Cindy Hyde-Smith is projected to win in Mississippi runoff, ending tumultuous Senate race against Democrat Mike Espy

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman (L) and REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photos Mississippi voters elected Cindy Hyde-Smith to a full Senate term on Tuesday, ending a closely watched runoff election again her Democratic challenger Mike Espy. Hyde-Smith had a lead of more than 68,000 votes over Espy as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. It is the last Senate […]

A Mississippi Trailblazer Hopes to Pull Another Deep South Stunner

Editor’s note: This story is an OZY encore that first appeared in October. Mike Espy faces Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in a nationally watched run-off election Tuesday, November 27. When Mike Espy gives a reporter a tour of his law office turned campaign headquarters, the U.S. Senate candidate does so with an eye toward history. He […]

This Ex-Democrat Mississippi Senator Is '100 percent' With Trump. Is It Enough?

Editor’s note: This story is an OZY encore that first appeared in September. Cindy Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy in a nationally watched run-off election Tuesday, November 27. Cindy Hyde-Smith appears as harmless as a Southern grandmother and as alluring as a Venus flytrap. “You don’t get too hot. Stay hydrated!” she says to one […]

Comment about ‘public hanging’ spells trouble for Mississippi senator

Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is facing a runoff Senate election against an African-American Democrat, has found herself in hot water after joking that she would sit in “the front row” at a public hanging. A video tweeted by journalist Lamar White Jr. of the Bayou Brief shows Hyde-Smith standing alongside a supporter at a […]

Meet the Next Generation of Mississippi Writers

On a weeknight, a person can walk down Courthouse Square in Oxford and be pulled into an art gallery of only Southern making. Hanging at Eastside Gallery are the works of William Dunlap, whose major works can be affectionately summed up as “dogs and barns.” Hanging nearby is the photography of Maude Schuyler Clay, depicting […]

Tropical Storm Gordon is dumping rain on Florida, and getting stronger as it eyes Mississippi

NASA/Handout via REUTERS Tropical Storm Gordon is dumping rain on Florida on Monday evening, and expected to gain in strength as it heads to up the Gulf Coast. Forecasters predict the storm could strengthen to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico before it makes landfall in Mississippi on Wednesday. The storm surge along the […]

Man charged with child abuse after five drugged girls found with him in Mississippi cemetery

A 20 year-old man faces felony child abuse charges after he was found in a Mississippi cemetery with five underage and drugged girls – two of whom were unconscious when found. The girls, aged between 11 and 16, were in foster care in Mobile, Alabama, The Sun Herald reported. Police say the suspect, Jordan McClain, drove […]

Florida, Mississippi Declare a State of Emergency as Alberto Churns in the Gulf

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Toyota to add 400 jobs in Mississippi for next-gen Corolla

DETROIT — Toyota will invest $ 170 million in a plant in Mississippi to build the next generation of its Corolla sedan, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. The investment will create 400 jobs over the next 12 months at Toyota’s Blue Springs, Mississippi, plant. Toyota said the investment will include replacing the current production […]