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YP Daily Roundup 1/15/20

YP Daily Roundup 1/15/20

By: Frank Corder - January 15, 2020

YP – Tate Reeves sworn in as the 65th governor of Mississippi

Tuesday, Tate Reeves was sworn in as the 65th governor of the State of Mississippi. He was joined by his wife, Elee Reeves and three daughters, Sarah Tyler, Elizabeth and Madeline.

YP – Reactions on Inauguration from MSGOP chairman, former Gov. Barbour, others

MS House Committees to be announced by next week


Democratic Socialist Ole Miss Law Professor announces run for Congress in #MS01


WJTV – Yo Gotti and Roc Nation file lawsuit against Mississippi for prison conditions

Teacher Pay Raise filed in MS Senate


Wicker votes to confirm new FEMA Director


WCBI – MDOC Deputy Commissioner announces retirement

The number two in command for the Mississippi Department of Corrections is retiring.

Deputy Commissioner Jerry Williams last day with the department will be Wednesday, January 15.

Congressman Palazzo congratulates first Space Force Chief


Congressman Thompson seeks disaster declaration for Puerto Rico


DAILY JOURNAL – Lee County Democratic chairman arrested

James franks

The chairman of the Lee County Democratic Party was arrested early Tuesday morning at his house and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

According to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson, deputies were dispatched to the County Road 1310 Mooreville residence of James “Jamie” Franks, 47, at 1:16 a.m. Jan, 14. The teen male who called 911 said three adults had been drinking and he was afraid what was going to happen.

“Deputies made contact with the (woman and two men) and it was clear that all three were heavily intoxicated,” Johnson said…

…Franks, a former state representative and lieutenant governor candidate, continued to resist and was charged with failure to comply and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. He was booked into the Lee County Jail at 2:01 a.m.

WLOX – Former Ocean Springs mayor says events leading to arrest were “a big misunderstanding”

Former Ocean Springs mayor says events leading to arrest were “a big misunderstanding”

Former Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran was arrested late Monday night after an officer found her lying on her back on Washington Avenue. But Moran says the whole situation was “a big misunderstanding.”

According to the arresting officer, he spotted a woman in the road and got out to check on her. He didn’t immediately recognize her. He said Moran had removed her shoes and was disoriented when he woke her and that she was clearly intoxicated and unable to stand.

The officer said she initially didn’t even try to stand up and just laid on her back smiling. She asked the officer repeatedly what he was doing, and the officer responded that she was lying in the road and he was checking on her well being.Tate Reeves sworn in as the 65th governor of Mississippi

DAILY JOURNAL – Renasant’s Waycaster named to St. Louis Fed Reserve board

Mitch Waycaster

Mitch Waycaster, the president and CEO of Renasant Bank, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

The St. Louis Fed is a corporation chartered under the Federal Reserve Act and is governed by a board of directors, whose nine members provide oversight of the bank’s management. Members of the board of directors of the St. Louis Fed and the boards of its three branches in Little Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky and Memphis, Tennessee, are familiar with the economic and credit conditions of their respective regions.

“Their observations – along with the economic data and information gathered and analyzed by St. Louis Fed staff – help ensure that conditions of Main Street America are represented in Federal Open Market Committee deliberations in Washington, D.C,” according to the Fed.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: