WLOX NEWS THIS WEEK – Howard Sherman and David Baria
#MSSen: Sherman, Baria would support Feinstein bill
— Howard Sherman (@sherman4senate) June 17, 2018
If I was serving in the Senate now I would be a co-sponsor of the bill. https://t.co/QptKSoOvuR
— David Baria (@dbaria) June 17, 2018
Two candidates in a Republican primary runoff for a congressional race in central Mississippi agree on many big issues, including their overall support for President Donald Trump. Michael Guest and Whit Hughes are both cautious in any criticism of the man in the White House.
“His use of social media would be something I would disagree with the president on. I do support his policies,” Guest, the district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, said during an interview last week in Pearl.
During his own campaign event in Natchez, Hughes expressed concern that international trade disputes would affect Mississippi agriculture.
“If you’re not careful with tariffs, you can get our farmers and our growers and our producers and our small business owners sideways in the marketplace,” Hughes said.
#MS01: Democrat Wadkins supports universal health care
— Wadkins for Congress (@Wadkins2018) June 16, 2018
Mississippi 1st District Congressman Trent Kelly has invited House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) to Southaven Monday to hold a field hearing on small business in North Mississippi.
Entitled “The Perspective of Rural Small Business in North Mississippi,” the hearing is being held at the ServPro Training Center, located at 1160 Stateline Road East in Southaven. The session begins at 2 p.m.
According to a release from Kelly’s office Friday, “The hearing aims to highlight how rural small businesses are fairing in today’s economy and the outlook forward.”
#MS04: Democrat Anderson on family, children border issue
As you bring your #FathersDay to a close, remember these kids didn’t get to see theirs today. In the greatest country on Earth, we’re separating kids from their parents in the name of partisan political tactics. #HumanRightsViolation #EndFamilySeparation #NotAPartisianIssue pic.twitter.com/8znFRAQlxq
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) June 17, 2018
The Mississippi Fair Commission has a new executive director after 8 months without one.
New executive Director Steve Hutton is taking time to enjoy one of the many events the Mississippi Fair Commission puts on…
…That’s right, Hutton says you could soon see a new name on the Mississippi Coliseum, he’s hoping by next year.
“One of the first things we’re going to try to do is we’re going to try to offer naming rights for the Mississippi coliseum and the new trademart,” he said.
The May 2017 crash killed 22-year-old Kaelin Kersh, a Mississippi State University track athlete who had just graduated.
A lawsuit was filed by Kersh’s survivors and two women who were in a car with Kersh when it was struck by a patrol car on a dark highway near Starkville. The suit says the trooper, Kyle Lee, was speeding.
News outlets report the Highway Patrol paid $500,000 into a court account June 6, and it will be divided among those who filed suit. The state tort claims act says that is the maximum amount a government entity would have to pay in a lawsuit.