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  • Delta State shooting suspect Shannon Lamb Dead

    09/14/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    KSPR ^ | 9-15-15 | Via CNN
    Shannon Lamb -- the suspect in two homicides, including the shooting death of an assistant professor at Delta State University -- shot and killed himself as police closed in on him.
  • Police: Active Shooter At Large On Mississippi's Delta State Campus

    09/14/2015 9:19:58 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 100 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09/14/2015 | Katherine Krueger
    An active shooter has been "spotted" on Delta State University's campus in Cleveland, Miss. around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to the campus' Twitter feed. Cleveland police confirmed one victim has been transported to the hospital, while the suspect remains at large, the Clarion-Ledge reported.
  • Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident:

    09/03/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | JULY 20, 2015 | ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident: ‘They’re after us’ WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS ON JULY 20, 2015 AT 10:27 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Anthony Hervey, an Oxford, Mississippi, native and African-American Confederate flag activist died in a car wreck on the way home from a “Save our South” rally in Birmingham, now some are concerned the fatal crash wasn’t an accident. Also in the car at the time of the wreck was Arlene Barnum, who survived with minor injuries, and says the wreck was caused by a silver car which chased them before swerving...
  • Mississippi Muslim Threatened to Kill Non-Muslim Hospital Staff After Series of Bomb Threats

    09/01/2015 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 09/01/2015 | Pamela Geller
    An Iranian national arrested in Hancock County Sunday for allegedly making terrorist threats and assaulting two sheriff’s deputies will have a bond hearing Tuesday. Authorities say they were forced to shut down a portion of I-10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line for more than two hours after Safa Alidoust, 32, threatened to set off explosive devices he claimed were in his car. Sheriff’s officials say it’s a bizarre case. “Got a call of a naked man on I-10, dispatchers dispatch a deputy out there. When he got there, the guy was naked. So he approaches him, he was talking to...
  • Community "Activist" has meltdown on air & goes full racist.

    08/28/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 18 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | August 26, 2015 | kingfish
    This is a meltdown that took place on the radio yesterday. To set this up. Kim Wade is a conservative black talk show host in the Jackson area. David L. Archie is black and a "community activist". He ran for Hinds County Supervisor (Supervisors are like city council but for a county) and lost. He was in the Bennie Thompson black power crowd and loves to use the phrase "Uncle Tom". The incumbent he faced is black minister and a former fire chief.They ran all kinds of dirty ads on him. He was backed by whites and blacks and won...
  • Suspect in Custody After Active Shooter Incident Reported at Mississippi State University

    08/27/2015 3:59:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 27, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    A suspect was apprehended just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday on the Starkville campus of Mississippi State University after the school's student association reported an active shooter situation. During the incident, the organization advised students to "please get to a safe location and do not move." The suspect has not been identified and the motive is not known. No one was injured in the incident, as the suspect apparently did not fire any shots. The suspect was first seen at Carpenter Hall, which houses the school's mechanical engineering department. The suspect was later seen at Lee Hall, a building that...

    08/27/2015 8:25:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 131 replies
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Brandon High School Band pulled from football game performance (and fined $7,500)

    08/23/2015 11:10:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 52 replies
    MSNews ^ | August 21, 2015 | Maggie Wade
    The Brandon High School Band did not perform at halftime during the season-opening game Friday night. A statement from the Rankin County School District says a July federal court order is the reason the band was banned from Friday night's halftime show. The band had been slated to perform the hymn "How Great Thou Art." The district made the decision to ban the halftime show after learning the hymn was included in the performance. "It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why....
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasn’t always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now he’s a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long — unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the “Young Turks.” They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the “problems” in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly “co-opt” new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the “Far Right” deputize them. “There are problems,” said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Yes, we’ve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and we’ve got Elizabeth...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed

    08/22/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2015g | QUIN HILLYER
    In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed QUIN HILLYER Toto the dog wasn’t needed in Mobile, Ala., Friday night to pull the curtain from behind The Great and Mighty Trump. Trump let his own curtain flutter open, showing to much of the audience the humbug within. In an hour-long verbal meanderthon at half-filled Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Trump allowed an atmosphere of electric excitement to dissipate, and then he split town without his promised post-show press conference. As I left the stadium, a red-hatted lady of my acquaintance spotted me and pulled me aside, saying: “Somebody needs to...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trump’s appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. “There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • From Trump to McDaniel: Is Ted Cruz Running a Brilliant Stealth Campaign?

