Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

Vicksburg mayor marries during lunch break

VICKSBURG — When noon rolls around, most people eat, exercise or run errands. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. used a recent lunch hour to get married. The Vicksburg Post reports that about 20 people attended the small wedding Monday at Triumph Church. Flaggs married Valencia Renee Jones, who works for the U.S. Army Corps of […] [...]

Gov. Bryant intervening in same-sex couple’s divorce

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. The Republican governor, represented by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, is opposing Lauren Czekala-Chatham’s appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The high court said Monday that […] [...]

New law has marriage business booming on Coast

by Published: July 16,2012

Tags: bride, groom, law, marriage, marry, matrimony, state law, wed, wedding

MISSISSIPPI  GULF COAST — The marriage business is booming on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast since a state law took effect July 1, eliminating a three-day waiting period and a required blood test for syphilis. Although Adams County lawmaker Melanie Sojourner sponsored the bill in part to boost Natchez’ antebellum attractions as destination wedding venues, two of […] [...]

Davis will not resign despite state, federal investigation into spending

SOUTHAVEN — Fourth-term Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said yesterday he plans to remain on the job amid continuing state and federal scrutiny of his spending of city money. “I am looking forward to continuing working for all the citizens of Southaven. For that reason, I have no intentions of resigning,” Davis said during his first […] [...]

Judge weighing issues in Franks vs. Scott case

TUPELO — A Lee County judge is weighing issues related to an ongoing dispute related to an affair between the former local school superintendent and wife of an ex-lawmaker. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Circuit Judge Henry Lackey on Thursday heard arguments from three sides about three cases, but the focus was on former […] [...]

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