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Mobile vaccination aims to reach older Mississippi adults

Apr. 10, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Eola Murry, 75, never questioned that she wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available. The problem was getting to the vaccine. For Murry and other homebound older adults in Clarksdale, a rural community without robust public...

Calculating success: Mississippi brothers solve fishing woes

Apr. 10, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — When Dan Shell IV and his brother William went into isolation and quarantine at their home in Oxford, they needed an outlet and that outlet became them sitting on a lake and fishing. The activity was not only practicing social distancing, but it...

A love of small spaces: Vicksburg native builds tiny house

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ever since he was a little boy, David Osburn has had big plans for a tiny house. When he was 12, the Vicksburg native sketched out his first plan to turn an old school bus into a small home. By age 13 or 14 he was refining the blueprints and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board. April 8, 2021. Editorial: CT must catch up with times on voting There shouldn’t be anything partisan about voting rights. In an ideal world, expanding the franchise would be seen as a basic political goal of...

Former Georgia guard Tye Fagan transferring to Mississippi

Apr. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former Georgia guard Tye Fagan is transferring to Mississippi. The Rebels announced Friday that Fagan was joining the team after three seasons at Georgia. The 6-foot-3 guard was a starter last season, averaging 9.2 points per game and shooting a...

Mississippi man pleads to charge in motorcyclist's death

Apr. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A truck driver from Mississippi has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in the traffic death last year of a motorcyclist in southwest Omaha. George Sansing, 45, of Belden, Mississippi, entered the plea Thursday in Douglas County...

Mississippi justices reject latest appeal in death row case

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man will remain on death row after the state Supreme Court on Thursday denied his most recent appeal. David Dickerson, now 51, was convicted of capital murder, arson and armed robbery in 2012 in Copiah County....

Strong storms, some tornadoes expected across parts of South

Apr. 09, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A storm system taking aim at the South could bring the threat of damaging winds and tornadoes to the region, forecasters said. At least a few tornadoes are expected Friday in parts of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the national...

High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and predominantly white schools. Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state...

Wolfpack women add Mississippi State transfer Madison Hayes

Apr. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding freshman guard Madison Hayes as a transfer from Mississippi State. The school announced the addition Thursday. Hayes is a 6-foot guard and a five-star recruit who was named to the coaches’ Southeastern Conference’s...