Category: State News

  • Mississippi lawmakers reach medical marijuana deal

    Mississippi lawmakers reach medical marijuana deal

    Legislative negotiators and leaders have agreed on a draft of medical marijuana legislation, and are anticipated to ask Gov. Tate Reeves as early as Friday to call the Legislature into special session, sources close to the negotiations said Thursday. Legislative leaders on Thursday released some details of the proposal — which had been kept close to the vest for months — such as that cities and counties will be allowed to “opt out” of having medical marijuana cultivation or dispensaries, although local voters can override this. (See below in story for further details of proposal).

  • Watch Hurricane Ida Come Through Greenville Mississippi Live.

    Watch Hurricane Ida Come Through Greenville Mississippi Live.

    Watch Hurricane Ida Come Through Greenville Mississippi Live.

  • Congressional Candidate Brian Flowers, The Man Bennie G. Thompson Is Afraid To Debate And Is Running Against Comrade Bennie, Releases Statement About January 6th Commission Show Trial.

    Congressional Candidate Brian Flowers, The Man Bennie G. Thompson Is Afraid To Debate And Is Running Against Comrade Bennie, Releases Statement About January 6th Commission Show Trial.

    Bennie Thompson is absolutely the wrong person to sit at the head of this commission.  Bennie Thompson is one of the most crooked and partisan politicians in Washington.  Not only has he been very open and outspoken about his hatred for President Trump, but also for every one of President Trump’s supporters.  There is, in no way, that Bennie Thompson will be able to develop and maintain a bipartisan commission. The outcome from this socalled investigation will be full of lies and half-truths.

  • Webb man, deputy warden at Parchman, charged with civil rights offense for beating inmate | The Sun-Sentinel

    Webb man, deputy warden at Parchman, charged with civil rights offense for beating inmate | The Sun-Sentinel

    Webb resident Melvin Hilson, 49, currently a deputy warden with the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly beating an inmate and then trying to cover it up, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday. Hilson is accused of deprivation of civil rights — specifically, the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment — for allegedly assaulting an inmate “by repeatedly striking him and, at times, striking and knocking [him] to the ground, and then pulling him up, only to strike him and knock him to the ground again” during an incident in Parchman’s Unit 42, according to the indictment. The inmate was injured in the assault, the indictment notes.

  • McDaniel: It’s Time to End Critical Race Theory in Mississippi | Mississippi Politics and News – Y’all Politics

    McDaniel: It’s Time to End Critical Race Theory in Mississippi | Mississippi Politics and News – Y’all Politics

    There’s been a lot of talk in recent months about Critical Race Theory and whether or not it should be taught in public schools. Several neighboring states that share our values, including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas, have already banned the controversial subject matter from all classrooms. Mississippi should join them. So what exactly is Critical Race Theory? It is the belief that American society is inherently racist. Specifically, its proponents argue that every institution, be it political, economic, legal, or social, is dominated by white supremacy, that racism is embedded in everything – public schools, the legal system, healthcare, and all of American history. Nothing is spared. In 2015, Barack Obama said as much. “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives. You know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it. Racism we are not cured of, clearly.”