The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday that a Detroit man has been charged with allegedly making threats against Gov. Phil Bryant.
Harold Joseph Collins, 48, was arrested on five counts of cyberstalking for making multiple deadly threats over the telephone to Bryant and his office during the month of January.
The U.S. Marshals Service and the Detroit Police Department assisted in the investigation and making the arrest.
WJTV – Lottery could be in Mississippi by the end of the year
Attorneys in the Mississippi House are sharply divided over a bill that could limit the liability of landowners or property managers who are sued by people harmed on their property.
The House voted 74-39 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2901, named the “Landowners Protection Act.” The vote was largely along party lines, with most Republicans supporting it and most Democrats opposing it. After the vote, the bill was held for the possibility of another round of House debate another day.
Republican Rep. Mark Baker of Brandon, who is an attorney, argued for the bill, saying it would bring clarity to business owners.
Senators Wicker, Hyde-Smith cosponsor bill to make E-verify permanent
I have been a longtime supporter of E-Verify for the simple reason that it works. I hope we can make this program permanent and mandatory, as we work to stop unauthorized immigration into the U.S. https://t.co/sAdEkUhXth
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) February 26, 2019
Sen. Hyde-Smith moves into new office
We’re all moved in! Come by and visit us in Hart 702 anytime you’re in DC. pic.twitter.com/ZAGwdQPhJe
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) February 26, 2019
Congressman Palazzo issues statement following House vote on emergency declaration by POTUS
My full statement on HJ Res. 46 ➡️
This is a prime example of the partisan politics that the Democrats under Nancy Pelosi continue to focus on instead of addressing the humanitarian and security crisis at the border. pic.twitter.com/UPs0Wo3dgu
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) February 26, 2019
Congressman Thompson calls for POTUS to ‘stop fearmongering and accept reality’
“It is time for the Administration to stop fearmongering and accept reality.
The only crisis on the border is a humanitarian crisis – one created by this Administration and a border wall will do nothing to alleviate suffering.”
— House Homeland Security Committee (@HomelandDems) February 26, 2019
A House committee on Tuesday amended a Senate “revenge porn” bill to exempt minors from its penalties.
Senate Bill 2528 would provide penalties for anyone who shares or publishes “intimate visual material,” such as nude photos, that were created with the intention of being private.
Lt. Gov. Reeves visits Columbus area in wake of tornado damage
I toured the tornado damage in Columbus today and saw incredible damage to a school, homes, businesses and churches. But Mississippians were doing what we always do – helping each other with food, clothes and cleaning up neighborhoods. Join me in prayer for their recovery. pic.twitter.com/yivLq69jTw
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) February 26, 2019
Fitch addresses Jackson County Chamber, attends Coast Chamber luncheon
— Lynn Fitch (@LynnFitch) February 26, 2019
Fantastic lunch today with the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. So many amazing leaders, like Pascagoula Mayor @DaneMaxwellMS, Moss Point Mayor Mario King, and Jackson County Supervisor Troy Ross! Thank you, @BrandonGPayne, for inviting me to join you! @PascagoulaCity pic.twitter.com/qLGnNwJ3CM
— Lynn Fitch (@LynnFitch) February 26, 2019
During an appearance on the Paul Gallo Show, businessman Perry Parker announced his run for Public Service Commissioner of the Southern District.
Parker says he chose to run for PSC because he believes his 30 years of experience in Finance and business is a perfect fit for the office of PSC.
“I’m going to bring stability and dependability to the Public Service Commission and that is going to go a long way to growing the economy and jobs in south Mississippi,” said Parker…
…Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell is also in the Southern District race for PSC.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he hasn’t given much thought about the University of Mississippi basketball players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest a pro-Confederate gathering on campus.
Bryant tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that he’s been away in Washington and dealing with the aftermath Mississippi storms. He says he hasn’t had “much of a chance to look at” video of the players kneeling.
State Rep. Anderson takes issue with Gov. Bryant over Ole Miss kneeling
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he hasn’t given much thought about the University of Mississippi basketball players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest a pro-Confederate gathering on campus. | See Governor THEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM! ??♂️ https://t.co/M2pOa4YKqd
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) February 26, 2019