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  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Mississippi, Indiana governors say no to Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 12:50:29 PM PST · by · 11 replies
    More governors are announcing today they will not accommodate Syrian refugees after the Paris terrorist attacks, further stymieing the Obama administration's push to bring hundreds of thousands of them onto American soil. Governor_Phil_Bryant Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement on Facebook, saying: "I'm currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future. I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • The Latest on Miss. elections: GOP nears House supermajority (Dem floor leader defeated)

    11/04/2015 10:07:30 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The latest news on Mississippi's general election. All times are local. 12:23 a.m. Republicans have boosted their majority to 71 in the state House. But three races were too close to call early Wednesday. The surge turns back Democratic hopes of trimming the GOP edge, which now stands at 67-55 in the chamber. Redistricting created terrain for Republicans to pick up seats, boosting hopes that they would get to a 74-seat supermajority. With the supermajority, they would eliminate Democrats' ability to block taxing and spending decisions. Republican challenger Vince Mangold on Tuesday defeated House Minority Leader Bobby Moak from Bogue...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.

    11/03/2015 10:28:12 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 18 replies ^ | Nov 4 2015
    (Excerpt) The closest race promised to be between attorney general candidates incumbent Democrat Jim Hood and Republican challenger Mike Hurst. MS Attorney General Jim Hood (i) Dem 350922 56 % Mike Hurst GOP 279655 44 % Precincts Reporting - 1696 of 1804, 94 % Education funding has been a hot button issue throughout the political season. Mississippi residents were asked to vote for or against a proposed constitutional amendment. Initiative 42, Education Funding Amendment Against 323558 52 % Approval 295520 48 Precincts Reporting - 1719 of 1809, 95 % Initiative 42 would requires the state to provide "an adequate...
  • Mississippi flag backer accused of tossing bomb in Walmart

    11/03/2015 2:46:06 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 03, 2015
    TUPELO, Miss. - A man who's known for flying a 4-foot-long Mississippi state flag on his car has been accused of bombing a Walmart in Tupelo because the chain stopped selling the flag, the police chief said Monday. He said Leonard's silver Mazda is bedecked with stickers of the Mississippi state flag and the Confederate battle flag, and it sports a big state flag on a flexible pole. Leonard was arrested about 2 a.m. for running a red light near the Walmart, Aguirre said.
  • Mississippi VOTES TODAY Nov 3, 2015

    11/03/2015 1:54:26 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    Get out and VOTE TODAY ! Here's a PDF File SAMPLE Official Election BALLOT, State of Mississippi 2015 Statewide General Election. And here is two more post about it.DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM GOP ESTABLISHMENT: PROTEST ILLEGAL MISSISSIPPI VOTES Mississippi legislature votes to give attorney general his own �strike forces�
  • Hattiesburg church dismissed from Baptist Association for affirming homosexual lifestyle

    11/03/2015 8:33:32 AM PST · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | October 27, 2015 | Margaret Ann Morgan
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Baptist church in Hattiesburg that is self-described as "a different kind of Baptist church" was kicked out of the Pine Belt Baptist Association. A written statement by University Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rusty Edwards said members of the association voted to dismiss UBC from its membership on Tuesday, Oct. 20. ... The statement specifically outlined University Baptist Church's decision to openly affirm the practice of a "homosexual lifestyle" into their church. According to the statement, the church is listed as an "affirming" church on the website The Pine Belt Baptist Association said that doctrine...
  • Tennessee Senator Bob Corker Not Concerned With Vetting of 10,000 Syrian Refugees Coming to the U.S.

    10/29/2015 11:46:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Senator Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 48% says he’s not concerned with the vetting of the 10,000 Syrian refugees coming to the United States. “Are you concerned with the refugees coming here in the next 12 months? Are you concerned about the vetting process?” talk show host Dan Mandis asked Corker on Nashville’s WWTN radio Wednesday. “Well, I’m not, because we are going to vet them,” Corker said. Corker’s claims that the 10,000 Syrian refugees the State Department plans to grant entry to the United States in Fiscal Year 2016 are being properly vetted is in direct conflict with FBI Director...
  • Ole Miss Removes Mississippi Flag With Confederate Emblem

