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 >>
(RNN) - Harry Stamps lived a colorful life, drinking buttermilk from martini glasses (garnished with cornbread), staying at only the best "AAA-rated campgrounds" and sporting the finest attire "by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom."
So while some obituaries cover the basics - family, friends and funeral arrangements - when Stamps died on March 9, his daughter penned an obituary as colorful as him.
"As a point of pride, he purported to remember every meal he had eaten in his 80 years of life," the obituary, which has gone viral since his death, reads.
The tribute waxes poetic about Stamps' "life-long love affair with deviled eggs," as well as boiled peanuts (a Southern delicacy) and Vienna sausages - pronounced Vi-e-na in his home state of Mississippi.
Stamps loved growing camellias, "outsmarting squirrels, never losing a game of competitive sickness and reading any history book he could get his hands on."
But Stamps, a former dean at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and a Korean War vet, was most proud of his "main squeeze" Ann, his grandchildren and the two daughters who he taught "to fish, to select a quality hammer, to love nature and to just be thankful."
He was not so fond of cats, any and all franchises of Law and Order, "know-it-all Yankees" and "Southerners who use the words 'veranda' and 'porte cochere' to put on airs."
But he saved his greatest disdain for daylight saving time, "which he referred to as 'The Devil's Time.' It is not lost on his family that he died the very day that he would have had to spring his clock forward. This can only be viewed as his final protest."
"The family asks that in honor of Harry that you write your Congressman and ask for the repeal of Day Light Saving Time. Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord's Time."
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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 >>