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Senate trashes multiple bills updating Mississippi’s jumbled alcohol laws

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www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-04-02 20:18:51

SUMMARY: Mississippi Senate lawmakers halted progress on several alcohol reform bills, House Bills 329 and 430, which aimed to align alcohol sales with the majority of the U.S. by allowing liquor store operation on Sundays and permitting direct wine shipment to . Senator Jeremy England advocated for modernizing the state's alcohol policies and enabling direct-to-consumer shipping like in other states. Despite his efforts and similar bills passing in other committees, concerns from liquor and package store owners about potential negative impacts on their businesses led to the bills not advancing. House Bill 777, intended to permit wine and liquor sales in small towns within dry counties, was also rejected, keeping Mississippi's strict alcohol regulations unchanged.

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‘It’s a really poor system’: Lane Kiffin weighs in on spring transfer portal period

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-04-16 16:55:44

SUMMARY: The college football spring transfer portal , allowing players two weeks to switch schools except in the SEC, where intra-conference transfers aren't immediately eligible. Players can or return to their teams, but scholarships aren't guaranteed. Despite successfully using the portal to strengthen his roster with talents like Jaxson Dart and Caden Prieskorn, Coach Lane Kiffin criticizes the system. He believes the spring portal period encourages instability, as players can easily transfer after securing name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals. Kiffin's team has bolstered its defense through the portal but faces uncertainty regarding players' commitments.

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Winona alderwoman who assaulted officer by grabbing his testicles sentenced to house arrest

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www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-04-16 16:39:24

SUMMARY: Former Winona Alderwoman Sylvia Clark was given a three-year house arrest sentence after being found guilty of assaulting a officer during a board meeting. The incident occurred after Clark refused to a dispute with the about park employees' handling of tournament revenues. During the altercation, Clark grabbed a police officer's testicles. Additionally, Clark was placed on two years of supervised probation and resigned from her position, which likely prompts a special election to fill her seat. The arrest took place on June 20, 2023, and her resignation followed shortly.

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Moss Point native Devin Booker to represent Team USA in 2024 Olympics

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-04-16 15:53:37

SUMMARY: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns star guard and Mississippi native, has been selected to represent the United States in the 2024 Olympics in Paris as a member of the U.S. basketball team. Booker will participate for the second consecutive time, previously won gold in Tokyo 2020, where he averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 , and 1.8 assists per . He joins an impressive lineup for Team USA which includes players like Steph Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and others. The team will play its first game against Serbia on July 28.

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