Paul MacLeod’s memorabilia-stuffed Elvis shrine was the pride of Holly Springs, Mississippi, for 25 years — until this July, when MacLeod shot a man to death over $10, then died of a heart attack immediately afterward. What will become of MacLeod’s dubious treasures, and two families ruined by hero worship at its most obsessive, is a drama worthy of a king.
The storm also flipped cars, downed power lines and damaged buildings in the Columbia, Mississippi, area.
Chris Epps wanted to reform the state’s harsh, decrepit prison system. Now he’s facing three centuries in the slammer.
The #FindAMissingPerson hashtag was created to bring awareness to the thousands of people who go missing in the U.S. each year. We challenge you, the internet at large, to help find these 55 missing people.
In 1994, Andre was a mild hit, but the fate of the animal at its center remained decidedly unclear. This is the story of how the sea lion lead of a film “based on a true story” became a movie star, a Katrina hurricane refugee, and a Bahamian expatriate.
It’s more than a region, it’s a state of mind.
A three-person panel of judges ruled the law unconstitutional.
The so-called “Mississippi Baby” was born in 2010 and went years without detectable levels of HIV. However, during a checkup this month doctors once again found the virus.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Mississippi is enacting a law that could sanction anti-LGBT discrimination. Can the state’s most prominent chef and cultural ambassador help keep his adoptive home from repeating its ugly past?
Sen. Thad Cochran won — surprise! — in round two of a nasty Senate battle and will be the Republican nominee.
Dozens of tornadoes slammed communities in the central and southern states, killing at least 30 people on Sunday and Monday.
At 0:48, WTVA meteorologist Matt Laubhan begins to order the staff to seek shelter in the studio’s basement, before leaving the air himself at 1:04.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants to “make Mississippi abortion-free.”
The Mississippi bill is the first of many varying “religious freedom” bills introduced in several states this year to advance to a governor since a more expansive bill was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in February. Update: Gov. Bryant signed the bill April 3.
Facing concerns that the bill would lead to discrimination, lawmakers amended its language to bring the issue to a study committee. The move, though, sends the bill back to the state Senate, where it could be amended further.
Turns out Mississippi really, really likes gay porn.
An amended version of the bill could be considered by the full House any day now.
Ya’ll can’t complain about much after you’ve been through the mud!
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Someone needs to review the law book and make some changes.
The Daily Show points out that neither of them really do.
Seriously. That’s what’s going on right now in Mississippi.
Gosh darnit, Minnesota, you’ve got a lot to be proud of. So go ahead and toot your own horn!
It took 147 years, but the Southern state just agreed to abolish slavery. Thanks, Lincoln!
“A lot of the houses and businesses are painted different colors,” says a staff member, “so why not make it blend in?”
You guys might want to get inside. While Hurricane Isaac may not be a Katrina caliber storm, it’s still very dangerous. And “damn” was not intended as a pun.
Wins in the South or no, a cash infusion is the campaign’s only hope going forward. He’ll rely on the SuperPAC, and hope for a windfall.
The South presents another chance to put it away. Polling shows a three way tie in Alabama and Mississippi.
Romney is keeping it close in the Bible Belt and this is a big reason why. A source sends along these figures for media-buying in Alabama and Mississippi before tomorrow’s primaries. [Updated with Gingrich campaign spending.]