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  • Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

    06/04/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT · by BigReb555 · 103 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you and your family know what is considered by some folks the largest monument to an American?
  • Seven Mississippi democrats turn republican (Obama inspires party switches)

    05/31/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    WLOX Channel 13 ^ | May 30, 2012
    Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said since democrats took control of the White House, more than 50 state and local democrats have moved to the GOP. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner is one of those making the party change. Waggoner said he feels the Democratic party has fallen out of line with the country's moral standards. "This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to...
  • Know your rights: Hattiesburg gun vendors talk gun laws(MS)

    05/29/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wdam.com ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Karrie Leggett-Brown
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than half of Mississippians own a firearm, but that doesn't mean they know their rights. "If you are going to point a gun at somebody be prepared to use it," said Lamar County Sheriff, Danny Rigel. Rigel has good reason to say this. "I worked a strong armed robbery where somebody came in got the cashier to open up the cash register, and was taking the money out of the cash register. The cashier pulled the gun out from under the counter and pointed it at him, but froze, and he took the gun away...
  • Illegal Immigrant Guilty Plea [MS irrigation company whacked w/$500K fine, possible prison]

    05/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    WLBT (Jackson, MS) ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The owners of a Ridgeland irrigation company pled guilty to harboring illegal aliens this morning. The U.S. attorney's office says Paul and Barbara Love, owners of Love Irrigation, were charged with improper use of social security numbers and hiding the fact they hired illegal workers from immigration agents. As part of a plea agreement the couple has said they will pay a fine of $515,000.00. They could also face up to ten years in prison. Sentencing has been set for August 2nd. Tuesday, Barbara Love, the majority owner of the company, is expected to plea guilty,...
  • Mississippi prison on lockdown after riot; 1 dead, 19 hurt (holds adult male illegal aliens)

    05/21/2012 2:47:39 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21, 2012
    JACKSON, Miss. -- Officials say a prison for illegal immigrants in Mississippi was on lockdown after a riot that began on Sunday left one guard dead and at least 19 people injured. All inmates were secured in their housing units by 2:45 a.m. Monday, nearly 12 hours after the disturbance began at the Adams County Correctional Center in southwest Mississippi, Mike Machak, a prison spokesman, said in a statement, according to WDSU-TV, an NBC News affiliate in New Orleans. Officials haven't released the identity of the slain guard. Machak said 16 other employees were treated and released from a hospital...
  • Anyone who has need of a Dynamic Testing (PDA) operator? (Vanity)

    05/20/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies
    vanity | May 20, 2012 | myself
    I'm looking for a summer job as a Pile Driving Analyst (PDA) operator. I know this is a political website, but I know there's a bunch of successful businessmen and engineers who visit this site.
  • Man found guilty of weapon possession at MSU(MS)

    05/15/2012 3:40:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 14 May, 2012 | Staff
    STARKVILLE - District Attorney Forrest Allgood said the decision to prosecute former Mississippi State University student Jeffrey Hill for possession of a weapon by a student on educational property should not be perceived as an "anti-gun" prosecution. Hill, 42, was convicted in circuit court in April on the charges and was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $1,200. A previous trial on the charge, also argued by Allgood, resulted in a hung jury. "I am a firm believer in the Second Amendment, and I'm a life-long member of the (National Rifle Association)," Allgood said. "I know we have...
  • Miss. officials urge drivers to use caution pulling over for flashing lights (2 murders)

    05/14/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 39 replies
    WMCTV ^ | 5/14/12 | staff
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be cautious while being pulled over as they investigate two deadly highway shootings. The Mississippi Highway Patrol's Bureau of Investigation said there are similarities between both incidents. "The concern is that someone is posing as a law enforcement officer and that is how these vehicles end up on the side of the road," said MBI Director Lt. Col. Larry Waggoner in a written statement. Both deadly shootings happened on Mississippi highways. "I know there are a lot of rumors. We don't know anything right now that is...
  • Breaking: Alleged Tennessee family kidnapper dead, girls found safe

    05/10/2012 6:18:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff+AP
    The man suspected of kidnapping four women in a Tennessee family and killing a mother and daughter was caught Thursday evening, police say. Adam Mayes, 35, on America’s Most Wanted Fugitive List, was caught in Mississippi, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards confirmed. Police say the two daughters that Mayes allegedly abducted, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were both found alive and safe. Mayes and his wife, Teresa, are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne, 14. Their bodies were found buried outside the Mayes' home a week after they...
  • Anti-hate group puts extremists on the map

    05/10/2012 3:54:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 51 replies
    WMCTV ^ | 5/9/12 | Anna Marie Hartman
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A new map created by civil rights activists tracks the whereabouts of hundreds of, what they call, hate groups. Many of them are shown to be right here in the Mid-South. According to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups claim the election of President Barack Obama added muscle to their movements. A map from the SPLC supports their claim. The number of hate and right wing extremist groups has increased 750 percent since 2008. Among the more than 1,000 groups identified on the SPLC's hate map, 106...
  • David Mars, The 1929 Curtiss Robin, and A Girl Named "Pearl"

