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Short-handed Florida beats Mississippi State 80-72

Jan. 19, 2022 21:34 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Duruji scored 18 of his career-high 22 points in the second half, Tyree Appleby added 17 points with four 3-pointers and short-handed Florida rallied to beat Mississippi State 80-72 on Wednesday night. Florida was without its leading scorer and...

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program. The bill passed...

Double Decker Arts Festival returning after pandemic pause

Jan. 19, 2022 15:35 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — An arts festival in north Mississippi will return this spring after being canceled two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Double Decker festival is scheduled for April 22 and 23 in downtown Oxford, according to The Oxford Eagle. It will include arts...

Woman killed in triple shooting in Mississippi; arrest made

Jan. 19, 2022 14:44 PM EST

FOXWORTH, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is in custody accused in a shooting in Mississippi that left one dead and two others wounded. Deputies were called to an area of Highway 587 in Foxworth late Tuesday, WLBT-TV reported. Foxworth is an unincorporated community and is located...

Body of missing Holmes Co. woman found near truck stop

Jan. 19, 2022 14:40 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — The body of a missing Mississippi woman was found Monday night near a truck stop, authorities said. Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said Jacqueline Epps, of Lexington, had been missing since Jan. 2, WLBT-TV reported. A group of people still...

Mississippi coast man charged with murder in father’s death

Jan. 19, 2022 14:35 PM EST

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast man has been charged with murder in connection with his father’s death, authorities said. Robert Dane Baxter, 48, was arrested on Tuesday, according to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell. Deputies...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 12:02 PM EST

Tupelo Daily Journal. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Investments in tech prep education continue to impress Lee County School District last month showed off its new $8 million Career and Technical Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility that houses several tracts...

Mental health provider to open new sites in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 08:36 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mental health provider plans to open multiple new facilities. Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex will open five new psychosocial rehabilitation facilities throughout its nine-county region, WJTV reported. The first of the...

Missouri beats Ole Miss 78-53 behind 23 points from Davis

Jan. 18, 2022 21:44 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Amari Davis scored 23 points, Kobe Brown added 15 and Missouri beat Mississippi 78-53 on Tuesday night. Missouri won just its fourth game in 19 meetings with Ole Miss since the Tigers joined the Southeastern Conference in the 2012-13 season. ...

Mississippi entertainment museum taps 5 for Hall of Fame

Jan. 18, 2022 19:01 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience. The museum in Meridian is also known as the MAX. Museum leaders announced Monday at the state Capitol in Jackson that the...