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On Thursday, April 26th, we hosted the candidates for Selectman of Ward 3 in the McComb city elections. With no Republican opposition, the winner of the Democratic primary between these two candidates will be the new Ward 3 Selectman. You can listen to the full, unedited debate here:
This week, Dave sits down with Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King to discuss economic development in southwest Mississippi.
McComb Selectman Calls For Termination of Pike County Civil Defense Director [Warning: STRONG Language In Audio]
Just over an hour into Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Selectmen of the city of McComb, Ward 3 Selectman Albert Eubanks called for the termination of Pike County Civil Defense Director Richard Coghlan for making inappropriate comments. Selectman Eubanks had a recording that he alleged contained remarks from Coghlan. The recording, … Continue reading “McComb Selectman Calls For Termination of Pike County Civil Defense Director [Warning: STRONG Language In Audio]”
At Tuesday night’s meeting of the board of Mayor and Selectmen of McComb, Ward Three Selectman Albert Eubanks made a motion to remove the Confederate Memorial from in front of city hall, a monument erected in 1916. The motion was tabled until the next meeting on September 12, but not before everyone spoke on the … Continue reading “McComb Confederate Memorial Headed For Removal”
Thursday, Dr. Terrance Alexander, head of the Jubilee Performing Arts Center, joined Dave on Dave In The Morning to talk about the statewide gospel award his students won on Sunday, what the school provides for the area…and we may have mentioned the fact that the school collapsed on Sunday. Listen as Dr. Alexander talks about … Continue reading “Dr. Terrance Alexander of JPAC on Dave In The Morning: “It was a miracle.””
Wednesday afternoon, people living on Gallatin Street in Summit heard “a loud boom”, which was the roof of the Triumph Church of God In Christ collapsing. Wednesday night, we spoke with Stan McMorris, Chief of the Summit Volunteer Fire Department, about the collapse: The church was established in 1904, but the building was only 16 … Continue reading “Roof Collapses On Summit Church”
Crews began work in downtown McComb today to clean up the debris left behind after the Sunday afternoon collapse of the Jubilee Performing Arts Center building at the corner of Main Street and Broadway. On Thursday, work should begin on stabilizing the remains of the building so that the downtown area can be reopened for … Continue reading “Cleanup Of Collapsed Building In McComb Begins”
Wednesday morning, Dave had the pleasure of a visit from Will Rivers, an alumnus of the Palmer Home for Children. After leaving the Palmer Home, he went on to great things, playing with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristoffersen, the Almann Brothers and more, and had the longest tenure as an invited performer at the New Orleans … Continue reading “From The Palmer Home To The JazzFest Stage…To Pike County?”
It was a three-hour meeting of the Board of Mayor and Selectmen for the City of McComb last night, but much calmer than the last meeting, with a large part of that time being spent outlining the 2018 budget for McComb. One exception came early in the meeting though, when Pastor Todd Foster of The … Continue reading “You won’t believe what this pastor said to the McComb City Board last night”
Tuesday night, the McComb City Board of Mayor and Selectmen met for the first time since the controversial meeting two weeks ago when a 3-1 vote removed the state flag from all city-owned property before two of the selectmen arrived for the meeting. It was the largest crowd for a board meeting in McComb in … Continue reading “McComb City Meeting: Shouting, Accusations… and a whole lot of cussing”
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