Friday, April 18 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:42:42 GMT
Police in Ashdown, Arkansas say they have identified a suspect in connection with threats made to the local Walmart store Friday morning.More >>
Police in Ashdown, Arkansas say they have identified a suspect in connection with threats made to a local Walmart store Friday morning.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Is Mississippi's state flag something to be proud of, or something to get rid of? The issue has been resurrected this week, as the Orange County Bar Association in California takes measures to have it removed from a Civic Center in the city of Santa Ana.
The lawyers say the confederate symbolism on the flag represents racism and hatred. Democratic State Senator Sollie Norwood of Hinds County agrees.
"We should focus on issues that will bring us together rather than divide us," said Norwood. "The flag has a negative history, something to divide us. We need to look at bringing us together rather than divide us."
Senator Norwood has no problem with the Mississippi flag coming down in California. Republican State Representative John Moore of Rankin County doesn't either, but for different reasons.
"My immediate response is, what do I care about people that fly the Mexican flag proudly over a lot of their schools, their buildings in that state?" said Moore. "I think they have their own issues to deal with. It doesn't cause me any concern at all."
Mississippians could have changed the flag 13 years ago, when then-Governor Ronnie Musgrove spearheaded a referendum vote on replacing the flag with a stars and stripes design. On April 17th, 2001, voters flocked to the polls, but fewer than 40 percent voted yes.
Has Mississippi suffered under its flag?
"It does not give the state an opportunity to reap the benefits of the progress that we've made over the years because of the negative history that flag represents," said Senator Norwood.
"I'm proud of who I am and where I'm from," said Representative Moore. "Every flag will have a symbol on there, some configuration that someone can complain about."
Friday, April 18 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:36:33 GMT
It's hard to believe something like this can happen in this day and age but a local couple is claiming they were discriminated against. They say they were told to get out of a restaurant because of theirMore >>
It's hard to believe something like this can happen in this day and age but a local couple is claiming they were discriminated against.
They say they were told to get out of a restaurant because of their seeing eye dog.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:17:37 GMT
Imagine driving down the road and getting hit by a falling traffic light. That's what happened to one woman a couple of weeks ago. The incident happened March 30 on Two Notch Road near Interstate 20. AMore >>
Imagine driving down the road and getting hit by a falling traffic light. That's what happened to one woman a couple of weeks ago.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:29:02 GMT
An Irmo man called his wife to tell her he won the lottery, but she wouldn't take his word for it. So, she asked to speak to the store clerk. "Please," he begged the clerk that sold him the ticket. "TellMore >>
An Irmo man called his wife to tell her he won the lottery, but she wouldn't take his word for it.More >>