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Abortion rights graffiti on tiny, rural Mississippi church

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in a rural Mississippi county are stunned and perplexed after finding a tiny, isolated church vandalized with abortion rights slogans. “It’s mystifying, you know?” said St. Elmore Armistad, a deacon at Mt. Avery Missionary Baptist Church in...

New high school grad now facing murder charge in Mississippi

May. 24, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Just hours after graduating high school, a Mississippi teenager was arrested in what has been described as a domestic dispute that left one person dead. Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said Justin Robert Coggins, 18, of Caledonia, was arrested Saturday...

Citizens spur $25,000 effort to restore Munroe crypt

May. 22, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — When the Columbus Garden Club began its project to restore the imposing 152-year-old crypt of Margaret Boyle Munroe at Friendship Cemetery, the first order of business was to find someone to do the job. Tommy Frazier Sr., 68, a Columbus native who has worked...

LAFC outlasts two lengthy weather delays to beat Crew 2-0

May. 21, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Vela and Jose Cifuentes scored second-half goals and Los Angeles FC outlasted two lengthy weather delays to beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday. The two teams waited out a 2-hour, 55-minute delay to begin the match, played for four minutes and then...

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

May. 21, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman...

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

Georgia's senior congressman facing toughest race since 2010

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

After years of coasting to reelection, Georgia's senior congressman is gearing up for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers crowd the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums of cash to target the Democrat who's held the seat for 30 years. ...

Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

May. 19, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The...

Black club pro hopes to thrive, inspire at PGA Championship

May. 18, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The numbers are not in his favor at Southern Hills, which is nothing Wyatt Worthington II hasn’t faced before. Worthington, who spends his working hours giving lessons at The Golf Depot in central Ohio, is among the 20 club professionals who qualified for the...

Guardians acquire RHP Ramirez in trade from Mariners

May. 16, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Yohan Ramirez on Monday from the Seattle Mariners on Monday for cash or a player to be named. The 27-year-old Ramirez, who made seven appearances for the Mariners this season, was immediately optioned to Triple-A...