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  • Mississippi school drops Jefferson Davis to rename itself after Barack Obama

    10/18/2017 4:29:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 112 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-18-2017 | Barney Henderson
    A school in Mississippi is dropping its connection to the American Confederacy's only president, Jefferson Davis, and renaming itself after President Barack Obama. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet IB following a vote. The move, which when approved will come into force in the next academic year, was proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members. Ninety-eight percent of the students who attend the school are African-American.
  • JPS school honoring Jefferson Davis to be renamed after Barack Obama

    10/18/2017 1:09:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    clarionledger.com | Oct. 18, 2017 | Bracey Harris
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  • Video shows monster-sized mystery cat in Mississippi field

    10/14/2017 2:18:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 139 replies
    "I can assure you this is not a house cat," Sluder said in a Facebook post. "It looks to be the same size as a medium to large dog." Wildlife officials have said that big cats like panthers or cougars have been extinct in Mississippi for 100 years due to habitat changes and hunting, but people claim to have spotted the animals over the past 30 years . "Most biologists credit these sightings to misidentification, released exotic pets or (rarely) animals passing through from places like Texas where lions still live," the Mississippi State University Extension Service says. No word...
  • Why did Biloxi pull ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th grade lesson plan?

    10/14/2017 11:31:15 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    SunHerald ^ | October 12, 2017 | Karen Nelson
    The Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English Language Arts classes — and pulled it from the curriculum. It was an administrative and department decision, a member of the school board said, and not something that the school board voted on. It happened Wednesday or Thursday. Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books. “It’s still...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Likely To Form From System In Caribbean (Florida Panhandle?)

    10/04/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2017 | Travis Fedschun
    After a brief pause in tropical activity, another system formed Wednesday in the Caribbean and will likely become Tropical Storm Nate, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression 16 is located about 210 miles south-southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras, the weather service said in its 11 a.m. ET advisory. The system has sustained winds of about 35 mph, moving northwest at 7 mph, and "is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight." Meteorologist Adam Klotz has more Video NOAA predicts most active hurricane season since 2010 "On the...
  • Wow | River gauges/pics show the Mighty Mississippi River going dry!(trunc)

    09/30/2017 11:55:40 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies
    youtube.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | MrMBB333 video blogger on Youtube
    Video at the link. Full title: Wow | River gauges/pics show the Mighty Mississippi River going dry! - NEW Tropical Storms The vlogger received photos from some truckers who pass by the Mississippi River frequently. They said it's lower than they've ever seen it before. The vlogger accesses NOAA water level information that indicates water levels too low (or absent) in some stretches of the river to permit shipping.
  • Jackson (Mississippi) NAACP to ask high school, college players to take a knee

    09/27/2017 10:57:10 AM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    WAPT TV16 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Scott Simmons
    JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson chapter of the NAACP plans to ask local high school and college football players to take a knee at their next game, leaders said Tuesday. President Donald Trump on Sunday called for fans to boycott NFL games unless the league takes action against players who choose to kneel during the national anthem. Advertisement Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night by kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem. Jackson State...
  • Cops say inmates escaped jail, robbed store and returned

    09/23/2017 2:00:29 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.21.17 | Editor
    Authorities in Lexington, Miss., say four inmates were able to escape from Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility — and then sneak back in after robbing a local Dollar General.
  • Mississippi inmates break out jail, burglarize nearby store, then sneak back into jail

    09/21/2017 3:37:03 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    ktiv.com ^ | 9/20/17 | nbcnews
    (NBC News) - Four Mississippi inmates are facing more charges after allegedly breaking out of jail, burglarizing a nearby Dollar General store, and then sneaking back into jail without being noticed by guards. snip "They stole cigarettes, cigarette lighters, phones and just items they felt they could sell in jail," said Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin. After grabbing the items in the store, the chief says instead of making a run for it, the men sneaked back into jail unnoticed. Williams even bonded out for another charge before authorities figured out what happened.
  • Black Man In Jackson Mississippi Beheaded Left On Display On Neighbors Porch As A Warning!

