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4 dead mourned in Mississippi storm as living begin recovery

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:02:34 GMT2017-01-22T08:02:34Z

PETAL, Miss. (AP) -- Cynthia Holland has to repair her liquor store. William Carey University has to find a place to hold classes. Michelle Kirk has to allay her 11-year-old daughter's anxieties while living in a damaged house....



Hattiesburg family has a passion for soccer

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:02:41 GMT2017-01-22T05:02:41Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- It was a million-to-one chance for Joe Falla Sr. to come to the United States from Guatemala in 1964....



New Hope man teaches woodworking skills, life lessons

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:02:36 GMT2017-01-22T05:02:36Z

NEW HOPE, Miss. (AP) -- It's not uncommon to hear the muted whir of bandsaws and sanders coming from Shawn Stone's workshop on a Sunday evening. What is unusual is that the mechanical medley is likely to be sometimes punctuated by laughter, or prayer....



Hubbs helps Tennessee trounce Mississippi State 91-74

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:33:26 GMT2017-01-22T02:33:26Z

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee did a good job of rebounding in every sense of the word....



Prairie View A&M cruises to 87-72 win over MVSU

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:11:20 GMT2017-01-22T01:11:20Z

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) -- Troy Thompson scored a career-high 28 points with 10-for-13 shooting to lead Prairie View A&M past Mississippi Valley State for an 87-72 win Saturday....



Koulechov, Evans help Rice beat Southern Miss 61-58

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:42:03 GMT2017-01-22T00:42:03Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Egor Koulechov had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Marcus Evans hit three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and Rice held on for a 61-58 win over Southern Miss on Saturday....



Mississippi holds off Missouri in 75-71 win

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:56:08 GMT2017-01-21T23:56:08Z

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Sebastian Saiz recorded his third-consecutive double-double, scoring 19 points to go with 10 rebounds as Ole Miss defeated Missouri 75-71 Saturday....



Jackson State's interim chief looks to cut expenses

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:58:56 GMT2017-01-21T20:58:56Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Interim Jackson State University President Rod Paige says his main priority is to get the university's finances in order, which includes hiring a chief financial officer....



The Latest: Woman describes losing son, father

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:54:53 GMT2017-01-21T20:54:53Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on a tornado in southern Mississippi (all times local):...



Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:08:57 GMT2017-01-21T20:08:57Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit....



Mississippi au

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:17 GMT2017-01-21T16:50:17Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Mississippi medical examiner is still working on an autopsy report for two nuns who were killed five months ago in the community where they had done charity work for years....



Greenwood police officers, firefighters getting pay raises

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:22:19 GMT2017-01-21T14:22:19Z

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) -- Police officers and firefighters in Greenwood will soon receive slightly larger paychecks....



Body of man missing since December has been found

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:51:21 GMT2017-01-21T01:51:21Z

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) -- The body of a man reported missing in December has been found....



Bill would allow brain injury rehab center in Mississippi

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:41:30 GMT2017-01-20T19:41:30Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi lawmakers could approve development of a residential rehabilitation center for people recovering from brain injuries....



Mississippi editorial roundup

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:13:49 GMT2017-01-20T18:13:49Z

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:...



Mississippi grand jury complains about aged courthouse

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:51:55 GMT2017-01-20T15:51:55Z

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -- Grand jurors are complaining about what they describe as horrible conditions in an east Mississippi courthouse....



Pedestrian dead after being hit by Mississippi police car

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:23:59 GMT2017-01-20T14:23:59Z

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a police vehicle in Gulfport....



Body found in Tupelo home identified

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:04:10 GMT2017-01-20T12:04:10Z

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- DNA evidence has confirmed the identity of a man found dead in a Tupelo home earlier this month....



Magee Elementary's cafeteria closed due to bats

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01:52 GMT2017-01-20T12:01:52Z

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) -- The cafeteria in a Mississippi elementary school is closed because bats have nested in the ceiling, and contractors are working to remove them....



Campbell scores career-high 26 in Southern Miss victory

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:35:09 GMT2017-01-20T03:35:09Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Quinton Campbell scored a career-high 26 points and Southern Miss defeated North Texas 75-65 on Thursday night....