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 >>
Some opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Mississippi are vowing to continue the fight against that law, also known as Obamacare, despite President Obama's re-election. State Senator Chris McDaniel, who filed suit against the law in 2010, is among those hoping it could still be overturned in court.
For now, he says he'll work to educate people about it.
"Obamacare is such a flawed piece of legislation, it's going to eventually implode," said McDaniel Thursday at a meeting of Jones County Republican Women. "The problem is, it's going to implode after is costs us several trillion dollars. Eventually, there won't be Obamacare, but right now, we have to live with it," he said.
Meanwhile, 4th District Congressman Steven Palazzo had hoped to repeal and replace Obamacare...now, he says he'll focus on repairing it.
"It's still going to add $2 trillion to our national debt," Palazzo said Wednesday at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Petal. "It's still going to increase taxes $800 billion and it's going to put anywhere from a $1 million to $1.5 million people out of business, because the small businesses are not going to be able to afford these new options in the healthcare bill," he said.
Obamacare is scheduled to be fully implemented by 2014.
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 >>