YP – Biden’s “You Ain’t Black” draws different views from black elected leaders in Mississippi

Mississippi Senate Minority Leader, Derrick Simmons said Biden’s comments did not sway his support of the Presidential candidate.  He echoed Sanders’ proclamation that it was a joke and that the candidate’s record is clear…

…State Rep. Jeramey Anderson said black voters are satisfied with Biden’s apology and were focused on issues that matter to them…

…A laundry list of other Mississippi Democrats have endorsed Biden for President, including U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy and Congressman Bennie Thompson.  Y’all Politics sought comment from both Espy and Thompson, but neither were willing to comment.

YP – Gov. Reeves answers questions regarding Mississippi’s COVID-19 response

WLOX – Casino success signals potential economic revival

Casino success signals potential economic revival

Millions of dollars saturating the South Mississippi economy as casinos celebrate a successful holiday return. Memorial Day’s numbers are now in, and it seems the economy won big.

The Silver Slipper Casino saw a 12.3% jump in its gaming revenue. Thursday was the second-best Thursday in the property’s 12-year history. Overall casinos pulled in $33.9 million Thursday through Monday. Last year, during the same time span, they only pulled in $28.9 million. This is also without one of the largest casinos in South Mississippi, as the Beau Rivage remains closed at the moment.

The $5 million increase is huge as it settles concerns about the casinos’ return and signals an uptick in the local economy.

MSDH: Coronavirus cases up to 14,372 with 693 deaths

WDAM – Petal mayor declines aldermen’s request that he resign

Petal mayor declines aldermen’s request that he resignPetal Mayor Hal Marx refused a request to resign over comments he made on social media regarding the death of George Floyd.

Petal aldermen called for Marx’s resignation on Thursday night during a special-called meeting to address the situation. The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution to censure Marx over his comments and tabled motions to reduce the mayor’s salary and adopt a social media policy.

YP – Palazzo joins suit over Proxy voting

YP – Thompson among first 71 Democrats to cast proxy votes in Congress

Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS 2) joined 70 of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to cast the first ever proxy votes on Wednesday…
Mississippi’s Third Congressional District Congressman Michael Guest called proxy voting “unconstitutional,” adding, “Americans are getting back to work & they deserve Members of Congress who work on their behalf.”

YP – Hyde-Smith: $1.74 million from FCC to boost telehealth

WJTV – Mississippi to drop charge of white ex-cop in man’s death

The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against a white former police officer in the October 2015 shooting death of an African American man because her office reviewed the case and concluded the officer acted in self-defense.

The killing of Ricky Ball sparked protests in 2015 in Columbus, a mostly black city of 23,000 in northeast Mississippi.

Republican Lynn Fitch became attorney general in January. Her office said in a statement Thursday to WCBI-TV that it reviewed thousands of documents in the case and concluded there was not evidence to prosecute the former officer, Canyon Boykin.

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