    08/17/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 8/17/2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz was overshadowed during much of the first GOP debate, but he finished strong. And this might turn out to be a microcosm of his larger campaign plan. True, Donald Trump is sucking up everyone’s oxygen. And, yes, logic would dictate that — because he occupies the same populist space as Cruz — Trump would take a disproportionate number of votes from the Texas conservative. But, instead, Cruz is polling well — in third place, behind Trump and Ben Carson, according to a new Fox News poll. And if Trump gets out of the race (for now, that’s...
  • In Bush, Cruz Finds Increasingly Useful Foil

    08/14/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/12/15 | Patrick Svitek
    As Ted Cruz traipses through the South, his mentions of one Republican draw more derision than that of any Democrat, President Obama and presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton included. Jeb Bush. During campaign stops Monday and Tuesday in Tennessee and Mississippi, Cruz's references to the former Florida governor, now a staple of the senator's stump speech, often elicited loud booing, sometimes accompanied by scattered shouts of "Establishment!" or "RINO!" (Republican In Name Only). For months, the Republican Texas senator has been alluding to Bush as the archetypal moderate, insufficiently conservative and guaranteed to shut the GOP out of the White House...
  • Cruz declines to say whether he would endorse in primaries if president

    08/12/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 11, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Tupelo, Mississippi (CNN)—Ted Cruz, who has become one of the conservative movement's most sought-after endorsements, declined to say Tuesday whether he would bestow these nods in Republican primaries if he was elected president. Campaigning here alongside Chris McDaniel, who lost a nasty runoff in one of the tightest tea party-versus-establishment primaries of 2014, Cruz told CNN in an interview that it was premature to say whether he would rule out endorsements from the White House, something President Barack Obama has done only rarely. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," Cruz said on his campaign bus in Tennessee....
  • Cruz for President Announces Mississippi Leadership Team

    08/10/2015 4:27:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | 08/10/15
    Sen. Cruz Names Mississippi State Co-Chairs Senator Chris McDaniel and Keith PlunkettHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the beginnings of his Mississippi Leadership Team, consisting of top Mississippi conservative activists and current state senators. Led by Co-Chairs State Senator Chris McDaniel and Keith Plunkett, the group will be in charge of helping to assemble and grow Sen. Cruz’s grassroots network in Mississippi in advance of the March 8th primary.This Tuesday, Sen. Cruz will visit the Magnolia State on his ‘Cruz Country ‘ bus tour to speak at locations across Mississippi, including a “Down Home Breakfast” at...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Republican decries GOP double standard (Chris McDaniel)

    12/30/2014 1:53:27 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R) on Tuesday accused Republican leaders of enforcing a double standard in their response to the revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002. ADVERTISEMENTMcDaniel nearly took out Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in the this year's GOP Senate primary. He was the target of attacks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and some in the state GOP who said he should withdraw from the race because he had booked a speaking engagement at a conservative rally alongside a white nationalist. McDaniel ultimately withdrew from the rally....
  • Chris McDaniel: I was “betrayed” by the GOP establishment

    06/25/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 522 replies
    MOFO Politics ^ | 25 Jun 14 | MFP
    Chris McDaniel, onthe blatantly unethical and illegal tactics employed by Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour in the Mississippi GOP runoff Tuesday… “McDaniel: I am a two-term state senator, I have fought for this party my entire life, I’ve given money…I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do– and last night, they pulled over 35,000 Democrats into a Republican primary to defeat me…we feel betrayed. … Hannity: Do you foresee any circumstance under which you would support this guy? Because I don’t think I could do it. McDaniel: I prayed about it last night…my core principle is gonna have a hard...
  • Campaign Rewind: Donald Trump Supported Chris McDaniel Against Thad Cochran

    08/08/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    With the big Fox News debate tonight, and as we begin to pick our favored candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign, it is noteworthy to point out that, as we announced yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Mississippi next week to campaign and Senator McDaniel will be with him, and that Donald Trump threw his support behind Senator McDaniel last year against Thad Cochran.(TWEET-AT-LINK)
  • Party-Backed Democrat Lost Election to Guy Who Didn’t Campaign—Or Even Vote

