Two Mississippians Reach American Idol Finale Week

(Mississippi) — Of the three finalists to make it to American Idol’’s finale week, two represent Mississippi. La’Porsha Renae of McComb and Trent Harmon of Amory will compete, along with Dalton Rapattoni of Dallas, to become the final winner of “American Idol”. After their Wednesday night performances, the winner will be…



Rankin County Toddler Killed by Pickup Truck

(Pelahatchie, MS) — The child killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night has been identified as 20-month-old Kyng Elizoh Blance. According to Pelahatchie police, Blance was struck by a Dodge truck near 1409 Second Street. The driver, James Grisele, said he was traveling west on Second Street around…


Same-sex Adoption Ban Lifted

(Mississippi) — After an order was filed in a lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Human Services arguing that the state’s adoption policy is unconstitutional, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop Mississippi from carrying out its law preventing same-sex couples from adopting. DHS’s current adoption policy…





Shaw High School a Mississippi Landmark

(Shaw, MS) — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History recently designated Shaw High School as a Mississippi Landmark. This came after MDAH received a notice from the West Bolivar School District regarding needed repairs to the property. After a meeting with the school district about this issue, the MDAH…


MS Supreme Court Approves Gun in Workplace

(Jackson, MS) — The Mississippi Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of allowing guns in the workplace. Their new ruling states that public and private employers cannot fire workers who keep a handgun locked inside their car in the parking lot, even if the business has a policy against firearms…