THE LOCAL DRIFT AND THEN SOME

APRIL 2013:  EXECUTIVE ORDER AND BURGER KING/ HAVING IT YOUR WAY

House Democrats in Mississippi, Sunday night blocked passage of the $840 million Medicaid budget, a move to try to force a vote on expanding the program and to prevent Gov. Phil Bryant from running it by the present rave of executive order.

What happened to Wonder Boy, Will Arata? Last word on Billy the Kid he was back to lawyer-in, in that smelly little magical green city, which by the way not everyone owns a pirate flag, exempt from crime or flies under their state corporate law owned radar. Case in point. An investigation which began in 2011 with a warrant from uh, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Helen Cotton. She was employed by the Bogalusa City Court for approximately 18 years as a former Bogalusa clerk of court.

She is charged with felony theft, eight counts of  first-degree injuring public records, five counts of filing false public records. The theft  in the amount of $7,650, landed Cotton, 46, into the Washington Parish Jail with a $15,000 bond. The court notified the Attorney General’s office, which conducted the criminal investigation, and District Attorney Walter Reed’s office, which will prosecute the case. That’s Walter Reed of the famed Gaylord Extortion plot of unlawful incarcerations etc…

Pennsylvania Born: Clearwater, Florida Resident Oldest U.S. Citizen Dies at Age 113.    Just weeks before her 114th birthday, the oldest person in the United States has died at age 113. A spokeswoman from a church in Clearwater, Florida has reported that Elsie Thompson’s died March 21. The Gerontology Research Group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Thompson as the oldest living U.S. citizen after January’s death of 114-year-old Mamie Rearden of South Carolina.

Thompson was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., on April 5, 1899. Her husband, Ronald Thompson, was a Republican state senator in Pennsylvania, and in 1971, the couple moved to Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Thompson died in 1986. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her son, who is in California, and four grandchildren. She often said the secret to her longevity was loving people and greeting each day with a smile.

Mississippi State Capitol  Mississippi Governor. Phil Bryant said Monday he’s withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland to the state Board of Health. The Associated Press questioned whether Bryant was fulfilling requirements of a state law that specifies the board’s 11 members must come from certain parts of the state. Governor. Bryant will withdraw this nomination to avoid any legal uncertainty. State law says eight Board of Health members must come from congressional districts — two from each of the four districts. Three must come from the states higher court districts — one each from northern, central and southern.

MORE MISSISSIPPI:-()     The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Are partnering with the news media and Mississippi school of law to a Jackson mayoral candidate debate later this month before a live audience.  Stephanie Maxwell from WAPT and Sam Hall from The C-L are the moderators. The 2013 Mayoral Candidates Debate will be 7-8:30 p.m. April 30 at the Mississippi College School of Law Student Auditorium, 151 E. Griffith St. in downtown Jackson.  The Clarion-Ledger will live stream the debate at ClarionLedger.com.

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