CLARION LEDGER – He sings karaoke and wears a marijuana suit. He wants to be the next Mississippi governor

CLARION LEDGER – Want a real vote on the Mississippi flag? How to make it happen in 2020

A registered voter comes up with language amending the Mississippi Constitution to alter the flag design, then submits their proposal to the secretary of state’s office. The attorney general’s office then reviews it, and might recommend some tweaks before the final language and proposed ballot question is finalized.

Then comes the hard part: collecting signatures.

To get on the ballot in Mississippi, an initiative sponsor has a year to gather a minimum of 86,185 certified signatures from state voters in support of the proposed ballot question.

Sen. Wicker talks confirmation of judges


CLARION LEDGER – Madison mayor released from lawsuit over suicide in Cochran nursing home break-in scandal

A federal judge has dismissed Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler and Madison police officer from a lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of an attorney who killed himself.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled Tuesday that Hawkins-Butler has immunity from the lawsuit. The judge also dismissed Madison Police Officer Chuck Harrison from the lawsuit, saying that he only used an erroneous legal citation to charge attorney Mark Mayfield.

However, Reeves allowed the lawsuit to continue against the city of Madison and police  officer Vickie Currie.

Congressman Thompson seeks accounting on social media efforts to “fight back against…terroristic content”


Sen. Hyde-Smith comments on HHS rule


GULFLIVE – EEOC complaints against Mayor Mario King, City of Moss Point dismissed

The state has found the City of Moss Point has committed no wrongdoing regarding EEOC complaints filed against the city and Mayor Mario King.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has deemed former employees with the City of Moss Point’s complaints against the city have been dismissed, according to the state office.

“Based upon its investigation, the EEOC is unable to conclude that the information obtained establishes violations of the statues,” the document states. “This does not certify that the respondent is in compliance with the statutes. No finding is made as to any other issues that might be construed as having been raised by this charge.”

Hyde-Smith promotes manufacturing in Mississippi


WTOK – Mississippi company gets Navy contract

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Thursday announced the 18-month contract award to Golden Manufacturing Co. in Tishomingo County.

The contract is for work to be completed by October 2020, and the Navy has the option to approve one-year extensions for the following three years.

Last month, Golden Manufacturing received an $18.2 million contract to manufacture uniforms for the Army and Air Force.