Mississippi

Storms Possible Across South, Midwest on Eve of Thanksgiving

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Forecasters say that severe weather – including tornadoes – will be possible across large parts of the South and Midwest just before Thanksgiving. The Storm Prediction Center says damaging winds will be the main threat on Wednesday, but a tornado or two will also be possible across the region. Forecasters say more than 21 million people…

Tropical Storm Sally Set to Become Hurricane and Threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Tropical Storm Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Sally is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and reach shore by early Tuesday, bringing hurricane conditions to a region stretching from from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi….

Mississippi Could Drop Jim Crow-Era Statewide Voting Process

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has just retired its Confederate-themed state flag and now the state’s voting process is under consideration of also being retired. The state’s voters will decide in November whether to dump an election process that dates to the Jim Crow era. The state is facing pressure from a lawsuit and possible action from a federal judge….

Mississippi Gov: “I’d Sign Bill to Remove Flag’s Rebel Emblem”

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi lawmakers are taking steps to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The symbol has come under criticism amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. The House voted Saturday to file a bill to remove the symbol that many see as racist. A committee would design a new flag including the words “In God…

SEC may not hold Championship Events in Mississippi Until Flag Change

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi unless the state changes its Confederate-based flag. “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi,” Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement Thursday. “Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are…

Alabama The Traveling State (NOT)

Study ranks Alabama & Mississippi as states with least well-traveled populations.

      More on the research HERE. Categories: News, Statewide Tags: Alabama, least traveled states, Mississippi, most traveled states, traveling

California utility to sell Mississippi, Alabama gas storage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A California company says it plans to sell underground natural gas storage facilities in central Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Sempra Energy of San Diego announced last week that it would sell its Mississippi Hub facility southeast of Jackson and its 91 percent share of Bay Gas Storage northeast of Mobile. The company says it also plans…

Another Poor Health Rating for Alabama

Only Mississippi is lower ranked.

The report comes from “Stateline”, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. It names Hawaii as the healthiest state and Mississippi as the least healthy,      But Alabama is right behind our neighbor state to the West, ranked 50th.   They report: “VCU and the Urban Institute recently released the first of nine reports examining the states according to…