Second Zika Case Reported in Mississippi

(Jackson, MS) — The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported its second case of Zika virus. This case was in a Noxubee County resident who recently traveled to Haiti. The first case was reported Thursday in a Madison County resident who had also traveled to Haiti.



Airport Bill Passes

(Jackson, MS) — The House passed a Senate bill Thursday, voting 74-46, to create a regional commission to oversee the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Before the vote, there were five hours of debating with African-American lawmakers who compared the takeover to the Jim Crow era. Speaker Philip Gunn was…


First Mississippi Zika Case Reported

(Jackson, MS) — The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Department of Health, the case was in a Madison County resident who recently traveled to Haiti. The person was diagnosed Thursday. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that may cause devastating birth defects…


Former Ole Miss Student Pleads Guilty

(Oxford, MS) — A former University of Mississippi student pleaded guilty Thursday to placing a noose around the neck of the school’s statue of civil rights activist, James Meredith. 21-year-old Austin Reed Edenfield walked out of court a free man pending sentencing on July 21. Edenfield faces up to a…


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…