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A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
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Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
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Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
To rev up Mississippians, House Speaker Philip Gunn is literally putting the wheels in motion with stops in nine cities, bringing lawmakers to the people.
"At least one of the cities is within an hour's drive of everybody," said Gunn.
It's part of his ideas tour known as Mississippi Solutions which started Monday morning at the state capitol. There, Gunn and other lawmakers listened as folks lined up to speak their minds about what they want to see happen in Mississippi's future.
"I would like to see the retirement age increased," said Nancy Bramlett who attended.
"Sadly, affordable housing is out of reach for too many Mississippians," Cindy Griffin with Jackson's Habitat for Humanity told lawmakers.
"An overall majority of Mississippians want immigration reform on the state level," said Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement president Rodney Hunt.
Topics and ideas ranged from medicaid expansion and charter schools to a statewide smoking ban and a wine tax to fund alcohol dependency programs.
"Here in the state of Mississippi we spend a lot of money on corrections, health, rehabilitation and mental health," said Charlie Brenner who attended.
From one idea and concern to the next, Gunn says it opens a dialogue that too often gets lost when lawmakers are busy at the capitol.
"This is not political speaking. This is not for the politicians to tell them what they think or what they're trying to accomplish. It's to hear from the people. What are your ideas on how to improve Mississippi," said Gunn.
Once the tour wraps up on Friday, Gunn says all the ideas will be taken into consideration and some just may become the foundation for new legislation.
"It's going to be interesting when we conclude the tour to find out what the common theme may be," said Gunn.
Gunn's ideas tour will cover the entire state by the end of the week with stops in Greenwood, Hernando, Tupelo, Columbus, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Brookhaven.
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