The man at the center of a Mississippi case aimed at restoring the voting rights of felons said Tuesday that he is fighting on behalf of everyone like him who “made a mistake in life.” Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments in a... Read More.
People across Mississippi got into the scratch-off fever Monday as lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in the state. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. People often drove to neighboring states such as Louisiana to buy tickets... Read More.
Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he’s running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state’s painful racial history. “I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi and the United States,” Espy told supporters... Read More.
A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers a seventh time. Doug Evans, who’s running... Read More.
Ulta Beauty contacted the Flowood Police Department in regards to shoplifting earlier today. It was found that an employee heard the fragrance alarm going off and found that two females were filling bags with perfumes. When the females were approached, they ran out the front door. The... Read More.
Mississippi lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed bills Wednesday that could ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. If either bill becomes law, abortions in Mississippi would be illegal as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. There are exceptions that would allow abortion if the pregnancy threatens a... Read More.
Jackson and surrounding cities now have access to millions of dollars of federal cash for much-needed infrastructure projects. Now it's up to the cities to get to work. The Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday approved a total $32.7 million in funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion... Read More.
Gov. Phil Bryant has set March 12 for special elections to replace three former House members who were elected judges in November. The 2019 Mississippi Legislature convenes Tuesday with at least three vacancies due to state lawmakers being elected judges and another lawmaker who will join the Court of Appeals in... Read More.