CLARION LEDGER – Tate Reeves ‘will fight for the MAGA agenda,’ Donald Trump Jr. tells Oxford crowd

Donald Trump Jr. speaks Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, during Good Ole Boys and Gals at Johnny Morgan's Shop in Oxford.

At a traditionally non-partisan Mississippi politics get-together known for short speeches, Donald Trump Jr. gave a half-hour polemic Thursday night, railing against the national Democratic party and the impeachment inquiry ramping up against his father.

And the audience loved it.

Hundreds came out to Johnny Morgan’s shop in the woods outside Oxford to see politicians — all Republican except Democratic candidate for transportation commissioner, Joe Grist — stand on an old wooden bench and give stump speeches…

…He  kicked off his speech saying children nowadays were “brainwashed” with “liberal crap” from up North.

Trump Jr. recalled having an “awesome time” at the 2016 Neshoba County Fair, where Gov. Phil Bryant said 99.9 percent of attendees were supporters of his father, and the only other guy there was “confused.”

There’s a lot of Democratic history in the South, Trump Jr. told the crowd Thursday night, but “this isn’t your grandfather’s Democrat party.”

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WLOX – AG Jim Hood plans to file lawsuit on behalf of state over Bonnet Carre Spillway

AG Jim Hood plans to file lawsuit on behalf of state over Bonnet Carré SpillwayAttorney General Jim Hood announced his plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the state of Mississippi against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday afternoon.

Hood explained through a press conference the lawsuit is intended to hold the federal government responsible for the damage the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has caused to Mississippi, specifically the Gulf Coast. The lawsuit has not been filed because a 60-day notice has to be given prior to filing action.

“We don’t want Louisiana or New Orleans to flood, but the Corps has some decision on when to open the spillway,” Hood said. “Mississippi doesn’t deserve to be a dumping ground.”

Hood said fishermen and those affected need some relief now, but it’s unclear when exactly a solution will happen.

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WLOX – Clerks have Saturday hours for Mississippi absentee voting

Clerks have Saturday hours for Mississippi absentee voting

Circuit clerks’ offices in Mississippi are open on Saturdays for people to cast absentee ballots.

Nov. 5 is the election for governor and other statewide races; transportation and public service commissioners in three regions; legislative seats; and county offices.

The secretary of state’s website says circuit clerks’ offices are open for normal business hours Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon the two Saturdays before the election. The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Nov. 2. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by Nov. 4.

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WJTV – Mayor Lumumba delivers State of the City Address

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is set to deliver his State of the City Address, next to the Downtown Parklet Area on South Congress and East Capitol Streets.

The State of the City Address is an annual event where business, community, faith, non-profit and government leaders come together to learn about the “state of the city” from Mayor Lumumba.