Around the South for Oct. 14: OK, NC & MS

Oklahoma: Fallin discusses violence against women. Noting that Oklahoma recently dropped from third to sixth in the national ranking of the number of women murdered by men, Gov. Mary Fallin (R) urged employers to promote workplace discussions of domestic violence. She pointed out that the CDC found that 74% of battered women were harassed by their partner while they were at work ……. North Carolina: Tillis adds state rep to his staff. US Sen. Thom Tillis (R) has hired State Rep. Brian Brown (R) to be his eastern regional representative, effective today, October 15. Brown, who is from Greenville in eastern North Carolina, resigned immediately upon receiving the appointment ……. Mississippi: Activists rally to change state flag. About 400 people joined in a rally at the state Capitol in Jackson, urging that the Confederate battle flag be removed from Mississippi’s state flag. The state flag has included the Confederate flag since 1894. Among the rally leaders were civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams, rapper David Banner, and South Carolina state Rep. Jenny Horne, who is a white Republican …….