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Gulf Shores reconsidering Hangout music festival

An Alabama town is reconsidering whether to allow a beachfront music festival that’s become a staple on the northern Gulf Coast. WPMI-TV reports officials in Gulf Shores say citizen complaints may result in them not renewing a permit for the Hangout Fest in 2020. The weekend festival draws tens of thousands of people to the…MORE

Report: DXC seeks foreign workers to fill New Orleans jobs

A company promised more than $100 million in state and city incentives for creating 2,000 jobs in New Orleans intends to fill some of those positions with foreign workers. The Lens reports that DXC Technology has filed more than 150 applications for H-1B visas, which would allow the company to hire overseas workers. Some of…MORE

NOPD arrests man accused of calling in bomb threat to Uptown hospital

The New Orleans Police Department arrested a man Thursday after he was accused of calling in a bomb threat to an Uptown hospital. Joseph Lee was arrested in the investigation of a bomb threat that was made Wednesday morning. According to a police report, Lee called a hospital from his cellphone. During the call, Lee…MORE

Mississippi Lottery scratch-offs ring up $8.9M in first week

The Mississippi Lottery has brought in more than $8.9 million in the first week of scratch-off sales.About $1.9 million of that is earmarked for roads and bridges around the state, lottery officials said Wednesday.”Overall, retailers and players were very positive and excited that the lottery is finally here,” said Tom Shaheen, president of the Mississippi…MORE

New Orleans is home to mystical academy in new Marvel comic

New Orleans is the setting for a new magic-themed Marvel comic book debuting in March. The city of 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau will be the home of “Strange Academy.” It’s a school where teenagers gifted with mystical powers will hone their skills. The comic book introduces new characters, but some Marvel stalwarts will…MORE

He tried to fix Macy’s. Now he is the new Tractor Supply CEO

He tried to fix Macy’s. Now he is the new Tractor Supply CEO

Macy’s can’t catch a break. The struggling department store chain’s stock is down nearly 50% this year. And now it is losing a top executive to a farming supplies chain. Hal Lawton, a veteran of eBay and Home Depot who only joined Macy’s as president in September 2017, said Thursday that he’s leaving to become…MORE

Dollar General is opening 1,000 new stores next year

Dollar General is opening 1,000 new stores next year

Dollar General remains one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, attracting customers with rock-bottom prices on snacks and household goods. It’s so confident in that strategy that it plans to open 1,000 new stores in 2020, just as it has for the past several years. The company tightened its grip on shoppers during the most…MORE

Hillary Clinton absolutely destroyed Bernie Sanders in her Howard Stern interview

Hillary Clinton absolutely destroyed Bernie Sanders in her Howard Stern interview

Out of office and (seemingly) unlikely to ever run for any public office again, Hillary Clinton is throwing off her decades-long guardedness to offer her raw opinions about, well, everything. And in an interview with Howard Stern Wednesday for a new book she co-wrote with her daughter, Chelsea, Clinton absolutely drops the hammer on none…MORE

Nancy Pelosi to reporter: ‘Don’t mess with me’

Nancy Pelosi to reporter: ‘Don’t mess with me’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scathing warning Thursday to a reporter who asked her a question about her feelings about President Donald Trump: “Don’t mess with me.” The California Democrat forcefully pushed back on the idea that she and her caucus are proceeding with articles of impeachment because of a personal dislike of Trump,…MORE

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