• This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

    Google News / 17.01.2018 04:11
  • Civil rights veteran Rep. Lewis being honored in MississippiCivil rights veteran Rep. Lewis being honored in Mississippi

    A Georgia congressman is set to speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, more than two months after he canceled his appearance at its opening because President Donald Trump was also invited

    ABCNews.com / 32 min. ago
  • Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisionsEx-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions

    Court-martial proceedings will be convened to review evidence supporting possible criminal charges against several members of the USS Fitzgerald, according to the service.

    WAPT / 43 min. ago
  • Classes canceled for several schoolsClasses canceled for several schools

    Class is canceled for many students across Central Mississippi because of the winter weather.

    WAPT / 1 h. 14 min. ago
  • Civil rights veteran Lewis being honored in Mississippi - SFGateCivil rights veteran Lewis being honored in Mississippi - SFGate

    Island PacketCivil rights veteran Lewis being honored in MississippiSFGateJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there. Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Inc. announced Tuesday it will give ...Civil rights veteran Rep. Lewis being honored in MississippiWashington PostReps. John Lewis, Bennie Thompson to Attend Grand Celebration of Mississippi Civil Rights MuseumJackson Free Pressall 6 news articles »

    Google News / 1 h. 37 min. ago more
  • Civil rights veteran Lewis being honored in MississippiCivil rights veteran Lewis being honored in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there. Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Inc. announced Tuesday it will give awards to Lewis, who helped lead the historic 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama; and Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who also was active in the civil rights movement. Events are set for Feb. 23 and 24 at the museum. When Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant invited Trump to the Dec. 9 opening, Lewis called it an “insult” to people who worked for racial equality. The museum features mug shots of Lewis and other Freedom Riders arrested in 1961 in Jackson while challenging segregated interstate buses.

    WJTV / 1 h. 42 min. ago more
  • Los Angeles County deputy charged after drug stingLos Angeles County deputy charged after drug sting

    On Tuesday FBI agents arrested a Los Angeles County deputy and others who allegedly arranged to help transport cocaine, methamphetamine and cash, according to U.S. officials.

    WAPT / 1 h. 45 min. ago
  • 22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws

    So far, 22 attorneys general have banded together in an effort to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of regulations that were put in place to ensure all of the internet is equal and open.

    WAPT / 1 h. 59 min. ago
  • 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history

    Ahead of PyeongChang, check out some of the most defining moments of past Winter Olympics.

    WAPT / 2 h. 22 min. ago
  • Girl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes awayGirl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes away

    Braylynn Lawhon’s Facebook page announced on Tuesday that she lost her battle with DIPG.

    WAPT / 2 h. 47 min. ago
  • White House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive abilityWhite House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive ability

    The presidential physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, spoke at the White House press briefing Tuesday to discuss the health report following Trump’s physical.

    WAPT / 3 h. 5 min. ago
  • Music group challenges communities to give backMusic group challenges communities to give back

    After record-low temps hit the region this winter and a homeless man died at a bus stop, this Cincinnati music group wants to help.

    WAPT / 3 h. 16 min. ago
  • 9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage

    "Once we planted it, watered it, fertilized it, picked off snails and bugs, it grew and grew. I put it in our recess yard in a wagon, so when the kids had recess, they could go and see it."

    WAPT / 3 h. 18 min. ago
  • What schools are open, closed or postponed as arctic cold front hits South Mississippi - The Sun HeraldWhat schools are open, closed or postponed as arctic cold front hits South Mississippi - The Sun Herald

    What schools are open, closed or postponed as arctic cold front hits South MississippiThe Sun HeraldMississippi Gulf Coast Community College: Games scheduled Tuesday night at East Central have been postponed until Saturday. Long Beach soccer: City soccer at Biloxi has been canceled for Tuesday. St. Martin soccer: Home match against Ocean Springs ...LIST: Some South Mississippi schools cancel Wednesday classes because of coldWLOXall 111 news articles »

    Google News / 3 h. 25 min. ago more
  • Aggressive dogs get second chance with specialized trainingAggressive dogs get second chance with specialized training

    These poorly behaved pups are becoming polite, well-mannered pooches.

