    01/14/2012 3:27:06 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 102 replies · 6+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 13th, 2012 | AP
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his decision to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers, in his last days in office, telling Fox News that Mississippi is predominantly Christian and believes in forgiveness. The pardons have set off outrage among some victims' families and prompted a judge to block the release of some of the pardoned inmates out of concern that proper notification rules were not followed. Barbour told Fox News that any problem with paperwork was an accident on the part of corrections officials, who needed to...
  • Outgoing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour under fire after pardoning 4 killers

    01/10/2012 3:09:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/10/12
    Outgoing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour under fire after pardoning 4 staff and news service reports updated 1 hour 27 minutes ago JACKSON, Miss. — Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned at least four convicted killers who worked at the Governor's Mansion, including a man who was denied parole less than two weeks ago. Relatives of three victims told The Associated Press on Monday that state corrections officials notified them over the weekend that the convicts were to be released this past Sunday. Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee who weighed a presidential run last year...
  • On way out, Mississippi governor pardons murderers

    01/09/2012 8:08:38 PM PST · by Baynative · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/9/12 | Robbie Ward
    STARKVILLE, Miss., Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoned four convicted murderers who worked at the Governor's Mansion, releasing them from prison in the final days of his term in office, state officials said on Monday.
  • Miss. Gov. Barbour pardons convicted murderer

    01/09/2012 11:45:04 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | Holbrook Mohr
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's pardon of a convicted murderer who worked as an inmate trusty at the Governor's Mansion came two weeks after the man was denied parole by a state board. A letter to one of the victims in the case said the Mississippi Parole Board turned down 40-year-old David Gatlin on Dec. 27. The letter, dated Jan. 4 and obtained by The Associated Press, did not explain why the Parole Board rejected Gatlin's parole request. It said he was due for another parole hearing in October. Shannon Warnock, chair of the parole board, didn't...
  • States loosen concealed carry gun laws, stir debate

    12/20/2011 3:46:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    USA TODAY | Dec. 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Crisp
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  • Miss. Mayor Reveals He is Gay…After Visiting Gay Sex Shop on City’s Dime

    12/17/2011 11:41:59 AM PST · by trumandogz · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo via the Blaze ^ | 1.17.11 | Greg Davis
    A conservative Mississippi mayor has said he is gay after an audit showed he had the city pay for a wide range of personal expenses, including a visit to a gay sex store in Canada. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis revealed publicly for the first time Thursday that he is gay, and said he has struggled to keep his sexuality from affecting his public role as mayor of Mississippi’s third-largest city.
  • Police: High school football coach's wife killed in shooting at their home; coach wounded

    12/06/2011 10:22:54 AM PST · by NerdDad · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Republic ^ | December 06, 2011 - 4:49 am | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    NEW ALBANY, Miss. — Police say the wife of New Albany High School's football coach has been killed in a shooting at their home that also wounded the coach. AP Article. Excerpted
  • No. 2 EMCC to take on No. 1 Arizona Western Saturday for NJCAA Football Championship

    12/02/2011 9:47:26 AM PST · by NerdDad · 15 replies
    EMCC Athletics ^ | 01 December 2011 | Staff
    SCOOBA – With the national championship of junior college football at stake, the second-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College travel to Yuma, Ariz., to meet the home-standing and top-ranked Matadors of Arizona Western College Saturday afternoon in the El Toro Bowl – presented by Time Warner Cable. Kickoff for the 2011 NJCAA Football Championship at AWC’s Veterans Memorial Stadium is slated for 2:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. CT). With video and audio production services provided by Meridian-based Prep Sports Network Now (, in conjunction with the NJCAA and Arizona Western College, Saturday’s national championship contest is scheduled to be...
  • 15 Hurt in Miss. as Storm System Hits Southeast

    11/16/2011 11:39:51 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 16, 2011 | Associated Press
    A strong storm system that produced several suspected tornadoes hit the Southeast on Wednesday, damaging dozens of homes and buildings. At least 15 people were injured in Mississippi. Suspected tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Four homes were damaged in western Alabama, about 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. It was the worst bout of weather for that state since about 250 people were killed during a tornado outbreak in April. < SNIP >
  • GOP takes over Mississippi State House for first time since Reconstruction

