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The Kentucky Wildcats enter Saturday's matchup as a three-point underdog against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Cats come into this game with a 3-3 record and a 2-2 record in the SEC, which some people would say is surprising after beating a ...
Based on a separate survey of individuals, Mississippi's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6 percent in September, which was unchanged from the August rate, however, the September 2016 rate is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than a ...

TUPELO - They say you can't go home again, but award-winning playwright Jerre Dye came back to Mississippi for his play "Cicada," which Tupelo Community Theatre will present in January at the Lyric Theatre.
Cyrus Zaveih, also known as Cido the Clown, poses for a photo, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. A spate of scares involving people doing menacing things while dressed in clown costumes has been no laughing matter for real clowns.
"If you look at local government, the place that's open 24/7 and the person who basically gets told to handle all the problems that nobody else can figure out is the sheriff," said Ward Calhoun, chief deputy of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's ...

After the Mississippi historical marker recognizing the Ku Klux Klan's 1964 killings of three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, was unveiled in 2009, it became a repeated target, too.
Phil Bryant (R) expressed disappointment with the Thursday ruling, saying, "I believe the law was the right thing to do and I will continue to stand with the legislature and people of Mississippi who do not want their hard-earned money going to the ...
Pulled over for traffic violations, Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail in 2012, on a felony drug charge, without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail, even though a police video showed she committed no crime ...
Today, meet Pebbles, a sweet girl rescued along with her canine pal this summer by the Southern Cross Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Laurel, Mississippi. In August, SCAR ... "She is shy with new people and very fearful of other dogs," says Pipkins. "She loves ...
While her mother was battling cancer, Nichols took her to Jackson for treatment and saw first-hand what it can do to a person. Back then ... When I was going through it, there were some people I could talk to, some people I could share with. But I ...
The victim of the Wednesday night shooting was in stable condition today at North Mississippi Medical Center. The person's name was not immediately released. Tupelo police say Stewart and the victim worked together and were in an ongoing dispute.
"We currently have four stores open in Mississippi, primarily as part of our Memphis development efforts," said Gary Payne, vice president of franchise sales.
Former Livingston Daily Press & Argus editor Mike Malott, of Hartland Township, sits on his kayak at the mouth of the Atchafalaya River on the final day of his 72 ...
That's why a number of the characters in "Porches and Private Eyes" are inspired by people living in Mississippi, and it's why local non-Actors were included in the production. Mills said the script was flexible as filming unfolded and as some of the ...
My partner in crime was my friend of some almost 25 years and Mobile restaurateur Noell Broughton. Noell owns a ton of restaurants and bars in Mobile including the Bone and Barrel in Fairhope.

This undated photo released by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office, shows Jessica Jauch. Pulled over for traffic violations, Jauch was held for 96 days in a ...
(AP) - Mississippi's labor market was flat in September, with unemployment and payrolls steady. The state's unemployment rate remained at 6 percent for third straight month, but was below September 2015's 6.4 percent.
"This role is connecting people to nature, connecting people to getting outdoors, connecting people to the Mississippi River," Sexton said, adding that he believes Two Rivers is "our nation's greatest river asset." The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service ...
With his feet back on dry land, the Hartland Township resident reported back to his old newsroom about the fabulous things and people he encountered on America's mighty waterway. Aside from physical transformation - dozens of pounds dropped and ...
Some people mistakenly see "civil rights monuments as a form of reverse discrimination, a threat to their own well-being," he said.
Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax agreed to overhaul their business practices after an investigation showed they made mistakes on consumers' credit reports, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a news release Wednesday. ... He said the ...
Some contend, though, that allowing people to vote early cuts down on the chances of fraud. In Mississippi, a person has to be out of the county on election day or be disabled or elderly to vote early through the absentee process. "We haven't had any ...
They gathered Wednesday at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton to celebrate the launch of the Mississippi River Geotourism MapGuide, a website that highlights river towns, attractions and businesses.
A resident spotted something floating in the Mississippi River in Homer Township on Tuesday morning and alerted law enforcement, according to Winona deputy police chief Tom Williams.
The state is one of 12 where a person can serve his or her time, be released and not automatically be able to vote. Twenty-two convictions means no voting rights until ... Lawmakers must prove that they are not trying to squelch voting by black people ...
"There is no uniform practice in Mississippi that I can identify in terms of getting people in front of a judge in a timely manner, where counsel is identified and appointed, where bail determinations are made on an individualized basis," said Johnson, ...
CALEDONIA, Miss. (WCBI)- One of the biggest attractions for people to come to Mississippi is its agriculture. And fall happens to be one of the most popular times for agritourism.
The Mississippi Supreme Court race between incumbent Jim Kitchens and Court of Appeals Judge Kenny Griffis hasn't generated the nastiness of some prior high court races, but the two candidates combined could still spend more than $1 million on the race ...
Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail.
The goal is ambitious: Reducing beverage calories consumed per person by 20 percent by 2025. It doesn't rely on government intervention such as taxation, rather on more subtle ... "We're eager to take our Community Initiative into the Mississippi Delta ...
"As part of this effort, we are not only looking to root out those who engage in the trafficking of minors, but, through our Office of Victim Assistance, we offer a lifeline to minors to help them escape a from a virtual prison no person ever deserves ...
She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Mississippi, spending time teaching and mentoring other young singers.
Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill spoke at Pearl River Community College Monday in support of the Mississippi Integrated Basic education and Skills Training program. The program, MI-BEST, was implemented at the college as a way for adult ...
"We'll also have a People's Choice award and other surprises. But we hope to do more than just provide an unforgettable meal - we hope to create awareness and make significant contributions to the hungry and less fortunate along the Mississippi gulf ...
The Winona County Dive Rescue Team worked the Mississippi River on the Levee Park dock Saturday morning, continuing the search for the 19-year-old man ...
The operation, spearheaded by the FBI, also involved the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi attorney general's office, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, JPD, the Ridgeland, Madison and Southaven police departments and that ...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge says grand jurors can consider evidence against a Mississippi man held in the slayings of five people. Al.com (http://bit.ly/2ebkBjS ) reports the decision came Monday during a hearing in Mobile for 28-year-old ...
"Don't worry about me, because I will be back soon," Smith wrote. "The Lord will see me safely through this war.
There's a high percentage of undecided voters nationally and that's something both parties are struggling to figure out in Mississippi - how to motivate people to go to the polls. "When you have a very polarizing and negative race, it tends to depress ...
A collective focused prayer time will be Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 119 S. Pearl St. The event is hosted by the Natchez chapter of Mission Mississippi. From 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., you may drop in to pray silently for our community to come ...
The study shows that cities across the country, including in Mississippi, continue to take the lead in supporting LGBTQ people and workers, even when states and the federal government have not, the release stated. "This year, dozens of cities across ...
Legally harvested and properly tagged alligators may be sold to a licensed alligator trapper, a person with a Mississippi fur dealer's license or someone licensed to purchase alligators in another state. Sources: Mississippi Department of Wildlife ...
Tig Notaro has described One Mississippi as 85 percent real. Her semi-autobiographical Amazon series stars Notaro as a ... "People think that random means spread out and sporadic," Notaro tells The Hollywood reporter about the life-threatening and life ...
NATCHEZ - The first 2016 Adams County case of West Nile virus was confirmed Thursday in the Morgantown area. Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford said Mississippi Health Department officials notified him at approximately 8:30 a.m. that ...
Mississippi has executed 21 people, all men, since the death penalty resumed. That includes a 13-year gap between the 1989 execution of Leo Edwards and the 2002 execution of Tracy Edwards.
#"The way our tax code is set up, lower-income people in this state of Mississippi pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than higher-income folks," Wiggins said.
JACKSON - The special committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to study the state's tax structure and make ...
CANTON, Mississippi (WJTV) - Canton police are confirming that one person has been taken to the hospital after being hit on I-55 north just past mile marker 119 in Canton, Mississippi. The victim, identified at this point only as a man, has been taken ...


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