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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

Posts By Chris Davis

Another LGBT Resolution: The Push Continues in Waveland

May 22, 2014 |

WAVELAND, Miss.–“We are proving to the country that our city is on the right side of history,” said Waveland Mayor David Garcia, as he signed a resolution by the city council Wednesday that made that city the seventh in Mississippi to adopt a pro-LGBT, anti-discrimination stance, per the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) push.

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Pot, Meth and a Gun: Why a Corrections Officer Ended Up Behind Bars

May 22, 2014 |

PEARL, Miss.–If you work for the Miss. Dept. of Corrections, you should know that you are subject to more scrutiny than the average Joe. Johnny Alton Conner, Jr., 24, who had been a probation officer for just under a year at the Central Miss. Correctional Facility, is learning that lesson the hard way.

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The No Call List: What Got One Company a Fine in Miss.

May 22, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–If you want to sell over the telephone in Mississippi, you’d better register with the state’s Public Service Commission first. That’s the lesson American Helping Hands is learning after being slapped with a $5,000 fine this week.

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Miss. News Briefs: Bad Doggie Treats, Party Down South, Fraud Ring Busted

May 21, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–If you’re not in the mood to give up any of your hard-earned cash to hardened criminals, here are some news briefs that might warm your heart.

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Saving You $3 Million: How Money That Went to Waste Will Be Saved

May 21, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–This year you’ll save $3.7 million. That’s because it’s no longer going to the federal government for a project that’s been scrapped, for all intents and purposes. That’s money that would have gone to the Nuclear Waste Fund.

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Taxpayer Win in Court: Judge Says Former Southaven Mayor Must Repay Money

May 21, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–It’s money that you paid in, if you live in Southaven. But it’s an example for the rest of the state that when you use taxpayer money for personal enjoyment, you will be in big time trouble. That’s the message State Auditor Stacey Pickering says is coming from a ruling against the former mayor Greg Davis.

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Strike at Stennis Space Center: It’s Over and Workers Are Back on the Job

May 21, 2014 |

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss.–It was five days on strike for workers at the Stennis Space Center who were part of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 2249. Tuesday union members got a new contract with Lockheed Martin and went back to work with better pay and benefits.

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Miss. News Briefs: Temporary Hospital Set Up, Inmate Dies in Jail

May 20, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–If you’re enjoying the dry weather this week, here’s some reading for fun in the sun.

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Top Shelf Weather to Keep You Dry at Least a Week

May 20, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Whether you’re catching up on the mowing and trimming, or you’re heading out to the pool, it looks like the top shelf weather is gonna be around for a while. In fact, it could be a week before you see much rain.

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Who Else May Be Responsible: Cochran Pic Case Continues, Cochran Family Speaks

May 20, 2014 |

MADISON, Miss.–Picture taken of Rose Cochran, 72, were taken without her consent as she lay bed-ridden at St. Catherine’s Village, a retirement home in Madison. Now investigators are looking at different angles, trying to find out if more people may be involved.

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