    WAPT / 3 h. 26 min. ago
  • Ice on roads in most of state, MDOT advises no travel - Mississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)Ice on roads in most of state, MDOT advises no travel - Mississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)

    Ice on roads in most of state, MDOT advises no travelMississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)JACKSON, MISS.–As winter weather conditions continue to affect highways across the state, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is advising the public to stay of roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only ...and more »

    Google News / 3 h. 29 min. ago more
  • Winter weather impacts Northeast Mississippi: School closures, curfews and road conditions - Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalWinter weather impacts Northeast Mississippi: School closures, curfews and road conditions - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

    Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalWinter weather impacts Northeast Mississippi: School closures, curfews and road conditionsNortheast Mississippi Daily JournalDue to winter weather conditions and road closures, Waste Management suspended all collection services in North Mississippi on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Weather and road conditions permitting, all regularly scheduled Tuesday commercial and residential ...and more »

    Google News / 3 h. 34 min. ago more
  • 'Thank you for giving me hope:' ​Clerks pay for single mother's groceries 'Thank you for giving me hope:' ​Clerks pay for single mother's groceries

    A kind gesture from strangers helped a single mother in a big way.

    WAPT / 3 h. 45 min. ago
  • 500 days and counting: Baby has spent most of her life in hospital500 days and counting: Baby has spent most of her life in hospital

    "They pray for her, they uplift her, they give gifts when appropriate, and that support has helped us as a family to deal with this very, very difficult situation."

    WAPT / 3 h. 46 min. ago
  • Little brother donates kidney to big brother for his birthday Little brother donates kidney to big brother for his birthday

    "He's the best brother ever, and I'm just thankful he was able to donate to me. I really am."

    WAPT / 3 h. 56 min. ago
  • Students build special walker for toddler born with rare disease Students build special walker for toddler born with rare disease

    "This is what we love to do. We're applying what we've learned at school to a project to help Rosie out."

    WAPT / 4 h. 15 min. ago
  • Rates to rise for 2 Mississippi electrical utilitiesRates to rise for 2 Mississippi electrical utilities

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Customers of Mississippi’s two privately-owned electrical utilities will see higher rates starting in February. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to approve rate changes for Entergy Corp. and Mississippi Power Co. Customers of New Orleans-based Entergy, serving the western half of the state, will see rates rise 10 percent because of higher costs for fuel and other items. Public utilities staff says a yardstick residential customer will pay $114 in February, up from $104 now. Entergy’s revenues are projected to increase by about $67 million. Mississippi Power ratepayers from Meridian to the Gulf Coast will see rates rise 4 percent. A yardstick residential customer will pay $130 a month, compared to $126 now. Changes are projected to increase revenue by $39 million for the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co.

    WJTV / 5 h. 43 min. ago more
  • Rates to Rise for 2 Mississippi Electrical Utilities - U.S. News & World ReportRates to Rise for 2 Mississippi Electrical Utilities - U.S. News & World Report

    Rates to Rise for 2 Mississippi Electrical UtilitiesU.S. News & World ReportCustomers of Mississippi's two privately-owned electrical utilities will see higher rates starting in February. Jan. 16, 2018, at 2:19 p.m.. Rates to Rise for 2 Mississippi Electrical Utilities. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to ...and more »

    Google News / 5 h. 44 min. ago more
  • 3 Mississippi insurers broaden coverage for autism services3 Mississippi insurers broaden coverage for autism services

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for people with autism and other developmental disorders. State law requires coverage of applied behavior analysis therapy for children through age 8. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced Tuesday that three insurers are removing the age cap and will provide services for people older than 8. They are BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi and Magnolia Health. Autism spectrum disorder affects how a person processes sensory information and their ability to interact and relate to others. Applied behavior analysis uses positive reinforcement and other techniques to improve socially significant behaviors. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, an advocate for people with autism, says expanded insurance coverage will make treatment available “to those who need it the most.”

