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Vicksburg eatery helping student with her bears research

Oct. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Everybody knows bears like honey, but it seems they like donuts, too. Several weeks ago, Mississippi State University doctoral student Lacy Dolan made a stop at one of the Divine Donut shops in Vicksburg. While it may have been tempting to order up a few of the confections for...

Family honors Foam Packaging co-founder’s notable creation

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jesse Davenport turned 90 on Oct. 5, and to help celebrate his birthday his family threw him a party that included a cake made to look like an 18-count egg carton. This may sound strange to most, but for Davenport, it was an appropriate design. Davenport was one of the founders of...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 14, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Oct. 13 The Greenwood Commonwealth on New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas: Four months ago, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas didn’t hesitate to knock his teammate, Drew Brees, when the quarterback said he believed kneeling...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Oct. 7 The Greenwood Commonwealth on an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi: The steady opposition to legalizing medical marijuana is certain to continue up to the Nov. 3 election, when voters will weigh in on two proposed constitutional...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 30, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Sept. 29 The Dispatch on the coronavirus pandemic and an upcoming college football game in Mississippi: From a public health perspective, whether Mississippi State should be playing football during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a valid question whose full...

Man charged with attempted murder in shooting of grandmother

Sep. 28, 2020 3:56 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 25-year-old Mississippi man has been jailed without bond on an attempted murder charge in a shooting that left his grandmother with life-threatening wounds. A Warren County judge denied bond for Samuel Hunter Anderson during an initial court appearance Friday, The Vicksburg Post...

The Tamale Place among state's best

Sep. 27, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Chanah Crow drives from West Monroe, La. to get hot tamales from the Tamale Place, located on the South Frontage Road. “They are the best,” Crow said. The Louisiana resident isn’t the only one who thinks The Tamale Place’s hot tamales are tasty. The USA...

Mississippi receives $23M in federal funds for flood relief

Sep. 25, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has received nearly $23 million in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to repair federal roadways that were damaged by severe flooding. U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the five Federal Highway Administration awards on Thursday, according...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 23, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Sept. 23 The Greenwood Commonwealth on the Republican Party and the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court: For all their crawfishing now about when it’s appropriate in a presidential term to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, no one captures the...

Public can weigh in on levee, floodwall projects in 7 states

Sep. 22, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says levee and floodwall projects in seven states from Missouri to Louisiana include 101 areas where levees are an average of 2 feet below the recommended height and 22 where floodwalls are too low or need stabilizing. The agency will hold online meetings...