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Hoge keeps rolling and takes early lead in Mississippi

Sep. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tom Hoge felt relieved to make his way back to the PGA Tour. He is starting the new season with a clear head, no stress and great scores. One week after he was runner-up at the Greenbrier for the best finish of his PGA Tour career, Hoge opened with three straight birdies and closed...

Teenager Bhatia wants to be part of youth movement in golf

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Akshay Bhatia makes his professional debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship at age 17, and the prospect of winning didn't seem as overwhelming when he came across a player only three years older. It was Joaquin Niemann, the 20-year-old from Chile, who won the PGA Tour's season...

Woman charged; led police to apparent remains of child, 5

Sep. 12, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been charged with capital murder and child neglect after police say she led them to a house basement where they found what could be the remains of a 5-year-old child who had been missing for months. Celeste Louise Smith, 35, of Meridian, made an initial...

Mississippi man gets 11 years for his part in cross burning

Sep. 10, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Mississippi man received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family. Louie Bernard Revette, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg, the Justice Department said. Revette pleaded...

Survivors demand US investigation of Mississippi abuse deals

Aug. 29, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Catholic sex abuse survivors in Mississippi and Wisconsin on Thursday demanded that federal authorities investigate allegations from three black Mississippi men who say they were molested by Franciscan friars during the mid-1990s, when they were as young as 9 years old. Mark...

Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor's race

Aug. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney General Jim...

Reeves wins Republican nomination for Mississippi governor

Aug. 27, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller...

In Mississippi Delta, Catholic abuse cases settled on cheap

Aug. 27, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — The IHOP in Southhaven, Mississippi, was an unlikely place to settle a sex abuse claim against the Catholic Church. But in January a white official from the Franciscan religious order slid into a booth across from a 35-year-old black man and offered to pay him $15,000 to keep...

In Mississippi Delta, Catholic abuse cases settled on cheap

Aug. 27, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — A famed Catholic religious order settled sex abuse cases in recent months by secretly paying two black Mississippi men $15,000 each and requiring them to keep silent about their claims, The Associated Press has found. The cash payments are far less than what other Catholic sex...

All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

Aug. 22, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak...