Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Gas Pipeline Rupture Injures 46, Forces 300 to Evacuate in Mississippi

Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch Waking Times More than 300 people were forced to evacuate and 46 were sent to the hospital after a gas pipeline ruptured in Mississippi Saturday. The pipeline was used by the company Denbury Enterprises to transport carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide for oilfield operations, according to The Yazoo Herald. It ruptured around 8 p.m. near the […]

Mississippi Welfare Director Busted For Largest Embezzlement Scandal In State History

In fact, the wrestler never taught a class. According to the auditor’s office, Davis and another DHS employee fabricated invoices to pay Brett DiBiase — an ex-pro wrestler who later became a DHS employee — with money that was supposed to go to needy people. DiBiase is the son of former pro wrestler Ted […]

Woman Kept Nearly 200 dogs In Terrible Conditions In Mississippi

Earlier this week, more than 170 dogs from a suspected puppy mill  were rescued from “Hell on Earth” in north Mississippi. Badly neglected dogs were found living in dilapidated make-shift wooden structures located at a woman’s residence in Coldwater. On February 3, the Tunica Humane Society alerted its Facebook followers about the massive rescue […]

Groundbreaking MUMI Conference: Making & Unmaking Mass Incarceration In Mississippi’s Prison Origin

Groundbreaking MUMI Conference: Making & Unmaking Mass Incarceration In Mississippi’s Prison Origin Above Photo: From This past week organizers, activists, students, professors, reformists and abolitionists from across the spectrum convened at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus to discuss the status of America’s outcomes of deadly sin at the Making and UnMaking Mass Incarceration […]

Waterspout filmed in Bay St Louis, Mississippi

   A waterspout formed off the coast of Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, on August 20, as seen in this footage uploaded to Twitter. The clip shows the waterspout near the Bay Saint Louis Municipal Harbor. Other social media uploads also showed a waterspout forming in the area. The National Weather Service warned of showers and […]

‘Let Them Go!’: Tears, Shock Over ICE Raids At Mississippi Food Processing Plants

‘Let Them Go!’: Tears, Shock Over ICE Raids At Mississippi Food Processing Plants Above Photo: Joe Brusky/Flickr MORTON — U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President […]

Oyster fishermen dredging up "100 percent" dead oysters in Biloxi, Mississippi

   Oyster fishermen are saying 100 percent of what they dredge up is coming up dead, which is not only a serious hit to their livelihoods but could have lasting impacts for years to come. Fishermen will tell you part of the draw of the job is just being out on the water, but the […]

Train derails in Mississippi during flash floods

   Heavy rain in Mississippi leads to multiple water rescues, washed out roadways and a train derailment on Saturday. The flooding has been most severe in the Hillsdale community, in southwest Mississippi, where the train derailment occurred. A flash flood warning was also issued for the area Saturday afternoon after several inches of rain fell […]

Democrats Arrested For Running Voter Fraud Ring In Mississippi

A group of Democrats have been arrested for running a voter fraud ring in Madison County, Mississippi.   According to court documents, six people in Madison County were arrested and served indictment for various charges related to voter fraud. reports: The report said that Canton, Mississippi Alderwoman Vicki McNeil was indicted for two counts of voter […]

Woman killed by 2 pit bull terriers in Gulfport, Mississippi

     Gulfport Police said an elderly woman was mauled to death by two pit bulls Wednesday morning. The attack happened just before 8 a.m. on Deidra Court. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the 75-year-old victim dead. “We heard a cry, a scream…There was pieces of clothing and stuff all in the front […]

Mississippi floods are the biggest in 500 years – and human intervention may be partly to blame

     The world’s longest system of levees and floodways, meant to rein in the mighty Mississippi River, may actually make flooding worse. Using tree rings and lake sediments, researchers re-created a history of flooding along the lower Mississippi River extending back to the 1500s. This paleoflood record suggests that the past century of river engineering […]

Video captures waterspout tearing off roof at Chevron in Pascagoula, Mississippi

     Officials expressed concerns over flooded streets and rising rivers Sunday after thunderstorms pelted the Mississippi Coast. Families were being rescued from several homes in Harrison and Jackson counties as floodwaters seeped into homes and continued to rise. “It’s not done yet,” said Earl Etheridge, Jackson County Emergency Services director, at about 5:30 p.m. A […]

Mississippi school district removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from curriculum because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

     A Mississippi school district has pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from eighth grade classrooms because the novel “makes people uncomfortable.” According to The Sun Herald, the school board did not vote on the move, but rather it was an administrative and department decision made on Wednesday or Thursday. “There were complaints about it. There […]

[WATCH] Former Mississippi Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested on Drug Charges

MERIDIAN, Miss. – A former sheriff’s deputy and police officer has been arrested in Lauderdale County on drug related charges. Wesley Alan Stevens was booked into the Lauderdale County jail Thursday. He was booked in for sale of a controlled substance. We have been unable to find out exactly what that controlled substance might have […]

Not A Liberal: Can A Black Mayor Bring Change To Mississippi?

Above Photo: Chokwe Lumumba: ‘We are against the Mississippi state flag. We are against oppression and all of those monuments, relics and images that promote it or memorialize it’ Photograph: Julie Dermansky 34-year-old attorney Chokwe Lumumba sees his election win as proof that even in a red state in the age of Trump, many people […]

Going Underground – From Mississippi to East London – the power of music w/Josette Bushell-Mingo

Going Underground – From Mississippi to East London – the power of music w/Josette Bushell-Mingo Going Underground with Afshin We speak to actress and director Josette Bushell-Mingo about the politics of the incomparable Nina Simone. Her play Nina A Story About Me and Nina Simone follows the singer’s activism and draws a parallel to […]

16 Year Old Mississippi Girl Forcibly Injected With Gardasil Vaccine

A 16-year-old girl from Mississippi was physically forced to receive the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine against her will and the will of her mother.  A lawsuit filed earlier in the month against Canopy Children’s Solutions, a children’s mental health facility, alleges that the girl was injected with the Gardasil vaccine whilst being pinned down screaming. […]

How Did Berniecrats Claim the Jackson Mississippi Movement?

Above Photo: From Do They Want To Be Claimed? Should They? When Jackson’s mayor-elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba stepped to the podium at the cynically misnamed “Peoples Summit”, the annual June pilgrimage of Berniecrats, he carried with him the credibility of a half century’s organizing and struggle in Mississippi and around the country. He put this clout behind Our […]

Military plane crash in Mississippi leaves at least 16 dead

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Nowhere to go: South Mississippi flooded by heavy rains

© Tim Isbell [email protected]MDOT closed Highway 57 south of Vancleave due to flooding at Quave Road last week. More roads flooded and the rivers are rising as a result of heavy rains that fell Thursday, June 29, 2017.      Heavy rain that moved through Thursday evening left yards and streets flooded as the saturated ground […]

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