    08/06/2015 12:34:10 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 37 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/2015 | Brent Scher
    The Mississippi Democratic Party received a shock this week when its favored candidate lost in the primary to a truck driver who didn’t spend a single cent on his campaign and says that he was too busy to vote for himself. 46-year-old Robert Gray won the gubernatorial primary with more than 50 percent of the vote. He carried all but three of the state’s counties. He got a call from his mother on election day who was excited that she voted for a candidate with her son’s name—she didn’t know it was actually him because he hadn’t told any of...
  • Ted Cruz to campaign with establishment foe McDaniel in Mississippi

    08/05/2015 3:41:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 5, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz will campaign next week with Chris McDaniel, the insurgent conservative who mounted a high profile but ultimately unsuccessful primary challenge to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran last year. Cruz, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate, is planning a weeklong swing through the South. While in Mississippi on Tuesday, he’s set to stop in the northern cities of Tupelo and Olive Branch, and McDaniel is expected to accompany him during the trip and ride on Cruz’s campaign bus, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier confirmed. McDaniel initially edged Cochran in last summer’s primary election but fell just short of the majority...
  • BREAKING=> SHOTS FIRED at Two Soldiers at Camp Shelby – From Civilian Vehicles!

    08/04/2015 6:15:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/15 | Jim Hoft
    Shots were fired today at two soldier at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. The shots were fired from civilian vehicles. Officials are searching for a two-door Ford Ranger with “broken arrow” written across the top. WAPT reported: Soldiers at Camp Shelby reported that shots were fired Tuesday near the training post. The soldiers told their commanders that the shots were fired about 11:45 a.m. along Peret Tower Road, which is not located on the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center property, Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said in a news release. No injuries were reported and the incident was reported to the...
  • One suspect sought in Camp Shelby shooting(Unarmed) (MS)

    08/04/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 64 replies
    WLOX ^ | Ryan Moore
    <p>CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities are searching for two suspects that allegedly fired shots at a group of soldiers at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.</p>
  • Man facing drug charges fatally shot in the chest outside of a Mississippi criminal courthouse

    08/03/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Regina F. Graham
    The victim in the shooting has been identified as Kendrick Armond Brown Brown, 32, was waiting outside the courthouse where he was to appear in court on drug charges A suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the county jail It's unclear why the suspect shot Brown, who was a father of two A man who was facing drug charges was fatally shot in the chest outside of a Mississippi criminal courthouse Monday morning.
  • Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

    07/30/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | by Noel Johnson
    Being dead may not necessarily disqualify you from voting this year in Mississippi. That’s because some voter rolls in the Magnolia State contain more people registered to vote than people who are alive.The dismal state of voter rolls in many Mississippi counties not only facilitates voter fraud, it violates federal law. Take Clarke County, for example: according the United States Census, in March 2015 Clarke County had 12,646 registered voters — despite having a voting-age population of only 12,549.That’s a registration rate of over 100 percent. That’s not only implausible, it’s impossible.On Monday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sued [1]...
  • Mississippi school district fined $7500 for opening assembly with prayer

    07/28/2015 10:51:29 AM PDT · by Resolute Conservative · 12 replies ^ | 7/28/2015 | Samuel Smith, Christian Post
    Allowing a school assembly honoring high-achievers to open with a prayer made one Mississippi school district $7,500 poorer - and a student who sued $2,500 richer. The Rankin, Miss., public school district was hit with the fine after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said it defied his prior order barring prayers school events. According to the judge, the prayer violated a 2013 court settlement that ordered the district to stop "proselytizing Christianity." The alleged violation, which came at an assembly last year for students who scored above 22 on their ACT college admissions test, prompted the judge to apply fines...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • Black Southern Heritage defender possibly murdered by Black Panthers in returning from Flag Rally

    07/19/2015 7:38:20 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 152 replies
    self and facebook | 7-19-15 | Self
    Approximately 8-9 hours ago Anthony Hervey and Arlene Barnum both black were returning from a rally in Birmingham yesterday in support of the Confederate Battle Flag Upon returning this morning Sharon Bauman started posting on her facebook page that they were being chased by unknown assailants and they subsequently wrecked on Mississippi State Hwy 6 in Lafayette county of which Oxford (Ole Miss) is county seat Ms Barnum survived and Mr Hervey died of his injuries All the info I have is from Ms Barnum Facebook and scant detail is on a blog called McAlester News According to witnesses the...
  • Black Confederate Flag Supporter Killed In Highway Motor Accident Caused By Hecklers

