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Arkansas, Mississippi State hope transfers boost QB play

Jul. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Two Southeastern Conference Western Division programs hope transfer quarterbacks can give them a boost in the standings. Mississippi State brought in Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens to compete for the starting job with Keytaon Thompson. Arkansas added two graduate transfers...

The Latest: Muschamp says this is his best Gamecocks team

Jul. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Will Muschamp believes this will be his best South Carolina team. If so, the Gamecocks might be able to reverse a trend of futility against ranked teams. Muschamp is 1-10 against Top 25 opponents with the Gamecocks over the past...

Candidate backtracks after saying office is 'a man's job'

Jul. 17, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic man running for office in Mississippi says he wasn't criticizing all women — just one — when he said being county supervisor is "a man's job." Malcolm Johnson told WAPT-TV Tuesday that he's not against women being supervisors, and "not even against women...

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria,...

The Latest: Suspected tornado part of Barry's remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Hurricane Barry (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Officials say a suspected tornado has moved through a rural area of north Mississippi, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines. National Weather Service forecaster Andrew...

2nd candidate: No solo meeting with any woman not his wife

Jul. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second Republican man running for Mississippi governor said he won't meet alone with a woman who isn't his wife, even in a professional setting. Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. said he tries to have at least one staff person with him, including when he met...

Body found in yard; man charged with killing former roommate

Jul. 16, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The discovery of a body stashed in a shallow grave outside a man's home in Mississippi has led to charges that he killed his former roommate. News outlets report 38-year-old Michael Shane Guidry is charged with capital murder in the death of Grady DeBoard of Arkansas, whose body was...

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 16, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium. Commonly known as blue-green algae, it can cause...

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi...