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 America The 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.
Saturday Mar 31st a group of teenagers wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee as tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Escorted by police cars, support vans, and a portable restroom, six middle school,... Read More.
After white nationalists marched with the Confederate battle flag last weekend amid violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, critics said the identical emblem should be removed from Mississippi’s flag. This is the second time in two years that the issue has been presented. So far, Mississippi has resisted. Mississippi is the last state with a flag... Read More.
A Mississippi mother is taking legal action against her daughter’s school district after her child was forced to share her high school’s valedictorian title with a White student who earned a lower GPA, reports the New York Daily News. According to the outlet, 18-year-old Jasmine Shepherd, who is the first Black student in Cleveland High School’s... Read More.