    10/26/2015 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | Emily Wagster Pettus
    University of Mississippi removed the state flag on its Oxford campus Monday morning because the banner contains the Confederate battle emblem, which some see as a painful reminder of slavery and segregation.
  • Maine's Bowdoin College drops the name of Jefferson Davis from scholarship, will return money to UDC

    10/22/2015 5:54:06 PM PDT · by Rebeleye · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 22 October 2015 | Beth Brogan
    Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award... The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College... The entire current value of the endowed fund will be returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Ole Miss students ask leaders to remove state flag

    10/20/2015 8:58:53 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 56 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jody Callahan
    The Ole Miss student government association voted Tuesday night to ask school leaders to take down the Mississippi state flag that flies over the campus, the school's student newspaper reported. The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi voted 33-15-1 to request removal of the state flag, according to the Daily Mississippian. The Mississippi state flag remains controversial because it incorporates the Confederate battle flag. ASB President Rod Bridges released a statement Tuesday explaining his decision to support the flag's removal. "This issue is not simply a university issue. It's not a white issue or a black issue, either....
  • Police: woman likely won't be indicted in shooting (Meridian,MS)

    10/20/2015 7:54:17 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    Meridian Star ^ | Jeff Byrd
    A Meridian woman who police say shot and killed a man who broke into her home Sunday will face a grand jury but it will likely be determined she acted within her legal rights, a police spokesman said Monday. " This is one of those instances where the homeowner was trying to protect her life and her property," Meridian Police Department Detective Dareall Thompson said Monday. Thompson said police responded to the home in the 4400 block of 20th Street near State Boulevard at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. "A male subject had kicked in the front door and forced his...
  • What is Initiative 42

    10/14/2015 11:55:15 AM PDT · by DrewsMum · 38 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Better Schools, Better Jobs
    What is Initiative 42?
  • Delta State shooting suspect Shannon Lamb Dead

    09/14/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    KSPR ^ | 9-15-15 | Via CNN
    Shannon Lamb -- the suspect in two homicides, including the shooting death of an assistant professor at Delta State University -- shot and killed himself as police closed in on him.
  • Shannon Lamb Photos: Pictures of Delta State Shooting Suspect

    09/14/2015 5:03:54 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 31 replies
    Heavy ^ | 14 Sept 2015 | Paul Farrell
    Shannon Lamb, a 45-year-old Geography professor at Delta State University, has been named as a person-of-interest in two killings. One was the shooting of a woman in the town of Gautier, Mississippi, who was discovered on the morning of September 14. The second slaying occurred the same day at Delta State University ...
  • Police: Active Shooter At Large On Mississippi's Delta State Campus

    09/14/2015 9:19:58 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 100 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09/14/2015 | Katherine Krueger
    An active shooter has been "spotted" on Delta State University's campus in Cleveland, Miss. around 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to the campus' Twitter feed. Cleveland police confirmed one victim has been transported to the hospital, while the suspect remains at large, the Clarion-Ledge reported.
  • Supporters to Stage Im with Kim Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident:

    09/03/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | JULY 20, 2015 | ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident: Theyre after us WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS ON JULY 20, 2015 AT 10:27 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Anthony Hervey, an Oxford, Mississippi, native and African-American Confederate flag activist died in a car wreck on the way home from a Save our South rally in Birmingham, now some are concerned the fatal crash wasnt an accident. Also in the car at the time of the wreck was Arlene Barnum, who survived with minor injuries, and says the wreck was caused by a silver car which chased them before swerving...
  • In Trashing Land, The EPA Has Nothing On The Forest Service

    09/03/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2015 | William Perry Pendley
    Americans now comprehend fully the disdain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has for truth-telling, the rights of others, and the environment. Forget the last six spiteful years; the Colorado mine disaster suffices. The EPAs wanton malfeasance experts warned of a catastrophic blowout unleashed three million gallons of orange arsenic-, cadmium-, and lead-laden wastewater into an Animas River tributary trashing public, private, and tribal lands and waters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. Even so, the EPA has nothing on the U.S. Forest Service. In documents filed days ago in a federal district court in Arkansas,...
  • Suspect in Custody After Active Shooter Incident Reported at Mississippi State University

    08/27/2015 3:59:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 27, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    A suspect was apprehended just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday on the Starkville campus of Mississippi State University after the school's student association reported an active shooter situation. During the incident, the organization advised students to "please get to a safe location and do not move." The suspect has not been identified and the motive is not known. No one was injured in the incident, as the suspect apparently did not fire any shots. The suspect was first seen at Carpenter Hall, which houses the school's mechanical engineering department. The suspect was later seen at Lee Hall, a building that...

    08/27/2015 8:25:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 131 replies
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Brandon High School Band pulled from football game performance (and fined $7,500)

    08/23/2015 11:10:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 52 replies
    MSNews ^ | August 21, 2015 | Maggie Wade
    The Brandon High School Band did not perform at halftime during the season-opening game Friday night. A statement from the Rankin County School District says a July federal court order is the reason the band was banned from Friday night's halftime show. The band had been slated to perform the hymn "How Great Thou Art." The district made the decision to ban the halftime show after learning the hymn was included in the performance. "It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why....
  • HS Marching Band Barred From Playing Halftime Hymn...

    08/23/2015 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/22/15 | Dave Urbanski
    ...But Fans in Stands Have an Answer for That Ruling A Mississippi school district had just been through some serious gavel pounding from a federal judge including a $7,500 fine and didnt want any more problems. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves gave Rankin County School District the word on July 10, saying it promoted Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop. So Reeves fined the district $7,500 and again ordered it to stop sponsoring prayers at graduations, assemblies, athletic competitions and other school events, WLBT-TV reported. That means administrators, teachers and staff of the Rankin County...
  • Mississippi's Most Dangerous Towns

    08/23/2015 5:10:48 AM PDT · by WKB · 66 replies
    MSNEWS ^ | On August 21, 2015 | Chad Dixon
    JACKSON, Miss. has put out its list of the most dangerous cities in Mississippi. The magnolia state is ranked the 36th most dangerous state in the country, putting it in the bottom half of states when it comes to safety. Home Security Shield helped come up with the list. HSS says, Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Mississippis most dangerous cities. The top ten most dangerous cities in...
  • Third Louisiana Public Water Supply Site Tests Positive for Brain-Eating Amoeba

    08/19/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | August 19, 2015 | Katy Galimberti
    Public officials are in the process of eliminating Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm water, from another drinking water supply in Louisiana. Naegleria Fowleri was detected during routine tests on Aug. 5 at a utility district in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, roughly 80 miles from New Orleans... According to the local fire department, the Schriever Water System serves approximately 97,000 residents in the Houma area. .. While officials say the water is safe for drinking, residents are urged to use caution with the water, not letting it get into their nose. Humans are infected when water containing the...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Busts Lying, Ticket Quota Cop

    08/19/2015 9:10:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/18/2015
    High court in Mississippi says state trooper who issued 25 bogus tickets should never have been reinstated with full back pay. A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer who issued bogus traffic citations to meet his ticket quota was fired on Friday by the state supreme court. All nine justices agreed that the department was right to terminate Sammy William Ray and that the state Court of Appeals was wrong to intervene to give him his job back, with full back pay. Ray was a six-year veteran trooper in 2009 when a routine audit revealed that he had been responsible for an...
  • From Trump to McDaniel: Is Ted Cruz Running a Brilliant Stealth Campaign?

    08/17/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 8/17/2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz was overshadowed during much of the first GOP debate, but he finished strong. And this might turn out to be a microcosm of his larger campaign plan. True, Donald Trump is sucking up everyones oxygen. And, yes, logic would dictate that because he occupies the same populist space as Cruz Trump would take a disproportionate number of votes from the Texas conservative. But, instead, Cruz is polling well in third place, behind Trump and Ben Carson, according to a new Fox News poll. And if Trump gets out of the race (for now, thats...
  • In Bush, Cruz Finds Increasingly Useful Foil

    08/14/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/12/15 | Patrick Svitek
    As Ted Cruz traipses through the South, his mentions of one Republican draw more derision than that of any Democrat, President Obama and presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton included. Jeb Bush. During campaign stops Monday and Tuesday in Tennessee and Mississippi, Cruz's references to the former Florida governor, now a staple of the senator's stump speech, often elicited loud booing, sometimes accompanied by scattered shouts of "Establishment!" or "RINO!" (Republican In Name Only). For months, the Republican Texas senator has been alluding to Bush as the archetypal moderate, insufficiently conservative and guaranteed to shut the GOP out of the White House...
  • The Latest on Islamic State arrests in US: Judge denies bail

