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Entries for January, 2013


Why Did Johnny Lee Butts Die?

Johnny Lee Butts went out for his regular morning walk on July 22, 2012 and never came home. That morning, a car struck and killed Butts; later police arrested a couple of teenagers for the crime. In a recent report, CNN shed new light on what happened that morning . ...

Don't Mess With Miss.

Obviously, people weren't paying attention when, right after the reelection of Barack Obama to a second term, Mississippi asked for permission to secede from the Union. (Again.) Or whenever Gov. Phil Bryant says he doesn't want anything to do with the Obamacare -- which extends to a state health-care exchange ...

Former Med. Examiner Steven Hayne Back in News

Several stories about Mississippi's former forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne have cropped up lately in the national media.

Claims for Mortgage Settlement Due Friday

Attorney General Jim Hood reminds Mississippians that all claims applications covered by the National Mortgage Settlement are due January 18, 2013.

NOW, Rep. Palazzo Supports Sandy Assistance

Since we wrote our stinker quote earlier this week pointing out Rep. Steven Palazzo's hypocrisy over not supporting federal Sandy aid (after begging for Katrina aid), he has thankfully flipflopped: A Republican congressman from Mississippi who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy aid is now voting for the ...

City, Stewpot Offer Emergency Shelter

The City and Stewpot’s Opportunity Center are teaming up to provide emergency shelter for those in need tonight. The center is located at 845 Amite Street. It will open at 6 p.m. Stewpot and the City’s Department of Human and Cultural Service’s Homeless Division every year to provide night-time shelter ...