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Secretary of State Watson faces criticism for saying ‘woke, uninformed’ college students shouldn’t vote

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson has drawn criticism and national attention this week for comments made on WLOX-TV that the automatic voter registration provision of the federal For The People Act would lead to “woke” and “uninformed” college students voting. 

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker talks to Beulah native Annie Ford as NSMC CAO Rodney Clark, COO Sam Miller, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ceja and Executive Director Billy Marlow look on.
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“Connect me to Ruleville”: NSMC telemedicine pilot becomes model for national COVID response

When FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr’s nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2018, his first words were not, “Take me to Ruleville.”

Lawmakers approved seven bills that allow counties to make contributions to non-profits with taxpayers funds.

Lawmakers pass bills that allow counties to donate taxpayer funds to non-profit organizations

Each year, the Mississippi Legislature passes several local bills that include tourism taxes and authorizations of counties or cities to contribute taxpayer funds to non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

SALTER: VMT tax proposal would penalize rural states without substantial public transportation

Below is an opinion column by Sid Salter:

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stepped strongly toward, then beat a rather hasty retreat from the concept of including a vehicle mile traveled or VMT tax component as a means to pay for President Biden’s massive national infrastructure proposal.

Suspects were detained Thursday afternoon in Batesville following a pursuit down Interstate 55 (Courtesy photo)
Suspects were detained Thursday afternoon in Batesville following a pursuit down Interstate 55 (Courtesy photo)
Officers from Senatobia Police Department and other law enforcement agencies assisted in the arrests (Courtesy photo)
Traffic backed up along Highway 6 during the takedown and arrest of the vehicles' occupants (Courtesy photo)

Shooting leads to ‘approximately’ 24 arrests; popular artist reportedly involved

In a season of baseball excellence, we should recall the ‘Willie Ball’

Ole Miss and Mississippi State baseball teams will enter the weekend ranked in the top five in the nation in various polls. Southern Miss is in the top 25 of RPI ratings. Jackson State is undefeated in the SWAC. Delta State remains a Division II power.

Vaccine-resistant COVID-19 strain detected in Mississippi

A more infectious and vaccine-resistant variant strain of COVID-19 was detected in Mississippi on Friday. One person in Harrison County was found to be infected with the B.1.351 variant, which was discovered in South Africa in December and reached the United States in January.

Secretary of State Watson faces criticism for saying ‘woke, uninformed’ college students shouldn’t vote

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson has drawn criticism and national attention this week for comments made on WLOX-TV that the automatic voter registration provision of the federal For The People Act would lead to “woke” and “uninformed” college students voting. 

SALTER: Farmers watching California pro-union law before Supreme Court’s new majority

Below is an opinion column by Sid Salter:

Despite the fact that Mississippi has not been particularly fertile ground for labor unions seeking new members from new employment sectors, the attention of American farmers, growers, and other food producers will watch an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court with rapt attention.

Opinion: Election reform: What’s best for Mississippi

Election reform remains a significant talking point in the wake of one of the most engaging election cycles in U.S. history. The obstacles of 2020 forced numerous election procedures and policies into the national spotlight, prompting states across the country to take a closer look at their overall election system.

The Legislature will appropriate more than $2.2 billion in general funds for K-12 education for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1.

More than $51 million separates legislative chambers on K-12 education appropriation bill

The last chore of the Mississippi Legislature before it leaves Jackson at session’s end is putting together a budget.

Could Elon Musk’s satellite-based Starlink impact Mississippi’s rural broadband rollout?

On paper, Elon Musk’s Starlink venture, an offshoot of SpaceX, appears to have the advantage over other internet providers.  The company can launch their own satellites, it has billions of dollars to invest in new technologies, and their product is winning hearts and minds around the world.  Add in the recent announcement by the FCC awarding $9.

South Sunflower County Hospital Infectious Disease Nurse Henley Harrell (right) administers the first round of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Eddie Donahoe on Wednesday afternoon.
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Indianola Doctor Who Suffered Effects of COVID Among the First to Get Vaccine at Clinic

When Dr. Eddie Donahoe heard that a COVID-19 vaccine was on the way and had the potential to be available to health care professionals before the end of 2020, he didn’t hesitate to raise his hand to be one of the first to take it.

 

 

 

The state Supreme Court building is located in Jackson.

State Supreme Court sets schedule in lawsuit that could overturn state's ballot initiative law

The Mississippi Supreme Court set the schedule Tuesday for briefs in a case filed by the city of Madison and Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler that could overturn the state’s ballot initiative law.

The city’s brief in the lawsuit is due on December 7 and the brief from Secretary of State Michael Watson is due on December 28.

Pictured are some of the contraband items discovered last week during a raid of Unit 26 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. (MDOC photos)

Concrete drill, drugs, phones found in contraband raid at Parchman

JACKSON – In an effort to rid Mississippi prisons of gang-related financial control, a search team of prison staff and investigators raided Unit 26 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman last week.

The first inductees into the National Honor Society at Senatobia Elementary School include: Emma Savannah Chadd, Claire Anne Covington, Miley T’Chelle Dotson, Lorelei Marie Edwards, Kashton Robert Troy Feazell, Landry Gavin Garner, Leigha Danei Green, Taryn Mae Hale, Leland Edward Kairit, Javarian Letrell Mabry, Brooklyn Noel Moore, Maci Claire Faith Moore, Chase Thomas Parker, Easton Hayes Parrish, Trustin Rayiaz Perry, Jr., Brennon Embree Porter, William Watts Skinner, Keagan David Underwood, Aliyah Cynne Walker, Charles Ray Walley, Jonah Wyatt-Glenn Williams, Kaleb Blake Williams, Sabreena Janae Carideo, Arquez Ramon Mays, Denver Allen Reed, and Cortney Janea Wright.
From left are Carrington Luther, Haiden Woods, Kelsey Hoffman, Emily Wilson, Beckham Feazell and Seanna Welch.

SES inducts National Honor Society kids

Senatobia Elementary School held its first-ever National Honor Society induction ceremony Friday, Oct. 9. The 32 students were selected for induction last spring, but school closings caused by COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the ceremony. 

Mississippi voters overwhelmingly voted for the New Magnolia design to become the state's new flag.

Mississippians overwhelmingly vote to support medical marijuana, new state flag

Mississippians voted overwhelmingly to pass ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and a new state flag Tuesday in addition to giving big majorities to President Donald Trump.

Could Elon Musk’s satellite-based Starlink impact Mississippi’s rural broadband rollout?

On paper, Elon Musk’s Starlink venture, an offshoot of SpaceX, appears to have the advantage over other internet providers.  The company can launch their own satellites, it has billions of dollars to invest in new technologies, and their product is winning hearts and minds around the world.  Add in the recent announcement by the FCC awarding $9.

South Sunflower County Hospital Infectious Disease Nurse Henley Harrell (right) administers the first round of the Moderna vaccine to Dr. Eddie Donahoe on Wednesday afternoon.
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Indianola Doctor Who Suffered Effects of COVID Among the First to Get Vaccine at Clinic

When Dr. Eddie Donahoe heard that a COVID-19 vaccine was on the way and had the potential to be available to health care professionals before the end of 2020, he didn’t hesitate to raise his hand to be one of the first to take it.

 

 

 

The state Supreme Court building is located in Jackson.

State Supreme Court sets schedule in lawsuit that could overturn state's ballot initiative law

The Mississippi Supreme Court set the schedule Tuesday for briefs in a case filed by the city of Madison and Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler that could overturn the state’s ballot initiative law.

The city’s brief in the lawsuit is due on December 7 and the brief from Secretary of State Michael Watson is due on December 28.

Pictured are some of the contraband items discovered last week during a raid of Unit 26 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. (MDOC photos)

Concrete drill, drugs, phones found in contraband raid at Parchman

JACKSON – In an effort to rid Mississippi prisons of gang-related financial control, a search team of prison staff and investigators raided Unit 26 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman last week.

The first inductees into the National Honor Society at Senatobia Elementary School include: Emma Savannah Chadd, Claire Anne Covington, Miley T’Chelle Dotson, Lorelei Marie Edwards, Kashton Robert Troy Feazell, Landry Gavin Garner, Leigha Danei Green, Taryn Mae Hale, Leland Edward Kairit, Javarian Letrell Mabry, Brooklyn Noel Moore, Maci Claire Faith Moore, Chase Thomas Parker, Easton Hayes Parrish, Trustin Rayiaz Perry, Jr., Brennon Embree Porter, William Watts Skinner, Keagan David Underwood, Aliyah Cynne Walker, Charles Ray Walley, Jonah Wyatt-Glenn Williams, Kaleb Blake Williams, Sabreena Janae Carideo, Arquez Ramon Mays, Denver Allen Reed, and Cortney Janea Wright.
From left are Carrington Luther, Haiden Woods, Kelsey Hoffman, Emily Wilson, Beckham Feazell and Seanna Welch.

SES inducts National Honor Society kids

Senatobia Elementary School held its first-ever National Honor Society induction ceremony Friday, Oct. 9. The 32 students were selected for induction last spring, but school closings caused by COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the ceremony. 

Mississippi voters overwhelmingly voted for the New Magnolia design to become the state's new flag.

Mississippians overwhelmingly vote to support medical marijuana, new state flag

Mississippians voted overwhelmingly to pass ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and a new state flag Tuesday in addition to giving big majorities to President Donald Trump.