    WJTV / 7 h. 22 min. ago more
  • 3 Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism Services - U.S. News & World Report3 Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism Services - U.S. News & World Report

    3 Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism ServicesU.S. News & World ReportThree insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for people with autism and other developmental disorders. Jan. 16, 2018, at 12:42 p.m.. 3 Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism Services ...and more »

    Google News / 7 h. 29 min. ago more
  • Snow, ice coat roads and bridges in Mississippi - Jackson Clarion LedgerSnow, ice coat roads and bridges in Mississippi - Jackson Clarion Ledger

    Jackson Clarion LedgerSnow, ice coat roads and bridges in MississippiJackson Clarion LedgerMississippi State University canceled all Wednesday classes at its Starkville campus, "due to state travel warnings caused by severe winter weather. Ice on bridges and overpasses remain a concern based on MDOT and MHSP advisories." 2 p.m. update: State ...MSU will close Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter weatherMississippi State Newsroomall 4 news articles »

    Google News / 8 h. 25 min. ago more
  • LOOK: Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium looks beautiful with snow - SECcountry.comLOOK: Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium looks beautiful with snow - SECcountry.com

    SECcountry.comLOOK: Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium looks beautiful with snowSECcountry.comFortunately for the Bulldogs, Mississippi State doesn't have to worry about playing in snowy conditions during football season. (It's Starkville, after all. Not State College or someplace else within the frigid Big Ten footprint.) Still, you have to ...Mississippi State needs to run its offense through Abdul Ado moreJackson Clarion Ledgerall 12 news articles »

    Google News / 8 h. 49 min. ago more
  • Louisiana/Mississippi: Brace yourselves for dangerous wind chills - WDSU New OrleansLouisiana/Mississippi: Brace yourselves for dangerous wind chills - WDSU New Orleans

    WDSU New OrleansLouisiana/Mississippi: Brace yourselves for dangerous wind chillsWDSU New OrleansThe Deep South is in the midst of another week of frigid temperatures. It also means the return of once-rare snow for several southern states, including parts of Louisiana. Advertisement. National Weather Service officials issued winter storm warnings ...and more »

    Google News / 9 h. 26 min. ago more
  • Traffic makes its way north on Highway 7 as snow falls in Oxford, Miss., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued winter storm warnings in parts of Louisiana and ...Traffic makes its way north on Highway 7 as snow falls in Oxford, Miss., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued winter storm warnings in parts of Louisiana and ...

    Traffic makes its way north on Highway 7 as snow falls in Oxford, Miss., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued winter storm warnings in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

    ABCNews.com / 10 h. 42 min. ago
  • more news
  • Shelby: Winter weather and freezes expected tonightShelby: Winter weather and freezes expected tonight

    A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at noon for most of southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi. This means periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain could make travel difficult this afternoon and evening.

    Mississippi News / 12 h. 15 min. ago
  • Mississippi inmate convicted in buttocks injection case dies - wreg.comMississippi inmate convicted in buttocks injection case dies - wreg.com

    wreg.comMississippi inmate convicted in buttocks injection case dieswreg.comJACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that an autopsy will be conducted on ...Tracy Lynn Garner dead: Mississippi prison inmate convicted of murder by silicon buttock injections dies aged 58The IndependentMississippi Inmate in Buttocks Injection Killing Has DiedU.S. News & World ReportMississippi inmate convicted in buttocks-injection killing dead at 58CBS Newsall 18 news articles »

    Google News / 12 h. 37 min. ago more
  • The storm is expected to bring snow and ice from the Midwest down through north Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas.The storm is expected to bring snow and ice from the Midwest down through north Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas.

    The storm is expected to bring snow and ice from the Midwest down through north Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas.

    ABCNews.com / 14 h. 4 min. ago
  • Some criticize fast track for education funding revisionSome criticize fast track for education funding revision

    But the Republican chairman of the House Education Committee, Richard Bennett of Long Beach, said the plan could come up for a vote Tuesday in the Appropriations Committee. The bill is supported by House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton.

    Mississippi News / 19 h. 5 min. ago
  • Inmate convicted of giving fatal buttocks injection diesInmate convicted of giving fatal buttocks injection dies

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate behind bars for giving a woman fatal silicone buttocks injections has died. The state’s Department of Corrections says an autopsy is to be conducted on the remains of Tracy Lynn Garner, who died Sunday. It did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the inmate’s death. Garner was convicted of depraved heart murder in the death of Karima Gordon, who died days after receiving the illicit injections in 2012. Depraved heart murder is a killing caused by reckless disregard for human life. Garner had served less than 3 ½ years of a life sentence. Prosecutors said the Georgia woman was referred to Garner by Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer known as Pebbelz Da Model. Stewart was convicted of manslaughter in Garner’s death and received a seven-year sentence.

