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  • College students hoping to create new interstate from Texas to Georgia

    09/15/2018 10:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The LaGrange Daily News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Alicia B. Hill
    A group of college students is working together with lawmakers and communities to try to make the route to locations throughout the southeast a little shorter by using Interstate 14 to connect Killeen, Texas, with Columbus, Georgia. The idea started when Frank Lumpkin was in high school, taking part in Youth Leadership Columbus. While taking part in the class, he said he realized that the city needed more infrastructure to succeed, and he said he has been working on the project ever since. “From the moment I saw this robust transportation network that linked the southern military instillations, would address...
  • Trump cancels political rallies in Missouri & Mississippi, because of "Hurricane Florence".

    09/12/2018 7:55:18 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    POTUS, Donald J. Trump has rightly cancelled two (2) planned and scheduled political rallies in the states of Missouri & Mississippi this week, so that he will have full 100% concentration on an oncoming, dangerous, devastating, hurricane on a path to land in Southern Atlantic State shorelines and interiors. The was the right move, since it insures and assures the "Captain" will be in "the wheel house" commanding the destiny of the nations ship. Our prayers are with you and all Americans with exposure to the approaching danger. God bless you POTUS, Trump, & God bless the American people,& God...
  • Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

    09/09/2018 4:29:08 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 9/8/2018 | AP
    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — One Mississippi high school senior had to quickly discard her crown after being named homecoming queen — and put on a football helmet. Kaylee Foster was crowned homecoming queen of Ocean Springs High School before Friday night’s football game. She then put on her football uniform and later kicked the winning extra point to lead her team to a 13-12 victory over George County High School, local news outlets reported.
  • Trump Rallies. Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 9/13/2018 & Jackson, Mississippi, 09/14/2018

    09/08/2018 3:41:30 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    Trump Political Rallies next week. Two (2) free tickets at "Trump For POTUS" internet web site...now!! - Girardeau, Missouri, Thursday, 09/13/2018 being held at: "Show Me Center" commencing at 7:00 PM (CST), Doors open at 4:00 PM (CST). Capacity 7000-6000 People. - Jackson, Mississippi, Friday, 09/14/2018 being held at: "Missouri Coliseum" commencing at 6:30 PM (CST), Doors open at 3:30 PM (CST). Capacity 7000-8000 people. Be there to support our great POTUS, Donald J. Trump, Republican candidates and help & assist POTUS, Trump in MAGA!!! Be there to head on to victory come November!!!
  • Mueller Industries Opens Distribution Operations in Fulton, Miss., Adds 60 Jobs

    09/07/2018 7:06:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Y'all Politics ^ | August 31, 2018 | Sarah Ulmer
    Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Mueller Industries cut the ribbon on the company’s new warehousing and distribution operations in Fulton, Miss. The project is a $3.83 million corporate investment which adds 60 new jobs. “Mueller’s location in Northeast Mississippi provides numerous benefits, including exceptional access to a well-integrated transportation system so the company can quickly and efficiently reach its customers. The region’s workforce is highly skilled in the manufacturing and distribution industries and will also play a critical role in Mueller’s continued success in Itawamba County,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. Mueller manufactures and distributes plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and industrial...
  • Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

    09/06/2018 12:31:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jackson Free Press ^ | September 6, 2018 | Ashton Pittman
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined 15 other Republican leaders across the country in signing a brief that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect transgender people and that employers have the right to fire them for their gender identity. #The amicus brief comes after lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In the ruling, the court decided a Michigan employer—a devout Christian—violated an employee's Title VII protections by firing her after she disclosed...
  • Elvis' Cousin Worries That Other

    08/31/2018 10:06:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Septermber 1, 2018 | Salena Zito
    NETTLETON, Miss. -- "When you got the last name Presley everybody's gonna get the question, are you related to Elvis? People definitely know I'm related, but I hope that ain't just all they know me for." Meet Brandon Presley, who at age 23 was the youngest mayor in the history of this small northeast Mississippi town that straddles both Lee and Monroe Counties. He's currently the public service commissioner for northern Mississippi. And, yes, he's the cousin of Elvis Presley. "My granddaddy and Elvis' granddaddy where brothers," he explains. "In fact my grandfather carried Elvis and Gladys down to visit...
  • Spin Control: Inslee gets his weather patterns wrong in coal debate

    08/26/2018 10:45:04 AM PDT · by castlebrew · 21 replies
    Spokane (Washington) Spokesman-Review ^ | Sun., Aug. 26, 2018 | Jim Camden (in the hard-copy version)
    "...It was no surprise that Gov. Jay Inslee was promising the state would take the feds to court over a proposed change in the Clean Power Plan rules regarding coal-burning generating facilities. "...The real surprise was one of Inslee’s reasons for challenging the proposed rule to allow states more control over emissions from coal-burning power plants, a reason that suggests either an unfamiliarity with geography or meteorology. (1st money quote - from the village idiot): "...“We’re breathing smoke from Mississippi,” he told reporters. “We’re breathing smoke from the rest of the United States.” "...Weather patterns generally go from west to...
  • Vanity: Mother of Murder Victim Shouted Down at Jackson, MS Town Hall

    08/26/2018 11:34:20 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Local news only. Mother of murder victim shouted down by thugs at a town hall on crime.
  • McDaniel Rages Against the GOP After Trump Endorses Hyde-Smith

