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  • Hugh Freeze Resigns as Ole Miss Head Coach After Reported Call to Escort Service

    07/20/2017 7:23:14 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 65 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-20-2017 | Scott Polacek
    The Ole Miss Rebels announced Thursday that head football coach Hugh Freeze "resigned effective immediately" before elaborating on the details in a press conference. Dan Wolken of USA Today reported Thursday Freeze made a one-minute call from a school-issued phone "to a number associated with a female escort service." The call came to light as part of a federal lawsuit former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed against the school alleging it violated his severance agreement. Athletics director Ross Bjork said during the presser, "We proactively looked into the rest of (Hugh Freeze's) phone records & found a concerning pattern,"...
  • No Marines from Cherry Point involved in Mississippi Crash, Official Says

    07/11/2017 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 11, 2017
    IITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. A witness said some bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in...
  • Mississippi Power Offers Ideas for Kemper Power Plant's Future

    07/11/2017 6:38:47 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    Power Engineering Magazine ^ | 7/10/17 | Jeff Amy
    Public Utilities Staff Executive Director Virden Jones said Thursday that he believes the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. wants to settle on terms set by Mississippi's Public Service Commission. The three elected commissioners said two weeks ago that Kemper should run on natural gas and not gasified lignite coal, that rates should stay level or fall, and that customers shouldn't pay for the gasifier. Last week, Mississippi Power said it was suspending efforts to complete the gasifier, which is three years behind schedule. The plant is more than $4.5 billion over budget. Southern could have to absorb another $3.4 billion...
  • At Least Five Dead after Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi

    07/10/2017 6:15:10 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/10/2017 | Christopher Brennan
    At least five people are dead after a military transport plane crashed in Mississippi, according to reports. The plane came down early Monday evening, sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air above a field near Moorhead, northwest of Jackson. Sheriff Ricky Banks told the Clarion-Ledger that at least five people had died on the aircraft, believed to be carrying nine.
  • 'What are they trying to hide?' Trump blasts states for refusing to hand over voter data

    07/01/2017 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1 Juy 2017 | Daily Mail and Reuters
    President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters' names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud. 'Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?' Trump said on Twitter. More than 20 states have declined the requests, saying they are unnecessary and violated privacy, according to statements from election officials and media reports. 'This commission was formed to try to find basis for the lie that President Trump put forward that has...
  • Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL...

    07/01/2017 6:25:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 167 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | July 1, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?
  • (Mississippi SoS) Hosemann (R) on Trump voter ID request: ‘Go jump in the Gulf’

    07/01/2017 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 77 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | 01 July 2017 | Adam Ganucheau
    Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will not comply with a request from President Donald Trump’s administration asking for detailed voter file information, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birthdates. Hosemann, a Republican who did not endorse Trump during the presidential campaign, said his office has not yet received a letter from the administration. But he said if and when he does receive one, he will reject it outright. Hosemann is the one of the first Republican secretaries of state in the country to publicly reject the commission’s request, joining several Democratic colleagues in bucking the request. “They can...
  • The infrastructure myth

    06/21/2017 9:49:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Lagniappe Weekly ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Throughout the 2016 campaign and into the early stages of his presidency, Donald Trump vowed to make infrastructure improvements around the country. The promise was all part of his brand of populism — spend more money domestically and less abroad. America first. “We need members of both parties to join hands and work with us to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to build new roads and bridges and airports and tunnels and highways and railways all across our great nation,” Trump pledged at a campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida, earlier this year. Given Trump’s Russia investigation toxicity, it will...
  • Rebel Rags files lawsuit against MSU's Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones, Lindsey Miller

    06/12/2017 3:49:23 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 6 replies
    The Clarion Ledger ^ | Published 10:26 p.m. CT June 11, 2017 | Antonio Morales
    NOTE: Ole miss is the school of Shep Smith, Thad Cochran, and Trent Lott. OXFORD – More fallout from the NCAA's probe into Ole Miss' football program continued Sunday. Rebel Rags, an Oxford-based retail clothing store specializing in Ole Miss gear, has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi State's Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones, and Lindsey Miller in Lafayette County Circuit Court. Charlie Merkel, one of the attorneys representing Rebel Rags, confirmed the suit was filed Friday afternoon and the servicing process was completed Sunday. Mississippi State had no comment on the situation.
  • 85% drop in food stamp recipients in AL counties where work requirement restarted

