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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...
  • College of the Ozarks drops Nike over new "Just Do It" ad

    09/06/2018 6:29:27 AM PDT · by fungoking · 14 replies
    KY3 News ^ | 9/5/18 | Staff
    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- The College of the Ozarks says it's dropping its affiliation with Nike in response to the company's new ad campaign. Nike released their ad campaign this week on the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” slogan. It features ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The endorsement deal is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. “In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an...
  • Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Gulf of Mexico

    09/03/2018 4:25:24 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 87 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | September 3, 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    Labor Day 2018 begins with a developing tropical system affecting South Florida. Conditions appear to be conducive for development as the system moves over the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico Monday. Public AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar Map with Alberto Track Overlay
  • NWS: Tropical Storm warnings could be posted tonight [possible TS Gordon]

    09/02/2018 11:35:23 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | September 2, 2018 | National Hurricane Center
    [If this system that is heading to the Gulf of Mexico becomes a Tropical Storm/Hurricane, the system will be called TS Gordon or Hurricane Gordon.] ... 1. Thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave located between north-central Cuba and the central Bahamas is gradually becoming better organized, and upper-level winds are also becoming more favorable. A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the system moves west-northwestward across the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida, and the Florida Keys. The system is forecast to emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early Tuesday and...
  • 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.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MS ~ 21 August 2018

    08/20/2018 6:01:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Wordl !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MississippiNaval Air Station Meridian or NAS Meridian is a military airport located 11 miles northeast of Meridian, Mississippi in Lauderdale County and Kemper County, and is one of the Navy's two jet strike pilot training facilities.Naval Air Station Meridian trains Sailors and Marines in aviation and technical related fields. It is home to Training Air Wing One, Training Squadron 9, Training Squadron 7, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy.The Air Operations Department employs 230 military and civilian...
  • Espy Poll of Mississippi Senate Race Shows Path to Victory for Democrats

    08/16/2018 3:43:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    rollcall ^ | August 16, 2018
    A Democratic poll of the Mississippi Senate special election shows former Rep. Mike Espy having a path to finishing first in a runoff this fall. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed earlier this year to replace longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, is running for the remainder of his term this November. Candidates from all parties will run together on the same ballot, and if no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top-two finishers will advance to a late-November runoff. In the poll conducted for the Espy campaign, Hyde-Smith finished first on the initial ballot with...
  • Chris McDaniel's insurgent Mississippi campaign hits a roadblock

    07/29/2018 4:30:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Republican Chris McDaniel's upstart bid for a Mississippi Senate seat is struggling for traction, with the conservative firebrand raising just $173,373 in the second quarter. The weak performance left McDaniel with a paltry $156,000 in the bank, jeopardizing his special election campaign for the seat vacated earlier this year by Republican Thad Cochran and now held by Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed by GOP Gov. Phil Bryant. The contest will be decided on Nov. 6, the same day as the midterm election, with a runoff to follow three weeks later, and Hyde-Smith, McDaniel's primary opponent, raised $1.6 million in the...
  • Cory Booker: U.S. Senate Hopeful Mike Espy Is South's Rising Star

    07/25/2018 3:50:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | July 21, 2018 | Ashton Pittman
    JACKSON, Miss. — No U.S. Senate race in the country could be more of a game changer in 2018 than the one Democrat Mike Espy is running for the seat vacated by former Sen. Thad Cochran, U.S. Sen Cory Booker, D-N.J., said in Jackson late Friday afternoon. #The high-profile senator, the former mayor of Newark, N.J., made the declaration during a press event with Espy at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.
  • 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...
  • Emmett Till killing reopened by government over 'new information'

    07/12/2018 5:04:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2018
    The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal 1955 killing in Mississippi shocked the world. A Justice Department report to Congress says the agency is reinvestigating Till's slaying after receiving what it calls "new information." Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was kidnapped from his uncle's home in the town of Money and killed after he wolf-whistled at Carolyn Donham, a shopkeeper. Three days later, his mutilated body was found in the muddy Tallahatchie River, weighted down with a cotton gin fan. His left eye was missing, and his right...
  • 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...
  • Mississippi: Judges have No Power to Ban Concealed Guns in Courthouse

