Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:06:15 GMT
New details are emerging on the suspect and device found at Marion General Hospital Thursday. Columbia Police, Marion County investigators, ATF, MBI, and the highway patrol responded to a possible explosiveMore >>
Investigators from Columbia, Marion County, ATF, MBI, and the Highway patrol responded to a possible explosive device at Marion General Hospital on Thursday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:24:53 GMT
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General, Jim Hood. Hood released a document in anticipation of the law that starts July 1 withMore >>
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General Jim Hood.More >>
We are now closing in on 60 days since the explosion of the BP deep water well and subsequent flooding of monumental amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. This has been dubbed as the biggest ecological crisis in our history. It is killing the livelihoods of countless thousands who make their living in one way or another from the water in the Deep South states. It is literally killing all manner of sea and wildlife daily and upsetting the balance of nature. It is a horrible catastrophe that will take years from which to recover.
Estimates for the completion of the relief well to stop this ocean bottom geyser range from mid- August to mid-September. Meanwhile politicians on both sides of the aisle are pointing fingers trying to blame one another and the White House is trying to make political hay by using this tragedy to push its energy agenda and deciding which behind to kick the hardest. I say enough!
Let's forget about politics, partisan agendas, and—aside from making sure the people who bear the brunt of this travesty are taken care of by those who are responsible—lets work together and call for help from anyone else has resources or ideas to get the spill stopped sooner and the clean up effort running more efficiently. There will be plenty of time for the blame game…political football…new agencies and initiatives and making people pay for any negligence once we stop this problem that is growing daily. We have to bring all focus to bear with government, private industry, academia and the world community all working 24/7 to get the hole plugged and the environment protected.
Rhetoric won't get it done. Effective leadership and a free flow of ideas and cooperation just may.
I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's Viewpoint.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:45:53 GMT
With the possibility of a special legislative session on Medicaid just around the corner, the head of a Jackson-based, non-partisan think tank is reiterating his opposition to expanding that program. ForestMore >>
Forest Thigpen, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, says expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act would be a costly mistake for Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:32:20 GMT
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. The 4000-square-foot facility has five quarantine areas and a medical emergency treatmentMore >>
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. More >>