    WJTV / 20 h. 53 min. ago more
  • Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died Source: APMississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died Source: AP

    A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that an autopsy will be conducted on the remains of Tracy Lynn Garner , who died Sunday.

    Mississippi News / 23 h. 32 min. ago
  • Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has diedMississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

    Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day... Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.

    Mississippi News / 23 h. 32 min. ago more
  • Police arrest man for drug possession, hiding drugs in bodyPolice arrest man for drug possession, hiding drugs in body

    told WDAM-TV that 34-year-old Larrell Abrams was pulled over and officers found methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, hydrocodone, and Xanax in his possession. After Abram was booked into jail, p

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 54 min. ago
  • Man arrested in connection to domestic assault incidentMan arrested in connection to domestic assault incident

    told WAPT-TV on Monday that Timothy Michael Noble after the incident occurred last week. Pace says deputies found a 39-year-old woman was found semiconscious....

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 54 min. ago
  • Plan would reserve oil spill money for Gulf Coast projectsPlan would reserve oil spill money for Gulf Coast projects

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate is working on a plan to reserve oil spill settlement money for use on projects along the Gulf Coast. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday passed Senate Bill 2186 , sending it to the full Senate for a vote later. It would create the Gulf Coast Restoration Reserve Fund. BP is paying Mississippi $750 million over 17 years in economic damages payments because of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast lawmakers want the money reserved for projects in their part of the state, but some lawmakers further inland say the oil spill caused economic problems elsewhere, too. A similar bill passed the Senate last year but died in the House because leaders said it lacked details of how money would be distributed.

    WJTV / 1 d. 1 h. 13 min. ago more
  • Alabama, Mississippi only 2 states to celebrate joint MLK, Robert E. Lee DayAlabama, Mississippi only 2 states to celebrate joint MLK, Robert E. Lee Day

    The list of Alabama state holidays at the state Department of Archives clearly what's being celebrated on Jan. 15. The third Monday in January, according to the listing, is a day set aside to rec

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 5 h. 57 min. ago
  • Winter weather could bring snow, hazardous road conditionsWinter weather could bring snow, hazardous road conditions

    While the most severe weather conditions related to the winter storm passing through the state tonight and early Tuesday should stay well north of the Golden Triangle, the storm could still create some hazardous conditions here, said a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson. "In your area, you're probably only going to see, maybe, an inch of snow," said Shannon Hefferan with NWS.

    Mississippi News / 1 d. 6 h. 32 min. ago more
  • First Federal president Stewart Ramsay diesFirst Federal president Stewart Ramsay dies

    PASCAGOULA—  First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point has announced that Stewart Ramsay, Chairman of the Board and longtime President/Chief Executive Officer, passed away after a lengthy battle with health complications. “Our entire association mourns the loss of Stewart Ramsay,” said Weldon Perkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Federal and longtime friend.  ... The post First Federal president Stewart Ramsay dies appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 9 h. 27 min. ago more
  • Vivians leads No. 4 Mississippi State past Alabama 75-61Vivians leads No. 4 Mississippi State past Alabama 75-61

    Victoria Vivians scored 21 points, Teaira McCowan added 19 and No. 4 Mississippi State beat Alabama 75-61

    ABCNews.com / 2 d. 0 h. 35 min. ago
  • Hard freeze warning continues for Coast. Snow may be in the mix for next weekHard freeze warning continues for Coast. Snow may be in the mix for next week

    Icicles hang from the fountain at Beau View condominiums in Biloxi on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. A hard freeze warning is in effect for South Mississippi from 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 until 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 9 h. 54 min. ago
  • Analysis: Budget increase sought amid popularity of museumsAnalysis: Budget increase sought amid popularity of museums

    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History receives a small slice of the state budget. But, with two new museums already gaining international attention, the department plays a large role in shaping the public perception of the state. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, two entities under a single roof, ... The post Analysis: Budget increase sought amid popularity of museums appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 2 d. 11 h. 6 min. ago more
  • BILL CRAWFORD: If only Tupelo’s unifying culture reached statewideBILL CRAWFORD: If only Tupelo’s unifying culture reached statewide

