A threatened loggerhead sea turtle was found dead Friday at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at a state park on Alabama's Gulf Coast.
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman says county government sold her house for $236 because of a mix-up in land records — and she wants assurances that her family won't be left homeless because of someone else's mistake.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi auditor says two people are accused of taking money from a volunteer fire department.
Mark Hanna is a former chief of Red Banks Volunteer Fire Department in north Mississippi's Marshall County.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The head of the Mississippi Supreme Court is extending a emergency order that allows judges to postpone jury trials to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The extended order by Chief Justice Mike Randolph remains in place through Nov.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonprofit law firm announced a new project Thursday to help low-income Mississippi families hold onto inherited land, an effort that advocates say would build wealth and preserve biological diversity by promoting better forest management.
Alabama hopes its wakeup call restored the focus and execution the Crimson Tide has lacked at times this season.
The fifth-ranked Crimson Tide certainly can’t afford another falloff with Mississippi State ready to pounce at home.
No. 5 Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at Mississippi State (3-2, 1-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Alabama by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is throwing quite a party for Lane Kiffin's first game back in Knoxville as a head coach.
Neyland Stadium is sold out for the first time since September 2017, and fans will be organized in orange and white sections for a Vols' checkerboard effect also for the first time since 2017 to greet Kiffin and his 13th-ranked Mississippi Rebels.
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A bicyclist has been killed after being struck by a vehicle, authorities said.
The cyclist was trying to cross U.S. 90 in Gautier on Wednesday night, WLOX-TV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a Mississippi pastor while he was unlocking his church for worship services.
Morgan Quinn received 40 years with 10 years suspended and five years of supervised probation Tuesday in the death of Anthony Longino, news outlets reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is looking to fill one of its top administrative jobs because the current city clerk is stepping down in mid-November.
Servia Fortenberry is credited with getting financial recordkeeping in order for the city of Natchez, where she has worked the past two years, the Natchez Democrat reported.
With one Small kick and a rather sizable upset, Texas A&M caused quite a shakeup in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Three people are dead and an infant wounded after a shooting in the east Mississippi city of Meridian.
The gunfire happened Tuesday afternoon at a home on 17th Street, Meridian police said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate changes in a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, including putting tight limits on how much of the medicine one person could buy.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi auditor said Tuesday that he is demanding repayment of $77 million in misspent welfare money in one of the poorest states in the nation. This includes $828,000 the auditor is seeking from retired NFL player Brett Favre and an employee of his business, Favre Enterprises.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson says she is stepping down as Bulldogs coach immediately after one season to focus on her health.
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer said in a release Tuesday that she has been faced again with unspecified health concerns she had hoped were behind her.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands recently rallied against COVID-19 vaccine mandates at protests held on Mississippi’s coast and in its capital.
Upwards of 1,500 workers and their family members waved homemade signs and flags along U.S.
An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the South Carolina case for oral arguments the week of Dec.
ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi church is allowing parishioners to give offering or pay tithes using cryptocurrency.
Back Bay Baptist Church in St. Martin launched the new method of giving late last month, WLOX-TV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican candidates in Mississippi and across the U.S. have been raising money for months by promising to ban teaching of critical race theory. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn both made that pledge a central theme of their stump speeches several weeks ago at the Neshoba County Fair.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Work has started on a new veterans memorial in eastern Mississippi as Lauderdale County continues to restore its aging courthouse.
The memorial is part of a project funded by a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Meridian Star reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Book Festival is being shown online after the in-person event was canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers say videos of 31 panel discussions have been recorded in the past month.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi students who left college at least two years ago without a degree can apply for a grant to help them return to — and finish — school.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently awarded the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning $1.3 million to fund Mississippi’s Complete 2 Compete tuition assistance grants through 2023.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Breon Heyward scooped up a fumble and raced 53 yards for a touchdown to spark UTEP to a 26-13 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday night.
Ronald Awatt ran for 159 yards and a touchdown and Jacob Cowing broke free for a 53-yard touchdown to give UTEP a 14-7 halftime advantage.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Caleb Johnson ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to push Mississippi Valley State past winless Bethune-Cookman 20-14 on Saturday.
The Delta Devils (2-3, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak to Bethune-Cookman (0-6, 0-2).
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral promised it would be different this time against No. 13 Arkansas.
The Mississippi quarterback, who threw six interceptions last year against the Razorbacks, delivered, leading the Rebels to a wild victory that was sealed by the defense.
LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — The collapsed portion of Highway 26 in Mississippi's George County should be ready for drivers before Christmas.
On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation selected a contractor to rebuild the highway that washed out after Hurricane Ida.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is hiring a private contractor to manage all of its parks.
Starkville aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve a $15,000-a-month contract with Sports Facilities Management, the Commercial Dispatch reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Child care providers are complaining that they are being forced to endure financial hardships, some even being forced to close their doors, because of the challenge of accessing federal funds through the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Students at an elementary school in Mississippi are receiving backpacks and books from an education program affiliated with the Kansas City Chiefs.
A 25-year-old cornerback for the team, Charvarius Ward, chose Otken Elementary in McComb, Mississippi, for the donations because he went to school there when he was young, the Enterprise-Journal reported.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked federal appeals court judges Friday to revive a lawsuit they filed against a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases simply because of their race.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for robbing a bank last year, federal prosecutors said.
Richard Dewayne Jiles, 42, of Jackson, was sentenced Tuesday to 47 months in federal prison for robbing a branch of Trustmark Bank in Jackson on Dec.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of an eastern Mississippi city have opened a time capsule that local residents buried nearly 50 years ago in anticipation of this year's bicentennial celebration.
Columbus was founded in 1819 in what was considered at time to be Alabama.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Jeremy Russell, 21, was found unresponsive in his cell late Thursday morning, WJTV reported.
LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that will lead to an arrest in the New Year's Eve killing of a Mississippi man.
Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod joined Lori Massey, head of Mississippi Coast Crimestoppers, state troopers and sheriff's deputies at a news conference Thursday to announce the reward in the slaying of Cameron Perryman, 33.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A 21-year-old inmate died Thursday in a privately run prison in Mississippi, and authorities said an autopsy will be done.
Jeremy Russell was found unresponsive in his cell at East Mississippi Correctional Facility, according to a news release from Management & Training Corporation.
FULTON, Miss. (AP) — Two boys tracking a coyote in northeast Mississippi stumbled upon human remains that officials believe could belong to a man last seen in January 2020.
The skeleton was found late Monday in the Tilden community of Itawamba County.
No. 13 Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at No. 17 Mississippi (4-1, 0-1), Saturday at noon EDT (ESPN).
Line: Ole Miss by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Mississippi and Arkansas got to see how they stacked up against the Southeastern Conference's two dominant teams.
Now, they get a fairer measuring stick: each other.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision in a dispute over allegations that a man repeatedly trespassed on his neighbor's rural land.
Curtis Henry Johnson said he had the right to go on the land because he claimed, without providing proof, that he is Native American.
Others receiving votes: Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 7, D'Iberville 6, Pearl 5, Columbia 3, Tupelo 2, Scott Central 1.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi on Wednesday followed through on its promise to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that it come up with a plan to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with mental illness.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi chancery court has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a public pier in Biloxi, ruling that the city is within its rights to build the pier without a state tidelands lease.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. has hired a local attorney as his new chief of staff, and she begins work Thursday.
The Vicksburg Post reported that Tiffany R.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal from Louisiana has died days after he was in a car crash on duty in central Mississippi.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Jared Keyworth was working in the Jackson area Sept.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entry to two Mississippi history museums is free Wednesday to mark the birthday of the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, known for saying she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”