Miss. News Briefs: What the Big Tea Party Win Could Mean, Shrimp Season to Start
BILOXI, Miss.–There’s a piece of Mississippi’s Confederate past that may actually bring some money into the state. If your interested in change, here are some news briefs to welcome Wednesday:
You may have heard of Beauvoir, the retirement home of Jefferson Davis…
TEA PARTY WIN
Proof that the Tea Party’s plan to replace incumbents in Congress is working to some degree, and you’ve got a stake in this…
This may be the first day in a while that you won’t see flash flooding and storms, at least for most of Mississippi. You’ve still got a 50 percent chance north, but everywhere else it’s 20 percent or less.
Fresh shrimp could be in your very near future, after a delay because of rain…
GREG DAVIS TRIAL
It’s the double dippingv trial of former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and the moment of truth could be coming soon for Davis, who prosecutors say did corrupt things like use the city gas card for his personal car. The defense tried for a mistrial Tuesday because of a disputed document, but the judge said no dice and today the ex-mayor’s lawyers expected to keep arguing that Davis was in the right, even though he was forced to pay back money by the state auditor.
SHOT IN ST. MARTIN
Shot in St. Martin, a man and a woman, both found on the floor of a home and both critical. Police thinking it could be domestic. They found one gun.
TOP COP IN COLUMBUS
New top cop in Columbus. Tony Carleton is a name you might’ve heard before. He used to be chief in Tupelo. And just how much a job like police chief pays, $73,500 in Columbus.
FOUR ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY
You heard Monday about the woman who ended up shot in the leg after she and her friends were followed home from Rhythm and Brews in Meridian. Now cops there say they arrested four people Tuesday.
Airplanes to fly you in and out of Mississippi. Tupelo’s airport losing Silver Airways and now they’ve got four bids for a new service. Three of those have planes that carry nine people. The fourth has a 50 passenger plane. No decision yet.