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1 hr ago |

Jasmine Murray of Columbus 'excited and thankful" to be new Miss Mississippi

Experience and persistence paid off Saturday night when Jasmine Murray of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.


Related Topix: Vicksburg, MS, Brookhaven, MS, Rankin County, MS

4 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Jackson State announces hiring of Larry Bailey

After a thorough national search and interview process, Dr. Larry G. Bailey was chosen to be the next vice president of academic affairs for Jackson State Community College, the school announced in a news release Friday.


Related Topix: Delta State University, Cleveland, MS, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University

9 hrs ago |

Jackson County sheriff questions whether former sheriff Mike Byrd violated his probation

Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt is questioning whether former Sheriff Mike Byrd, now a twice-convicted felon, violated the conditions of his probation when he called Sheriff's Office employees about who they were supporting in the upcoming sheriff's election.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

13 hrs ago | Perfect Duluth Day

Duluth Mystery Photo #17: Residence of Luther Mendenhall

Did those asbestos shingles last a century? Is the Luther Mendenhall residence still standing? Where is it, or where was it? Born Martin Luther Mendenhall on Aug. 7, 1936, near Philadelphia in the town of Concord , in Chester County, Penn.


17 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of June 22-28

"TRUE BLOOD" - The sexy-scary gorefest this week launches its seventh and final season, and word has it that "nobody's safe."


Related Topix: True Blood, Entertainment, Television, Vampire News, Anna Paquin, Hot Chicks, Drama, Tyrant

21 hrs ago |

Doctor seeks to delay prescription fraud trial

The Vicksburg Post reports Dr. Lawrence Francis Chenier III says in court papers that he has hired a new attorney who needs time to prepare for trial.


Related Topix: Drugs

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Education Notebook for South Mississippi

The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced this year's recipients of its annual scholarship program.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, University of Southern Mississippi, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Historian, dedicated to telling Mississippi's story, retiring after 40 years at archives agency

Nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina left much of South Mississippi in ruin, Hank Holmes looks back at the deadly storm as a test of Mississippi's commitment to historical preservation.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Biloxi, MS, Pascagoula, MS, Pass Christian, MS

Mississippi officials rely on media pros to help control their message, their time

For example, just two days removed from the June 3 primary and Chris McDaniel's shock to the state's Republican system, Gov. Phil Bryant was at the Gulfport Rotary Club, joking about money with Mayor Billy Hewes III and telling the Rotarians about the opportunities he sees in the nearby port.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican


Investigators: 'Murder Motive Is Likely Money'

Jefferson County Sheriff's investigators make an arrest in a shocking double homicide that happened in a quiet neighborhood.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Made in Mississippi: Director hopes to grow local film industry

COURTESY MILES DOLEAC Miles Doleac, center, and Ben Powell left, supervise a shoot for the Film "The Historian" that was ready for release in December 2013.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, D'Iberville, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

McDaniel Supporters Claim FEC Violations

The GOP Senate campaign committee illegally funneled funds on behalf of Sen. Thad Cochran, two operatives say.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Mississippi Government, Cory Booker

Scott Walker to judge: Keep sentencing letters private

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Scott Walker, left, and his wife, Trinity, arrive at the federal courthouse in Hattiesburg on Monday June 16, 2014 for the sentencing of his father, Former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Director Bill Walker, right.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Vicksburg Post

Good luck, Miss Mississippi contestants

For the past 57 years, an annual rite of summer in Mississippi has called Vicksburg home.


Related Topix: Vicksburg, MS, Hopson, MS, Moss Point, MS, Corinth, MS

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Vicksburg Post

Finals tonight in Miss Mississippi Pageant

Veteran competitors were the winners in Friday night's preliminary competition at the annual Miss Mississippi Pageant held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.


Related Topix: Vicksburg, MS, University of Southern Mississippi, Whitney Houston, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Ellisville, MS, Columbus, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Local Leaders Turn to Prayer for Guidance

Meridian Mayor Percy Bland hosted a prayer breakfast this morning as part of reconciliation week.


9 inmates hurt in fight at prison in Mississippi

A fight broke out about 10 p.m. Thursday among a group of inmates in one of the six housing units, said spokesman Issa Arnita of Management and Training Corporation, which runs the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility through a state contract.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons


The Mississippi from source to mouth

These were taken in fall 2009. - hhanks , CNN iReport producer The Mississippi River reveals herself in stages.


Related Topix: Mark Twain, Vocal

Free Republic

Mississippi Needs Election Investigation, Real Reform

No doubt, Haley Barbour and his political machine do not want to lose their foothold in the state of Mississippi.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Tea Party

Mississippi Briefs for July 11.

Officials here are trying to nail down a cause and a cure for what seems to be a rash of killings.


Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Education Etc., Kemper County, MS


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