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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 19, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 15, 2024. Editorial: Keep Talking On Felon Voting Rights Republican majorities in the state House and Senate have different opinions on whether Mississippi should change the way it decides whether people convicted of any of 22 felonies...

Governors of Mississippi and Alabama place friendly bets on lawmakers' charity softball game

Jun. 18, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — State lawmakers from Mississippi and Alabama are playing each other in softball this weekend to raise money for charity — and the states' Republican governors are placing friendly bets on the outcome. The Battle of Tombigbee takes place Saturday at Trustmark...

Judge rules that federal agency can't enforce abortion rule in Louisiana and Mississippi

Jun. 17, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as employers in two Southern states, temporary relief from complying with a federal rule that would have required them to provide workers with time off and other workplace accommodations for...

Supervisors vote to allow solar panel farm in central Mississippi over residents' objections

Jun. 17, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — What could become Mississippi's largest solar energy project was approved by a county board Monday over objections from people who live near the proposed site. Hinds County supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of a conditional use permit for the Soul City Solar...

3 charged in shooting death of Southern Mississippi defensive back Marcus 'MJ' Daniels Jr.

Jun. 14, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Three people were arrested Friday and charged with capital murder in the death of Southern Mississippi defensive back Marcus “MJ” Daniels Jr., police said. Daniels, 21, was killed Tuesday at an apartment complex in Hattiesburg. ...

Gospel group, basking in resurgence, releases first new music in nearly 50 years

Jun. 13, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — She made a single gospel soul record in the 1970s with her brothers, when they were all teenagers. Then Annie Brown Caldwell moved on with her life. Decades later, she was running a clothing store in a tiny Mississippi town and singing on weekends with her husband and...

Former executive of Mississippi Lottery Corporation is sentenced for embezzlement

Jun. 13, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A former vice president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation has been sentenced to five years of house arrest after she pleaded guilty to embezzlement for giving herself unauthorized pay raises, the state auditor said Thursday. Hope Bishop was in charge of...

Ex-officer in Mississippi gets 1 year in prison for forcing man to lick urine off jail floor

Jun. 12, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi police officer was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for forcing a man he had arrested to lick urine off the floor of a jail cell. Michael Christian Green received the maximum prison time on the misdemeanor charge of acting...

Mississippi woman who oversaw drug trafficking is sentenced to prison, prosecutor says

Jun. 12, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi woman who oversaw a drug trafficking organization has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, federal prosecutors say. Linda Hunt, 49, of Crowder, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock. The sentencing came six months after...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 6, 2024. Editorial: Look To Future, Not The Past A congressman from Florida who is Black and Republican made news on May 4 when he said Black families were stronger before the arrival of welfare and other Great Society government programs...