    05/08/2012 3:04:23 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 11 replies
    David Mars, The 1929 Curtiss Robin, and A Girl Named "Pearl" Or Touching Flying History, With David Mars I was at Tom Rose's Fly-In to raise money for the "Domestic Violence Shelter" and the turn out was small. Approaching from the west was a slow, high-wing aircraft that I first thought was an old Cessna, but as it got closer I realized it was traveling too slow to be a Cessna. As it entered downwind to the south and then turned final to what is more of a driveway than a runway, it looked like something I'd never seen before...
  • Ex-girlfriend claims top NC Democrat infected her with HIV and offered her health insurance from DNC

    04/24/2012 6:28:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 43 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 24 12
    A North Carolina Democrat faces serious sexual misconduct charges, and this time it isn't the state's former senator John Edwards. The ex-girlfriend of former state party executive Jay Parmley claims that he gave her HIV and his lawyers promised to put her on the Democratic National Committee's health insurance. Mr Parmley's ex Rebecca Burgin, 29, spoke out today saying that her 'biggest concern is for anybody else that had had a relationship with him that he did not tell'. Ms Burgin started dating Mr Parmley when she was 20 and he was her 32-year-old teacher at Oklahoma City Community College...
  • 67 years later, the homecoming (Mississippi - WWII Honor Flights)

    04/25/2012 5:23:12 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 25, 2012 | By DONNA HARRIS
    GULFPORT -- For many of the veterans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight 3, it was the homecoming they’d missed. Several thousand people crowded the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday to welcome the 93 World War II veterans and the one Korean War veteran home after their daylong visit to Washington. The well-wishers carried banners and waved flags, cheering for the weary heroes as they made their way to the airport’s commons area. Some shuffled, others rolled. All smiled.
  • Mississippi NRA-Backed Legislation Moves Forward in Magnolia State

    04/10/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- This week, the state Senate passed NRA-backed House Bills 455 and 695, sending both to Governor Phil Bryant for his approval. Additionally, two more NRA-supported bills remain on the Senate Calendar and must be considered by the Senate before its floor action deadline next Wednesday, April 11. The state Senate passed House Bill 695, introduced by state Representative John Moore (R-60), on Wednesday April 4. This NRA-backed legislation would require Mississippi to honor any valid concealed carry permit issued by another state. This bill also grants the Department of Public Safety continued authority to enter into written...
  • Officials: Shooter may have acted in self defense(MS)

    04/09/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wlox.com ^ | 8 April, 2012 | NA
    WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Sheriff's Office told WLOX that the man killed in the shooting at a home on Kiln-Waveland Cutoff Road in Waveland is Louie Matranga. Few details on Saturday's shooting have been released. However, Hancock County Sheriff's officials said they have identified the shooter. Officials said they have not taken the shooter into custody because they are investigating the possibility that the shooter may have acted in self defense.
  • Bill dooms only Miss. abortion clinic

    04/05/2012 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2012 | MJ LEE
    The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic on Thursday accused Republicans of “hiding behind words like ‘safety’ and ‘women’s health’” in pushing a bill that is expected to become law soon that she says could shut down the facility and leave thousands of women without the option. Diane Derzis, who owns the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Miss., told POLITICO in an interview that she believs the passage of a bill in the state Senate on Wednesday that would require all physicians performing in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital was directly targeted at closing...
  • Mississippi legislature tightens restrictions on abortion providers

    04/05/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2012 | Joe Sutton and Tom Watkins
    Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require any physician performing abortions in the state to be a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and to have admitting privileges at an area hospital. The bill "should effectively close the only abortion clinic in Mississippi," said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in a statement. "This is a strong bill that will effectively end abortion in Mississippi." If the state's only abortion facility, Jackson Women's Health Organization, closes, Mississippi women seeking abortions would have to leave the state. The clinic's owner, Diane Derzis, said in a telephone interview that all her doctors are obstetrician-gynecologists, but only...
  • Five shot at Hattiesburg restaurant, suspect in custody

    Several people were injured after a shooting at a Hattiesburg restaurant along Hwy 49 on Monday. A single man walked into Cuco's restaurant around 3 p.m. and shot five people. A suspect is in custody. The injured were transported to a local hospital where three are listed in critical condition.
  • Suspected teen robber shot(MS)

    04/01/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wlbt.com ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A robber was shot earlier Saturday evening when he held up a barber at gunpoint in Jackson. Jackson Police were on the scene around 5:30 at Elegante Coiffures Beauty and Barber Salon on Medgar Evers near the intersection of Rutledge Avenue. Witnesses told WLBT that a barber stepped outside to go to his vehicle when he was suddenly approached by a person with a gun. Police say the 17-year old took money from the barber and attempted to take his vehicle. Another barber in the business saw the two struggling. That co-worker then retrieved a weapon...
  • Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

    03/22/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    FreePressers ^ | 22 March 2012 | Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims. That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).