Tag Archives: Mississippi

MS Man Regrets Refusing Vax After Leg Amputation

New Orleans’s Fox News affiliate reports: Bryan Thompson, 43, is married to Audrey. He has a 6-year-old son named Endymion. He works for an IT company from home. He says he’s otherwise a healthy man, but he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. “I was unvaccinated, yeah, I myself was a little skeptical and I felt it got rushed, I wanted to …

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Mississippi Petitions SCOTUS To Overturn Roe V Wade

The Washington Post reports: Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade in order to uphold the state’s restrictions on abortion access, and to renounce the court’s landmark holding a half-century ago that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to obtain an abortion. The state’s bold request is in a brief filed Thursday that seeks to convince …

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Man Charged With Beating Cops With Pipe In DC Riot

CBS News reports: The FBI arrested a Mississippi man Tuesday on felony assault charges for allegedly assaulting police with a metal pipe during the Capitol riot. Michael Leon Brock was taken into custody in Southaven, Mississippi, on Tuesday and made an initial appearance before a federal judge on Wednesday. According to a statement of facts filed in federal court, a …

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MS Health Officials Call For Masks, GOP Gov Refuses

The New York Times reports: Mississippi health officials, in a stark reversal, announced new recommendations on Friday to combat the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, urging older and chronically sick residents to avoid crowded indoor spaces. The highly contagious Delta variant became the dominant variant in the United States this week, accounting for about 52 percent of infections. …

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Mississippi Sued Over Standard Issue “In God We Trust” License Plates, State Charges $30 For God-Free Plates

Religion News Service reports: Atheist and humanist groups are suing Mississippi over the state’s “In God We Trust” license plate, calling it unconstitutional and seeking alternatives that don’t require additional fees for Mississippi drivers. In a federal complaint filed Tuesday (June 22) in Mississippi U.S. district court, American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious Mississippi residents claim the …

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SCOTUS To Consider Major Rollback Of Abortion Rights

ABC News reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of …

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Mississippi Supreme Court Tosses Entire Ballot Initiative System Because State Lost House Seat In 2020 Census

The Mississippi Free Press reports: The Mississippi Supreme Court today killed the medical-marijuana program that 68% of Mississippi voters approved in 2020, and with it, the state’s entire ballot-initiative process. The ruling means that voter-driven efforts to adopt early voting and expand Medicaid in the state are also now dead. The language of the law says that citizens collecting signatures …

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“Significant Crack” Closes Interstate Bridge [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said. A congressional Democrat from Tennessee flagged the crack as a warning sign of …

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MS Gov Proclaims It To Be Confederate Heritage Month

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Despite asking Gov. Tate Reeves’ office since late March if he planned to again declare April as Confederate Heritage Month with no response, this publication just found what appears to be this year’s proclamation. The new document, which Reeves apparently signed on April 7, 2021, appears on the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Camp 265 Rankin …

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Mississippi Gov Defends Lifting Mask Mandate: Unlike Biden, “I Actually Trust People To Make The Decisions”

Axios reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) defended his decision to revoke the state’s mask mandate on CNN, describing the move as backed by data and a necessary step to boost the state’s economy. Why it matters: Although hospitalizations have dropped, Mississippi had the largest increase in the average of new coronavirus cases over a seven-day period in the country …

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Mississippi Joins Texas In Dropping COVID Restrictions

Jackson’s ABC News affiliate reports: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is massively scaling back COVID-19 protocols in Mississippi. He is replacing all current executive orders with “recommendations.” This effectively ends all mask mandates within the state. It also means businesses will be able to operate under full capacity with no restrictions. “Today, I signed what I expect will be one of …

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MS Gov Announces Day Of Prayer Against COVID

From GOP Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves: This has been a challenging, dare I say a very, very hard year for so many of our fellow Mississippians. There has been so much suffering and for many of our fellow Mississippians, we continue to suffer. As we close out this year, I felt the need to go to God in prayer for …

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Mississippi Hospitals Run Out Of ICU Beds, Gov Defiant

The Mississippi Free Press reports: With COVID-19 cases ramping up, Mississippi’s capital city has run out of ICU beds. “Zero ICU beds in Jackson. Very few elsewhere. Please protect yourself and your family,” Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in a grim tweet this morning. There is still no statewide mask mandate; Gov. Tate Reeves allowed it to …

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MS Gov Vows To Defy Any Lockdown Order By Biden

The Hill reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said his state will not comply with a mandatory six-week national quarantine should President-elect Joe Biden try to enforce one when he enters office. “We’re not going to participate in a nationwide lockdown,” Reeves said during a Facebook Live COVID-19 update on Thursday, citing a Biden adviser’s suggestion that a collective effort …

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MS Senate Incumbent Has Not Campaigned Or Held Debates, Uses Foreign Stock Footage In Ad [VIDEO]

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Canadian, Russian, South African and Ukrainian models appear in U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s first 2020 campaign ad for her Mississippi campaigns—but no Mississippians. Instead, the ad uses stock footage from foreign production companies as the senator talks about the work she has done to bring jobs and economic growth to Mississippians. “Two years ago when …

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Kanye West Qualifies For Mississippi Ballot

ABC News reports: Kanye West will appear as a presidential candidate on Mississippi’s ballot in November, after being approved as a qualified candidate by the State Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday. The rapper has already qualified to appear on the ballot as an independent candidate in several states, including Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Utah. To qualify in …

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Graham Hails “In God We Trust” Mississippi Flag

Franklin Graham posts to his Facebook page: Mississippi gets it. Their new state flag design contains the motto “In God We Trust.” While some try to take God out of as much as possible, it’s refreshing to see Mississippi taking this stand that will be seen for generations to come. It is only by God’s grace that we have been …

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Mississippi Selects Flag Design, Voters Must Approve

USA Today reports: A state commission selected the Magnolia Flag to be the next flag of Mississippi. Voters will decide in November whether to approve it or restart the process. The commission voted Wednesday to recommend the flag over one other final design that featured a shield with wavy lines representing water. The final designs were selected out of about …

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MISSISSIPPI: Thousands Of Students And Teachers Told To Quarantine As Hundreds Test Positive For COVID-19

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Even as public schools across Mississippi reported hundreds of new COVID-19 cases among students and teachers, dozens more schools opened up today. In Hinds County, Gov. Tate Reeves arrived for his press conference today and immediately launched into a discussion of the latest news. After the governor was done with his initial remarks, around 10 …

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Mississippi Sorry For Listing Mosquito Flag As Finalist

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports: A viral design being proposed as the new state flag for Mississippi originated as a joke and was only included in a list of finalists due to a typo, according to officials. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is currently narrowing down options to replace its current flag after lawmakers voted to remove the …

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