    11/14/2011 6:35:54 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 16 replies
    The ^ | 11/14/11 | Jeff Amy
    JACKSON, Miss. — Republicans will control the Mississippi House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction. Though some counties were still counting absentee and affidavit ballots Monday, Republicans will hold at least 63 of the 122 seats when the Legislature convenes Jan. 3. Totals confirmed Monday show Republican Gene Alday defeated incumbent Democrat John Mayo in House District 25, putting the GOP over the top for control of the House. Also Monday, Perry County officials finished counting votes in House District 105, where Republican Dennis DeBar Jr. beat Democrat Dale Kimble and independent Latricia Cornelson in a seat formerly...
  • State Representative Donnie Bell switches to Republican Party (Mississippi)

    11/11/2011 5:44:46 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NEMS Daily Journal ^ | 11/11/11 | Bobby Harrison
    JACKSON - District 21 state Rep. Donnie Bell of Fulton, re-elected to the state House Tuesday with 58 percent of the vote as a Democrat, announced Friday morning he had switched to the Republican Party. Bell said he switched because he could do more to help his district as a Republican since the party will control state government after Tuesday's election. Republicans won the governor's office and will hold majorities in the House and Senate. The Republicans will hold a majority in the House for the first time since the 1800s. "I am still Donnie Bell," he said Friday morning....
  • State Senator Gray Tollison of Oxford jumps from Democrat to Republican (Mississippi)

    11/10/2011 6:48:14 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 11 replies
    Sun ^ | 11/10/11
    Longtime state Sen. Gray Tollison of Oxford is switching from Democrat to Republican. The state Republican Party announced the change Thursday. Republicans already held the majority in the 52-member Senate. With Tollison's switch, the GOP will hold 31 seats and Democrats will hold 21. Republicans will hold a three-fifths majority - the margin needed to pass revenue bills. Tollison was elected Tuesday to his fifth term. His north Mississippi district includes all of Lafayette County and parts of Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties. In mid-September, state election commissioners removed Tollison's Republican opponent, Todd Wade, from the ballot because Wade couldn't prove...
  • Pro-aborts, homosexual activists have same goal

    11/10/2011 1:23:42 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11-10-11 | Charlie Butts
    A pro-family advocate finds it odd that a group of homosexual activists has admitted to working to help defeat Mississippi's personhood amendment on Tuesday. In an announcement released the day after the vote, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund admits to sending activists to Jackson, Mississippi, to help with a phone bank and "stand in solidarity" with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and other abortion proponents. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) thinks it was a peculiar alliance, since homosexuals cannot procreate. "This is a group that works hand-in-hand with so-called 'sexual freedom advocates,'...
  • Mississippi Election Ballot Initiative Results 2011

    11/08/2011 9:47:40 PM PST · by GunPkrBkr · 17 replies ^ | 11/8/2011 | GunPkrBkr
    Initiative - 26 - Definition of Person - Ballot Issue November 09, 2011 - 12:30AM ET Person at Fertilization Mississippi - 1681 of 1876 Precincts Reporting - 90% Name Votes Vote % No 425,945 58% Yes 305,542 42% Initiative - 27 - Voter Identification - Ballot Issue November 09, 2011 - 12:30AM ET Photo and Exemptions Mississippi - 1680 of 1876 Precincts Reporting - 90% Name Votes Vote % Yes 452,145 62% No 276,656 38% Initiative - 31 - Eminent Domain - Ballot Issue November 09, 2011 - 12:30AM ET Exceptions to Limits Mississippi - 1680 of 1876 Precincts Reporting...
  • In tough economy, Toyota plant brings Miss. jobs

    11/07/2011 1:50:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | November 7th, 2011 | HOLBROOK MOHR
    Before Toyota came, Cassius Perry was struggling like many in this hilly, sparsely populated region of north Mississippi that's shed thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs since the 1990s. The young father of three went to school to be a barber, but ended up working for a salvage company while he held out hope for something better. This year Perry landed good pay and health insurance when he went to work for a supplier to the sprawling new Toyota plant on the outskirts of the tiny town of Blue Springs. Hundreds have been hired, giving local leaders hope that their area...
  • Small Business Endorses Cindy Bryan In MS House District 91 Race

