Uber has announced it will expand statewide in Mississippi, starting Friday. The ride-sharing company currently operates in the Metro-Jackson area, the Gulfport-Biloxi area, and in the areas around Hattiesburg and Oxford. Those service areas were expanded over the last month. On Friday, the ride-sharing phone app will go live in the Meridian, Delta and Golden Triangle areas — a move the company says will bring the service to every county in the state.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker on Monday condemned "the white supremacists and neo-Nazis that engaged in violence" in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and reiterated his position that the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag needs to go. At Charlottesville during Saturday's violence, an altered version of the Mississippi flag with a Ku Klux Klan message on it was waved in the streets, prompting renewed calls for changing the state's banner.
As I write this column, I have a splitting headache and it’s state government’s fault. I just spent more than an hour on the Transparency Mississippi website, or as I like to call it, the Mildly Translucent Mississippi site or the Through a Glass Darkly site. I attempted (unsuccessfully) to help a colleague find something on transparency.mississippi.gov. And, because I’m weird and have in the past spent many, many hours going through such records, I clicked on the “travel” button.
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Selecting a term
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