MSGOP welcomes Pontotoc County switchers to Republican Party

WLOX – State legislators are looking to make alcohol purchases easier for residents of Mississippi

State legislators are looking to make alcohol purchases easier for residents of MississippiThe Mississippi legislature is considering a number of bills that could allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday. It could also give grocers a green light for selling wine inside their stores and even give consumers the ability to buy wine and have it shipped directly to their homes…

…The proposed alcohol freedom bills are in the House and will need to pass the Senate before they are signed into law by the Governor.

YP – Gov. Reeves makes appointment of First Circuit Court Judge

WXXV – Mississippi gets about $16M from new lottery since November

Mississippi has collected about $16 million from a state lottery that started operating in November.

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Monday that it deposited nearly $8.4 million into the state treasury on Feb. 20.

That is the net proceeds from lottery games played during January. The state received $7.6 million from lottery games played during December.

DAILY JOURNAL – Area lawmakers file bills to change landscape of circuit court districts

With a legislative deadline on the horizon, two north Mississippi lawmakers have filed a bill in the Legislature that would reorganize the state’s 1st Circuit Court District – one of the busiest state court districts in the entire state.

State Rep. Nick Bain, a Republican from Corinth, filed House Bill 523, which would cut certain counties out of the state’s 1st Circuit Court District and add an additional circuit court district. Currently, the state’s 1st Circuit Court District covers seven counties: Alcorn, Prentiss, Tishomingo, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc…

John "Trey" Lamar

…State Rep. John “Trey” Lamar, a Republican from Senatobia, has filled a more comprehensive version of the same topic that includes Bain’s same proposal to reorganize the 1st district but would also create a 24th Circuit Court District that would only contain DeSoto County. DeSoto County is currently part of the state’s 17th circuit district.

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WJTV – Mike Bloomberg campaign makes a stop at Tougaloo College

WTOK – More scratch-off games available in Mississippi Tuesday

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Monday that four new scratch-off games will be available at all retailer locations starting Mar. 3.

“Feedback from players has been very positive regarding the games offered so far,” said MLC president, Tom Shaheen. “As part of this feedback, players have been asking for a Blackjack-style game, which happens to be one of the games being introduced tomorrow.”

Blackjack is a $2 game offering a play style uniquely different from any of the games currently on sale.

WJTV – U.S. Attorney Hurst announces grant funding to reduce violent crime in communities

United States Attorney Mike Hurst announced the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice awarded more than $130,000 in grant funding to three recipients in the Southern District of Mississippi under Project EJECT, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and Project Guardian. The goal of these various U.S. Attorney’s Office and DOJ programs is to fight and reduce violent crime in communities throughout our country.

Former Bryant staffer Kline appointed to Department of Commerce