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Tiny town in Mississippi Delta is almost broke, mayor says

2018-01-21T16:28:41Z

TCHULA, Miss. (AP) -- A tiny town in the Mississippi Delta has a stack of bills and not enough money to pay them....



Watchdog group finds errors with work on prison food service

2018-01-21T15:55:10Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A private company is not meeting all the obligations under a food service contract with Mississippi prisons....



Mississippi man fights cancer, closes historical restaurant

2018-01-21T06:02:51Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Billy Fokakis usually only closes his longtime Hattiesburg restaurant, Coney Island Cafe, for a week at Christmas and a week around the Fourth of July. Other than those times, he hasn't missed a day of work in the more than three decades he's run the place....



Filmmakers shift gears from Mississippi to Hollywood

2018-01-21T06:02:21Z

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- Frigid, drizzling rain danced across a pair of car headlights Monday night, as a crew of huddled masses assembled at dusk. It was the sixth time in a row this particular group had met, working until 3 or 4 a.m. each time before calling it a night....



Clark with 41 points leads Texas Southern over MVSU 91-77

2018-01-21T05:07:45Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Donte Clark scored a career-best 41 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Texas Southern kept Mississippi Valley State winless with a 91-77 victory on Saturday night....



Mississippi casino revenue fell 2 percent in 2017

2018-01-21T02:57:10Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Casino revenues fell in 2017 across Mississippi, as slight gains by Gulf Coast casinos couldn't overcome continued declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River....



Sterling leads Alcorn State past Alabama A&M 68-52

2018-01-21T02:28:56Z

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Dante Sterling scored 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting and A.J. Mosby had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Alcorn State beat Alabama A&M 68-52 on Saturday....



Grambling routs SWAC leader Jackson State, 72-45

2018-01-21T02:16:39Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Anthony Gaston and Ivy Smith Jr. scored 16 points apiece and Grambling rolled to a 72-45 victory on Saturday night to snap Jackson State's six-game winning streak in the Southwestern Athletic Conference....



Griffin, Edwards lift Southern Miss over North Texas 85-78

2018-01-21T01:08:38Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points with five assists and Cortez Edwards had 19 points and 10 rebounds for his second straight double-double as Southern Miss put away North Texas 85-78 Saturday, winning its second straight....



Southern Mississippi marks tornado's one-year anniversary

2018-01-20T16:00:35Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Residents in southern Mississippi are marking the one-year anniversary of a devastating tornado that struck the area....



Anti-abortion display moved as city OKs less prominent spot

2018-01-20T15:58:20Z

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) -- An anti-abortion display in Mississippi is being moved after organizers say city leaders approved it for a less prominent site than in the past....



Justices won't reconsider 3 overturned murder convictions

2018-01-20T15:55:33Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court will not reconsider its decision to overturn a man's three murder convictions....



$10K donated to woman living in poverty, collapsing home

2018-01-20T06:02:46Z

EDWARDS, Miss. (AP) -- Donations have poured in for an Edwards woman who is living in a dilapidated home without heat or running water....



Painting the town: Barn quilts decorate Lowndes County

2018-01-20T06:02:13Z

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -- Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred four-by-four-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County....



Missing Mississippi pilot's plane possibly spotted in NV

2018-01-20T01:30:54Z

ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Nevada may have found the remote mountain crash site of a small plane and pilot from Mississippi missing for more than a week....



Breach at testing vendor exposes Mississippi students' data

2018-01-19T23:31:55Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi education officials say a data breach at a testing vendor exposed student information at three unnamed schools in two districts....



Rebel-themed flag stays down at police office, up elsewhere

2018-01-19T23:18:11Z

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- A City Council in Mississippi is not challenging the mayor's decision to stop flying the Confederate-themed state flag outside a police building....



Mississippi secretary of state's truck stolen from his home

2018-01-19T22:14:13Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's secretary of state says somebody stole his pickup truck from the driveway of his home....



Man charged in shooting death of optometrist at busy store

2018-01-19T21:50:20Z

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi man is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault after an optometrist was shot to death in a busy shopping area....



Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairs

2018-01-19T18:46:20Z

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) -- Greeted by sailors and flag-waving residents, a U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors arrived Friday for two years of repairs at a Mississippi shipyard....