Reeves ad hits Hood on debates
Jim Hood boasted he’d debate “anytime, anywhere,” demanding 3 debates: North, Central, and South Mississippi. That’s exactly what we accepted. Now trial lawyer Hood is breaking his word and backing out of the Jackson debate. Stop ducking and start debating. It’s time! #msgov pic.twitter.com/tHEh1HEsQ1
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) September 20, 2019
WJTV – Young Democrats of Mississippi holds inspiring youth forum
WLOX – State Senator-elect Jeremy England looks to January
One of our community’s newest legislators, State Senator-Elect Jeremy England talks about what he plans to tackle first when he’s sworn into office in January.
Gov. Bryant sets special election revote in SD 50 for November
In accordance with Special Circuit Court Judge McKenzie‘s order issued on September 17th, I have set the special election for Senate District 50 for November 5th, 2019. pic.twitter.com/7KmgtVyWLh
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) September 20, 2019
The number of Mississippians working increased in August 2019 according to the latest information announced Friday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Mississippi’s unemployment rate in August 2019 was 5.2%, a slight over the month increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from July 2019.
The August 2019 rate is five-tenths of a percentage point higher than a year ago in August 2018, when the rate was 4.7%.
Dem State Rep. Anderson speaks at Climate Strike
I know that one person, one @GretaThunberg, can tilt the balance of power towards the future. We must act quickly or there will be no world as we know it for those who follow us. If those in power refuse to listen, we must take that power away at the ballot box. #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/InYVaLJToD
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) September 21, 2019
Some of the demonstrators, like Tracy Arnett, drove from Starkville to support the cause.
“It’s really and truly about the only issue that truly does matter because nothing else is going to matter if our planet warms, and our sea levels rise, and we can’t grow food that’s viable,” said Arnett.
Sameer Khan, a high school senior, organized the strike with the help of friends; “and especially now that we’re young people, I think that we have a responsibility. If the adults aren’t going to get it, we have to get it done for them.”
Sen. Hyde-Smith meets Prime Minister of India in Houston, Texas
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) September 22, 2019
President Donald Trump has declared Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo counties federal disaster areas.
The disaster declaration is in response to tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that affected the state in late February of this year. The declaration also covers the Yazoo-Basin backwater flooding that affected close to 500,000 acres for over six months.
WJTV – Annual Governor’s Ride raises over $60 thousand for veterans
A big money donor to Ole Miss has pulled his $5.3 million donation to the university after an uproar over a Facebook post he made last year that some considered racist.
The Oxford Eagle reported Friday court documents showed the money by Ed and Becky Meek will be moved to the Tupelo-based CREATE Foundation.
Ed Meek posted on Facebook last September criticisms about overnight activity on the Square in Oxford after home football games. That post included pictures of two scantily clad women, who were black.