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Leach signs 2-year contract extension with Mississippi State

Jun. 29, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach has signed a two-year contract extension through 2025 after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive bowl appearance. MSU football spokesman Brandon Langlois on Wednesday confirmed the extension, which was...

Mississippi State University, home to out-of-this-world tree

May. 29, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — On Mississippi State University’s campus stands an out-of-this-world tree — a sycamore grown from a seed that ventured further into space than most Mississippians ever will. All the way to the moon. The tree, known as the “moon sycamore,” was...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 17, 2022. Editorial: A Plan For Angry White Men Whenever a racially motivated crime attracts national attention, it’s not too hard to find a link that involves Mississippi. And sure enough, after this past weekend’s...

Man pleads guilty to misusing pandemic relief business loan

May. 16, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire fraud charge for misusing more than $6 million in business loans through a pandemic relief program, prosecutors said. Rather than use the money for his businesses, Christopher Paul Lick admitted...

Mississippi's Poet Laureate wants to share joy of writing

May. 14, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Catherine Pierce tries to begin each of her classes with a question. Something like, but not specifically: “Would you rather be a shepherd spy — a shepherd who is also a spy, not to be confused with shepherd’s pie — or a super agent who is a dog...