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  State legislators disagree on need for statewide mask mandate

‘The American people deserve better’: Rep. Guest bashes Pelosi after she is reelected House Speaker

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on state’s response to COVID-19

Fmr. Mississippi governor slams state representative who wanted to ‘succeed from the union'

Mississippi legislator announces bid for mayoral seat in Moss Point

  Projected Biden presidency could have big impact on immigrants in the Magnolia State

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  Thousands of absentee ballots still being counted in Hinds Co., three races at stake

Fmr. Mississippi politician signs letter calling on President Trump to accept election results

Miss. Republican leadership in Washington issue call for transparency in election count

Mississippi’s Washington Republicans support Trump’s efforts to contest election

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on early voting discussions

  Southern Miss students react to vote on new state flag

  Parents sue Simpson Co. School District over ban of daughter’s ‘Jesus Loves Me’ mask

According to attorneys, the district singled out the girl and robbed her of her constitutional rights.

New Miss. state flag design approved by voters

Tuesday, thousands across the state cast their vote for or against a new state flag design after the former flag, bearing a Confederate symbol, was retired this summer.

AP: Cindy Hyde-Smith retains Senate seat

Incumbent senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is the projected winner of the Mississippi Senate race, defeating challenger Mike Espy.

Miss. incumbents secure reelection in U.S. House

Steven Palazzo (R) ran unopposed securing the 4th Congressional District.

  Medical marijuana on today’s ballot

MS Poor People’s Campaign to hold press conference in response to voter suppression

  Election commissioners spend the day making last minute preps ahead of Election Day

When it comes to national polls, Gov. Reeves advises to not be ‘overly optimistic’ or ‘dejected’

In video message, Oprah tells Black Mississippians: ‘You shame your family if you don’t vote'

  Physicians, state leaders continue their campaign against Initiative 65

Rep. Guest hopes Trump will focus on economy in last days of campaign

Mississippi congressman Michael Guest hopes President Trump will focus on the nation’s pre-COVID economy as the presidential campaign comes to a close.

  Mayor Lumumba delivers virtual State of the City address focusing on progress, recent challenges

Mayor Lumumba is to deliver his yearly State of the City address Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

  Senate hopeful Mike Espy launches ‘Get Out the Vote’ bus tour

The Espy camp will also make stops in Belzoni, Grenda, and Greenwood.

Sen. Wicker accuses Big Tech of suppressing Conservative voices, cites Hunter Biden story

"Reasonable observers are left to wonder whether Big Tech firms are obstructing the flow of information..."

Trump holds 25 point lead over Biden in Mississippi, latest poll shows

A new poll shows that President Trump holds a sizable lead over Joe Biden in Mississippi a week before Election Day.

Sen. Hyde-Smith: I don’t expect any Democrats to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Hyde-Smith said she does not expect any Democratic senator to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett this evening.

Jeepers and boaters for President Trump rally ahead of Election Day

Fresh off of the final presidential debate of 2020, two groups supporting President Donald Trump gathered for a rally in South Mississippi.

Gov. Reeves calls Biden’s pledge to transition from oil ‘catastrophic,’ urges followers to vote

Gov. Tate Reeves is attacking Joe Biden’s pledge to transition from the U.S. oil industry, calling it “catastrophic.”

President Trump gives Sen. Hyde-Smith a Twitter shoutout, labels Espy a ‘corrupt politician’

President Trump gave a Twitter shoutout to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Wednesday

Mike Espy announces endorsement from former President Barack Obama

Espy said he is honored to receive the endorsement from the former president.

Trump campaign sends cease and desist letter after mailers state he supports Initiative 65

Initiative 65 proposes to amend the Mississippi constitution to allow qualified patients with medical conditions to use medical marijuana.

Espy victory would mean ‘Trump era is officially over,’ says Massachusetts senator

An Espy win on election night would signal that the “Trump era is officially over,” according to Senator Ed Markey.

Republicans should be ‘nervous’ about Hyde-Smith/Espy senate race, warns state GOP member

Don’t count out Mike Espy’s run for the senate just yet warns Henry Barbour.

Special Election Runoff results for Miss. Senate District 39

We are still awaiting results for Lincoln County and Walthall County.

Rep. Thompson: Trump promotes right-wing extremism ‘every day he is in the White House’

In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Thompson stated that President Trump promotes the ideology of right-wing extremists.

Miss. Legislature reappropriates more than $60M in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Mississippi was awarded a total of $1.25 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds through the federal CARES Act.

Jackson businessman announces bid for Ward 2 City Council seat

James Paige announced his candidacy for Ward 2 City Councilman in Jackson to complete the term of Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr.

FiveThirtyEight: Hyde-Smith has 93% chance of winning Senate race

The poll analysis website FiveThirtyEight is now giving Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith a 93 percent chance of winning in November.

Rep. Thompson requests briefing from Secret Service after Trump’s Sunday afternoon ‘joyride’

Thompson has ordered a briefing from the Secret Service after what he dubbed President Trump’s “joyride” Sunday afternoon.

Delta looking into passenger complaint after Wicker caught not wearing mask on flight

Delta requires passengers to wear a mask on its flights except while eating.

  ‘Let MS Vote’ voices concerns over vote for state flag measure

About 100 people spent their Saturday afternoon at Lum Cumbest Park, eager to enjoy the day, eat some hamburgers and voice their concerns over the upcoming vote for a new Mississippi state flag.

  Secretary of State outlines safe voting procedures for the 2020 General Election

Protective procedures are in place and polling places are gearing up to provide a safe environment for you to cast your ballot.

  Sen. Wicker to Judge Coney Barrett: You will be an inspiration to my granddaughters

Wicker said that he is “delighted” with her nomination and that she shares a judicial philosophy that he appreciates.

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy receives endorsement from Joe Biden

Mississippi Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy announced his endorsement from former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Sen. Hyde-Smith to meet with Amy Coney Barrett tomorrow afternoon

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has announced that she will be meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett Wednesday afternoon.

Miss. voters to decide on medical marijuana in November election

The medical marijuana portion of the ballot features two selections for voters to make.

Mike Espy nabs endorsement from ‘Squad’ member Ayanna Pressley

Mike Espy has received the endorsement of “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

  Gov. Reeves calls new rapid Covid-19 tests a ‘game changer’ while speaking at White House

Gov. Tate Reeves was invited to speak during a press conference at the White House Monday afternoon.

Senate candidate Mike Espy makes campaign stops in Hattiesburg, Laurel

Senate candidate Mike Espy made campaign stops in Laurel and Hattiesburg Saturday.

Tougaloo College calls Breonna Taylor’s death a ‘senseless act of state-sanctioned violence’

Tougaloo College is calling the recent decision made in the Breonna Taylor case a “tragic and senseless act of state-sanctioned violence.”

Gov. Reeves: Don’t let politics hinder virus vaccination

Reeves has raised concerns about the politicization of the pandemic from Republicans and Democrats

Sen. Hyde-Smith doesn’t believe recent Senate poll, says Democrat win would be ‘total disaster’

Sen. Hyde-Smith has responded after a Senate poll showed that Mike Espy trails her by only one point.

  Decision 2020: Special Election Results

Folks took to the polls for Mississippi Senate District 39 which covers Copiah, Lawrence, Lincoln and Walthall counties.

Stars come out in support of Mike Espy as his campaign takes in $1 million

A new poll shows that Espy is trailing Hyde-Smith by just 1 point, but Five Thirty Eight still gives Hyde-Smith a 92 percent chance of winning.

Mississippi Freedom Caucus asks Gov. Reeves to end executive orders, reform current law

They are calling on Gov. Reeves to end the executive orders passed during the COVID-19 pandemic and to reform a current state law.

