Restraining Order Against State Lawmakers Thrown Out

(Jackson, MS) — After a restraining order was granted against state lawmakers Wednesday, House Speaker Philip Gunn filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court challenging the temporary restraning order. Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford filed the retraining order saying the speaker was violating the state Constitution.

Restraining Order Against State Lawmakers Granted

(Jackson, MS) — After the House used a computerized voice to speed-read bills most of Wednesday, Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford filed a complaint against Speaker Philip Gunn. Two democrats in Senate and one in the House insisted that bills be read aloud because they think the Republican super majority…

Coleman Sworn In

(Jackson, MS) — Circuit Court Judge Linda Coleman of Mound Bayou took the oath of office at the Capitol Tuesday. Chief Justice Bill Waller administered the ceremonial oath. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Judge Coleman to a vacancy on the 11th District Circuit Court on March 9 after Judge Johnny Walls…

Teen Hit by Car in Ridgeland

(Ridgeland, MS) — A 13-year-old boy was crossing the street in traffic when he was hit by a passing vehicle on Pear Orchard Wednesday. The child was transported to UMC with a head injury. First responders say he was critical at the scene but his current condition is unknown.

Gov. Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

(Jackson, MS) — Gov. Phil Bryant has requested a major disaster declaration for severe weather and flooding from President Obama. The historic flash flooding started on March 9 and Mississippi has been trying to recover since. Based on joint preliminary damage assessments, Gov. Bryant has asked that the declaration cover…