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  • Continental celebrate opening of its new Mississippi tire plant (2,500 jobs)

    10/20/2019 5:18:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Traction News ^ | October 18, 2019 | Staff
    Continental Tire opened its newest tire plant near Clinton, Mississippi, with a grand opening celebration. The celebration marks the completion of the construction process, which began in 2016. Approximately 300 guests, including state and local officials, community members, customers and supplier joined 250 Continental employees for the event. The new plant is located on a 1,000-acre greenfield site in Hinds County, approximately two miles from Clinton and 20 miles from Jackson. Continental has committed nearly $1.4 billion and expects to employ 2,500 people when the plant reaches full capacity in the next decade. “Mississippi welcomes Continental to our great state...
  • Mississippi erects bulletproof Emmett Till memorial

    10/19/2019 6:27:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was unveiled Saturday after the previous sign was repeatedly damaged. The new sign, made out of bulletproof steel and ten times heavier than the previous one was memorialized Saturday as members of Till’s family gathered at Graball Landing in Mississippi. Graball Landing is the site where the 14-year-old’s body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River after he was murdered in 1955. The sign will also be behind a gate and under the watch of surveillance cameras, according to the memorial’s commission. Ja’han Jones, a reporter at HuffPost, shared a photo of the new...
  • Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky

    10/18/2019 3:58:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump’s campaign announced Friday it will hold a rallies in Mississippi and Kentucky next month. The “Keep America Great” rallies take place before crucial gubernatorial races in both states. While both Mississippi and Kentucky are solidly Republican, having backed President Trump by about 19 and 30 points, respectively, in 2016, the races to win the governor’s mansion are likely closer than the GOP would prefer. The campaign touted Trump’s economic accomplishments in its announcements of the Nov. 1 rally in Tupelo, Miss. and the Nov. 4 rally in Lexington, Ky. SNIP
  • San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

    10/17/2019 6:55:36 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Graham Piro
    San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus" and contracting with companies headquartered in those states. The ban initially covered eight states, according to Courthouse News, but that list has now expanded to cover nearly half the country. City supervisor Vallie Brown denounced pro-life reforms, such as late term abortion limits, as "an assault...
  • Good News: Mississippi Woman Convicted After Trying to Win Votes Via Bribes

    10/12/2019 9:33:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 10, 2019 | Jason Snead and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich
    For the residents of Canton, Mississippi, faith in their elected officials must be at an all-time low. The city has been facing seemingly endless election scandals in the past couple of years. Five local officials—including an alderman, the fire chief, and the city clerk—have been convicted of a variety of crimes stemming from their efforts to rig a 2017 municipal election, and can never seek public office again. It’s disturbing that so many elected officials, entrusted to represent the people and improve the community, were instead able to corrupt the electoral system in the name of power and personal gain....
  • United Furniture looking to add 275 workers to Mississippi plants

    10/11/2019 8:02:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | August 20, 2019 | Dennis Seid
    One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the country is looking to add 500 employees, with most of them in Mississippi. United Furniture Industries, the Tupelo-based upholstery and case goods furniture company, said it is hiring 500 people at its plants in California, North Carolina and Mississippi to help meet the growing demand for its upholstered furnishings and other products. The new employees will expand production capacity at UFI plants in Nettleton, Verona, Okolona, Hatley, Belden, Wren and Amory in Mississippi; facilities in Archdale, High Point, Lexington and Winston-Salem in North Carolina; and at the UFI plant in Victorville, California....
  • City of Jackson (Mississippi) puts buffer zones in place to silence pro-life protesters

    10/07/2019 2:28:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 6, 2019 | Laura Nicole |
    The city council of Jackson, Mississippi voted 3-1 to enact 15-foot “buffer zones” around all medical facilities, including abortion facilities, where police will also be required to enforce restrictions on noise, such as “shouting.” Although the buffer zones are supposedly intended to apply to any health facility in the area, there is broad consensus that the law is actually aimed at pro-lifers protesting outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s only abortion facility. Supporters of the law claim it gives women “personal space,” but opponents point out that such buffer zones are an unconstitutional violation of free speech on...
  • Mississippi defends 15-week abortion ban in appeals court

    10/07/2019 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    WBRZ ^ | October 7, 2019 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state of Mississippi says a federal court erred in not letting it present evidence about whether a fetus experiences pain. Attorney Paul Barnes addressed the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state's only abortion clinic sued and U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked the law from taking effect last year, saying it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights because it bans abortion weeks before viability.
  • City of Jackson to discuss possible “buffer zone” for Mississippi’s only abortion-providing clinic

    09/26/2019 6:57:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WLBT ^ | SEPT. 25, 2019 | Chelsey Sellars
    JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Most mornings outside of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization start out with anti-abortion advocates picketing and making noise as patients make their way inside. “People scream at women coming in here that they are murderers, that they’re here to kill their baby. No one should have to be subjected to that. They walk right up to them, give them no space,” said Derenda Hancock, an organizer with Pinkhouse Defenders. She and the other members escort people in and out of the clinic. The City of Jackson is introducing an ordinance that would push these protesters back...
  • California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

    09/16/2019 6:50:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Gregg Re
    California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid. The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and...
  • Armed ex-Marine catches ‘Captain America’ breaking into shed

    09/13/2019 7:46:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    WREG ^ | 09/12/2019
    CLARKSDALE, Miss.- The homeowner told WREG he ordered the intruder to the ground and held him for police. Police have charged David Hobbs with burglary and are holding him at the Coahoma County Jail on a $25,000 bond. Although not visible in Hobbs’ booking photo, the homeowner insists Hobbs was also wearing fairy wings at the time of his arrest. Multiple people told WREG that Hobbs frequently roams the neighborhood alleys and has even attempted to break into other people’s sheds, but they said he usually isn’t wearing a costume. “Normally, I see him, he be straggly looking with jeans...
  • Fishing Boat Startup Plans Mississippi Factory

