Johnny Kampis is a content editor at, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Lawsuit silencing former Kemper Project manager dismissed

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit that, in part, would silence a former manager of the Kemper Project power plant has been dismissed.

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Former Kemper Project manager’s resume may point to major design flaw

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments


By Johnny Kampis |
In late 2011, a contractor on the Kemper Project in east central Mississippi found a key component of the gasifier towers of the plant was failing, causing months of delays and untold amounts of cost overruns.
Could this aspect of the project’s problems be what former manager Brett Wingo wishes to speak […]

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Mississippi prisoners still armed, despite increased security measures

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Batteries for cell phones and guns for tattooing, white powdery substances and Bluetooth devices, sharp gleaming shanks wrapped up in tape — these are a few of Mississippi prisoners’ favorite things.

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Alabama, Mississippi lawmakers score poorly in congressional transparency study

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments


Zilch. Zip. Nada.

That was the point tally by U.S. House members for both Alabama and Mississippi in a study of who sponsored or co-sponsored 20 bills in Congress in 2014 designed to increase government transparency.

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Leaders in Mississippi town pick up pieces after failed aquarium project

By   /  March 16, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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The bustling Interstate 10/110 interchange in D’Iberville was supposed to be home to a bustling, tourist-attracting aquarium by now, but that prime real estate remains a mere weed-filled dirt track full of empty promises.

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In Selma, Obama touts questionable ‘voter suppression’ narrative

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, National, News, Politics & Elections, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Democrats, who generally fight voter ID laws due to concerns of disenfranchisement of poorer voters, argue the threat of voter fraud is overblown.

Tell that to residents of such cities as Marion and Greensboro, West Alabama municipalities in which such fraud has proved pervasive over the years.

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