UMMC’s Woodward: COVID-19 spike caused by Memorial Day

As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in the state of Mississippi, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who is the dean of the School of Medicine at UMMC, understands that the reopening of the economy is inevitable, however, people need to stay smart. “I think what we saw yesterday in the spike in cases … Continue reading “UMMC’s Woodward: COVID-19 spike caused by Memorial Day”

Mississippi Warriors: learning to fly atop a tree

If you’ve ever spent any time in the Mississippi Delta, you have seen a crop duster flying so close to the ground that the scene makes you think a crash is inevitable. It takes some serious talent to be able to fly one of those single-seater planes at a speed of 180 miles per hour … Continue reading “Mississippi Warriors: learning to fly atop a tree”

Mississippi Warriors: inspired by 9/11

  Way before becoming the director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, Aaron Rice was a high school kid going through his morning routine when a group of 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes. Within two hours, 3,000 people would be dead and another 25,000 would be injured. 9/11 … Continue reading “Mississippi Warriors: inspired by 9/11”

Memorial Day could have started in Mississippi

There is no question that Memorial Day spurred from the Civil War, but there is question to where the founding of the national holiday should be credited. “It happened during and right at the end of the Civil War with a great national outpouring of emotion about the number of people who had been killed … Continue reading “Memorial Day could have started in Mississippi”

MGHA’s Gregory is ready for casinos to reopen

With casinos in Mississippi set to open this Thursday, Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association (MGHA) Larry Gregory recently joined The JT Show to talk about what casinos are doing in preparation and how this weekend is a perfect time to reopen. “This is a big day not only for our industry … Continue reading “MGHA’s Gregory is ready for casinos to reopen”