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Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Nov. 18, 2019 1:09 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year. The Oxford Eagle reports that 2019 enrollment numbers for all six Ole Miss campuses show a 3.5% decrease from 2018. That’s the highest percentage drop over the last three years. Numbers released by...

20-plus school bus batteries stolen in south Mississippi

Nov. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — More than 20 batteries have been stolen out of school buses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The thefts happened during the weekend and were discovered Monday morning at St. Martin Attendance Center near Ocean Springs. WLOX-TV reports Jackson County School District had to notify...

New Amazon center to create 500 jobs in north Mississippi

Nov. 18, 2019 12:01 PM EST

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Amazon plans to open a second fulfillment center in the northwest Mississippi town of Olive Branch. A statement issued Monday by Mississippi Development Authority says the facility will create 500 fulltime jobs in DeSoto County. The company plans to lease a 1 million-square-foot...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Woodard sends Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59

Nov. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Robert Woodard had career highs of 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59 on Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum. Woodard was one of four Bulldogs in double figures as Mississippi State (4-0) remained undefeated. Reggie Perry scored 14, while D.J Stewart...

Trial goes to larger courtroom for man charged in 8 killings

Nov. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge is moving the trial of a man charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy and seven other people. But, the judge is denying defense attorneys’ request to delay the trial of Willy Cory Godbolt by at least six months. They wanted more time to prepare....

FEMA upheld Illinois decision to deny individual assistance

Nov. 17, 2019 9:52 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A federal agency upheld its decision to deny financial assistance to Illinois residents and business owners affected by historic flooding despite granting the state public aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision will impact about 1.4 million residents and...

Tagovailoa out for season after hip injury vs Mississippi St

Nov. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — What was planned to be the last series of the day for Tua Tagovailoa ended in the final play of his season — and maybe his Alabama career. The Crimson Tide’s star quarterback will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his right hip in the first half of No. 4...

Female CAFB officers recall their military service

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — In 23 years of serving in the United States Air Force, Col. Betty Venth said her proudest accomplishment is the work she did at a port mortuary in Dover, Delaware shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Now the commander of the 14th Medical Group on Columbus Air Force Base, Venth was a...

Swedes in the South: New cafe melds Nordic tradition

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Swedish woman who moved to south Mississippi thinks folks should give themselves a break. Dalida Bollig, owner of Fika Cafe located in downtown Hattiesburg, said doing so is essential for a balanced life. "I think that burnout is a serious problem," Bollig said. The idea comes...