Mike Chaney on The JT Show

Earlier this week, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney joined The JT Show to talk about what the insurance industry is doing to help people get through the pandemic. “We have made about a $62 million reduction over a two-month period for people with automobile insurance in the state, and that’s all the different carriers,” Chaney … Continue reading “Mike Chaney on The JT Show”

Sen. Horhn: fellow legislators won’t join in removing the flag

Yesterday afternoon, a handful of Mississippi senators introduced a resolution that seeks to suspend the rules for consideration and ultimately revive Senate Bill 2446 to change the state flag. One of those senators, John Horhn, desperately wants a removal of the current state flag, however, he does not believe his peers in the Mississippi Legislature … Continue reading “Sen. Horhn: fellow legislators won’t join in removing the flag”

Speaker Gunn: watch for HB 1510 and HB 1559

Today is committee deadline day for the Mississippi Legislature, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn joined today’s episode of The JT Show to talk about two bills to watch for—House Bill 1510 and House Bill 1559. House Bill 1510, or the Military Family Freedom Act, would make it easier for members of the military … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn: watch for HB 1510 and HB 1559”

Rep. Guest speaks on ‘Task Force Magnolia’

Earlier this week, it was announced that approximately 400 Mississippi National Guard service members had arrived in Washington D.C. to assist law enforcement in the capital area. Congressman Michael Guest joined The JT Show to talk about the deployment of the individuals. “It was a volunteer basis, so none of the guardsmen were forced or … Continue reading “Rep. Guest speaks on ‘Task Force Magnolia’”

Minority Leader Johnson talks disbursement of CARES Act funding

The Mississippi Legislature recently passed a bill that allocated $300 million of the $1.25 billion received as part of the CARES Act to the state’s small businesses. SB 2772 will provide relief to businesses through two separate programs. The first program will use $60 million of the $300 million for direct payments to businesses forced … Continue reading “Minority Leader Johnson talks disbursement of CARES Act funding”

Adams Co. & Jasper Co. Sheriffs on The JT Show

As protests are going on across the state, some Mississippi sheriff’s departments are trying to approach the peaceful displays with empathy—not force. “We are trained to take the necessary precautions, but we chose to do things a little bit different,” Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said on Thursday’s episode of The JT Show. “What I … Continue reading “Adams Co. & Jasper Co. Sheriffs on The JT Show”

Center for Violence Prevention has partnered with police departments

The Center for Violence Prevention is working with police departments across the state to formulate a more efficient domestic violence approach program. In the past, police would arrive at a scene where domestic violence has been reported and do one of two things. They would either arrest both parties or give the accuser a victims … Continue reading “Center for Violence Prevention has partnered with police departments”

NFIB requests removal of accelerated tax for small businesses

On Tuesday, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) director Dawn Starns joined The JT Show in order to provide an update on the state’s small businesses. “We have got a lot of folks who are very excited about reopening and also making the most of their PPP loans and getting back open,” Starns, who represents … Continue reading “NFIB requests removal of accelerated tax for small businesses”

Lottery sales are back to pre-COVID numbers

Lottery sales started to take a slump after the coronavirus struck Mississippi, however, the reopening of businesses across the state has brought numbers back to where they were prior to COVID-19. “Things are looking better now,” Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Tom Shaheen said. “Mid to late March, we started seeing sales go down. They were … Continue reading “Lottery sales are back to pre-COVID numbers”

Mississippi restaurateur looks for seating capacity to be lifted

All restaurants in Mississippi have been granted the ability to reopen their dining areas at 50 percent capacity, but one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurateurs is hoping the capacity restriction will be lifted sooner rather than later. Robert St. John, who owns six restaurants and two bars, does not foresee the fifty percent capacity rule … Continue reading “Mississippi restaurateur looks for seating capacity to be lifted”

Grammy Museum Mississippi works through COVID-19

With Governor Tate Reeves’ announcement that museums will be allowed to open come Monday, the Grammy Museum Mississippi and its director, Emily Havens, are looking forward to reopening within the coming weeks. “We are working on our reopening plan now, and I hope to announce the day of reopening very soon,” Havens said. Although the … Continue reading “Grammy Museum Mississippi works through COVID-19”

MEMA has distributed 2.25 million masks

Yesterday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced that they have distributed 2.25 million masks across the state. “There’s been a lot of work that’s been done,” MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel said. “We’ve come a long way over the last 60 days on this effort, and I’m so proud of the folks I’ve been … Continue reading “MEMA has distributed 2.25 million masks”