Among the fans attending Thursday’s Egg Bowl football game will be Chuck Hankins and Dr. Kenneth Ramsey.
For Ramsey, it will be his 480th consecutive Mississippi State football game, while Hankins will be attending his 323rd straight Ole Miss game. Both streaks include home and away games.
Scott Morris (38:48) joins Emma Kent and Chris Kieffer on today’s episode to talk about the two fans and their devotion to the Bulldogs and Rebels.
In addition to their experiences, both men have also learned something about the power of a streak, as each streak grew to become something that was difficult to step away from. The two have also gained new perspective on wins and losses.
And they’ve had a deep human experience – both men have found something that really resonates with them, and that makes it hard to let go.
Also on today’s episode, Caleb Bedillion (24:33) has the latest on efforts to efforts to expand or renovate Lee County’s jail.
He talks about what’s next after supervisors squashed a proposed renovation for the second time this year.
Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (38:48) talks about Gov. Phil Bryant’s latest budget proposal.
Bryant’s budget is austere, calling for the state to spend slightly less than it will this year. More significant were a handful of proposals Bryant included in his budget narrative. That includes a plan that would pay for community college classes for students in certain technical and in-demand fields. Bryant also called for increased urgency in rewriting the public school funding formula and for increased school choice options.