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Mississippi All-American Teaira McCowan fouled out with three seconds left in regulation. Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw told ESPN after the game that she didn't think Ogunbowale could sink another last-second three-pointer two games in a row. Ogunbowale was also the leading scorer for the ...
Mississippi farmers plan to plant less, even though cotton and soybean prices are higher than they were a year ago. ... Agricultural specialists at Mississippi State University say cotton planting could expand if weather cooperates, considering higher prices and a new federal subsidy program for cottonseed.

Mississippi farmers plan to plant less, even though cotton and soybean prices are higher than they were a year ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Thursday that farmers told the department they plan to plant 100,000 fewer acres statewide, down about 2 percent. Soybean acres are expected ...
Ray Hawkins is an Ole Miss graduate and started working as an officer for University Police Department on the Oxford campus in 1996. He has been assistant chief since 2007. The Oxford Eagle reports that he was promoted to chief on Thursday. He was chosen from a list of four candidates. The position ...
DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) — Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, a tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Escorted by ...
In this arts nest in downtown Jackson, Ballet Mississippi's young dancers learn the hard work and beauty of ballet. Keary, who at 59 has spent more than 50 years in dance as student, performer, teacher and leader, continues to look for ways to tweak instruction, highlight creativity and give his hometown ...

Many Mississippi residents are picking up and drying out Friday after a twister and thunderstorm left heavy damage and flooding. A drone provided a bird's eye view of the damage people are dealing in Ebenezer, Mississippi. The twister ripped the roof clean off one house and sent trees crashing down across the area.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal education officials say Mississippi won't have to restructure its system for assigning A-to-F letter grades to public schools. The U.S. Department of Education said in a news release Thursday that Mississippi's plan provides transparency about how schools and districts are ...
After months of back and forth, the U.S. Department of Education approved Mississippi's expansive state education plan. Federal officials approved the Mississippi Succeeds plan this week, along with those proposed by Idaho and Rhode Island. “The state plans met ESSA's (Every Student Succeeds Act) ...
An alderman from Mississippi's third-largest city has resigned after being charged with transporting child pornography. March 31, 2018, at ... SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A former alderman from Mississippi's third-largest city plans to plead guilty to a federal charge that he transported child pornography.
Charles Barkley has donated $250,000 toward educating Mississippi and Alabama high school students about African-American history. The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, Tennessee reported Thursday the basketball Hall of Famer and TV analyst's donation to the Community Foundation of Northwest ...
Federal education officials say Mississippi will not have to restructure its system for assigning A-to-F letter grades to public schools. March 31 ... The U.S. Department of Education said in a news release Thursday that Mississippi's plan provides transparency about how schools and districts are performing.
Phil Bryant, unseen, the new Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, succeeding Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Jackson, Miss. The new commissioner will serve the remainder of the four-year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) The ...
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University Libraries is hosting a program featuring a former special assistant to the President of the United States and deputy director of advance for event coordination. Free to all, Craig Ray's presentation “Presidential Advance, NYC 9/11” takes place Wednesday ...
The Latest on the Mississippi Legislature's deadline for budget and bond bills (all times local):. 7:15 p.m.. Mississippi lawmakers have agreed on most parts of a roughly $6 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1. After a full day of work at the Capitol, lawmakers were filing final versions of budget ...
Mississippi State is one win away from back to back trips to the Final Four. Tomorrow's opponent on the other hand, hasn't reached the Elite Eight since 1999. MSU did scrimmage UCLA 2 years ago, so the Bulldogs and the Bruins aren't total strangers. As a matter of fact, head coach Cori Close said she ...
The first-ever African American has been named to oversee Mississippi's eight public universities. The state College Board announced Friday that Alfred Rankins Jr. will become higher education commissioner July 1 when Glenn Boyce retires. Rankins is the current president of Alcorn State University.

The first-ever African-American has been named to oversee Mississippi's eight public universities. The state College Board announced Friday that Alfred Rankins Jr. will become higher education commissioner July 1 when Glenn Boyce retires. Rankins is the current president of Alcorn State University.
The Mississippi law, also known as the Gestational Age Act, bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, making it the most restrictive ban in the country. The measure contains an exception for medical emergencies and instances where there is a “severe fetal abnormality,” but does not include ...
STARKVILLE, Miss. —More than a dozen high school students participated in the second annual World Food Prize Mississippi Youth Institute on Friday [March 23] at Mississippi State University. Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, students from across Mississippi spent the day engaged ...
Tony Smith, Mississippi Power renewable energies manager, gave supervisors an update on the Lamar County Solar Energy Facility, which has been open since June. "We've not had any operational issues with this project at all," he said. "The project has not come offline for any unexpected maintenance ...
For seven months of the year, the 10-member crew lives on a river barge and organizes cleanups along the Mississippi. This year, they're docked in Grafton, but they've also worked in Memphis and Louisville. The barge itself, which was built from a flooded strip club in 2011, is decorated with finds from ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four candidates have qualified to run for a vacant seat in the Mississippi House. State election officials Thursday set the ballot for the May 8 special election. It is in District 30, which includes parts of Bolivar, Quitman, Sunflower and Tallahatchie counties. Candidates in the ...
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) - Mississippi Highway Patrol officials released the identity of the victims in Thursday morning's crash in Jackson County. The crash occurred on Highway 614 near Otis Cooper Road at 6 a.m. and claimed the life of 31-year-old Ashley S. Killingsworth from Moss Point, ...
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey warned that teams might decline to play at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. Judges and county governments have also opposed provisions of an earlier state law that allowed people to carry guns into everywhere in a ...
This statue of J.Z. George, who fought for the South in the Civil War and helped rewrite Mississippi's constitution to disenfranchise African-Americans, is one of two chosen in the 1930s to be featured in the U.S. Capitol as representing the state of Mississippi. (Photo: Courtesy/The National Statuary Hall).
(AP) — Mississippi's Republican agriculture commissioner, who served on a farm advisory committee for President Donald Trump, was appointed Wednesday to succeed a veteran U.S. senator who is resigning because of poor health. Cindy Hyde-Smith immediately pledged to support Trump's agenda, ...
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A four-run fifth inning proved to be too much for Mississippi State, as Vandebilt won the series finale, 4-3, and swept the opening Southeastern Conference series Sunday afternoon at Dudy Noble. Vanderbilt improved to 15-5 and 3-0 in the SEC. With the loss, Mississippi State fell to ...
The Coast Guard responded to a capsized vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, La., Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:30 p.m. that the towing vessel Vincent J Eymard capsized near mile marker 175 on the Mississippi. The crew ...
Prison officials in Mississippi say a correctional officer has been arrested after synthetic marijuana in her car parked at the facility. March 18, 2018, at ... Mississippi Department of Corrections officials told WAPT-TV on Friday that 38-year-old Katrina Denise Turner was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say a ...
I'm a platform artist and when I go out of town, they talk down on Mississippi and we have more flair and more creativity than anybody else." Epps says the ball will not only go towards helping the creative community take control of their craft, but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls ...
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers want to open one of the state's richest tax incentive programs to smaller projects, in hopes of helping the state recruit more businesses. Senate Bill 2479, which passed the Senate on Thursday, awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's signature or veto. It would allow local governments ...
Mississippi authorities are urging residents to prepare for potential severe storms Sunday through Monday. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said Saturday that the National Weather Service warns most of the state has a risk of seeing strong to severe storms that include high winds in ...
Mississippi politicians show no fear of aggrieving the state's public school teachers in the wake of a statewide work stoppage over low pay by educators in West Virginia that left the Appalachian state's schools closed for nine days and plans for a similar walkout in Oklahoma. Mississippi teachers haven't ...
Mississippi law defines capital murder as a killing committed along with another felony, such as burglary. People can also be charged with capital murder in the killing of a law enforcement officer. One of the capital murder charges against Godbolt was in the killing of Durr. Three were in killings committed at ...
2020: From POLITICO: Joe Biden's team is mulling how to take on Trump in 2020, including how a running mate could bolster his bid. And Bernie Sanders is making his own appearances in Trump country. advertisement · NBC's Andrew Rafferty reports that some red state Democrats are receptive to ...
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Officials say utility board members in a Mississippi city owe nearly $100,000 to the state auditor's office after using public funds for personal use. The Clarion Ledger cites a Thursday statement from State Auditor Stacey Pickering as saying five members on the Canton Municipal ...
(AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what would be the nation's most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state's only abortion provider pledged to sue, and the attorney general said he expected a tough legal battle ahead.
Lawmakers in Mississippi have passed a bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The owner of the state's only abortion clinic has vowed to sue. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Support Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Stories like these are made possible by contributions from ...
Mississippi currently bans the procedure after 20 weeks. The new ban doesn't contain exceptions for rape or incest but would allow an abortion if the pregnant woman's life or a "major bodily function" is threatened or if the fetus has health problems that would prevent it from surviving outside the womb.
HRC hosted the Mississippi Youth Leadership Summit on Saturday, Feb. 24, in partnership with ACLU of Mississippi and Teen Health Mississippi. This summit allowed a creative and exciting way to engage youth activists from across Mississippi to explore ways they can advocate for policies that improve ...
The students say they make good grades, aren't bad kids and shouldn't miss prom because they missed a few classes. Some of them have already bought their dresses and saved money to get their ticket, and now they are being told they can't go to prom. As prom season nears, some Lewisburg high ...
In a telephone interview Wednesday, Klipsch said the Mississippi River cities group has met with lawmakers, as well as with potential sources of private investment. Much of what the group is doing, Klipsch said, is stressing the area's priorities and their value. "It's just a matter of keep putting it on front of ...
Many students at a north Mississippi high school were surprised to learn that they could not attend their senior prom because they did not meet the criteria set by the administration for attendance. Lewisburg High School's original prom venue cancelled and school officials had to find a new place to hold the ...
HRC hosted the Mississippi Youth Leadership Summit on Saturday, Feb. 24, in partnership with ACLU of Mississippi and Teen Health Mississippi. This summit allowed a creative and exciting way to engage youth activists from across Mississippi to explore ways they can advocate for policies that improve ...
JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Legislature is considering a bill to set criminal penalties for people who make terroristic threats. The Senate passed House Bill 1264 Wednesday. The Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law defines terroristic threats and establishes felony charges. Terroristic threats are ...
For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own. But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. One of the most recent is Mississippi, where lawmakers are on the brink of approving a measure that ...
The Mississippi Senate moved one step closer Tuesday to passing a law that would prevent women from getting abortions after they are 15 weeks pregnant. If the law passes, it would be the earliest abortion limit measured in weeks of pregnancy to become law in the US. The Senate passed a version of ...
MCOPS refers to Mississippi Community Oriented Policing. Services in Schools. Judiciary A Chairman Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg, defended the legislation, which he said has taken on the short-hand of the 'guns-in-schools' bill, on the Senate floor saying current law already allows individuals with ...
Under Mississippi law, the governor, in this case Republican Phil Bryant, will appoint someone to replace Cochran. A special election for the seat would then take place on November 6th, the same day as midterms nationwide, and the winner will stay in office for the remainder of Cochran's term, which ends ...


 

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