    Do you know the “Tupelo Story,” the uplifting chronicle of Tupelo’s self-transformation from “a hardscrabble hamlet” (Aspen Institute) to a prosperous small city and “national model for homegrown development” (William Winter)?   Vaughn Grisham, Jr., built a career around telling the Tupelo Story and was the founding director of the McLean Institute for Public Service and ... The post BILL CRAWFORD: If only Tupelo’s unifying culture reached statewide appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 2 d. 11 h. 11 min. ago more
  • CommentsComments

    Supporters of the state flag of Mississippi walked on the sidewalks at the intersection of Franklin and Front streets in Tupelo Saturday. They wanted to demonstrate close to the Tupelo Police Department, where Mayor Jason Shelton last week ordered the state flag to be taken down.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 14 h. 29 min. ago
  • Add your commentAdd your comment

    I don't make it a habit of endorsing businesses in this space. After all, advertising is how I am paid, how we pay our employees and our mortgage and the like.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 18 h. 53 min. ago
  • The Matter of the Adoption of the Child Described in the Petition:...The Matter of the Adoption of the Child Described in the Petition:...

    The MATTER OF the ADOPTION OF the Child Described in the Petition: D.D.H., Patrick Latrell Gray and Felicia Hannah Dotch 1 The order denying the petition recognized that Gray had failed to join his wife, Shannon Gray, in the petition as required by Section 93-17-3 , and found that the petition's request that Dotch's parental rights not be terminated by the final decree was inconsistent with Section 93-17-13 . The order also stated "that although the Court may agree that it would be in the best interest of the minor child sought to be adopted, this Court is bound by the legislative requirement as found in Mississippi 93-13-1, et seq., and therefore, the Petition for Adoption, should be, and it hereby is, DENIED."

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 23 h. 13 min. ago more
  • No. 22 Auburn rallies to beat Mississippi St 76-68No. 22 Auburn rallies to beat Mississippi St 76-68

    Bryce Brown scored 23 points, Mustapha Heron and Desean Murray both added 14 and No. 22 Auburn rallied to beat Mississippi State 76-68

    ABCNews.com / 3 d. 1 h. 13 min. ago
  • 'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen dies in prison at 92'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen dies in prison at 92

    Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92. Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92. Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced.

    Mississippi News / 3 d. 3 h. 39 min. ago more
  • Wintry mix of sleet, snow seen in parts of MississippiWintry mix of sleet, snow seen in parts of Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Motorists are urged to be cautious across the Mid-South, which includes north Mississippi, western Tennessee and eastern Arkansas, after a mix of light snow and sleet fell overnight – causing a lot of icy roads. Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson of the National Weather Service in Memphis says anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow fell, with the heaviest accumulations reported south of the Tennessee-Mississippi border in Alcorn, Hernando and DeSoto counties. She says flurries continued into Saturday but weren’t causing any additional accumulations. But with temperatures staying below freezing, she says not a lot of melting is occurring. In addition, she says residents in the area can look forward to more significant snow falls on Monday.

    WJTV / 3 d. 5 h. 34 min. ago more
  • Mississippi could become the first US state to have 2 official flags...Mississippi could become the first US state to have 2 official flags...

    A bill in the Mississippi House of Representatives proposes a two-flag solution to the state's debate over the use of a confederate symbol in its current official flag. A Mississippi lawmaker is proposing a solution that he hopes will finally bring an end to one of the state's most divisive issues, The Wall Street Journal reported .

    Mississippi News / 3 d. 5 h. 51 min. ago
  • Trump disparages African countries, Haiti with vulgarityTrump disparages African countries, Haiti with vulgarity

    Trump used profane language Thursday, Jan. 1... . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, walks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the minority whip, as lawmakers continue negotiating on a deal that would include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arriv... .

    Mississippi News / 3 d. 10 h. 25 min. ago
  • Man convicted of 3 killing civil rights workers dies in jailMan convicted of 3 killing civil rights workers dies in jail

    Mississippi's corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.

