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Remembering Katrina

There’s been a lot of new coverage of the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and all the problems it caused in New Orleans. Like the original go-round, the plight of the areas where the hurricane actually hit got much less coverage. So go check out this post I wrote back at the time on Murdoc […]

‘Snigg, get up!’

Son’s 2nd shot kills intruder Pascagoula, Mississippi: A woman, awakened by the sound of someone removing the screen from her bedroom window, got out of her bed at 1 a.m. Friday, walked to her son’s room and quietly woke him. “She said, ‘Snigg get up,’” the son said in an interview later Friday morning. A […]

Swamp Witches

The Huntress Club: Duck Hunting Sorority in the Swamp They call themselves the Swamp Witches, a half-dozen women pledged to return twice a year to the Ward Lake Hunting Club, a privately owned 6,500-acre conservation parcel here in the floodplain of the Mississippi Delta. Not a bad story for the NYT.

Not Exactly Under the Radar

Those watching things closely may have noticed a trend: Gun sales jump (Utah) Area gun sales spike (Alabama) Gun sales rise in Ohio, stay flat in Ross County (Ohio) Gun sales shoot up after Election Day (Colorado) Gun sales up, supplies down (Texas) S.D. gun shops see rise in sales (South Dakota) Gun, ammo sales […]

Sure to be an Unbiased Report

Dan Rather investigates “Castle Doctrine” in Jackson Mississippi: The retired CBS news anchor is investigating the Castle Doctrine for the TV network HDNet… “We inform people, we educate people, we illuminate controversial subjects,” Rather said. Whatever.

Not Funny

Clerk shoots robbery suspect to death Jackson, Mississippi: Jackson police say they won’t charge a gas station clerk in the shooting death of a robbery suspect. Police spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott says a man wearing a clown mask and carrying a gun entered the gas station just after 9 p.m. Sunday. The clerk chased the […]

Air Conditioner thieves come up empty

Three guys looking to cool off: Investigator Christy Carona said the three men broke into the storage home of Jack Busby on the 200 block of Cleveland Street and attempted to take two air-conditioning units. She said Busby found the men and held them at gunpoint until police arrived. Busby later shot King in the […]

Mississippi Shooting Ranges Protected

Governor Barbour Signs Shooting Range Protection Bill NRA-ILA: On Monday, April 1, 2008, Governor Haley Barbour (R) signed House Bill 346. Sponsored by State Representative Warner McBride (D-10) and State Senator Walter Michel (R-25), this measure will ensure that Mississippi’s shooting ranges will be protected from local noise and zoning ordinances aimed at shutting them […]