    09/19/2017 6:16:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | September 19, 2017 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Man In Jackson Mississippi Beheaded Left On Display On Neighbors Porch As A Warning!
  • Ole Miss Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns

    09/01/2017 6:45:14 PM PDT · by walford · 48 replies
    The DM Online ^ | Aug 30 2017 | Slade Rand and Rachel Ishee
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • Ole Miss Cancels Event over Scary Banana Peel

    08/31/2017 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Are you ready for this? I’m gonna read you a headline. This is at Ole Miss University. University of Mississippi. Eli Manning went there; Archie Manning went there. A lot of people went there. It’s still a thriving place. “Greek Life Retreat Cancelled After Banana Peel Found in Tree.” This comes from our old buddies at Campus Reform. “A Greek Life retreat at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) was promptly cancelled this weekend after a banana peel was found hanging in a tree. “A student said he threw the peel because he could not find a garbage can,...
  • 2 men charged in red light shooting death of Chelsie Lynn Kirschten

    08/30/2017 4:20:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    WAPT ^ | Updated: 6:55 PM CDT Aug 29, 2017 | Angela Williams
    JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson police have made two arrests in connection with the shooting death of Chelsie Lynn Kirschten. Kirschten, 23, was shot and killed Aug. 17 as she sat in her car waiting on a red light at Fortification and State streets, according to police. The gunman said nothing when he walked up to the driver’s side closed window of Kirschten’s white Pontiac G6 and shot her in the back, police said. A passenger in Kirschten’s car told police that the gunman, who was wearing dark clothing, didn’t take anything after the shooting and walked away, investigators said.
  • Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns (Banana peels are racist)

    08/31/2017 6:05:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • Discarded Banana Peel Causes Racial Hysteria at Ole Miss

    08/31/2017 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    There is a raging controversy within the University of Mississippi’s Greek Life community regarding race relations and bananas.A Greek Life leader accidentally sparked mass hysteria after he placed a banana peel on a tree in the woods -- because he could not find a trash can.The Daily Mississippian reports that three black students found the banana peel -- and were apparently triggered by what they saw."To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset," the interim director of fraternity and sorority life wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper.The president of one sorority told the...
  • Mississippi auditor slams Gov. McAuliffe's former company, demands payment

    08/12/2017 11:43:14 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/13/17 | Gregory Schneider
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/mississippi-auditor-slams-gov-mcauliffes-former-company-demands-payment/2017/07/13/095bdf90-67fd-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.456ed5ef8216
  • Death Certificate Shows Southaven Man Killed by Police Bullet to HeadWarrant Served at Wrong Address

    08/10/2017 3:05:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    WREG ^ | AUGUST 4, 2017 | David Royer
    The death certificate for a man shot in his home by police last month confirms he died of a gunshot wound to the head from a 9 mm handgun. The document classifies the death as a homicide, adding that it occurred by “police shooting.” Lopez, an auto mechanic, was shot dead by a Southaven police officer while standing in the doorway of his home on Surrey Lane just before midnight July 23. But an arrest warrant shows police were at the wrong address. DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion confirmed two officers were responding to an aggravated domestic violence call...
  • Nissan Workers in Mississippi Reject Union Bid by U.A.W.

    08/04/2017 11:17:36 PM PDT · by SouthReb · 75 replies
    In a test of labor’s ability to expand its reach in the South, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to unionize. Out of roughly 3,500 employees at the Canton-based plant who voted Thursday and Friday, more than 60 percent opposed the union. It was an emphatic coda to a yearslong organizing effort underwritten by the United Automobile Workers, which has been repeatedly frustrated in its efforts to organize major auto plants in the region.
  • Why autoworkers must say ‘no thank you’ to unions

    07/31/2017 7:25:45 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 30, 2017 | By Terry Bowman
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: As a 21-year autoworker in Michigan, and a forced dues-paying member of the United Auto Workers for 19 of those years, I have watched union officials waste millions of dollars attempting to organize manufacturing facilities in the South. It has done so as workers in those factories have clearly rejected their efforts, time and again. *** This time, the target is the 6,400-plus workers at Nissan’s facility in Canton, Mississippi, who will have a secret-ballot election August 3-4. Those workers should proceed with caution and pay heed to the long-term consequences of their decision. *** Organizers will make many...
  • Ole Miss v. Mississippi State trumps the Iron Bowl rivalry in clean, old-fashioned hate

    07/27/2017 6:30:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kevin Scarbinsky
    OK, Mississippi. We give. You win. It's not often we in Alabama defer to anyone on anything when it comes to college football, but we have to hand it to you. At the moment and subject to change, you now own the best rivalry in the SEC. And by best, we mean the dirtiest, nastiest, most intense blood feud in the dirtiest, nastiest, bloodiest, most intense conference in all the world.