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No. 13 Georgia women hold off Mississippi State, 66-63

Jan. 20, 2022 21:40 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Que Morrison scored 14 points, Mikayla Coombs added 13 and No. 13 Georgia built a 27-point early lead and then held on to beat Mississippi State 66-63 on Thursday night for its third straight win. Georgia (15-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) also ended a...

Bill banning critical race theory goes to Mississippi Senate

Jan. 20, 2022 17:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory, even though the state superintendent of education has said the theory is not being taught in schools and legislators have offered no evidence to show it is....

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...

Mississippi city names street for blues artist Bobby Rush

Jan. 18, 2022 16:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital is renaming one of its major streets for a Grammy-winning blues singer who lives in the city. The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard, WLBT-TV reported. The north-south corridor provides a...

McKinnis leads Jackson State over Texas Southern 61-58

Jan. 17, 2022 21:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jayveous McKinnis recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds to carry Jackson State to a 61-58 win over Texas Southern on Monday. Terence Lewis II had 19 points and seven rebounds for Jackson State (4-12, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). John...

Arizona couple reunited with dog lost 6 days in Wyoming snow

Jan. 16, 2022 10:14 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jonathan Lounds had just proposed to his girlfriend in the Tetons when the couple heard their dog was missing. P.J., a blue heeler, was an Arizona “desert dog,” Lounds said. But when he and fiance Calen Harding dropped P.J....

Jackson native releases trivia app for Mississippi residents

Jan. 16, 2022 00:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Jackson native Warn Wilson Jr. decided to make a trivia game, he knew he wanted to include questions about his hometown and test the knowledge of residents and people with ties to the city. “I thought it would be cool with me being from Jackson,” said...

Lewis leads Jackson State to 75-64 win over Prairie View A&M

Jan. 15, 2022 23:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Terence Lewis II scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures and Jackson State rolled to a 75-64 victory over Prairie View A&M in Southwestern Athletic Conference play on Saturday. Lewis made 5 of 7 shots, all six of his free throws and grabbed...

Making his voice heard: Teen with autism marks 250th podcast

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Even before there was an audience, Jackson Robol had a knack for talking sports. His parents would hear him calling play-by-play as he watched football and basketball upstairs and wonder if their son, who has autism, could benefit from having his voice heard...

Battlefield Park tennis community has big plans for future

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Jackson police found a body lying near a children’s playground at Battlefield Park one rainy March day in 2021, it was the catalyst for a drive to change the area’s perception. Venecca Green, a Jackson attorney and captain of the Battlefield Tennis...