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Remains found of man missing since 2018

Aug. 12, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities have positively identified a man's remains discovered along the Mississippi River last month. The Adams County Coroner's Office said Monday the partial skeletal remains were those of Timothy Howell Hearn, of Vicksburg, who went missing from a towboat in St....

Autopsy set for inmate serving life at Mississippi prison

Aug. 8, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be conducted on a Mississippi inmate who died in the emergency room at a prison hospital. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Friday that Antonio D. Hay, 54, was pronounced dead Friday at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 5, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Aug. 5 The Greenwood Commonwealth on flag design proposals: Anybody who paid attention to the recent debate over the Mississippi flag should enjoy looking at the 2,700 proposals that residents submitted for its replacement. The state Department of Archives &...

Don't call them malls: 2 Mississippi centers are rebranded

Aug. 1, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two shopping malls in Mississippi are being renamed by their parent company. Vicksburg Mall is now called Uptown Vicksburg, and Bonita Lakes Mall is now called Uptown Meridian. The change was announced recently by RockStep Capital. The Texas-based company said it is rebranding about...

Mississippi officer saves driver passed out in moving car

Jul. 27, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer says fast-thinking bystanders helped save a woman who passed out behind the wheel of a moving car. Vicksburg police officer Matthew Barnes told WJTV-TV he was the first officer on the scene after motorists reported a driver swerving erratically in the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 22, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ July 22 The Vicksburg Post on a local district's back-to-school plan amid the pandemic: Since the Vicksburg Warren School District announced its decision to start the upcoming school year on schedule, there has been a debate. Since the Vicksburg Warren School...

Vicksburg to catch up on city workers' pandemic hazard pay

Jul. 16, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city says that its firefighters, police officers and gas department workers will receive hazard pay that they are owed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Vicksburg is supposed to be giving extra money to those employees while the city remains under a COVID-19 civil...

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, center, and House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, listen as Reuben Anderson, chairman of the board of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, speaks about the retired Mississippi state flag during its retirement ceremony at Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Some chosen to design Mississippi flag without rebel symbol

Jul. 15, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A mayor, a former state Supreme Court justice and a community college president are among the people chosen to design a new Mississippi flag to replace one state officials recently retired because it included the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist. A...

Analysis: Session brings wide range of new Mississippi laws

Jul. 12, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is enacting a wide range of laws based on bills passed during this year's legislative session, including some that separately regulate wine, school buses and scooters. Mississippi residents who visit wineries in other states will be able to have bottles of wine shipped...

Mississippi pantry ready to help people during the pandemic

Jul. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Storehouse Community Food Pantry once again needs the community’s help. But it’s different this time. “We don’t need money and we don’t need donations of food. What we need are people to come to the food pantry seeking food...