    08/24/2018 3:47:30 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 69 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | August 23, 2018 | Ashton Pittman
    Trump voters at the Neshoba County fair held signs for Chris McDaniel. Photo by Ashton Pittman. JACKSON — Republican Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel raged at his own party on Thursday after President Donald Trump endorsed his opponent, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, in the special election for her U.S. Senate seat. #“@cindyhydesmith has helped me put America First,” Trump wrote in a tweet Thursday afternoon. “She’s strong on the Wall, is helping me create Jobs, loves our Vets and fights for our conservative judges.” Hyde-Smith, whom Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed to the seat in April after...
  • Australian company Nufarm to open $20M Mississippi plant (68 jobs at average of $44,314 per year)

    08/21/2018 8:20:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 21, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An Australian farm chemical and seed company will open a distribution facility in Mississippi, investing $20 million and hiring 68 people.</p> <p>Nufarm Ltd. said Tuesday that it was buying a building from the city of Greenville for the site, with plans to begin operations in summer 2019. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says Nufarm will repackage and ship products sent to Greenville from other facilities.</p>
  • Aerospace firm to put headquarters in Mississippi, hiring 70

    08/05/2018 3:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Vicksburg Post ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MADISON, Miss. (AP) — An aerospace company spun off from a larger conglomerate will make its headquarters in central Mississippi. Vertex Aerospace announced Friday that it will invest $1.4 million and hire 70 front-office workers over the next two years at its Madison office. The company currently employs 340 there, and 856 more statewide. Private equity firm American Industrial Partners of New York bought Vertex in July from L3 Technologies for $540 million....
  • Hey, Mississippi Sports Teams! How To Hold A LGBT Night!

    08/02/2018 5:43:39 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 9 replies
    Me | 8-2-2018 | Orangehoof
    If you run a sports team in Mississippi or anywhere in the Deep South, here's a chance to have some Culture War fun. Declare some upcoming event as "LGBT Night" and announce you'll drop ticket prices for anyone producing an ID that says they are from Louisiana, Georgia, 'Bama or Tennessee. Say absolutely nothing about those other LGBTs (who will think the night is for them anyway) and be prepared for a lively crowd. A little extra stadium security might be helpful.
  • Mississippi military shipbuilding firm to hire hundreds (500 openings)

    07/27/2018 10:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WTOK-TV ^ | July 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A shipbuilding firm in Mississippi is hiring hundreds of skilled workers after it was awarded several contracts for the U.S. military. Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula is searching for test engineers, first class welders, pipefitters, pipe welders and shipfitters. Company spokesman Bill Glenn says Ingalls is planning to hire 500 people by the end of the year....
  • Their father was a refugee in India. Now they’ve teamed up with the Trumps. (In Mississippi)

    07/24/2018 5:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Economic Times of India ^ | July 23, 2018 | Steve Eder and Ben Protess, The New York Times
    Dinesh Chawla has long run his family’s hotel business from a high-top table at a Hampton Inn on the edge of this out-of-the-way Mississippi Delta town. It used to be the kind of work that usually involved friends and neighbors. But in the year since Chawla and his brother signed a hotel deal with President Donald Trump’s family business, he has been courted by strangers. Goldman Sachs dispatched a wealth manager in hopes of signing him as a client....
  • Woman Goes to Abortion Clinic For Appointment and Gives Birth to Her Baby Instead

    07/24/2018 10:12:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | may 30 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A crazy thing happened at the last remaining abortion facility in the state of Mississippi. A woman headed to the abortion clinic for her appointment but gave birth to her baby there instead. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the last abortion facility in the state of Mississippi and it has frequently been behind challenges to pro-life laws designed to save more babies from abortions. Although the lives of unborn children are normally taken there on a daily basis one baby escaped its abortion agenda. Here’s more: A patient on her consultation visit, whose name was not released, went into...
  • Mississippi Abortionist Under Preliminary Investigation After Woman Gave Birth at Abortion Business

    07/24/2018 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | July 24, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Jackson, MS – Operation Rescue has received notification from the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure that it has launched a preliminary investigation into abortionist Bruce Elliot Norman who works at the last abortion facility that state. The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue after a woman gave birth to a full term baby delivered by Norman at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO) abortion business on May 30, 2018. Conflicting reports were given to the news media regarding the incident by Shannon Brewer, Director of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. She first said that the...
  • Rothman: MSNBC’s Most Embarrassing Mockery of Romney’s Russia Warnings

    07/16/2018 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    MediaIte ^ | March 3rd, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    There were few who defended Romney’s comments. Even snake-bit Republicans, chastened by the swift backlash in the media, hedged when asked to back up Romney’s assessment of the challenges posed by Moscow. But MSNBC’s wagons circled particularly quickly in defense of the president. Volley after volley of snark was lobbed in the GOP nominee’s direction. ... “This is Mitt Romney’s severely conservative problem,” University of Georgia professor Cynthia Tucker opined on-the-air. “It made Romney look dumb. He’s not a dumb man, but he said something that was clearly dumb.” Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein agreed that Romney’s statement was evidence...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Killer 'Pretty Boy Floyd' on the run after Mississippi prison escape: report

    07/05/2018 10:17:36 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    https://www.nola.com ^ | 7/5/18 | Robert Rhoden
    A convicted killer known as "Pretty Boy Floyd" was on the run after escaping from a south Mississippi prison Thursday afternoon (July 5), WLOX-TV reported. Authorities at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville discovered that Michael Floyd Wilson, 47, was missing shortly before 1 p.m. Leakesville is about 60 miles north of Pascagoula.