Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the white immigrants more for the same type of work. Mississippi... Read More.
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Lawsuits have drawn mixed results in opposite ends of Tennessee for Gov. Bill Lee’s order that lets parents opt out of school mask requirements. On Tuesday, a federal judge in East Tennessee declined to temporarily block the directive after another judge last week paused the order specifically for the... Read More.
Mississippi is closing its only remaining parking garage field hospital set up to treat coronavirus patients during the delta variant surge, but it is still relying on out-of-state workers to help increase ICU capacity in state hospitals, officials said Wednesday. Health officials also reported the state’s seventh child death from... Read More.
Memphis City Council member JB Smiley Jr. said Wednesday that he is running for Tennessee governor. A Democrat, Smiley made the announcement in a video on social media. In the video, Smiley said he supports community policing, violent crime prevention programs and vocational training for high school students. The... Read More.
One man has been arrested after a stabbing in Southaven on Sunday. 43-year-old Keith Wayne Tucker was jailed at the scene of the crime in the 8300 block of Cedarcrest. Police found two stabbing victims there, one was dead, while the other remains in critical condition today at Regional... Read More.
The city of Southaven has approved the re-opening of the farmers market, which has been clsoed for over a year due to the pandemic. Mayor Darren Mussellwhite says the city recently made some repairs to the facility and are hoping to get it up and running within the next... Read More.