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Easier lift: 1,451-page Mississippi Encyclopedia goes online

Jun. 24, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A volume meant to encompass everything you need to know about Mississippi is now online. The University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture says it has posted online all of its Mississippi Encyclopedia , published last year as a 1,451-page book. Center Director...

Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

Jun. 24, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland made it look easy for Oregon State. Until it wasn't. Abel turned in the Beavers' best start of the College World Series and the usually reliable Mulholland came on in the eighth inning with a four-run lead and retired the first five batters he faced. But...

Hurricane Katrina survivor gives back to Puerto Rico

Jun. 24, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Jazzmine McKee landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in May, all she could see for miles and miles was blue tarps. She immediately began to cry. McKee lost her father, Edmund, in Hurricane Katrina. She was 15 years old when the deadly storm took her father and their New Orleans home....

Mississippi farming industry has challenges, opportunities

Jun. 24, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top industry is beset by challenges but ripe for growth — such is the state of farming today. Agriculture is the top industry in Mississippi, employing close to a third of the state's workforce, directly or indirectly, according to the Mississippi Department...

Tupelo contestant Asya Branch wins Miss Mississippi crown

Jun. 23, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Asya Branch is 2018's Miss Mississippi. The Booneville native, competing as Miss Tupelo, won the title Saturday at the annual pageant in Vicksburg. She'll go on to compete for the Miss American title in September. Branch is a broadcast journalism student at the University of...

Volunteers clear limbs, debris at Mississippi cemetery

Jun. 23, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of volunteers are helping clear debris from one of the oldest African American cemeteries on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. WLOX-TV reports Gabriel Cemetery dates back to the 1800s. Saturday's project is one of several recent upgrades made, including a new fence and ground...

Louisiana's spring inshore shrimp season to close Wednesday

Jun. 23, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The 2018 Louisiana spring inshore shrimp season will close Wednesday in an area near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line westward. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the season ends at 6 p.m. June 27 from the state line westward to the western shore of...

48 problem S Carolina inmates moved to Mississippi prison

Jun. 23, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prison officials say they sent 48 inmates who have caused major problems to a private prison in Mississippi. Authorities say the inmates are from prisons across the state. They would not detail how the inmates were chosen or whether they had any role in an April riot...

Mississippi holding primary runoffs for US Senate and House

Jun. 23, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is holding party primary runoffs for two federal offices. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and voters are required to show photo identification. Candidates have expressed concerns that turnout will be much lower than it was during the first round of voting on June 5....

Suburban Mississippi area to spend $3 million on flood study

Jun. 23, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) — Governments in the Mississippi suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, will spend more than $3 million to study flooding. WHBQ-TV reports that half the money will come from the federal government, while half will come from DeSoto County and local cities. Horn Lake Creek drains much of...