    ABCNews.com / 3 d. 21 h. 33 min. ago
  • ‘Mississippi Burnings’ killer Killen dies in prison at 92‘Mississippi Burnings’ killer Killen dies in prison at 92

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92. The part-time preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when a Neshoba County jury convicted him in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison. His conviction came 41 years to the day after Freedom Summer workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were ambushed and killed by Klansmen. Their bodies were found buried in a red-clay dam in rural Neshoba County. The slayings shocked the nation, helped spur passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and were dramatized in the 1988 movie “Mississippi Burning.”

    WJTV / 4 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more
  • #justisayin takes a look at College Football Playoffs#justisayin takes a look at College Football Playoffs

    Ford’s cartoon series, #justsayin, is in its second year of publication.  The irregular and slightly irreverent cartoon series reflects the world views of a Generation Z cartoonist.  In the series, Ford has lampooned Obama, Hillary, Trump, Dak, Lil’ Wayne, Samsung, Gov. Bryant, Coach Hugh Freeze, HB 1523, Ole Miss, the Neshoba County Fair, Amazon’s Jeff ... The post #justisayin takes a look at College Football Playoffs appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 4 d. 8 h. 33 min. ago more
  • 1 man dead in early morning shooting in Mississippi1 man dead in early morning shooting in Mississippi

    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — An early morning shooting has left one man dead in Mississippi. Moss Point Police Chief Calvin Hutchins tells news outlets that the shooting took place around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, who later died. Hutchins says one person at the scene has been taken into custody. The investigation is being handled as a homicide. No further details have been released.

    WJTV / 4 d. 9 h. 12 min. ago more
  • Waller named to top post of MECWaller named to top post of MEC

    By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Scott Waller has been named president and chief executive of the Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce. The appointment was announced Tuesday at MEC Capital Day 2018, where over 1,000 business and community leaders from across Mississippi joined with legislators and state leaders to discuss the upcoming legislative agenda. ... The post Waller named to top post of MEC appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 4 d. 18 h. 51 min. ago more
  • Cold weather  gives blueberry  crop a boostCold weather gives blueberry crop a boost

    By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com The recent spate of subfreezing weather isn’t all bad. Just ask blueberry farmers. An unusually warm winter last year cut into the state’s fruit crops, including blueberries, the state’s largest. But thus far this winter, subfreezing weather bodes well for fruit crops in Mississippi, according to Dr. Eric Thomas Staphne, an ... The post Cold weather gives blueberry crop a boost appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 4 d. 18 h. 51 min. ago more
  • more news
  • BEN WILLIAMS — Dissecting the December 2017  U.S. Supreme Court Travel Ban OrderBEN WILLIAMS — Dissecting the December 2017 U.S. Supreme Court Travel Ban Order

    When Hawaii-based U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson issued his short-lived October 17, 2017 U.S.-wide restraining order of President Trump’s September 24, 2017 Proclamation 9645 (sometimes called the “third travel ban”), the lifetime Article III appointee felt compelled to lead with injudicious humor: “Professional athletes mirror the federal government in this respect: they operate within ... The post BEN WILLIAMS — Dissecting the December 2017 U.S. Supreme Court Travel Ban Order appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 4 d. 18 h. 53 min. ago more
  • USM Baseball’s series with SUNY Stony Brook canceled over “Religious Freedom” billUSM Baseball’s series with SUNY Stony Brook canceled over “Religious Freedom” bill

    The University of Southern Mississippi is missing out on three home games this upcoming season due to Mississippi’s controversial “Religious Freedom” bill. Stony Brook University says that they had to cancel their series at USM this February because of an executive order that New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo signed in 2016. The executive order bans any “non-essential” travel to states that have a “Religious Freedom” law like Mississippi and North Carolina. USM says that they are disappointed that they have to lose the home games, but rescheduling is nothing new. “It’s something we deal with a lot of just we’ll approach teams to try and work out series, sometimes it works out sometimes things change,” says Stephen Pugh, USM’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. “So it’s not uncommon for series to change from time to time, and have to work out solutions. And so we’re fortunately able to find a tournament to fill that space. But it’s unfortunate that we’re going to be going on the road and lose those home games.” The USM baseball team will be attending a tournament at Steven F. Austin University instead of playing Stony Brook the weekend of February 23.

