Posted 10 hours ago

Second arrest made in racially charged beating of retired Marine in West Point.

Marquavious McMillian, 20, of Aberdeen, was arrested Thursday by the West Point Police Department. He was charged with one count of aggravated assault for his alleged role in a fight that took place in the Huddle House parking lot Saturday morning.

Ralph Weems IV, 32, was severely injured in the incident. A spokesperson with North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, where Weems remains, could…

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Posted 10 hours ago

McDaniel delays decision on whether to appeal dismissal of lawsuit

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch said yesterday that McDaniel will take until tomorrow to decide whether to ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn the lawsuit’s dismissal. McDaniel’s camp…

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Posted 10 hours ago

Unintended Consequences: Mississippi makes bird feeders illegal.

Unintended Consequences: Mississippi makes bird feeders illegal.

BY: Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

New regulations passed by the state’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks removed an earlier exemption allowing feeders to be placed on or near residential homes. Under the new rules, all feeders would have to be located more than 100 yards from any property line or building.

Unless you’ve got a really, really, really big backyard, it’s tough to meet that…

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Posted 11 hours ago

Abortion rate decline partially due to new state laws and increasingly pro-life stance of nation.

Abortion rate decline partially due to new state laws and increasingly pro-life stance of nation.

BY: Chuck Donovan | Daily Signal

Over the most recent decade for which data are available (2001–2011), the overall U.S. abortion rate, calculated as the annual number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15 to 44), has dropped, continuing a trend that first appeared in 1980. The decline has been steeper since 1990, with a brief plateau in the middle of the past decade. The 2011 rate…

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Posted 2 days ago

Distraction Of Antipathy

BY: Oswald Chambers

Have mercy upon us, 0 Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly piled with contempt. — Psalm 123:3

The thing of which we have to beware is not so much damage to our belief in God as damage to our Christian temper. “Therefore take heed to thy spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.” The temper of mind is tremendous in its effects, it is the enemy that penetrates right…

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Posted 4 days ago

BREAKING: Court rules in favor of Cochran’s motion to dismiss against Chris McDaniel.

BREAKING: Court rules in favor of Cochran’s motion to dismiss against Chris McDaniel.

Judge says McDaniel waited too late to file challenge with the MS GOP.

Stay tuned.

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Posted 4 days ago

GAO Report: Government Fails to Trace Food Stamp Fraud Online

GAO Report: Government Fails to Trace Food Stamp Fraud Online

States are ill equipped to detect and report food stamp fraud in the digital age, including attempts to sell benefits for cash, alcohol and other services, a new report says.

Much of the fraud occurs through social media and e-commerce websites such as Craigslist, the investigation by the Government Accountability Office found.

The GAO reviewed state and federal efforts to address fraud…

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Posted 4 days ago

BRUNORI: Repealing Mississippi’s Franchise Tax Is A Good Idea

BRUNORI: Repealing Mississippi’s Franchise Tax Is A Good Idea

BY: David Brunori

The problems with the franchise tax should be obvious. The tax is imposed without respect to profitability. Thus, start-ups and businesses caught in an economic downturn pay. That is true with all property taxes, of course. But the difference between a property tax on business capital and a property tax on real property is plain: Business capital can be moved and real property…

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Posted 5 days ago

14 school districts sue state, Musgrove and fellow lawyers could make over $27 million

14 school districts sue state for underfunding Mississippi Adequate Educational Program

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years.

The lawsuit also asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program.

State…

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Posted 6 days ago

Jindal Suit Says Obama Forced #CommonCore on Louisiana and other states.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today sued the Obama administration over Common Core, contending that federal officials unlawfully coerced Louisiana and other states into adopting the increasingly unpopular national education standards.

“The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Jindal said in a prepared statement.

The lawsuit, filed this morning by the Republican…

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