Clarion Ledger: MDOT says political pressure driving road connecting Tate Reeves’ subdivision, shopping center

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Clarion Ledger: While the state grapples with how to pay to fix crumbling roads and bridges, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is being politically forced to build a $2-million drive from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ gated neighborhood to a nearby shopping hub. Read the complete Clarion Ledger article by Geoff Pender here.

Capital Gazette: Grieving journalists cover the massacre in their own newsroom

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Baltimore Sun reporters Tim Prudente and Scott Dance write: An armored truck rumbled outside the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis. Police with assault rifles walked the street. Yellow crime tape cordoned off the newsroom where the journalists were fatally shot. And across the street, their colleagues — two reporters, one photographer — were working to report the story of the day, the massacre of their friends and co-workers. Read the complete Baltimore Sun article here.

Daily Journal: Mississippi approves sports betting rules

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An Associated Press story published by the Daily Journal reports that Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos could begin taking sports bets as soon as late July, after gambling regulators on Thursday approved rules regulating sports betting. Read the complete Associated Press article here as published by the Daily Journal.  

Mississippi Expat Project events in a city near you

Mississippi Today hosts events throughout the state to create interactive forums on how to grow Mississippi in positive ways, and now the Expat Project is launching to do that very thing outside state lines. An estimated 37% of the population has left the state, but we know many Mississippi expatriots still hold their home state– and its future– close to their hearts. We are targeting several US cities where there are large concentrations of Mississippi expats with the desire to come together and become more involved in their home state. Throughout 2018, we’ll be hosting salons that are intimate, informative, and proactive. Plus, as you would expect from any Mississippi shindig worth its salt, we’ll have some delicious food, libations and of course great conversation.