    WJTV / 5 d. 2 h. 22 min. ago more
  • MDEQ building renamed in honor of Alan NunneleeMDEQ building renamed in honor of Alan Nunnelee

    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Gov. Phil Bryant and other state leaders dedicated a building and plaque to the late Alan Nunnelee. Nunnellee served in Mississippi’s first congressional district from 2011 until he died in 2015. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s building in Downtown Jackson was renamed in his honor. Alan Nunnelee In Congress, he served on the House Appropriations Committee and many of its subcommittees. His family was also at the dedication. at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s building in downtown Jackson. The MDEQ building in downtown Jackson has been named for former Congressman Alan Nunnelee. pic.twitter.com/lmXpKtnmxo — Beth Alexander (@BethAlexanderTV) January 11, 2018 Alan Nunnelee was a true statesman. Whether as state senator or Congressman, he always had #Mississippi’s interests at heart. To honor his life and service, the @MDEQ building was named after him. Today, we unveiled the plaque. pic.twitter.com/i7nMOk0gWc — Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) January 11, 2018 Proud to help honor my friend today, the late Congressman Nunnelee, at the @MDEQ building dedication in his memory. pic.twitter.com/EFwpaCUdcX — Philip Gunn (@PhilipGunnMS) January 11, 2018 The dedication & naming of the MDEQ building as the Patrick Alan Nunnelee Building was held today in downtown Jackson. Congressman Nunnelee was a dedicated public servant, family man, and a dear friend of mine. He’s deeply missed by all who knew him. A much deserved honor. pic.twitter.com/lPqoPEYTyN — Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) January 11, 2018

    WJTV / 5 d. 3 h. 54 min. ago more
  • NAACP Chair Emeritus: The fight for racial justice continuesNAACP Chair Emeritus: The fight for racial justice continues

    By Leah Hobbs, TriceEdneyWire.com, “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go back to the good old days. I don’t want to go back to separate and unequal,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman emeritus of the national NAACP, told a crowd Jan. 1 at the Emancipation Proclamation Day worship service at Richmond, Va.’s […]

    The Mississippi Link / 5 d. 17 h. 52 min. ago
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s unheralded victories recorded in the Black PressMartin Luther King Jr.’s unheralded victories recorded in the Black Press

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and Baptist minister whose role was integral in the Civil Rights Movement. Publicly and privately, King fought for equality, justice and human rights for African Americans and others who suffered from racism, segregation and […]

    The Mississippi Link / 5 d. 17 h. 54 min. ago more
  • Activist Erica Garner rememberedActivist Erica Garner remembered

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Erica Garner, who became an activist for all who were wronged by the American justice system, died Saturday, December 30. She was 27. A Twitter account associated with Erica spoke of her compassion for humanity. CNN reported that her family is controlling the account. “When you report this […]

    The Mississippi Link / 5 d. 17 h. 55 min. ago
  • Biloxi Shuckers to hold job fair to fill several positionsBiloxi Shuckers to hold job fair to fill several positions

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Biloxi Shuckers baseball team is hiring. The Sun Herald reports positions for those who want to fill Schooner’s suit as the Shuckers’ mascot, for ticket takers, grounds crew and even bat boy and bat girl will be filled during the team’s fourth annual job fair Jan. 30. The event is from 4-7 p.m. at MGM Park in Biloxi for part-time seasonal positions for the 2018 season. Other positions the team wants to fill are: entertainment, grounds crew, ticket seller, ticket taker, retail, on-field emcee, ushers, production crew and press box. Those who apply for a job must be able to accommodate the schedule, stand for long periods and work outdoors. The first home game is April 11 against the Mississippi Braves. The regular season ends on Labor Day. ___ Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

    WJTV / 6 d. 5 h. 3 min. ago more
  • Mississippi Medicaid shrinks midyear request for more moneyMississippi Medicaid shrinks midyear request for more money

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Medicaid is reducing its request for more money in the middle of the budget year. Drew Snyder was appointed interim director in December when David Dzielak (JELL-ick) resigned after six years as director. Under Dzielak, Medicaid had been requesting an additional $47 million this budget year, which ends June 30. Snyder said Tuesday that the new request is $26 million. He cited savings through managed care. Nearly 701,000 of Mississippi’s 3 million residents are enrolled in Medicaid, a government health insurance program for the needy. Medicaid is one of the most expensive programs in the $6 billion state budget. The program started the year with almost $919 million in state funding. Because Mississippi is poor, the federal government adds about $3 for every $1 paid by the state.