    07/21/2015 8:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2015 | Emmakristina Sveen
    Anthony Hervey — a 49-year-old black activist known for being a vocal proponent of the Confederate flag — died Sunday in a car crash caused by a car-full of black hecklers who chased and verbally attacked Hervey, driving his vehicle off the Mississippi highway. Hervey was driving home from a rally to preserve the Linn Park Confederate Monument in Birmingham, Alabama, the Daily Mail reports. The memorial is soon to be removed from the park pursuant to a recent vote by Birmingham political leaders. Hervey was a well-known black activist for preserving the Confederate flag who’s advocacy dates back to...
  • Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card, Run Off Road on the Way Home

    07/20/2015 9:20:20 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card at Rally – Then Is Run Off the Road on the Way Home (Video) Jim Hoft Jul 20th, 2015 8:08 am arlene barnum Arlene Barnum, Anthony Hervey and others at pro-Confederate rally (Examiner) On Saturday Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran, burned her NAACP card at a pro-Confederate rally. Then she was run off the road on the way home. barnum crash A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident in Mississippi. Arlene Barnham, of Stuart,...
  • Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 6:01:05 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | July 18, 2015 | By GENARO C. ARMAS
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times. He turned left at the end, and then walked through a set of double doors. The Green Bay Packers' locker room was just down the hall on the right. And that's when it finally it him. He was back at his football home.
  • Local NAACP leader says it's time for Mississippi to change its flag

    07/11/2015 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    WISTV ^ | July 10, 2015
    The head of Jackson County's NAACP wants Mississippi to adopt a new flag. And Curley Clark says he'll ask for the national NAACP's support to change the current Mississippi flag. [Snip] “It is time to have the divisive Confederate symbol re-moved from our state flag and replaced with a symbol that all Mississippians can embrace”, Clark said.
  • Mississippi hold-up ends when victim shoots, kills one of his robbers

    07/08/2015 7:18:07 AM PDT · by dware · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.17.2015 | Fox News
    The victim of a harrowing gunpoint robbery in Mississippi on Saturday grabbed a gun out of his truck and opened fire, killing one robber and sending the other fleeing. Jackson Police said the victim turned the tables on a pair of robbers after he was robbed of his wallet and forced to drive to an ATM to get money, Mississippi News Now reported.
  • Same-sex couple in Mississippi goes to court to seek divorce

    07/03/2015 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2015 2:45 PM EDT | Jack Elliott Jr.
    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. Hood sided Thursday with a similar request filed by the attorney for Lauren Czekala-Chatham, who argued a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other states. That was key to Chatham’s arguments as she seeks a divorce from Dana Ann Melancon. They were married in California in 2008. “That’s awesome,” Czekala-Chatham told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I can get...
  • Supreme Court Takes No Action on Mississippi Abortion Law

    06/30/2015 4:42:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | Jun 30 2015, | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court today took no action on a dispute over a Mississippi abortion law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. As a result, the law will remain on hold for several more months — perhaps until the court decides whether to take a similar law from Texas. The Supreme Court Monday blocked enforcement of the Texas law while it's on appeal.
  • Earthquake reported in Madison County (MS)

    06/29/2015 6:21:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WTVA ^ | 6/29/15
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has shaken Madison County, Mississippi. It was the third quake in the area in the past two months. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, says the 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 8:23 a.m. Monday. The epicenter was about 4 miles southwest of Canton and 19 miles north-northeast of Jackson. Caruso says it was too small for any significant damage to be likely. He says analysts don't know what fault is involved.
  • [Mississippi] AG gives clerks OK for same-sex marriage licenses

    06/29/2015 9:37:32 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    twitter ^ | 06/29/2015 | Kate Royals
    BREAKING: Letter from the AG's office has reportedly OK'd issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. Stay still not lifted.
  • States sue to block Obama's water rule

