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Deadly Butt Injection Lands Mississippi Woman Life Sentence

The Jackson, Mississippi, woman who administered an unlicensed silicone buttox injection that killed another woman was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, was convicted last week of depraved-heart murder, a legal designation that signifies disregard for human life, for the 2012 silicone injection she gave to Karima Gordon, 37. 57 more words

Woman gets lifetime prison sentence in silicone buttocks injection murder case

JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

Tracey Lynn Garner of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced Tuesday in a county court. 97 more words

Crime

US Judge: Voters' Birthdates Are Not Public Record

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters’ birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. 424 more words

News

Angels on the Bluff Photo Contest

Angels on the Bluff is an event that takes place at the Natchez City Cemetery. Natchez residents dress in costumes to portray some of our oldest “residents” for one weekend out of the year. 153 more words

Mississippi

Record gator caught during first weekend of season

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi.   A few days into the start of this year’s hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season. 342 more words

Alligators

Record gator caught during first weekend of season

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi.   A few days into the start of this year’s hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season. 329 more words

Alligators

Denying Religious Freedom and Safety

This article originally appeared in the Jackson Free Press (July 30, 2014).

Upon signing the “Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act” on April 3, 2014, Gov. Phil Bryant proudly declared that Mississippi “has now joined 18 other states to defend religious freedoms… .” 699 more words

Immigration