Mississippi coastal cities prepare for Hurricane Sally

As Hurricane Sally slowly moves towards making landfall along the gulf coast, coastal cities in Mississippi are getting prepared for the worst. On today’s episode of The JT Show, Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes and Public Affairs Specialist for the City of Biloxi Cecilia Dobbs-Walton joined the conversation to talk about the Category 1 storm and how … Continue reading “Mississippi coastal cities prepare for Hurricane Sally”

Labor Day weekend results in 9K citations, seven fatalities

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Labor Day Enforcement Period concluded this morning at 12:01, and the numbers from the weekend aren’t great. Over the course of the holiday weekend, the MHP issued 9,426 citations, including 184 DUIs, 519 seatbelt citations, and 110 child restraint citations. 90% of the citations were speeding tickets, MHP Captain Johnny Poulos … Continue reading “Labor Day weekend results in 9K citations, seven fatalities”

Latino: The system has to change

For the past 12 years, Tameca Drummer has been sitting in a Mississippi prison for the possession of marijuana—less than two ounces—and she’ll spend the rest of her life behind bars if not for a pardon from Governor Tate Reeves or a massive change to the criminal justice system. Russ Latino, who is an outspoken … Continue reading “Latino: The system has to change”

Hurricane Laura: Further update from MEMA

UPDATE: Hurricane Laura has now weakened into a Tropical Storm Yesterday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced that they are sending a crew over to Louisiana in order to aid amid the landfall of Hurricane Laura (Category 4), but this doesn’t mean that Mississippi won’t see any severe weather. Being on the east side, … Continue reading “Hurricane Laura: Further update from MEMA”

Lt. Gov. Hosemann discusses DMR budget

In one of the most tumultuous sessions the Mississippi State Legislature has ever seen, lawmakers recently returned to the state capitol building once again. This time, their goal was to approve the funding for the Department of Marine Resources (DMR), and that’s exactly what they did. The compromised budget that will guarantee $10 million in … Continue reading “Lt. Gov. Hosemann discusses DMR budget”

Empower Mississippi looks to provide flexibility for students

Elyse Marcellino, who serves as Empower Mississippi’s Vice President for Education, made an appearance on today’s episode of The JT Show to talk about what options students have or should have when it comes to choosing which school to attend. Empower Mississippi, an independent group dedicated to changing laws that limit opportunities for Mississippians, continues to work for the … Continue reading “Empower Mississippi looks to provide flexibility for students”

MDOC looking for over 250 correctional officers

Today, Burl Cain and Sharon Pepper of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) joined The JT Show to announce that they have officially launched an application process, looking for over 250 correctional officers. The application is available on the personnel board’s website, and once the list of applicants is narrowed down, interviews will take place simultaneously … Continue reading “MDOC looking for over 250 correctional officers”

Oxford mayor talks start of classes, college football season

While the University of Mississippi is still planning to welcome students onto campus later this month, the 2020 football season for the Rebels seems to now be in flux after some Power 5 conferences are looking to cancel the season. Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill made an appearance on today’s episode of The JT Show to talk about … Continue reading “Oxford mayor talks start of classes, college football season”

Banks are struggling to get PPP interest from the government

Many people do not understand that the federal government has not given money to American businesses directly. Instead, all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans have been dished out by the banks. Unfortunately, those banks are struggling to receive interest for the PPP loans, and Gordon Fellows of the Mississippi Bankers Association joined Friday’s episode of … Continue reading “Banks are struggling to get PPP interest from the government”

Corinth Superintendent with an update on in-person classes amid COVID-19

Last week, the Corinth School District brought its students back to the classroom, and since then, they have already seen 100 students forced into quarantine due to being in contact with others with the coronavirus. The year-round school district plans to keep moving along with in-person classes, and Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress joined today’s edition … Continue reading “Corinth Superintendent with an update on in-person classes amid COVID-19”

ICE’s Albence and U.S. Attorney Hurst discuss 2019 raids

It was one year ago when the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided Mississippi, detaining hundreds of illegal immigrants across seven, different locations. Earlier today, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and ICE Director Matt Albence announced that over 400 American citizens’ identities were stolen or misused by the individuals taken into custody last August. They … Continue reading “ICE’s Albence and U.S. Attorney Hurst discuss 2019 raids”