    06/29/2015 10:14:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi sued the Obama administration Monday to stop a new regulation asserting federal authority over minor waterways like streams and wetlands. The rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the most controversial regulations from the Obama administration, redefining how the EPA enforces the water pollution protections of the Clean Water Act. In the lawsuit, filed in a Houston-based federal court, the states argue that the rule “is an unconstitutional and impermissible expansion of federal power over the states and their citizens and property owners.” The states’ attorneys general — all Republican — said the...
  • After Gay Marriage Decision, Mississippi May Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 12:09:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 265 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 26, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    Mississippi is considering pulling the plug on issuing marriage licenses altogether after the Supreme Court struck down bans on gay marriage Friday morning. As the state's governor and lieutenant governor condemned the court's decision, state House Judiciary Chairman Andy Gipson began studying ways to prevent gay marriage in Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant said he would do all he can "to protect and defend the religious freedoms of Mississippi." To Bryant's point of doing "all" the state could do, Gipson, who is a Baptist minister, suggested removing marriage licenses entirely.
  • Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi: ‘I now believe our state flag should be put in a museum’

    06/24/2015 9:35:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/24/2015 | By David Sherfinski
    U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, Mississippi Republican, said Wednesday he believes the state flag of Mississippi, which features the Confederate emblem, should be replaced. “After reflection and prayer, I now believe our state flag should be put in a museum and replaced by one that is more unifying to all Mississippians,” Mr. Wicker said in a statement. “As the descendant of several brave Americans who fought for the Confederacy, I have not viewed Mississippi’s current state flag as offensive. However, it is clearer and clearer to me that many of my fellow citizens feel differently and that our state flag increasingly...
  • GOP speaker of Mississippi House: Time to get rid of the Confederate symbol here, too

    06/23/2015 11:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, the symbology of rebellion and disunity may finally be falling out of favor in the South. Yesterday, Nikki Haley gathered with both Republicans who had previously supported the Confederate flag flying on state capitol grounds and asked the legislature to take it down. Shortly afterward, the Republican speaker of Mississippi’s state called for changing the state flag to remove the Confederate device within it: Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday night that the Confederate emblem in the state’s official flag has to go.“We must always remember...
  • Top lawmaker: Remove Confederate sign from Mississippi flag

    06/22/2015 9:35:31 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 47 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi lawmaker said Monday that the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag. House Speaker Philip Gunn became the first top-tier Republican to call for a change in the flag, which has had the Confederate symbol in the upper left corner since Reconstruction. "We must always remember our past, but that does not mean we must let it define us," Gunn, a leader in his local Baptist church, said in a statement. "As a Christian, I believe our state's flag has become a point of offense that...
  • After Charleston, A Battle Against The Confederacy Is Waged Nationwide

    06/22/2015 5:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Mack
    A park in Baltimore. A statue at a university campus in Texas. An entire Southern state’s flag. These seemingly disparate items scattered across the United States have long been bound together by their enduring ties to the Confederacy — and the feelings of shame, embarrassment, and hurt such ties have in turn prompted in many people. Then last week, nine black people were gunned down inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, allegedly by a 21-year-old white man who appears to have a history of using Confederate symbols to espouse racist hate. After days of grief and soul-searching...
  • Mississippi investigator shoots family dog

    A Cleveland family has been left devastated after an officer shot and killed their beloved one-year-old golden retriever as he was on a leash in the family’s backyard. Cleveland police told the family the officer felt threatened by the dog after the dog barked, even though the officer was aware it was leashed. The incident took place Friday when dog owner Tyler Muzzi saw a stranger walking around his neighbor’s home. Muzzi contacted his neighbor and then called police to check on the situation. Minutes later, police arrived and arrested the man who had by that time broken into the...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here:
  • Endangered frog finds new home in Jackson County

    06/13/2015 3:00:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies ^ | 6/12/15 | JEFF CLARK
    GAUTIER -- An endangered South Mississippi frog may be leaping away from extinction and into repopulation, thanks to a program at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier.Fifty-six dusky gopher frogs, a species indigenous to Harrison County, were released Friday into a pond on the refuge in Jackson County, bringing to 1,074 the number of the frogs that have been released since May. The dusky gopher frog, considered a "critically endangered" animal, has been on the endangered-species list since 2001. "We are taking an existing population of the frogs from Saucier in Harrison County and repopulating them elsewhere,"...