    06/06/2017 7:16:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2017 | Rick Moran
    From our file named "Duh." The Alabama Department of Human Resources says 13 counties that reinitiated a work requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, saw an 85% drop in recipients. The counties had been exempt from the work requirement due to high levels of unemployment. But with the economy recovering, the state of Alabama restarted the work requirement on January 1 this year, which resulted in the massive drop in SNAP participants. ... Nationwide, there are about 44 million people receiving SNAP benefits at a cost of about $71 billion. The...
  • HBCUS @AEI

    06/02/2017 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2017 | Leonard Robinson
    On Friday, May 27, leaders from historically black colleges (HBCUs) and organizations which support them gathered in Washington, DC at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for a panel discussion entitled, "Historically black colleges and the road ahead." AEI Resident Fellow and former President of Black Alliance for Educational Options in the United States, Gerard Robinson, moderated the discussion. Robinson, a Howard University alum, led the panel with a simple question, "…where would America be without HBCUs." Participants on the panel were Lezli Baskerville, President and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO);Michael Lomax, President of...
  • 8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

    05/28/2017 9:55:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    AP ^ | May 28, 2017 | AP
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy. “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ).
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • In Jackson Mississippi, A Man’s Home is not his Castle

    05/24/2017 3:53:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 23 May, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    July 21, 2016 began as any other day for Wayne Parish. The Crystal Springs resident woke up, bid his family farewell and went to work at Performance Oil on McDowell Road in Jackson Mississippi. But the transformative events of that fateful day changed Parish’s life forever. On that day, the hard-working, law-abiding family man crossed paths with a 17-year-old delinquent named Charles McDonald. Despite his youth, McDonald was already an aspiring criminal and a recidivist offender. On July 21, his mother, Yvette Mason-Sherman, tried to take him to the Henley-Young Youth Detention facility, which is located next to Performance...
  • Rep. Karl Oliver: Those removing Confederate monuments ‘should be lynched’

    05/23/2017 6:17:29 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 38 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | 5/21/2017 | Kate Royals
    A state representative from Winona who urged in a weekend Facebook post that those who support the removal of Confederate monuments be lynched has apologized. Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, wrote: “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific. If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, “leadership” of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in...
  • ‘It’s Got to Go’: Shepard Smith Calls for Mississippi to Remove Confederate Emblem From State Flag

    05/06/2017 7:31:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7:58 pm, May 5th, 2017 | Joe DePaolo
    Earlier, we posted about a speech delivered by Shepard Smith at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in which he discussed his experience coming out. During that same address, Smith also talked about the Confederate flag — and called upon the state of Mississippi to remove the Confederate flag pattern from its own state flag. “It’s got to go,” Smith said. “Put it in the museum. Don’t get rid of it. Certainly put it in a museum, used it as a teaching device, have it as part of your curriculum… Get it out of the stadium. Get it out...
  • Mississippi mortuary sued for 'refusing gay man's funeral'

    05/03/2017 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd May 2017 | BBC News
    A mortuary in Mississippi is being sued by the husband of a gay man for allegedly refusing to cremate him because of his sexuality. John "Jack" Zawadski, 82, and his nephew filed the lawsuit after being told that the funeral parlour did not "deal with their kind". Their legal team argue the response of staff at the Picayune mortuary devastated Mr Zawadski and his family. But the co-owner of the funeral home has tearfully denied the allegations. "We just didn't do that," a weeping Henrietta Brewer told Mississippi Today.Mrs Brewer said that her mortuary had handled the funerals of "well...
  • Mississippi high court: Execution plans can be kept secret

    04/13/2017 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 5:46 PM EDT | Jeff Amy
    Mississippi’s Supreme Court says the state doesn’t have to publicly disclose details of how it carries out executions. Thursday’s 7-2 decision dismisses a lawsuit that sought the release of Mississippi’s plans for executions and acquiring lethal drugs. In the lawsuit, the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center argued the Mississippi Department of Corrections wasn’t disclosing enough information. …
  • Mississippi State, South Carolina play for the championship

    04/02/2017 7:16:59 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 9 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | April 2, 2017 5:53 a.m. | Associated Press
    DALLAS (AP) — Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t get much time to celebrate what might be the greatest shocker in women’s basketball history. Not when there’s one more game to win, not when there’s a national championship on the line against SEC rival South Carolina.
  • Mississippi State stuns UConn 66-64 in Final Four to end Huskies' 111-game win streak

    03/31/2017 11:31:17 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Doug Feinberg
    UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.