Absentee voting begins in Mississippi

The Mississippi Secretary of State's office says there could be a record number of people voting through absentee ballot this year.

Mike Espy in favor of a $15 minimum wage, says it should be higher

The last time the state raised the minimum rage was in 2008, going from $6.55 to $7.25.

Sen. Hyde-Smith gets ‘A’ rating from pro-life group. Rep. Thompson has an ‘F.’

Rep. Bennie Thompson is the only Mississippi politician on the list who has an ‘F’ rating.

  Casting a ballot in Mississippi will look different in November

The Secretary of State's office has provided Personal Protection Equipment to precincts in Mississippi to protect poll workers and voters.

Rep. Thompson subpoenas Acting DHS Secretary and fellow Mississippian Chad Wolf

Rep. Thompson issued the subpoena for a September 17 public hearing on threats facing the homeland.

Former Mississippi governor urges people to vote against medical marijuana initiative

On Tuesday, former Governor Phil Bryant released an op-ed encouraging citizens to vote “no” on Medical Marijuana Initiative 65.

Former Mississippi representative joins ‘Republicans for Biden’

The announcement was made Monday when 20 former Republican lawmakers announced their support for the former vice-president.

  Officials say Mississippi is not a ‘major source’ of illegal weapons in Chicago

“Some want to claim that Mississippi is a major source of illegal guns in Chicago, and I don’t think any statistician in the country is going to say that less than three percent is a major source of anything,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

  Clinton mayor takes back statements questioning attorney for George Robinson’s family ties to DA

New developments tonight updating a story we ran Tuesday involving the arraignment of two of three officers indicted in the death of George Robinson.

Rep. Guest says Democrats are using the Post Office to make President Trump look bad

Congressman Michael Guest appeared on Super Talk Mississippi this morning to speak on a variety of topics.

  City of Clinton backs indicted police officers all the way to court

After they pleaded not guilty, the judge set their plea by date for December 21 and trial date in January 2021.

  Paperwork filed for initiative to put four Mississippi state flags on 2021 ballot

Let Mississippi Vote is a group that is upset that the legislature made the decision to change the state flag. They believe any change should originate with the people. So, they're working to get four options on next year's ballot.

  Sister Act: Presidential hopeful relies on sister to help execute ‘Operation Restoration'

It’s a dream that now belongs to both of them: To get Jade Simmons on the ballot for the 2020 presidential election.

Some state senators calling for flag referendum

Some lawmakers in the Magnolia State are calling for a referendum to have a vote on the changing of the state flag.

  At least 3 Mississippi officers have been lost to CoViD-19, highlighting worries for first responders

The departments have all pushed for full line of duty honors for their fallen, and all three are listed on the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Gov. Reeves appoints new 3rd Circuit Court District Judge

Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointment of Grady Franklin “Gray” Tollison as circuit court judge for the 3rd Circuit Court District on Wednesday morning.

  Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove reflects on seeing flag change vote 19 years after referendum vote

Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove and the Mississippi Economic Council react to the legislature's vote to change the state flag.

  ‘We are a part of history;’ Young Miss. voters react to historic vote to remove state flag

New voters have until September to register to vote in order to cast a ballot on November 3rd.

  Veteran of Civil Rights movement reacts to flag change

There are some who may have a more personal appreciation for the historic events in the legislature on June 27th and June 28th.

USM president says changing state flag a ‘historic’ first step

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett applauded the state Legislature's decision to change the state flag, but said he hoped that the momentum going forward would continue to be positive and inclusive.

  Remembering 2001: Voters choose to make current state flag official

Surprise revelation from Supreme Court prompted historic vote nearly 20 years ago

U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Espy speaks out after historic vote on Miss. flag

The Mississippi House and Senate both voted on Saturday to suspend rules, allowing for a vote to take place to change the current state flag.

  Attorney: ‘Don’t play another down until the flag comes down'

Community leaders called on the powers that be to change the flag, finally and for good.