Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sports betting off to strong start

Revenue from the first month of sports betting in Mississippi indicates a positive start for the Magnolia State. In 2017, the legislature paved the...

Jackson Woman Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Jackson, Miss.—Heather Elizabeth Wright-Beard, 40, of Jackson, was sentenced today by United States Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to 70-months in federal...

Business Owners and Corporation Plead Guilty to Immigration Crimes

Jackson, Miss. – Cheng Lin, 36, and and his father, Guo Guang Lin, 61, both of Meridian, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District...

State Auditor Shad White Issues $980,000 Demand for Embezzlement to Two...

CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On Friday, Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor delivered demand letters for embezzlement to former Coahoma Community...

Mississippi posts strong job growth over previous year

Mississippi added more than 18,000 jobs over the past year while the state’s unemployment rate sits at 4.8 percent, a near historic low. Overall,...

Yazoo Man to Spend 5 Years in Prison for 2016 Shooting

 Michael Jones of Yazoo City was sentenced Monday after a jury found him guilty on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge following...

Espy Says Ford Allegations ‘Credible’ as Gov. Patrick Endorses Him

HATTIESBURG, MISS.—Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his support for Democrat Mike Espy’s candidacy in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate special election at a Hattiesburg press...

Greater government dependency is not the way out of poverty

Graduating from high school, obtaining employment, and getting married before having children is still the best path out of poverty. A recent essay in...

September MJVR Preview

Here is a preview of the September 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$2,208,311 verdict- Lowndes County medical malpractice trial covered here (8/31/18); $235,000...

Phil Bryant and the Tactics of “Never Trump”

The Governor of Mississippi is getting desperate. He’s lashing out at Chris McDaniel on social media, attempting to make lies stick as truth. Phil Bryant...