Small town Mississippi newspaper reports on the first ever gay marriage in their county. They label it "historic" and put it on the front page. The local bigots go crazy.Read more »
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS (WLBT) - It was to be their big day, but a Jackson couple says the church where they were planning to wed turned them away because of their race. They had set the date and printed and mailed out all the invitations, but the day before wedding bells were to ring for Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson, they say they got some bad news from the pastor. "The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if he went on to marry her, then they would vote him out the church," said Charles Wilson.Read more »
Mississippi has instituted a series of unreasonable regulations for doctors who perform abortions. Using a practice very similar to the kind of bottlenecking that was done to suppress black votes during the Jim Crow era, Mississippi has systematically squeezed the number of abortion clinics in the state down to just one. If a federal court ultimately finds its new regulations constitutional, that one will be gone too. (Wednesday, a federal judge extended his temporary order to let the clinic stay open).Read more »
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a radioactive release into the Mississippi River from the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson.Read more »
"The danger here is someone who would break into somebody's house and steal panties could very easily escalate later into something different if you do not put restrictions on them," said Creekmore.Read more »
Under the legislation, officers could use a database to check the insurance status of a motorist who’s pulled over for a primary offense. The agency would also run periodic computerized, random checks on registered license plates.
The bill would allow employees with county tax collector’s offices to check the status when motorists come in to buy car tags. If the motorist doesn’t have insurance, the tag won’t be issued. Simpson said the problem is that the bill doesn’t require the tax collector’s office verify insurance.Read more »
Former Corinth policeman Jamie Brewer will plead guilty Friday to charges he robbed motorists during fake traffic stops.he conducted traffic stops in Alcorn County and secretly took cash from nine different motorists Sept. 17-18.He also is accused of violating their constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizure.Read more »
A day after union workers rejected for a second time a contract that might have saved their jobs, the Metro East company told them it was moving about 1,000 ammunition production jobs from Metro East to Oxford, Miss.Read more »
Choctaw Nation decides to expand their casino. Governor of Mississippi, after being told what the Choctaws are doing is legal by the state Attorney General, decides that's not good enough and is suing. Legislators don't even hide the fact that the reason they are suing is because they can't collect taxes on the dealings of the proposed casino.Read more »
This is from 2008, but still relevant. Small town in Mississippi gets a $845,000 grant from the Feds to build an AMTRAK station.The town is a flag stop, so the train doesn't even stop there regularly, and AMTRAK provides no services at the station. It is basically just a nearly $1 million dollar rain shelter. Insane.....the free market would never waste money like this.Read more »
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