    06/28/2018 4:31:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In November of 2011, the Mississippi legislature restored the right to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings, including courthouses, but not courtrooms while a judicial proceeding was in process, to people with an enhanced concealed carry permit.  Some judges in Mississippi attempted to reverse the modest restoration of the right to bear arms. They banned the carry of concealed firearms within 200 feet of any door to any courtroom. In 2016, Rick Ward, a Second Amendment activist, filed a petition to the Supreme Court, complaining that the judges had overstepped their authority. On June 7, 2018, the Supreme...
  • Dem Nominee Forgets If He’s Running For The House Or Senate

    06/26/2018 3:31:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 34 replies
    Randy Wadkins, the Democratic nominee for Mississippi’s first congressional district, is apparently having a hard time remembering exactly what seat he is running for. In a tracking video captured by America Rising PAC, Wadkins tries and fails twice to tell the camera who he is and whether he is running for Senate or the House of Representatives. “Hey, my name is Randy Wadkins, I am the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate,” he begins before realizing he is not actually running for Senate. “Er, sorry let’s back up.”
  • 90 gang members arrested in major South Mississippi crime bust

    06/12/2018 3:39:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 6/12/18 | Joyce Philippe
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A 5-day cooperative operation between various law enforcement divisions led to a massive crime bust in Gulfport. Forty people were arrested as a result of Operation Shark Tank, carried out by the Gulfport Police Narcotics Division, US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, MBN, ATF, HSI and MDOC. The arrests took place between April 16- April 20. Officials say several firearms and narcotics were seized during this operation. Operation Shark Tank is a sub-operation of Operation Triple Beam, a six-week-long violence reduction initiative for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice....
  • Will Victims of a Ponzi Scheme Now Pay for a Diversity Scheme?

    06/06/2018 4:27:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal (Pay wall) ^ | 6/5/2018 | James Freeman
    A federal judge in Mississippi uses a fraud case as a vehicle for his social agenda. On Friday in Mississippi, federal District Judge Carlton Reeves surprised government lawyers by ordering that the appointment of a receiver to recover assets for fraud victims should serve as a vehicle to promote diversity in the legal profession. “It is indisputable that systematic oppression lies behind much of the judiciary’s lack of diversity,” wrote the Obama appointee in his order establishing a process to select a receiver to go after the money taken from investors. Judge Reeves added that “when given the opportunity, courts...
  • 2018 Primary Elections, June 5: Battle begins for both MS US Senate seats

    06/05/2018 5:27:57 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 13 replies
    This is an EXCERPT. Mississippi voters – a few of them anyway – will cast their ballots Tuesday, June 5, in the Democratic and Republican 2018 primary elections. The race for Wicker’s Senate seat ... Wicker faces a challenge from Richard Boyanton, a businessman from Diamondhead, Hancock County, on the Gulf Coast. ProPublica says Boyanton has raised $60,000 for his campaign. If Wicker is re-nominated as expected, the November general election will pit him against one of the six Democrats whose names will be on the ballot in this Tuesday’s primary. ... McDaniel dropped his Republican primary challenge to Wicker...
  • University of Memphis to offer free tuition to children, spouses of fallen service members

    05/28/2018 7:26:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The University of Memphis will not longer charge tuition to the children and spouses of fallen service members.The school becomes the first to offer the national Folds of Honor scholarship as a payment-in-full scholarship, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported on Monday, Memorial Day. The university already accepts the scholarship, which provides a $5,000-year-year payment to undergraduate students under the age of 24 who had a parent severely injured or killed while on active duty. Spouses of any age can also receive it if they have not remarried. Etc...
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto

    05/26/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 96 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 5/26/2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto. Gradual strengthening is forecast until the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar...