Monday, April 29, 2013

Crime Victims Can Get Updates on Offenders

Each week, dozens of crime victims in Mississippi learn about any change in the status of offenders thanks to two services offered by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Victims or other survivors can register with Victim Services or the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program, known as SAVIN, to receive alerts about offenders under MDOC supervision or jurisdiction. Notification can be received by telephone, letter, email and texts.

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Crime victims can get updates on offenders - - The News for South Mississippi

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Tort to Abolish Alienation of Affection Died in Committee

2013 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division A
By: Senator(s) Tindell, Brown, Polk, Moran, Fillingane

Senate Bill 2376

     SECTION 1.  The tort of alienation of affection is abolished, and no cause of action shall lie thereon at the suit of any party.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2013.


Completed Legislative Action
February 5 2013 - Died In Committee

Open Carry Law Goes into Effect July 1st - Jackson, MS - Law enforcement agencies around the state are educating their officers on the new open carry weapons law, which is known as House Bill 2. It has been approved by both houses of the Mississippi Legislature and signed by the governor.

The new law allows any Mississippian, who is not otherwise disqualified, to openly carry a gun, with or without a permit. A permit is still required if the weapon is concealed.

Read the entire article > click here > Open carry law goes into effect July 1 - - Jackson, MS

Would You Vote for an Atheist for President ?

Article Shared from Blog by JONATHAN TURLEY.  Professor Jonathan Turley is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. 
There is good news and bad news in the latest Gallup poll on atheist politicians. For the second time in less than a year, Gallup reports that a majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president. However, the 54 percent who would vote for an atheist are offset by 43 percent who said they would not vote for an atheist even if she or he was well-qualified.
The 54 percent polled is a remarkable advance since in 1958 only 18 percent said they could vote for a nonbeliever. Not unexpectedly, the highest opposition became from Republicans (58 percent).
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

What is ricin? Explained by Joanne Kenen -

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Paying Strip Clubs with Gov. EBT Cards Soon to End

MEMPHIS - Tennessee state lawmakers are restricting where people who use government EBT cards can spend that money.
Pretty soon, strip clubs, liquor stores and casinos will be off limits.
The only two lawmakers in the state house and senate who don’t support banning EBT cards from liquor stores, strip clubs and casinos are Memphis Democrats G.A. Hardaway and Johnnie Turner.

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Thursday, April 18th - Severe Weather & 7-Day Forecast


Today - A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.  

Tonight - Showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 4am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 49. South wind 10 to 20 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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Click Here > 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 31.49°N and Longitude 91.06°W

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Marriage Laws Have Changed in Some States

REPRINT >  Loving v. Virginia (1967) was a case decided by a unanimous Supreme Court that invalidated all laws that prohibited inter-racial marriages. At the time, Virginia was one of 16 states that had statutes that prohibited and punished inter-racial marriages. Considering recent oral arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the similarity to arguments made in support of anti-miscegenation statutes is striking.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Charter Schools Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Before the session even started the debate over charter schools and education reform set the stage for a political battle. Now, several bills which will change the state's educational system are one sure step away from reality.
"This year must be the year for transformational change in education," said Governor Phil Bryant.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 6th Team Muddy Water Catfish Tournament in Vidalia

ROXIE, MS - The Team Muddy Water Catfish Tournament will be held April 6th from 7am til 5pm with check-in at the Vidalia Riverfront on First Street in Vidalia, La. 
The tourney is open to the public, with a no limit fishing area in the Mississippi River.  Organizers invite you to bring your families and picnic on the beautiful grounds along the Mississippi River.  For additional information you may contact organizer James Keyes by phone or text at 601-870-4797 or email at   

You may also contact  Eddie's Marine & Tackle at 4550 Hwy. 84 West, Vidalia, LA  71373 and the phone number is (318) 336-5133 or send Eddie an email at 

Eddie’s Marine is  located one mile west of Vidalia between Jo-Jo's Drive Thru and Donald's Camper Village.  

Eddie’s hours are: 
September - February / Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Closed Saturday
March - August -/ Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Eddie’s Marine includes tackle, bait and fishing accessories.  Also, they sell Louisiana Fishing License.  

Eddie and Stacy Roberts opened Eddie's Marine & Tackle in January 2008 at 805 Carter Street in Vidalia with only a shoestring budget and a wealth of fishing/boating experience.  Their vision was to offer residents of the Miss-Lou a competitive option for all of their fishing and boating needs along with a quality level of customer service.  Within just a few months, their business quickly out grew the small location and was moved to their current location at 4550 Hwy. 84 West just outside of Vidalia.  Once the move was made, Paul Baxter was added as our Mercury Certified Technician.  Since that time Eddie's Marine has teamed up with SeaArk Boats to offer a quality aluminum boat at the best price in the area and they have also added Suzuki Motors to their line of quality products.

Check them out for your fishing needs and join in the tourney. 

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