    08/11/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    A federal magistrate judge has ordered a young man and woman from Mississippi to be held without bail, pending grand jury action on charges they attempted to join the Islamic State. U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander made the ruling Tuesday in Oxford. Alexander said that although 20-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 22-year-old Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla have never been in trouble with the law and have family members willing to oversee their home confinement, she still feared that both would attempt to commit acts of terrorism. Federal prosecutors had pushed Alexander to deny bail for both, citing statements made to...
  • Cruz for President Announces Mississippi Leadership Team

    08/10/2015 4:27:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | 08/10/15
    Sen. Cruz Names Mississippi State Co-Chairs Senator Chris McDaniel and Keith PlunkettHOUSTON, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the beginnings of his Mississippi Leadership Team, consisting of top Mississippi conservative activists and current state senators. Led by Co-Chairs State Senator Chris McDaniel and Keith Plunkett, the group will be in charge of helping to assemble and grow Sen. Cruzs grassroots network in Mississippi in advance of the March 8th primary.This Tuesday, Sen. Cruz will visit the Magnolia State on his Cruz Country bus tour to speak at locations across Mississippi, including a Down Home Breakfast at...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Republican decries GOP double standard (Chris McDaniel)

    12/30/2014 1:53:27 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R) on Tuesday accused Republican leaders of enforcing a double standard in their response to the revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002. ADVERTISEMENTMcDaniel nearly took out Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in the this year's GOP Senate primary. He was the target of attacks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and some in the state GOP who said he should withdraw from the race because he had booked a speaking engagement at a conservative rally alongside a white nationalist. McDaniel ultimately withdrew from the rally....
  • Rand Paul on Mississippi: Im for more people voting

    06/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25 at 2:34 PM | Paul Kane
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, declined to support tea party critics of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's efforts to mobilize non-GOP voters to win the Republican nomination."I'm for more people voting, not less people voting," Paul told reporters Wednesday.Paul, an original tea party icon for his 2010 GOP primary win over the establishment, has worked assiduously the past year on broadening his party's appeal to minority voters, including negotiating with Democrats on efforts to rewrite the Voting Rights Act.Cochran's vote total grew by almost 40,000 votes from the initial June 3 primary to Tuesday's runoff against state...
  • MFPs Sarcastic Top 12 Ways Rand Paul Defeated the Washington Machine

    04/11/2015 5:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    1 Rand Paul defeated the Washington machine by comparing opponents of amnesty to Nazis (SNIP) 2 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand (SNIP) 5 Then he defeated the Washington machine by endorsing Mitch McConnell even after McConnell pledged to crush conservatives (SNIP) 6 Then he defeated the Washington machine by ditching Steve King (SNIP) 8 Then he defeated the Washington Machine by telling conservatives to get over Thad Cochran election fraud (SNIP) 12 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to black supremacist Al Sharpton
  • Candidate who didn't even vote wins Democratic nomination

    08/05/2015 7:15:42 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 19 replies
    The Journal ^ | August 5, 2015 | Rogelio V. Solis
    Robert Gray of Jackson, who won the Democratic primary for governor over two candidates, Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer backed by much of the Democratic establishment and Dr. Valerie Adream Smartt Short, an obstetrician-gynecologist, is interviewed in the hallway of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Gray, a long distance truck driver, was a surprise winner, having spent virtually no money on advertisement and doing a limited amount of campaigning. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • The Latest: Man charged with disturbing peace at Camp Shelby

    08/05/2015 4:47:59 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 8/5/2015 | AP
    The latest on shootings at the Camp Shelby military facility in southern Mississippi (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Officials say they have arrested the man they believe was making the sounds soldiers at Mississippi's Camp Shelby reported as gunshots Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Ted Cruz to campaign with establishment foe McDaniel in Mississippi

