Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage

July 1, 2016 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling […]

Prosecutor: 11 more to be charged in Mississippi prison bribery inquiry

July 1, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — As many as 11 more people may face criminal charges stemming from a Mississippi prison contract bribery scheme, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney […]

Louisiana sheriff accused of anti-Semitic threats against prosecutor

July 1, 2016 in News

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff was taped making anti-Semitic threats that he apparently directed at a federal prosecutor assigned to a civil rights case against him, […]

JSU supporters plan July 1 press conference

June 30, 2016 in Education, News

By Shanderia K. Posey Editor The Ministerial Alliance, a faith-based group in Jackson, will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. July 1, to show its support for Jackson State […]

March Against Fear events inspire, educate

June 30, 2016 in News

By Shanderia K. Posey Editor Area events commemorating the 1966 March Against Fear last week served as tools of inspiration and education for the hundreds who attended. The activities celebrated […]

Student’s recipe wins her trip to White House

June 30, 2016 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aniya Madkin’s recipe for Kickin’ Cauliflower Shrimp and Grits has won her a trip to attend a Kids State Dinner at the White […]

News Briefs

June 30, 2016 in News Briefs

Mississippi Democratic Party elects new officers; Moak is new chair   Following the first meeting of the new State Executive Committee, Mississippi Democratic Party spokesperson, Ouida Meruvia, issued the following […]

Governor could dip deeper into Mississippi rainy day fund

June 29, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi House members will return Wednesday to finish giving Gov. Phil Bryant permission to take as much as he needs from financial reserves to cover a […]