    WJTV / 6 d. 6 h. 13 min. ago more
  • Some production resumes after fire at plantSome production resumes after fire at plant

    ECRU, Miss. (AP) – American Furniture Manufacturing is resuming some production after a fire at a plant destroyed one-third of the factory. American Furniture Manufacturing said in a Facebook post that the company is moving faster than expected and that its Plant 2 Motion-Recliner plant will be starting production Tuesday. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the motion and recliner production lines, as well as the main offices, were not damaged in the Friday blaze. However, some 50,000 pieces of furniture that had been made were destroyed. American Furniture Manufacturing President Randy Spak has said that the fire was not as bad as one that occurred at the plant a decade ago.

    WJTV / 6 d. 6 h. 17 min. ago more
  • Dem response: Bryant failed to note Mississippi problemsDem response: Bryant failed to note Mississippi problems

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker says Gov. Phil Bryant failed to acknowledge many of Mississippi’s problems in the State of the State address. Republican Bryant gave the speech Tuesday at the Capitol, saying critics are portraying Mississippi in a negative light. Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford gave the televised response on behalf of Democrats. He says Mississippi is last in public education, last in mental health care and first in poverty. He also says the state suffers from a “brain drain,” with large numbers of college graduates leaving. While the governor mentioned low unemployment and robust job creation, Hughes says too many communities are stuck with low-paying jobs that don’t provide a way out of poverty.

    WJTV / 7 d. 0 h. 3 min. ago more
  • Women for Progress of MS, Inc.  Annual Kwanzaa CelebrationWomen for Progress of MS, Inc. Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

    Photos by Jay Johnson  

    The Mississippi Link / 19 d. 20 h. 24 min. ago
  • 2017 will never be forgotten2017 will never be forgotten

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Love it or hate it, 2017 will be a year not soon forgotten. Barack Obama, a constitutional law professor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and the nation’s first black president, graciously handed the keys to the White House to a reality TV star who has been accused of sexual […]

    The Mississippi Link / 20 d. 1 h. 8 min. ago
  • The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2017The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2017

    by Kam Williams   Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop 10 Best Big Budget Films 1. Baby Driver 2. Lady Bird 3. The Disaster Artist 4. The Florida Project 5. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri 6. Mudbound 7. Dunkirk 8. Wonder Woman 9. Get Out 10. Rough Night Big Budgets Honorable […]

    The Mississippi Link / 20 d. 6 h. 39 min. ago
  • Jackson’s Top Cop announces retirementJackson’s Top Cop announces retirement

    By Othor Cain, Editor, After more than 30 years on the force, Jackson’s police chief calls it quits. Vance, who was named chief of police by former Mayor Tony Yarber announced Wednesday that he would retire at the end of the year. When named in 2013 as Yarber’s choice for police chief Vance said then, […]

    The Mississippi Link / 26 d. 6 h. 30 min. ago
  • Ward 6 Councilman moving full speed aheadWard 6 Councilman moving full speed ahead

    By Othor Cain, Editor, The proud family members of Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks gathered in his office Monday for a triple celebration. They celebrated Banks’ birthday, him being just an all around good guy and his recent appointment to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee. […]

    The Mississippi Link / 26 d. 6 h. 54 min. ago more
  • Retired Education Personnel group bestows scholarship on future educatorRetired Education Personnel group bestows scholarship on future educator

    By Othor Cain, Editor, In the true essence of the spirit and reason for this holiday season, the Jackson Metropolitan Retired Education Personnel Association held its annual Christmas Social Tuesday and awarded another $1,000 scholarship. Formed in 1969, the group has been going strong for nearly 48 years, mentoring educators, awarding scholarships to future educators, […]

    The Mississippi Link / 26 d. 18 h. 44 min. ago more
  • Actor, activist and father: Ossie Davis rememberedActor, activist and father: Ossie Davis remembered

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Entertainer and activist Ossie Davis would be 100 years old if he was alive today. Yet, it’s impossible to celebrate his life without also honoring the storied career of his wife and life partner, Ruby Dee. Given the heightened racial tensions in America, it’s also hard to ignore […]

    The Mississippi Link / 26 d. 18 h. 47 min. ago