Jim Hood can start gearing up for the next phase of his campaign for governor. But Tate Reeves still has some work to do. Reeves and Bill Waller Junior will be in a runoff in three weeks to decide the Republican nomination for governor. Hood, who serves as Mississippi's attorney general, got 69 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary as he blew away his seven challengers. In the Republican primary, Reeves -- the lieutenant governor -- had been hoping to win the nomination outright and he came pretty close grabbing 49 percent of the vote. But Waller, the son of a former governor, believes he can convince more Mississippians to join his campaign over the next three weeks.
Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman was declared the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. He will be matched up against Democrat Jay Hughes in the November general election. In the race for Attorney General, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will face either Andy Taggert or Mark Baker in a runoff for the Republican nomination. And Republican David McRae will face Democrat Addie Lee Green in November for the office of State Treasurer.
A majority of Americans -- regardless of political party -- blame the mental health system, racism and loose gun laws for the recent mass shootings that have shocked the nation. A USA Today/Ipsos poll was taken after the massacres in California, Texas and Ohio that left dozens dead and many more injured. Overall, two-thirds of Americans think lawmakers need to tighten background checks on gun buyers. There's a partisan divide, however, about the influence President Trump and Congress have had on the violence. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to blame violent video games and Democrats are more likely to blame gun manufacturers.
The Biloxi Fire Department is teaming up with local businesses and others to raise money for the restoration of the Hurricane Camille memorial in time for its 50th anniversary later this month. The memorial was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Efforts are underway to spruce up the site before the ceremony. Services will be held at 5:pm on August 17th at the Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi, site of the memorial.
HAVING LOTS OF SEX HELPS HEART ATTACK SURVIVORS
According to a new study, having a healthy sex life helps patients survive after having a heart attack.Researchers followed a bunch of heart attack survivors for 22 years and found that those who managed to get it on with their significant other multiple times per week were 27 percent less likely to have died during those 22 years.And, even those who managed to score once a week still improved their odds of conking out by 12 percent. (Reuters)
Casual dating is losing its appeal … According to Match.com’s Singles in America survey, only 11% of Gen Z and Millennials say they date casually. And 63% of Millennials say they want to find romantic love.
Have you heard of the “number neighbor” trend? Basically, it’s the modern-day version of pen pals. People are texting their number neighbors (or textdoor neighbors) – people with phone numbers that are identical to theirs except for the last digit -- which is one greater or one less than theirs. The hope is to make a digital connection with a complete stranger. You can see some of these exchanges on Twitter at the hashtag #NumberNeighbor. (NY Post)
The Clinton sex scandal is officially coming to the small screen. The FX network revealed its third season of "American Crime Story" will center on Bill Clinton's presidential scandal with Monica Lewinsky. "Impeachment" will star Beanie Feldstein as Lewinksy and Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp. The script is based on a 1999 best-seller book. Production begins in February. The season premiere is set for September 27th of next year, about a month from the next presidential election.
For more in depth discussion of the days news, here's video of the Aug 7th edition of "Gulf Coast Mornings with Kelly Bennett and Uncle Henry":