    08/05/2015 3:41:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 5, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz will campaign next week with Chris McDaniel, the insurgent conservative who mounted a high profile but ultimately unsuccessful primary challenge to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran last year. Cruz, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate, is planning a weeklong swing through the South. While in Mississippi on Tuesday, hes set to stop in the northern cities of Tupelo and Olive Branch, and McDaniel is expected to accompany him during the trip and ride on Cruzs campaign bus, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier confirmed. McDaniel initially edged Cochran in last summers primary election but fell just short of the majority...
  • One person detained following reports of shootings at Camp Shelby

    08/05/2015 1:09:41 PM PDT · by dware · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.05.2015 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: A man was reportedly detained Wednesday by law enforcement officers investigating reports of shots fired on consecutive days at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi. reported that police were searching the area near the camp's southern boundary when a maroon truck passed them and a shot was heard. Police pursued the man, who claimed his truck backfired.
  • Shots fired near Mississippi military site AGAIN

    08/05/2015 9:52:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    While male in red truck seen firing at training center two days in a row National Guard authorities in Hattiesburg said a shooter fired into the air near soldiers training at Camp Shelby on Wednesday morning It was in the same area where soldiers reported gunshots fired from a pickup truck a day earlier. The description of the shooter was the same in both instances, Patterson said: a white male in a red pickup truck
  • Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

    08/04/2015 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2015 | AP
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV ( ) that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.
  • One suspect sought in Camp Shelby shooting(Unarmed) (MS)

    08/04/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 64 replies
    WLOX ^ | Ryan Moore
    <p>CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities are searching for two suspects that allegedly fired shots at a group of soldiers at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.</p>

    08/04/2015 3:40:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 88 replies
    Many Sources ^ | Aug 4, 2015
    FROM Ballotpedia: What's On The Ballot Mississippi: In Mississippi, voters will cast ballots in contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November, including governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Just two of the seven races—those for Mississippi Public Service Commission in the Central and Southern districts—feature no incumbents. Mississippians will also vote in primaries for seats in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi State Senate. Mississippi State executives See also: Mississippi state executive official elections, 2015 Contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November State legislatures See also: State...
  • Man facing drug charges fatally shot in the chest outside of a Mississippi criminal courthouse

    08/03/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Regina F. Graham
    The victim in the shooting has been identified as Kendrick Armond Brown Brown, 32, was waiting outside the courthouse where he was to appear in court on drug charges A suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the county jail It's unclear why the suspect shot Brown, who was a father of two A man who was facing drug charges was fatally shot in the chest outside of a Mississippi criminal courthouse Monday morning.
  • GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo, Olive Branch Aug. 11

    08/02/2015 5:20:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, August 2, 2015
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will visit two north Mississippi cities this month.The Commercial Appeal ( ) reports that the junior senator from Texas has stops scheduled Aug. 11 at restaurants in Tupelo and Olive Branch.The conservative Republican will be at Connie’s Fried Chicken in Tupelo at 9 a.m. and at Sweet Pea’s Table in Olive Branch at noon.DeSoto County campaign spokesman Donnie Abernathy said Friday that Cruz had wanted to visit there in early May but had to cancel because of Senate action.Republican Mitt Romney carried the state with a little more than 55...
  • Community moved by disabled vet's story help fix what vandals destroyed

    07/31/2015 2:38:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies ^ | july 28, 2015 | patrice clark
    Are the words "blacks rule" and a burned Mississippi state flag considered a hate crime or vandalism? Pascagoula police are still trying to answer that question, one day after those inflammatory words and a charred flag were discovered on a residential driveway. Meanwhile,there's a new state flag flying at Bob Comans' home. The85-year-old was like a kid on Christmas Day as he opened his new Mississippi flag Tuesday. "Two men come and parked out front and brought me a flag in a box and said they were from the American Legion in Gautier," Comans said. The disabled Korean War veteran...
  • Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

    07/30/2015 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | by Noel Johnson
    Being dead may not necessarily disqualify you from voting this year in Mississippi. That’s because some voter rolls in the Magnolia State contain more people registered to vote than people who are alive.The dismal state of voter rolls in many Mississippi counties not only facilitates voter fraud, it violates federal law. Take Clarke County, for example: according the United States Census, in March 2015 Clarke County had 12,646 registered voters — despite having a voting-age population of only 12,549.That’s a registration rate of over 100 percent. That’s not only implausible, it’s impossible.On Monday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation sued [1]...