President Trump saddened by loss of Charles Evers

President Donald Trump commented on the death of Charles Evers on Wednesday.  The President said in a tweet:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend Charles Evers. Charles was a trail blazer in politics and a fearless leader, alongside his brother Medgar, for Civil Rights.”

YP – Civil rights leader and political figure Charles Evers passes away at 97

Civil rights and political leader Charles Evers has passed away today at age 97.

A World War II veteran, Evers succeeded his slain brother, Medgar Evers, as NAACP Field Secretary and head of the organization following his assassination.  Charles then went on to a notable political history.

He was elected as the Mayor of Fayette in 1969, becoming the first black mayor of a bi-racial town in Mississippi since Reconstruction.  He later went on to run unsuccessfully for Governor in 1971 and then later as an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in 1978.

Mississippi leaders issued statements on the passing of Evers. Read more here.

Reeves addresses multiple days over 1,000 COVID-19 cases

“This is Mississippi’s second day in a row over 1,500 new cases—far more than any other point in this pandemic. Our hospital system is stretched to the point of pain. I’ll take you through the data in today’s briefing. It paints a frightening picture. Even if you think you are invincible to COVID-19, we are all at risk of heart attacks, car crashes, and violence. We are at the point where open ICU beds are becoming more difficult to find for everyone…not in the near future—today. Please wear a mask and just try. Any effort makes a difference,” said Reeves.

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YP – State Flag Commission holds first meeting in Jackson

The newly formed state flag commission held their first meeting at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson on Wednesday. The meeting featured Speaker of the House Philip Gunn who welcomed the members and expressed the seriousness of what they are about to tackle.

“To the commissioners, first of all let me say thank you for your willingness to serve,” said Gunn. “I want you to understand the weight of what you’re about to do. The last flag we had existed for about 126 years and what we are about to set a course on is going to last beyond the lifetimes of any of us.”…

…Members moved to elect Judge Reuben Anderson as the Chairperson for the Commission.

Governor Reeves bluntly answers critics on his appointments to Flag Commission

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Rasmussen Poll shows Trump, Biden neck and neck

DAILY JOURNAL – Mississippi city’s longtime mayor won’t seek reelection

The 63-year-old mayor of a small Mississippi city says he will not seek reelection.

Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft announced his decision Wednesday during a radio segment broadcast on WLIN-FM…

…Cockroft has served as mayor for the past 24 years, making him the longest tenured mayor in the city’s history.

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