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'Un(re)solved' exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

Sep. 19, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights era — incantations in a darkened room to honor some 150 men, women and children whose...

Mississippi Writers Trail unveils Richard Ford marker

Sep. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Writers Trail has unveiled a marker for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Richard Ford. The marker for Ford, a Jackson native, was placed recently at the Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library. Ford won acclaim...

Mississippi develops website for reporting human trafficking

Sep. 19, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has developed a website for people to report suspected cases of human trafficking and find help for victims. There were 214 reports of suspected human trafficking in Mississippi from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, according to...

Corral accounts for 7 TDs, No. 17 Rebels beat Tulane 61-21

Sep. 19, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral was not going to let an extended weather delay spoil his night. The Mississippi quarterback shrugged off the nearly two-hour pause and posted a record-setting performance. “We had the best week of practice that we’ve had since I’ve...

Mississippi artist draws inspiration from plants, ecology

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Nicole Dikon was in high school in Florida, she thought she wanted to be a marine biologist. That notion changed when she got to community college. “I started taking art classes, and I tried other things, but art is what stuck,” said Dikon,...

Troy rallies in 2nd half, tops Southern Miss 21-9

Sep. 18, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Kimai Vidal found a narrow seam on the right side to fight his way into the end zone from the 8, capping a 21-point second-half rally as Troy defeated Southern Mississippi 21-9 Saturday night. Taylor Powell threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to...

Stephen F. Austin sinks Mississippi Valley St. with defense

Sep. 18, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Trae Self threw for two touchdowns and Stephen F. Austin's defense produced two touchdowns and the Lumberjacks dismantled Mississippi Valley State 58-13 on Saturday. After forcing the Delta Devils to three-and-out on the opening drive, Self...

Memphis uses rally, unusual punt return to defeat Miss. St.

Sep. 18, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Calvin Austin scored three second-half touchdowns including a questionable 94-yard punt return in the fourth quarter as Memphis rallied for a 31-29 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. The victory and Austin’s punt return were part of a...

Alabama man arrested in fatal shooting at Mississippi casino

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said. It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino. Police said they received a number of 911 calls about a man...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adams Christian 35, St. Aloysius 6 Amite School 36, Enterprise Lincoln 14 Amory 38, North Pontotoc 7 Baldwyn 10, East Webster 7, 2OT Belmont 47, Hatley 0 ...