A federal appeals court is not reviving a lawsuit that tried to block a Mississippi city from flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week affirmed a district judge’s decision that dismissed the lawsuit against Ocean Springs.The lawsuit called the flag “racially demeaning... Read More.
Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday's special run-off election to fulfill the seat left vacant by retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s current term through 2020, after being appointed to replace him earlier this year. Hyde-Smith is the first woman to be elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate. It was an unimpressive... Read More.
Ahead of the midterm elections, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) attended a speaking event and, in thanking a cattle rancher for his support, said: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” A few weeks later, and after a video depicting the comment was made public, Hyde-Smith’s... Read More.
In January, mall management said that the mall was closing and tenants' leases were not being renewed. One of the final occupants, the Mississippi Highway Patrol Driver Services will also be closing.Burlington and the section of the building that houses city offices are independently owned and will remain open.Paul... Read More.
The new Miss Mississippi is Asya Branch. Branch won the crown at the Vicksburg Convention Center Saturday night, and is already preparing for Miss AmericaThe third time was the charm for Asya Branch. She came to Vicksburg as Miss Tupelo and wins the crown of Miss Mississippi 2018.Branch says she... Read More.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Colorado State University expects 13 more named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes, a slight reduction from its initial forecast. This is near the 30-year average for the number of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin. Below-average sea-surface temperatures... Read More.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams talked Thursday of saving lives. Adams wants naloxone available to all families and first responders in the U.S. so that the drug can be used to help reverse opioid overdoses. "Any one of you can save a life," he said. "Just like everyone knows about... Read More.
Actors Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin are giving some fundraising help to a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.Howard Sherman is one of six Democrats in the June 5 primary. He is married to actress Sela Ward, and they have a home near Meridian, Mississippi, where she was raised.... Read More.