    10/26/2011 12:55:15 PM PDT · by american_steve
    Official Wire ^ | 10/25/11 | Staff
    The National Federation of Independent Business, Mississippi’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Cindy Bryan in the 91st District House race. The endorsement was made by NFIB/Mississippi SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members, to support candidates who will consistently support small business with more than a sound bite. “Cindy Bryan understands the challenges facing Mississippi’s small, family businesses in their fight to survive and grow, and is the clear choice in District 91 to sustain these job creators and community givers,” said Ron Aldridge, state director of NFIB/Mississippi. For more, see whole article at...
  • Passenger: 'You're all going to die' (Shouts 'Allahu Akbar')

    10/19/2011 6:55:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 157 replies ^ | October 18, 2011 | Joe Gamm
    Somewhere in the heavens above Amarillo, angry shouts rang out from the back of Southwest Airlines Flight 3683. “You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” translated as God is great in Arabic. Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m. He is being held in the Randall County jail on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew. None of the 136 passengers...
  • Who Made The Top 64 "Best For Jobs"?

    10/11/2011 1:53:35 PM PDT · by IndePundit
    Cindy Bryan, Mississippi House of Representatives candidate (D-91), has always said her priority is bringing jobs to her district. That’s exactly what she has demonstrated in her “listening campaign,” traveling throughout her district and meeting voters from all walks of life. Waging a strong campaign in a district traditionally taken for granted as a Democrat stronghold, Bryan has now been chosen one of the “Best Candidates for Job Creation” by Mississippi’s Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC). “I’m very proud to receive this recognition from BIPEC and our state’s leading employers,” Bryan said. “Since my days as a mayor,...
  • Bryan-Evans Contest Now "Race To Watch" In Mississippi

    09/27/2011 1:45:18 PM PDT · by IndePundit · 4 replies
    Official Wire ^ | 09/27/2011 | Brent Baldwin
    District 91 House of Representatives candidate Cindy Bryan is committed to bringing jobs to Mississippi and to her district—something her opponent, Democrat Bob Evans, has neglected to do. Now Bryan’s campaign is gaining momentum rapidly, particularly since a leading industry advocate gave her a resounding endorsement. The Mississippi Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (MMA PAC) recognized Bryan’s commitment to business and jobs. When she served as mayor of New Hebron, Bryan demonstrated her ability to obtain significant resources to improve the local economy. The MMA PAC endorsement follows on the heels of another critical endorsement—by the Associated Contractors of Mississippi,...
  • Hastings couple find alligator in Mississippi River near Prescott, Wis.

    09/08/2011 12:07:09 PM PDT · by Palter · 12 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 07 Sept 2011 | Andy Rathbun
    A Hastings man and his fiancee came face to face with some unexpected wildlife near Prescott, Wis., on Friday afternoon. Derrick Radke and Cheryl McKenna were boating when they found a 3-foot-long alligator swimming in the Mississippi River, near an island where they had planned to camp. Radke said he initially thought the gator was a muskrat - until it swam toward his 16-1/2-foot fishing boat. Radke went after the gator and got as close as a couple feet as it was sunning itself on a log, seemingly unafraid of him. "I've been on the river all my life," said...
  • Mississippi Senate Saves Jobs Incentive Bill

    09/06/2011 5:47:13 PM PDT · by T.Bourne · 1 replies
    OfficialWire, ^ | 09/03/2011 | Susan Hardwicke
    In a special session that was supposed to easily pass a bill to bring 1,800 jobs to Mississippi, House Democrats nearly derailed the bill by tacking on a $2 million disparity/minority jobs study, a project that has languished in the House for 10 years. When Republican Rep. John Moore attempted to amend the bill to take out the study whose $2 million would need to be borrowed, the Democrats balked and evoked the era of slave ships and repression, resulting in the tabling of the Moore motion in a party-line vote. After passage of the jobs incentive bill—with the $2...
  • Last of the delta bluesmen

    08/29/2011 9:26:01 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 13 replies
    Nuke's ^ | 8/29/11 | JD McKay
    David Honeyboy Edwards, the “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen” has died. This morning Monday August 29, 2011, about 3 am while resting peacefully at home, Honeyboy moved on to blues heaven. This picture was taken in West Point at the dedication of the Howlin Wolf Statue downtown….Rest in peace, sir… you were a fine blues gentleman…
  • Cindy Shivers Bryan Wins GOP Primary For MS House

    08/03/2011 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Martin_Schmidt · 4 replies
    Cindy Shivers Bryan, former mayor of New Hebron, has won the Republican primary for Mississippi House of Representatives, District 91. Bryan defeated Jimmy Barton with 54% of the both, with all precincts reporting. Today, Bryan issued the following statement: “I am extremely honored, humbled, and thankful to God that the voters of District 91 have chosen me to face Democrat Bob Evans in the Mississippi House of Representatives election on November 8. My focus has been to end the Democrat monopoly in the House, so it’s full steam ahead now. With your help, we will fire 'McCoy and the Boys'!...
  • GE Aviation to build $56M facility at Howard Technology Park (Mississippi)

    07/29/2011 12:54:11 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Leader Call ^ | July 28, 2011 | By Charlotte Graham,
    ELLISVILLE — A world-leading producer of commercial and military jet engines and components, as well as integrated digital, electric power and mechanical systems for aircraft, will open a plant in Ellisville. Gov. Haley Barbour made the announcement in Ellisville Wednesday in a press conference at Jones County Junior College’s Whitehead Advanced Technology Center located in Howard Technology Park. GE Aviation CEO David Joyce said Ellisville beat out two other Mississippi cities as the site of the plant.
  • Sheriff's office in Mississippi accused of discriminating against National Guard

    07/20/2011 12:48:16 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 4 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | July 20, 2011 | Kingfish
    Federal lawsuit in Jackson, MS accuses Madison County Sheriff's office of discriminating against National Guard soldiers. Secret tape of conversation between deputy and Chief Deputy shows CD admitting he refused to hire his friend because of his military status. Post includes copies of federal lawsuit, audio recording, and transcript of recording.
  • MS Police Officer Shoots Chained Dog Six Times

    07/18/2011 6:49:02 PM PDT · by Immerito · 96 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 23, 2011 | Yesbiscuit
    MS Police Officer Shoots Chained Dog Six Times March 23, 2011 In Gulfport, MS, police were called to a subdivision to investigate a possible break-in. During the course of the investigation, an officer went into the backyard of a neighbor’s home where she encountered the owner’s chained dog. The owner, who was just coming outside to get his dog, says the officer was standing approximately 30 feet from the end of the dog’s chain when she put half a dozen bullets in the dog. Samuel Lovato rushed his beloved pet – named Melmo – to the vet but the injuries...
  • Marvin Cox for N. MS Public Service Commissioner

    07/12/2011 9:21:06 PM PDT · by jdirt
    Desoto Co.'s Marvin Cox ruled the last Tupelo Republican club meeting. He has concrete ways to save the schools millions of dollars by changing the way schools buy their energy and he wants to use Mississippi's resources instead of importing it from Montana. Please check him out and consider making a donation to his campaign. We need to get these T Party candidates in office!!
  • Mississippi House Candidate Kills Huge Rattlesnake

    07/12/2011 7:58:45 AM PDT · by IndePundit · 31 replies
    Official Wire, ^ | 07/12/2011 | Stephen J. Rossie and Brent Baldwin
    Republican House candidate Cindy Bryan does not rattle easily. When a mean-looking, five-foot rattlesnake was recently found at the home of a friend, she simply grabbed a hoe and killed the venomous reptile with a few good whacks. Voters of the 91st district are hoping she will take the same fearlessness with her to the House of Representatives, and Bryan would be happy to oblige. "I am telling the establishment in Jackson, to those who campaign one way and govern another, I will be a citizen-legislator -- not afraid to do the dirty work of cutting out the go-along-to-get-along mentality,”...
  • State ends year with a surplus (Mississippi - propped up by 'stimulus')

    07/01/2011 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 1, 2011 | AP
    According to Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, whose office announced the surplus for the month of June, the state collected $581 million in revenue, or 4.2 percent, above the projection. For the entire fiscal year, the state collected 2.2 percent more revenue than it did the previous year - or $4.6 billion. The bulk of the state's revenue comes from taxes on retail items and income. It also collects casino taxes, taxes on insurance premiums and various other sources of money.
  • Bald eagle shot in coastal Mississippi; $2,500 reward posted for information

    06/28/2011 1:51:02 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 16 replies
    PEARLINGTON, Miss. -- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has posted a reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for shooting a bald eagle during the last week of March, possibly the 25th -27th) in Pearlington, Miss., about 40 miles northeast of New Orleans. The shooting may have occurred while the eagle was perched in a tree. Passersby found the wounded eagle and took it to the Pet Haven Veterinary Hospital for surgery. If the eagle recovers, it will be released back into the wild. Shooting an eagle is a violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle...