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  • Lawmaker's watermelon giveaway was racist, challenger says

    July 22, 2015 3:41 PM

    JACKSON - A white lawmaker says he gave watermelons to people in his central Mississippi House district, and his black challenger says doing so promoted racial stereotypes. First-term Democratic Rep. Brad Oberhousen of Byram tells The Clarion-Ledger that he gave the melons to several people for their Fourth of July... more »
  • Flood waters cover parts of West Feleciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2015 7:45 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Flood waters covered a few low-lying roads and structures in West Feliciana Parish on Tuesday. No inhabited homes were in danger, but officials want residents to watch out for road flooding. Brian Spillman is the Parish's Emergency Preparedness director. He said flooding this late in the... more »
  • Baton Rouge man robs Mississippi bank

    July 19, 2015 4:56 PM

    GLOSTER, Ms. - Police say a man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is accused of robbing a bank about 50 miles north in Gloster, Mississippi. Amite County Sheriff says 47-year-old Roger Dale White Jr. was caught with the cash less than three hours after the robbery Friday. The sheriff's office says... more »
  • Louisiana's brown shrimp season to reopen in some areas

    July 17, 2015 4:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the brown shrimp season will reopen in parts of the Mississippi Sound. The affected areas will reopen Monday at 6 p.m. For a map detailing the areas currently open to shrimping visit here. In addition to the open waters of... more »
  • Mississippi officials find 8-year-old boy

    July 15, 2015 1:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has found 8-year-old Broden Liam Bilbo of Magnolia and arrested two women who were with him. Details of where the boy was found have not been released. Authorities say the boy was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at an Exxon station... more »
  • Two vessel collision causes barges to break loose, bridge closure

    July 2, 2015 4:31 PM

    GRAMERCY - The Coast Guard said late Thursday, a collision between river towing vessels was responsible for some barges breaking loose and forcing a short closure of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Louisiana State Police said the U. S. Coast Guard closed the bridge on LA 3213 after 3 p.m.... more »
  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    July 2, 2015 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean... more »
  • Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group

    July 1, 2015 3:40 PM

    JACKSON - The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag. Charles Steele Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says Confederate names should disappear from streets and structures. He says that includes the Edmund... more »
  • No Supreme Court action on Mississippi abortion clinic law

    June 30, 2015 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, MS - The U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action before the fall on a dispute over a Mississippi law that could close the state's only abortion clinic. The justices' silence Tuesday on an appeal by the state means a lower court order blocking Mississippi from enforcing the law... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Baton Rouge crash

    June 28, 2015 5:58 PM

    ZACHARY, La. - Louisiana State Police say a Mississippi man was thrown from his pickup truck and died when he ran off U.S. 61 near Zachary, Louisiana, and hit a culvert. Trooper First Class Bryan Lee, a state police spokesman, says 44-year-old Steven Byrd of Woodville, Mississippi, was not wearing... more »
  • Mississippi state flag is the only one not flown at USA Track Championships

    June 28, 2015 12:34 PM

    EUGENE, Ore. - Only 49 state flags are being displayed at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene this week. Mississippi's state flag, which features a Confederate banner in one corner, is not on display at the tournament that concludes Sunday. The Oregonian newspaper reports TrackTown USA president... more »
  • Woman released after 14 years in prison

    June 27, 2015 1:57 PM

    IUKA, Miss. - A woman who spent 14 years on Mississippi's death row has pleaded guilty to killing her husband and subsequently was released from jail. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Michelle Byrom entered an Alford guilty plea to the 1999 murder of Edward Byrom Sr. in Tishomingo... more »
  • GOP senators: Remove Confederate sign from Mississippi flag

    June 24, 2015 3:22 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Both of Mississippi's Republican U.S. senators say the state should remove a Confederate battle emblem from its flag. Sen. Thad Cochran says state symbols should reflect "unity and not divisiveness." Cochran's statement Wednesday came hours after Sen. Roger Wicker said the flag used since Reconstruction "should be... more »
  • Boy donates birthday money to slain officer's family

    June 19, 2015 9:23 AM

    HATTIESBURG- An 8-year-old boy used his birthday party to give to the children of a slain Mississippi police officer. Carson Atkins, who turns 9 at the end of June, asked his friends to donate money to Hattiesburg police officer Benjamin J. Deen's two children, ages 9 and 12, instead of... more »
  • Trial set for man accused of killing, dismembering stripper

    June 15, 2015 7:57 AM

    GRETNA- The trial is set to begin Monday for a man authorities say killed a stripper he and his girlfriend lured from a New Orleans French Quarter bar, then dismembering her and dumping her into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez have pleaded not guilty to... more »
  • Mississippi superintendent won't say if he'll drop cheering charges

    June 6, 2015 12:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation says he plans to make a statement in court Tuesday, but won't say if he'll drop the charges. Senatobia school Superintendent Jay Foster reiterated in a telephone interview Friday that he's... more »
  • Bond set for 9th suspect in deaths of 2 Mississippi officers

    May 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A ninth person is being held under a $90,000 bond after his arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said. According to local media reports, prosecutors told Forrest County Justice Court... more »
  • B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi

    May 30, 2015 11:49 AM

    INDIANOLA, Miss. - Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit. King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola - the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had already been... more »
  • Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide

    May 29, 2015 3:02 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The Justice Department says investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a man in Mississippi was a homicide. The agency said in a news release Friday that the civil rights investigation into the death of Otis Byrd has been closed. Byrd was last seen... more »
  • Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

    May 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    INDIANOLA, MS - Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living. The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the blues... more »
  • Dog saves deputy: K-9 partner stops attack at rest stop

    May 28, 2015 1:24 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A deputy sheriff was attacked with a box cutter at a highway rest stop in Mississippi, and officials say his K-9 partner came to his rescue. Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass says assailants beat and cut Todd Frazier when he stopped to check on a parked... more »
  • B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

    May 18, 2015 4:15 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home. King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89. His business agent, LaVerne... more »
  • Funeral set for second Mississippi officer shot to death

    May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Funeral arrangements have been set for the second of two Mississippi officers killed in a traffic stop. A funeral home in McComb says 25-year-old Officer Liquori Tate will be buried Friday after a funeral in Hattiesburg. Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday in Sumrall after a... more »
  • 3 arrested after shootings of 2 Mississippi police officers

    May 10, 2015 11:46 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A law enforcement official says three people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety,... more »
  • Trading for a deal

    May 4, 2015 8:54 PM

    TUPLEO, MISSISSIPPI- Add professional shoppers to the title of police in Tupleo, Mississippi. The department got such a good deal it added two new motorcycles to its fleet. It traded in two older bikes for two newer ones and saved the city money. It traded a pair of 2009... more »
  • Mississippi River diversion proponents use ad to state their case

    May 4, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A full-page advertisement that ran Sunday in a number of publications in Louisiana highlights the need for large, land-building diversions to be built along the Mississippi River as part of the state's coastal restoration plan. Andy Nyman, a wetland scientist at LSU, said scientists discussed the need to... more »
  • State Police: Picayune pedestrian killed on I-59

    April 18, 2015 2:03 PM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - State police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Saturday morning. The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Andrew Flores of Picayune, Mississippi after he was hit by a truck on Interstate 59 near Pearl River around 6:30 a.m. According to troopers, 27-year-old... more »
  • Woman given 8 years in Mississippi hate crime killing

    April 9, 2015 5:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A second woman who was part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to assault has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Thursday sentenced Shelbie Brooke Richards of Pearl on one count... more »
  • Mississippi man's hanging death a mystery

    March 28, 2015 1:09 PM

    PORT GIBSON, Miss. - Loss and healing were the focus of eulogies as more than 200 people packed a Baptist church for the memorial service for a black man found hanging behind his home in Mississippi. Sources report 54-year-old Otis Byrd was mentioned just a handful of times during the... more »
  • 30 state, federal, local investigators probe hanging death

    March 20, 2015 4:52 PM

    PORT GIBSON, MS - The FBI says a black man found hanging in Mississippi is Otis Byrd, a convicted killer whose family reported him missing more than two weeks ago. FBI special agent Don Alway said Friday that 30 federal, state and local investigators are on the case trying to... more »
  • Corps begins inspection of levees as Mississippi rises check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Inspectors with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers walked the levees on Thursday, looking for cracks and erosion. It's routine work in preparation for rising waters in the Mississippi River. As runoff from melting snow up north makes it way down south, river levels rise. The... more »
  • Corps precaution at weirs built to keep Mississippi in place

    March 19, 2015 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers is getting ready in case of high water at the complex built to keep the Mississippi River flowing past New Orleans. Spokesman Rene Poche says that Thursday, crews at the Old River Control Structure opened gates at the "Overbank Structure" - one... more »
  • Judge puts AG's attempt to investigate Google on hold

    March 2, 2015 10:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google's request for a preliminary injunction. The order prevents Attorney General Jim Hood from going through with a subpoena meant to... more »
  • Quarterman's triple-double leads LSU to 73-63 win over Ole Miss

    February 28, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tim Quarterman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and LSU pulled into a fourth-place tie in the Southeastern Conference with a 73-63 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Quarterman's triple-double was the first by an LSU player since Shaquille O'Neal did it against BYU... more »
  • Lawsuit settled over allegation bullying of gay students

    February 25, 2015 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. In a statement Wednesday, the law center says the Moss Point School District has agreed to adopt and implement new anti-bullying... more »
  • Alday says he's 'deeply sorry' for remarks on black people

    February 17, 2015 11:47 AM

    JACKSON, MS - A DeSoto County House member is apologizing for remarks he made to a newspaper about black people in his hometown. Rep. Gene Alday, a Walls Republican, made a brief speech Tuesday as the House began business, describing himself as "deeply sorry." Alday told The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in... more »
  • 3 firefighters charged with arson

    January 18, 2015 12:53 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - Three volunteer firefighters in Hancock County have been arrested on allegations of arson. Hancock County Sheriff's say that on Friday that 27-year-old Marie Gill, of Gulfport, faces two counts of arson and one count each of conspiracy to commit arson and tampering with evidence. Twenty-nine-year-old... more »
  • Mississippi lawmakers propose making Bible the state book

    January 12, 2015 3:42 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. But some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed to make the... more »
  • 4 killed as severe weather sweeps South

    December 23, 2014 6:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Severe storms have killed at least four people in Mississippi and damaged homes and businesses throughout the state. leading to the governor declaring a state of emergency for two counties. Gov. Phil Bryant's office says thousands were without power Tuesday night around Columbia, which is about 80... more »
  • Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

    December 22, 2014 12:33 PM

    PARCHMAN, MS - The man convicted of organizing the infamous 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi says he is still a segregationist and does not believe in the equality of the races. Yet he contends he bears no ill will toward blacks. Now 89 years old, Edgar... more »
  • Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

    December 19, 2014 6:55 AM

    GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250... more »
  • Mississippi man cited for drowning deer

    December 17, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Mississippi man has been cited for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish. Sgt. Trey Mason, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division, says 40-year-old David Hayes, of Natchez, Mississippi, was cited for not possessing non-resident basic hunting and... more »
  • Burning death inquiry eyes woman's last hours

    December 11, 2014 2:24 AM

    COURTLAND, MS - Surveillance video shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was found badly burned along the side of a Mississippi road. Authorities continue piecing together the last hours of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers' life. They are trying to figure out what... more »
  • La., Miss. investigate body found near Slidell

    November 30, 2014 6:09 PM

    SLIDELL, La. - The St. Tammany parish sheriff's office says a man's body has been found near Slidell, and detectives are working with Mississippi authorities to find a person of interest. Sheriff's spokesman George Bonnett says in a news release that the body was found about 4 a.m. Sunday in... more »
  • Attorney: Gay marriages should start soon in Miss.

    November 29, 2014 4:45 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. A federal judge threw out Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriages earlier this week but gave attorneys for the state about 10... more »
  • Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

    November 22, 2014 6:59 PM

    ATLANTA - There's an effort underway to create a Southern primary for the 2016 presidential campaign, bringing states like Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi together on the first Tuesday in March. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp calls it the "SEC Primary," after the Southeastern Conference, saying he wants the... more »
  • Proposal would enshrine Old South symbols in Miss.

    November 5, 2014 5:53 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again, this time hoping to change the state song to "Dixie" and require officials to fly a Confederate battle flag outside the Capitol. But getting a constitutional amendment... more »
  • Rebels, Tigers game features interception leaders

    October 28, 2014 3:21 PM

    AUBURN, AL - The Auburn-Mississippi game will feature two of the national leaders in interceptions. Senquez Golson is tied for the national lead with eight picks for No. 7 Ole Miss going into Saturday night's clash of SEC West powers. No. 4 Auburn's Jonathan Jones is tied for third with... more »
  • La. AG: 9 booked in scam tied to Romanian crime

    October 14, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seven people in Louisiana and two others in Mississippi have been arrested in connection with an international online sales scam. A news release from Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office on Tuesday said the nine are suspected to have ties to organized crime in Romania. They are alleged... more »
  • Changes proposed at Morganza check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change of protocol is being considered by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for how the Morganza floodway is operated. Thursday, the Corps presented a proposal to a group of people in Baton Rouge. The changes include operating at a different water level the next... more »
  • Coast Guard searching for missing shrimpers

    September 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two missing shrimpers last seen south of the Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four crew members into the water. They say... more »
  • Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

    September 2, 2014 3:26 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A woman was sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in connection with the killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections. Tracey Lynn Garner, 53, was sentenced Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court after her conviction Friday of depraved heart murder and conspiracy... more »
  • Jurors guilty for death of woman with buttock injections

    August 29, 2014 10:20 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections Friday. Jurors found Tracy Lynn Garner, 53, guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and could face life in prison. Garner was charged in the death... more »
  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    August 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... more »
  • Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
  • Miss. officials: 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 19, 2014 2:05 AM

    JACKSON, MI - State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including... more »
  • No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    August 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that... more »
  • Former Marine paddles from Minnesota to Louisiana

    August 7, 2014 3:40 AM

    VENICE - A Marine has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana. Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. He was injured by a roadside bomb and lost friends to combat and suicide. When the Winona, Minnesota,... more »
  • Mississippi abortion law ruled unconstitutional

    July 29, 2014 7:57 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi law that would have closed the state's only abortion clinic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. The law was passed in 2012 and required doctors at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Doctors at Jackson Women's Health organization... more »
  • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    July 29, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn... more »
  • US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    July 29, 2014 1:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at... more »
  • Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

    July 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    D'IBERVILLE, Miss. - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop. He says an autopsy will be performed Monday on James Dwight King of D'Iberville. King's body was found Sunday afternoon... more »
  • The chips didn't stack up

    July 21, 2014 7:49 PM

    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI- The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi is closing on or before Sept. 19 and workers will be paid up to then. Managers says the casino couldn't overcome and out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. The owners had planned to invest $64 million to build... more »
  • McDaniel to discuss campaign challenge

    July 16, 2014 3:59 AM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he'll announce Wednesday whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff. State law specifies that McDaniel's first challenge would be filed with the state Republican Party executive... more »
  • Baby not cured of AIDS

    July 10, 2014 7:23 PM

    WASHINGTON- A girl in Mississippi born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years still has the HIV virus and is not cured. Because doctors thought she was cured, she did not have medication for years. The pronouncement is a setback to hopes that early treatment with... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

    July 9, 2014 7:45 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
  • Accused Bourbon Street gunman fights extradition

    July 7, 2014 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 20-year-old man accused of starting a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street is fighting his extradition from Mississippi. Trung Le, also known as "Joe", was taken into custody by members of NOPD's violent offenders unit and U.S. Marshals in Mississippi late Friday afternoon. Le is... more »
  • East Carolina hires former LSU assistant Godwin

    June 25, 2014 6:57 PM

    GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina has hired Cliff Godwin as baseball coach. Godwin spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi, helping Ole Miss return to the College World Series this year for the first time since 1972. Godwin was a four-year letterman for the Pirates and... more »
  • Nearby MS voters favor primary loser

    June 24, 2014 10:17 PM

    JACKSON, Miss- Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran has defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican primary runoff. Cochran's win Tuesday was another blow to tea party groups that are trying to unseat longtime GOP lawmakers. The race attracted $12 million in spending by outside groups. Cochran defeated McDaniel by... more »
  • KFC probes claim scarred child was asked to leave

    June 24, 2014 12:42 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Was it all a hoax? That's the question facing people who've rallied behind a 3-year-old girl in Mississippi. The girl's family said they were asked to leave a KFC franchise because an employee said the girl's injuries from a mauling by a pit bull were disturbing the... more »
  • Education leaders back Common Core

    June 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi education leaders remain supportive of the Common Core academic standards. Wayne Gann, chairman of the state Board of Education, and state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said in a statement Friday they were disappointed in remarks made by Gov. Phil Bryant. On Thursday, Bryant appeared to... more »
  • Officials inspect storm damage in southern Miss.

    June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    AMITE - Wilkinson and Amite County officials said they severe weather along the county line causing downed trees and power outages on Tuesday. Officials said there are no injuries reported at this time, but there are widespread power outages near the county line. The town of Liberty is... more »
  • ULL rides big bats to 9-5 win over Ole Miss

    June 7, 2014 7:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns fell behind 3-0 before answering the Rebels with a scores in the second, third, and fifth innings to outlast Ole Miss 9-5 Saturday night. Tyler Girouard scored on a fielding erros by Austin Bousfield in center field to start a big inning in the... more »

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