Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Civil rights group rallies against bill to arm teachers

JACKSON — Civil rights groups said yesterday that a bill that would provide funding for officers to police schools or arm teachers would ultimately make Mississippi schools more dangerous. Several groups and lawmakers gathered yesterday on the steps of the Mississippi Department of Education building to protest the bill. They included representatives of the American […] [...]

City says no to controversial new movie theater

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials have blocked a movie theater developer’s attempt to put a cinema at the wooded rear of the golf course community of Wedgewood. The Commercial Appeal reports the controversial plans by cinema developer Ambarish A. Keshani drew about 100 area residents to yesterday’s Olive Branch Board of Aldermen meeting to speak in […] [...]

Judge to hear petition to block sand drying plant

by Associated Press Published: February 20,2013

Tags: bench, court, hearing, home, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, petition, plant, protest, resident, sand, sand-drying

POPLARVILLE — A Pearl River County judge has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on a petition from some residents seeking to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Picayune. The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30-million plant would […] [...]

Trial date set for casino’s tax-protest hearing

VICKSBURG — Ameristar Casino’s protests over Warren County property tax levies for 2012 and 2013 will be heard Oct. 14 in Warren County Circuit Court. The Vicksburg Post reports the separate lawsuits filed by the casino have been combined by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. The Ameristar claims in the most recent of the two […] [...]

Actor joins union protesters at Detroit show

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: automaker, automobile, factory, labor, management, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, protest, right to work, tradeshow, union

CANTON — Actor Danny Glover has joined supporters of unionization for workers at a Nissan Motor Co. assembly plant in Mississippi demonstrating outside the North American International Auto Show. The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan protested yesterday next to Detroit’s Cobo Center. The group says workers who show interest in organizing the Japanese carmaker’s […] [...]

Employees to protest new health insurance plan at meeting

by Associated Press Published: October 15,2012

Tags: benefits, board of supervisors, county, deductible, government, health, insurance, meeting, plan, premium, protest, supervisor

JACKSON — Hinds County employees plan to protest the board of supervisor’s choice of a health insurance plan for the county. Employees are being urged to make today’s meeting to voice their concerns over a policy approved Oct. 1 that will lower their current $5,000 deductible to either $500 or $1,000 but will raise their […] [...]

Protestors gather at Capitol; call immigration-enforcement bill ‘inhumane’

JACKSON — About 100 people, including immigrants with small children, yesterday gathered at the Mississippi Capitol to protest an immigration-enforcement bill that many called unfair and inhumane. The bill is similar to a law enacted in Alabama in 2011, including provisions that would require schools to check students’ immigration status. Alabama’s law is considered one […] [...]

Protestors gather in Vermont to stop Entergy nuclear plant

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2012

Tags: distribution, electricity, energy, environment, generation, nuclear, power, protest, protestors, state government

JACKSON — Four days after a federal judge ruled that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Montpelier, Vt., can continue operating, demonstrators gathered outside the Statehouse to call for the Entergy Corp. plant to be shut down. About 15 people stood in front of the Statehouse in the rain holding signs saying “Retire Vermont Yankee, […] [...]

Greek truck drivers block roads in protest

by Associated Press Published: September 22,2010

Tags: budget, economy, protest, transportation

ATHENS, Greece — Protesting truck drivers blocked traffic on Greece’s two busiest highways and clashed with police in front of parliament today, as lawmakers approved a shake-up of labor market rules as part of an agreement for international rescue loans. The drivers, protesting for a 10th day, sealed off the highways outside Athens minutes after […] [...]

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