A committee said 80% of pregnancy-related deaths in Mississippi between 2016 and 2020 were considered preventable, and cardiovascular disease and hypertension remain top contributors to maternal mortality.
People waited up to two hours to vote as election officials made frantic trips to office supply stores so they could print ballots and deliver them to polling places.
Banks admitted failing to report more than $500,000 of income from the 2018 sale of real estate that had been in his family for many years.
‘All I want to do, like any other business owner, is have the opportunity to advertise.’
Dexter Wade’s family members, his attorneys and other witnesses said they did not get to see the exhumation because it took place hours before county officials said it would.
‘It’s frustrating and it sort of makes you feel like something was being rigged or something.’
Still, it’s possible Democrats may cry foul.
The race was unusually competitive for this GOP stronghold, but Reeves prevailed with a message focused on job creation, low unemployment and improvements in education.
The last time a Democrat won the presidential vote in Mississippi was 1976, when fellow Southerner Jimmy Carter was on the ballot.
‘You run to the polls, hoping and praying for change, and then you look around and nothing’s really happening. So you shut down.’