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Crime

Gov. Bryant Signs 'Back the Badge,' Increased Penalties Bills

Surrounded by law enforcement officers, emergency personnel and first responders, Gov. Phil Bryant signed the "Back the Badge Act," which adds law-enforcement officials, firefighters and emergency personnel as protected classes under Mississippi's hate-crime laws.

Politics

Veteran Democratic Lawmaker Diagnosed with Dementia, Plans to Retire

House Speaker Philip Gunn directed all members to their seats this morning, as Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, took the podium for a point of personal privilege.

Person of the Day

Cynthia Kaiser Ferguson

Thirty years ago, Natchez native Cynthia "Tia" Kaiser Ferguson sat through a freshman engineering course at Tulane University listening intently to the success stories from school alumni, including one graduate who had developed and designed a mechanical shrimp peeler. The ...

Crime

Last-Hour Gang Law Overhaul Is Self-Defeating

When Sen. Brice Wiggins, R-Pascagoula, stood up at the last hour to amend state gang law at the Mississippi Legislature on March 8, he committed what can be called a "tell."

Food

Taste the Bistro

When brainstorming names for her new restaurant, Candice Brewster kept coming back to one word: taste. Her reasoning was that if the food doesn't taste good, nothing else matters.

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Music Listings

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4th & Goal - Karaoke 7:30 p.m.

Alumni House - Karaoke 7-11 p.m.

Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, Vicksburg - Doug Allen 8 p.m. free

Bonny Blair's - Ron Etheridge 7-11 p.m. free

Burgers & Blues - Jessie Powell Duo 6 p.m.

Cerami's - Linda Blackwell & James Bailey 6:30-9:30 p.m. free

Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m.

Crossgates Baptist Church, Brandon - Vertical Church Band 7 p.m. $10 admission $20 VIP

Duling Hall - U.S 9 p.m. $10 advance $15 door

F. Jones Corner - The Blues Man 10 p.m. $1; Sherman Lee Dillon & the MS Sound midnight $10

Fitzgerald's - Larry Brewer 3 p.m.; Faze 4 8 p.m.

Georgia Blue, Flowood - Shaun Patterson

Georgia Blue, Madison - Stevie Cain

Hal & Mal's - Bill & Temperance free

Hot Shots, Byram - Karaoke 8 p.m.

Iron Horse Grill - Steve Powell Quartet 9 p.m.

Kathryn's - Acoustic Crossroads 7 p.m. free

M Bar - Flirt Fridays feat. DJ 901 free

Martin's - Flvsh Bvng! Art & Music Showcase feat. Levitation Jones, Tricky Jr., Phulti & more 10 p.m. $10 advance $15 door

McB's - Brandon Greer 8 p.m.

MS Coliseum - Justin Moore, Lee Brice & Brett Young 7 p.m. $46-$318

Pelican Cove - Stace & Cassie 7 p.m.

Reed Pierce's, Byram - Snazz 9 p.m. free

Shucker's - Barry Leach 5:30 p.m. free; Aaron Coker 8 p.m. $5; Jason Turner 10 p.m. free

Soulshine, Flowood - Crooked Creek 8 p.m.

Soulshine, Ridgeland - Casey Phillips 7 p.m.

WonderLust - DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-2 a.m.