If you think restoring voting rights is easy, think again…

However, according to one state lawmaker, the process of restoring your voting rights is not as easy as you would think.  Representative Jeramey Anderson has introduced legislation to change that. Image courtesy of Representative Jeramey Anderson Anderson said Mississippi does not allow people who commit certain crimes to vote.  “I don’t agree with lifetime bans”, said …

Ahead of I65 launch, Senate bill could create new medical marijuana program

It appears that the Mississippi Legislature could be moving toward adopting its own medical marijuana program following the November passage of Initiative 65, a ballot measure that passed with nearly 58% of the vote over 65A—the alternative offered by lawmakers. Introduced by Senator Kevin Blackwell (R – District 19), the ‘Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act’ could …

DHS warning of domestic terrorism threat. Mississippi Congressman responds.

Image courtesy of the Office of Congressman Bennie Thompson Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security issuing a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin on the domestic terrorism threat in the wake of the attack on the Capitol: “I commend DHS for issuing …

Ole Miss, MSU, USM announce 2021 football schedules

September can’t get here fast enough as schedules for the 2021 football season have been announced. Below, you’ll find the complete schedules for Ole Miss & Mississippi State as the programs gear up for year two of the Lane Kiffin & Mike Leach eras, and Southern Miss with new head coach Will Hall preparing for …

Mississippi Weather Outlook for Tuesday, January 26th

Here’s a look at your statewide forecast: To the north, mostly sunny with highs in the mid 60’s. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40’s. In central Mississippi, mostly sunny with a chance of morning and afternoon showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms …

Wicker says Trump impeachment trial is sure to inflame partisan tensions

Trump is being accused of inciting insurrection after Capitol Hill was stormed on January 6th while Congress was debating the results of the Electoral College. Mississippi’s U.S. Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement Monday after the House of Representatives delivered its article of impeachment against Trump. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker Impeaching President Trump is …

COVID-19-related hospitalizations drop below 1,000 in latest MSDH data

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 1,452 new cases of COVID-19. Today’s report brings the state’s total up to 266,598. With the confirmation of 75 additional deaths, 5,852 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus. *MSDH Note: 26 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between December 26, 2020 and January 21, 2021, identified from …

Governor’s proclamation signifies launch of ‘School Choice Week’

Governor Tate Reeves speaks during a ceremony launching ‘School Choice Week’ in 2019. Photo by News Mississippi. While this year’s ‘School Choice Week’ in Mississippi won’t feature the typical fanfare of year’s past due to COVID-19, Governor Tate Reeves issued a proclamation signifying the beginning of the week on Monday, highlighting his continued support for …

Governor Reeves delivers 2021 ‘State of the State’ address

After an eventful first year in office, Governor Tate Reeves delivered his State of the State address on the steps of the capitol this afternoon as he looks ahead to 2021. The governor covered a myriad of topics with the overarching theme of the state’s effort to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, …

Mississippi Weather Outlook for Monday, January 25th

Here’s a look at your statewide forecast: To the north, becoming partly sunny with morning and afternoon showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Highs near 70. Clear tonight with lows in the lower 40’s. In central Mississippi, becoming partly sunny with morning and afternoon showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms …