Mississippi lt. gov took part in Confederate frat parties

U.S. 02/08/19, 17:11

While in college in the 1990s, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves took part in his fraternity's Old South parties. And at such Kappa Alpha parties, members often wore Confederate costumes, a common practice among chapters in the South at the time.A yearbook photo from Reeves' time in the fraternity shows ...

Mississippi considers abortion ban after fetal heartbeat

U.S. 02/05/19, 20:21

Mississippi lawmakers are considering what could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Bills that passed legislative committees Tuesday would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said he will sign either House Bill ...

Consumers asks customers to reduce gas usage after fire

Business 01/30/19, 22:21

Consumers Energy has called on customers to voluntarily reduce their natural gas usage following a fire at a suburban Detroit gas compressor station amid bitterly cold weather.The Jackson-based utility says no one was injured in the fire Wednesday at its Ray Natural Gas Compressor Station in Macomb County. The cause ...

Allen, Locke lead the way as Gators beat Georgia

Sports 01/19/19, 14:48

KeVaughn Allen scored 13 points, Noah Locke added 10 points and Florida rallied from a brief second-half deficit to beat Georgia 62-52 on Saturday.After losing to South Carolina, No. 3 Tennessee and Mississippi State by an average less than five points, Florida (10-7, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) closed the game out ...

Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi

U.S. 01/17/19, 13:40

Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there.The move follows Nissan's December announcement that it's cutting 1,000 jobs at two Mexican factories. Reports in May indicated the ...

Gray, activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84

U.S. 01/10/19, 17:05

A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.Known by his birth name John Salter Jr. when he worked at historically black Tougaloo College in Mississippi, he later changed his name ...

Reporter nabs NBA job she’s dreamed of since age 11

Sports 01/07/19, 00:05

Eight short months ago, Ashley ShahAhmadi was covering high school baseball games and track meets at the local ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss. — and desperately working on an exit strategy.At 26, after four years of working small ones, she had to land a bigger job soon, she'd decided — ...

Republican lt. governor enters Mississippi governor’s race

California 01/03/19, 17:37

Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves entered the Mississippi governor's race Thursday, saying he wants to protect taxpayers and oppose the values of "Hollywood and Washington, D.C." Reeves, 44, of Flowood, filed qualifying papers at the state Republican Party headquarters, ending months of speculation about his plans. "The political fight that we ...

Top 2018 Mississippi stories include Senate race, road money

Sports 12/29/18, 13:44

Mississippi elected a new senator while wrestling with its old ghosts, lawmakers approved a new funding stream to improve transportation after Gov. Phil Bryant was forced to close hundreds of bridges, and Mississippi saw the biggest expansion of gambling since casinos were legalized. Those were among Mississippi's top news stories in ...

Ravens have been here before: Win, and they’re in playoffs

Football 12/24/18, 14:58

After missing the postseason for three straight years, the Baltimore Ravens probably wouldn't complain at all about squeezing into this year's playoffs as a wild card.Entering as AFC North champions is so much better — a scenario that stands as a distinct possibility entering the final weekend of the regular ...

Georgia Southern tops Eastern Michigan 23-21 on Bass’ FG

Football 12/15/18, 21:02

Tyler Bass kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give Georgia Southern a 23-21 victory over Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday night.Shai Werts kept the winning drive alive with a 29-yard scramble on fourth-and-10. Bass came on for his third field goal after Wesley Fields' ...

Environmentalists: Plan to reduce elk feeding is overdue

Enviroment 12/08/18, 15:09

An environmental group is urging federal wildlife managers to quickly develop an overdue plan to reduce the amount of supplemental feed given to wild elk on the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming.In a Dec. 4 letter to refuge officials, attorneys for Earthjustice said the plan was supposed to be ...

Police: 2 children shot in car near Mississippi hospital

U.S. 11/29/18, 20:26

Two young children were shot Thursday in a car being driven by their mother near the University of Mississippi Medical Center, prompting the mother to pull them from the car and run them to the emergency room.Jackson Police Chief James Davis said a 1-year-old was shot in the leg and ...

Mississippi capital gets $1M for art focusing on food access

New York 11/29/18, 16:50

Mississippi's capital city is receiving a $1 million grant for public art focusing on access to fresh food.The money comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies, run by billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg.Former mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg, right, listens as Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, responds to the city being ...

Nooses found by Mississippi Capitol day before Senate runoff

U.S. 11/26/18, 15:15

Mississippi police are investigating two nooses and six signs that were found on the grounds of the state Capitol on Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state's history of racist violence.It was not immediately known who put the nooses up or why.Chuck ...

Rebels’ Brown, MSU’s Simmons among Conerly Trophy finalists

Football 11/19/18, 11:29

Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown and Southern Mississippi receiver Quez Watkins are among the 10 finalists for the Conerly Trophy.The Conerly is given each year to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi. This is the 23rd year for the award, and the ...

Update: GOP senator hits challenger over lobbying work

World 11/16/18, 18:15

The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local):5:10 p.m.As Mississippi's U.S. Senate race intensifies, Republicans are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later charged with crimes against humanity.Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and a GOP campaign group launched ads ...

Brown scores 23, No. 4 Baylor women rip Saint Francis 116-58

Sports 11/08/18, 23:01

Kalani Brown scored 23 points, freshman NaLyssa Smith had her first double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 4 Baylor trailed briefly in the middle of the first quarter before rolling to a 116-58 victory over Saint Francis of Pennsylvania on Thursday night.Chloe Jackson had 15 points, six ...

Learning guided by Mother Nature

Science 11/07/18, 12:46

A child's curiosity coupled with wilderness is powerful. At Teton Science Schools' forest kindergarten summer program, a bird book, spatula, rope and a few other key ingredients kept children happy and learning without the need for screens. "They don't ask for technology; it's not even really talked about," said Jane Strader, a ...

Update: Grandmother of girl in oven charged with murder

U.S. 10/16/18, 13:46

The Latest on a child found dead in an oven in Mississippi (all times local):6:15 p.m.A sheriff says a grandmother has been charged with first-degree murder after her 20-month-old granddaughter was found stabbed and burned inside an oven.Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. says 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged Tuesday ...

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