Biden mandated vaccine to avoid other political issues says GOP Gov. Reeves

U.S. 09/20/21, 00:21

A Democrat who occupies the Oval Office used mandatory immunization as an excuse to distract the nation from his political problems, Mississippi's governor said on Sept. 19. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) accused Joe Biden of using the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to avoid taking responsibility for his failed presidential policies. "[Biden] wants to ...

Biden denounces Republican states for ending mask mandate, Texas fires back

U.S. 03/04/21, 11:45

President Joe Biden has slammed Texas and Mississippi governors for removing all their CCP Virus (coronavirus) restrictions and reopening 100% of their businesses, calling their decisions “Neanderthal thinking.” "It's a big mistake," Biden said on Wednesday, March 3, after reporters asked about the two states announcing they will lift their mask mandates and all capacity ...

Confederate icon from state of Mississippi flag to be removed

U.S. 06/29/20, 04:35

The Mississippi House and Senate voted on Sunday, June 28, to remove the Confederate emblem from its state flag, after being the last state to remove the icon. Lawmakers from both sides had given impassioned speeches both for and against removing the emblem, a decision that had created division among Mississippians, ...

Republican Tate Reeves wins competitive race for Mississippi governor

2022 Campaign 11/06/19, 05:35

Republicans reinforced their dominance in Mississippi by maintaining the governorship and picking up a Democrat's last remaining statewide office. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the Mississippi governor’s race. “I want to be the governor for all Mississippians, and I’m going to work ...

680 arrested in largest US immigration raids in a decade

U.S. 08/08/19, 08:15

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday, Aug. 7, that its officers had raided seven food processing plants in Mississippi and arrested 680 mostly Latino workers in what a federal prosecutor described as "the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history." The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours ...

Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

U.S. 07/14/19, 06:06

Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi's capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay ...

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

U.S. 06/13/19, 20:26

Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks and bricks in the hours following the death ...

Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

U.S. 06/05/19, 16:30

The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri.The Missouri River had been projected to start falling in Jefferson City but first rose above its ...

In racial campground gun case, white woman faces misdemeanor

U.S. 06/04/19, 16:51

A white Mississippi woman accused of brandishing a handgun at an African American couple while telling them to leave a campground faces a misdemeanor charge.The Oktibbeha (awk-TIB'-ih-hah) County Sheriff's Department says 70-year-old Ruby Nell Howell of Starkville turned herself in Tuesday and was released on bond. A sheriff's department news ...

Catfish, rice, Navy ships: Cochran spending leaves legacy

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:17

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was a master of the federal budget process, quietly shrugging off criticism about pork-barrel spending while directing billions of dollars back to his home state of Mississippi.Cochran died Thursday at age 81. He was the 10th longest-serving senator in U.S. history and wielded power for ...

Update: 2 senators to speak at ex-Sen. Cochran’s funeral

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:59

The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local):5:50 p.m.Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at the funeral of Thad Cochran, who was chairman of the committee for several years.An American flag flies at half-staff for former Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ...

Former US Sen. Cochran’s funeral set for Mississippi Capitol

U.S. 05/31/19, 10:23

A funeral will be held next week in the Mississippi Capitol for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who represented the state for 45 years.Cochran died Thursday at a veterans' nursing home in Oxford, Mississippi. He was 81.Coleman Funeral Home says visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at ...

Former US Sen. Thad Cochran, ‘Quiet Persuader,’ dies at 81

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:35

In the Washington political scene of bombast and big egos, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi wielded power with a quiet, gentlemanly demeanor. He played piano in his Capitol Hill office and dashed off handwritten notes of thanks or congratulations to constituents. The white conservative reared in the segregationist the Deep South ...

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