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  • Mississippi inmates break out jail, burglarize nearby store, then sneak back into jail

    09/21/2017 3:37:03 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 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 · 43 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indo-American Hotelier Partners With Trump On New Hotel Chain “American Made”

    06/10/2017 2:58:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The South Asian Link ^ | June 10, 2017
    NEW YORK – The sons of President Donald Trump have said their company is launching a new hotel chain inspired by their travels with their father’s campaign. The Trump Organisation is calling the new mid-market chain “American Idea” and said it will start with three hotels in Mississippi. At a party at Manhattan’s Trump Tower, Donald Trump Jr said he and his brother, Eric, got a “crash course in America” while travelling across the country with their father’s presidential campaign. “We saw so many places and towns and so many stories,” he said. The first of dozens of hotels in...
  • 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...
  • 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 ).
  • Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast (250 new jobs)

    05/25/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2017 | Bob Warren
    South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino's floor space to 123,000 -- the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, WLOX television station reported. The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound....
  • 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...