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Ten hospitals in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center.More >>
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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 >>
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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
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(RNN) – Rapper Lil' Wayne is attempting to stomp his way out of controversy after a clip of him walking on the American flag went viral over the weekend. A behind-the-scenes clip of the music video GodMore >>
Rapper Lil' Wayne is getting attention for a viral video some are calling unpatriotic.More >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Millions of dollars have been spent on rallies and ads to court voters in swing states like Florida and Ohio. However, in Mississippi it's a far different story. WLOXs' parent company Raycom Media owns television stations in Biloxi, Hattiesburg, and Jackson. Not one presidential ad has run on any of these stations since the Republican nominee was locked up. Local leaders in both parties were asked about why Mississippi gets so little attention in these races.
While the workers at the Harrison County Democratic headquarters in Gulfport kept track of voting patterns at local precincts, a map on the office wall reminded them of what the party's strategy is nationally.
"What the map looks at is where we have those key swing states," Joe Irvin, Harrison County Democratic Campaign Committee Chair said. "States like Ohio, Florida. States across the country, where there is a high electoral turnout and where the population can go Republican or Democrat. You've got to focus in on those states. We did phone banking to people in Florida."
While Democrats made phone calls, Harrison County Republicans made a call out for volunteers to head to the Sunshine state to help secure its 29 electoral votes for Mitt Romney.
"We in Mississippi send people there to help in those areas that are critical," said Harrison County Republican Chairman Al Hopkins. "That's the system that is in America today and we're going to operate on that system. That is one of the reasons we go to certain states to be sure that we carry those states and so it's the law until it's changed we'll operate under that system. "
The electoral college system means the person who wins the popular vote doesn't always win the election. Some voters said while they find that frustrating, it's not enough to keep them from the polls.
Clinard Davis, a Harrison County voter said he knows how it important it is to vote.
"That's our right to vote. We should vote anyway. You've got to keep voting in order to change things. Nothing is going to change if you don't vote," Davis said.
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