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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
With the issue of gun control a controversial topic across the country, House Speaker Philip Gunn is wanting to capitalize on it by telling gun manufacturers Mississippi is open for business.
"It seems to me like a natural match," said Gunn. "We're always looking to attract business to Mississippi."
To help attract that business, Gunn sent a letter to 14 gun manufacturers from Colorado to New York, welcoming them to take a serious look at Mississippi in moving their operations. It's a move he says is worth a shot.
"It would allow us to create jobs in Mississippi and bring an industry to the state that means a lot to the citizens of this state," said Gunn.
Because of the debate on whether the industry needs more governmental regulations, Gunn says many manufacturers across the nation are facing criticism and attacks within the states they currently operate in. With Mississippi's pro-gun environment, Gunn says manufacturers would be welcomed with open arms by many political leaders and residents.
"This type of industry is something that meshes well with the people of the state. We love to hunt. We love to shoot. People enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they have the right to defend themselves," said Gunn.
At this point there are no serious talks about potential relocations, but Gunn says the state at least needs to have a proposition extended and be ready should any manufacturer take aim at the offer.
"This is just an open invitation to them to come. We're open for business here. We'd love to have you come here," said Gunn.
Outside of the letter he sent, Gunn says he hasn't had any other contact with the manufacturers. He hopes his invite can begin a conversation.
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