    09/13/2019 3:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Thomas Net ^ | August 27, 2019 | Andy Szal
    A startup manufacturer of fishing boats on Tuesday announced plans to establish a factory operation in northeastern Mississippi. Avid Boats expects to create 75 jobs at a facility in Amory, Mississippi — about two hours southeast of Memphis — formerly occupied by a packaging company. Avid plans to invest $1.6 million in the project, Mississippi economic development officials said in a statement. “Although we are a startup, our team brings 100-plus years of combined marine industry experience to the table,” said Avid Boats President Phillip Faulkner. “We look forward to being a vital contributor to the continued growth of this...
  • Jim Hood thought Hillary had “a heart for our state” but won’t say now if he voted for her (Miss.)

    09/11/2019 11:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Y'all Politics ^ | September 11, 2019 | Alan Lange
    There are pretty clear indications in the public record that Jim Hood supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, he won’t do anything to confirm or deny that fact pattern in the midst of the 2019 in the race to be Mississippi’s next governor. When given a chance to clarify his record on the issue, he went out of his way not to provide any sense of how he aligns his politics nationally. Even though Jim Hood was a pledged delegate to Clinton in 2016, he won’t answer direct questions about whether in fact he voted for her based on questions...
  • Hundreds attend job fair held by Mississippi shipbuilder (500 jobs)

    09/10/2019 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | September 8, 2019 | The Associated Press
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A job fair at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi drew hundreds of people interested in the work. Ingalls Vice President of Operations George Jones called Saturday's turnout tremendous. WLOX-TV reports that Jones says the Pascagoula shipyard is hiring mainly in pipe welding and pipe fitting positions at the moment. Ingalls is looking to fill 500 jobs by the end of the year.
  • Relativity hiring 190 people as it prepares to use 3D printing to make rockets (Mississippi)

    09/10/2019 2:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WLOX-TV ^ | September 9, 2019 | Desirae Duncan
    HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Hancock County is soon to be home to a 3D printing rocket factory. In just a few years, the rocket company Relativity says it plans to have its manufacturing operations up and running at Stennis Space Center. The company is now hiring to find the right men and women to make it all a reality. As the future of aerospace continues to lift off in Hancock County, David Sykes and Jon Oliver say they are excited to be a part of it. Both men have returned home to Mississippi to work for Relativity Space, a...
  • White House swipes at CNN over map showing Alabama as Mississippi

    09/05/2019 9:18:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/19 | Rebecca Klar
    White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham called out CNN over a graphic the network aired that appears to mislabel Alabama as Mississippi, based on a screenshot that Grisham tweeted as President Trump faces ongoing criticism for doubling down on his claim that Hurricane Dorian originally posed a threat to Alabama. The image was shown in reference to a report on Dorian's progress as it works its way up the eastern U.S. coast. Georgia is in a state of emergency, and damage has been reported in the Carolinas. A CNN spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. SNIP
  • Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid

    08/13/2019 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Neil Munro
    Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi. The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the company’s chicken processing plants, according to local authorities. The local Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported 25 to 30 people went to the job fair in Forest, Mississippi. The report said: Kamerio Whitley, a resident of the nearby town of Morton, spoke to reporters after he left the building. He said there were several positions available at the plant, including forklift operators. Whitley said...
  • Mississippi professor, who went to Georgetown Prep with Brett Kavanaugh, sues HuffPost

    08/22/2019 2:03:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    A Mississippi man is suing HuffPost on defamation allegations because of an article the news website published last year accusing the man of helping to supply drugs to fellow students at Georgetown Preparatory School while U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a student there. Derrick Evans, a professor and community advocate, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi, against HuffPost and the author of the article, Ashley Feinberg, the Mississippi Clarion Ledger reported. The lawsuit claims Feinberg and HuffPost repeatedly defamed Evans and Douglas Kennedy, a classmate of Evans and Kavanaugh, by stating that they...
  • Ole Miss student’s accused murderer withdraws request for bond, requests mental evaluation

    08/22/2019 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 10 replies
    WREG ^ | Aug 22, 2019
    OXFORD, Miss. — The man charged in the death of Ole Miss student Ally Kostial appeared before a judge Thursday morning. Tony Farese, an attorney for Brandon Theesfeld, filed a motion for a bond hearing that was to be heard Thursday in Lafayette County. During the hearing, Farese said in light of “new information,” his client would withdraw the request for bond and instead ask for a mental evaluation. Farese would not specift what the new information was. Kostial’s body was found last month in the Harmontown Community of Lafayette County. Investigators say she’d been shot several times. Theesfeld has...
  • 'Breastfeeding' woman who claims ICE separated from child charged with identity fraud

    08/21/2019 8:43:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | 8/21/19 | Zachary Halaschak
    A migrant woman is facing felony charges after a medical examination disputed her claim that she was separated from her child while breastfeeding.Maria Domingo-Garcia was indicted in federal court Tuesday and charged with knowingly using another individual’s social security number, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported.Domingo-Garcia claimed that after being arrested on Aug. 7 during a massive immigration sweep in Mississippi, she was unable to breastfeed her baby because of her detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In a CNN reportpublished Monday, one of Domingo-Garcia’s lawyers, Juliana Manzanarez, said her client was in pain. “She is still really depressed. She is in a lot...