In elections across the state on Tuesday, June 8, Mississippians will vote for leaders who will serve their towns and cities for the next four years, including mayors, city councilmembers, alderpersons and other offices.
It’s like it happened yesterday. Fifty-five years ago, I was watching the news in my parents’ home in Gary, Ind., when I saw the news that James Meredith had been shot. I couldn’t know then that some day I’d be married to the man gunned down in the middle of a Mississippi road for demanding equality for Black Americans.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves erroneously claimed during a weekend interview that 15-week-old fetuses can survive outside the womb. That is at least seven weeks earlier than the point at which fetal viability becomes even marginally possible, scientific studies show.