Jeff Amy

Jeff Amy

@AP reporter in Mississippi. State government, education, economy, courts and general mayhem, I cover it all.

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Accused of five burglaries in three counties in less than 18 hours, then shot in the foot by police. An active night in middle Georgia.

Georigia says it will pay the $300-a-week federal unemployment boost in two lump sums next week. @GeorgiaDOL  says it doesn't know yet how many people will get the money or how much in total will be sent out. #gapol 

Another dispatch from Milledgeville: The bottom of this story suggests a concerted effort by someone @GeorgiaCollege  to get some supportive voices in this @insidehighered  story on #COVID19  at the school. #gapol  #gaedu 

@billtorpy  setting fire to @BrookhavenGaGov  tax abatement deal. "One can argue, and I am, that the place could have been built without the tax scheme." #gapol 

18 days after #Laura , with about a quarter of electricity restored, Calcasieu Parish lifts mandatory evacuation order.

I’m sorry to see Army was unable to schedule a full Sun Belt slate, since I think their chances of winning the conference look really strong.

Someone needs to administer a rapid #COVID19  test to Sean Payton at halftime. I’m worried he’s not feeling OK because he didn’t try to manufacture something with the last 9 seconds of the first half. #Saints 

Meanwhile, live from Bienville Square in downtown Mobile, it’s a very buff Weather Channel dude. #alwx  #Sally 

@gahealthnews : Politically connected firm earning millions in state COVID contract to provide medical staffing. #gapol 


Appeals court: Mississippi woman's 96 days in jail without bail or seeing a judge “alien” to American system. #msleg 

BREAKING: U.S. District Judge Steve Jones strikes down Georgia's 6-week abortion ban that was passed in 2019. Story to come #gapol 

@RepVernonJones  “More than ever before, America needs Donald J. Trump for another four years.” #gapol 

BREAKING: @UAW  files 7 unfair labor practice charges against @Nissan  as polls close in union vote, Could be bid to force another election.

BREAKING: Mississippian Joshua Vallum gets 49 years in prison after first-ever conviction in federal hate crime against transgender person.

BREAKING: Senate introducing plans to let teachers carry concealed guns in schools as part of school safety plan. #msleg 

BREAKING: John Lewis, Bennie Thompson to skip history and civil rights museum openings due to Trump's presence. #msleg 

Our story thus far: @UAW  union filed claims that @Nissan  broke labor law in election campaign as ballots counted.