Bill Passed to Protect Mississippians’ Beliefs

(Jackson, MS) — Anyone who provides services to the public could not be punished for acting on religious beliefs that oppose gay marriage, under a bill advancing in the Mississippi Legislature. Friday Representatives voted 80-39 to pass House Bill 1523, which specifies people couldn’t be punished for acting on beliefs…


Crash Kills Mississippi Woman and Louisiana Woman

(Lucedale, MS) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol has reported that a head-on collision between a sports car and a mid-sized car has killed both drivers. 44-year-old Marla Holbert of LA was eastbound in the westbound lane on U.S. 98 near Lucedale, MS about 5:30 a.m. Sunday when her Mazda MX-5…


Strip Club Shooting Leaves One Dead

(Jackson, MS) — One person is left dead after a shooting at the Black Diamonds strip club in Jackson Saturday. The shooting, which started as an altercation inside the club, happened just before 2 a.m. Sylvester Williams was shot as he was trying to leave and Dennis Evans was shot…


MVSU Students Arrested for Rape

(Leflore County, MS) — The four Mississippi Valley State University students accused of rape last week are possibly facing prison time. Kevosiyee Brooks and Dontriell Scott (both of Itta Bena) and Ricky Scott (Memphis) were all arrested earlier this week but are out on bond. Cordarious Samples (Alabama) turned himself…


Protestors Rally to Remove Flag Emblem

(Jackson, MS) — Mississippi is the last state with the Rebel emblem featured on its flag and many citizens are not happy about this. Dozens of protestors gathered outside the state Capitol Thursday for what they called a “One Flag for All” rally in an effort to convince lawmakers to…


Simmons Pleads Guilty in MS Prison Bribery Case

(Gulfport, MS) — A business consultant pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal bribery charge. 60-year-old Robert Simmons admitted, in a U.S. District Court in Gulfport, that he paid thousands of dollars in kickbacks to the former head of Mississippi’s prison system and a county supervisor on the Gulf Coast. Simmons…


MS Candidates May Soon Report Credit Card Expenses

(Jackson, MS) — A bill has been approved by the Senate Elections Committee that would require Mississippi candidates to report campaign expenses they pay with a credit card. Senate Bill 2374 requires candidates to specify to whom they pay campaign expenses made with a credit card and what the payment…


Presidential Candidate Kasich to Campaign in MS

(Gulfport, MS) — Ohio Governor John Kasich’s campaign trail will lead him to Gulfport next week. Kasich will host a Town Meeting at Cafe Climb on Wednesday, February 24th. This event is free to the public and begins at 11 a.m. Kasich will be the second presidential candidate to campaign…


Second Escapee Captured in Memphis

(Jackson, MS) — Two of the three inmates who walked away from a work detail in Jackson on February 10 are in custody. After a tip was reported to Crimestoppers, 31-year-old Gary Chambers of Jackson was found at a relative’s home in Memphis. Chambers was taken into custody by the…