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Skelton’s 4 TDs helps Southern beat Jackson State 40-34

Nov. 16, 2019 10:05 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ladarius Skelton ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score, and Southern held off Jackson State for a 40-34 victory on Saturday. Southern (7-4, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won six of its last seven games while Jackson State (4-7, 3-3) has lost its last two...

Remains of long-missing soldier coming home to Mississippi

Nov. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EST

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi family will hold a funeral next month for a soldier who died during the Korean War. The remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant were identified in September. The Greenwood Commonwealth reported a funeral is set for Dec. 13 in Avant’s hometown of Greenwood....

Man hopes to use ‘glowing’ pups to remove genetic disorders

Nov. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) — From his backyard in a wooden shed stocked with scientific equipment and tools, David Ishee spends hours at a time away from his full-time job — injecting carbon dioxide into old oil fields — to look for techniques to enhance the genetic makeup of dogs. With his...

No. 10 Mississippi State women rout Murray State 124-43

Nov. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Coach Vic Schaefer had no remorse about Mississippi State’s 81-point margin of victory over Murray State. Jessika Carter had career highs with 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the 10th-ranked Bulldogs set a school record for points in a game as they coasted to a 124-43 victory...

Mississippi tax official, ex-employee settle harassment suit

Nov. 14, 2019 6:54 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Mississippi employee against a county tax collector has been settled. The Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday that the suit against Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair was settled by the county for $100,000 late last month. A county...

Flags lowered after death of ex Mississippi House speaker

Nov. 14, 2019 4:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy. The Democrat from Prentiss County died Tuesday at age 77. McCoy served in the House from January 1980 to January 2012. He was instrumental in passing a 1987 highway...

Mississippi woman seeks pardon in crash that killed couple

Nov. 13, 2019 8:09 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman is seeking a pardon, years after pleading guilty in a crash that killed two doctors. But Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has not issued any pardons during nearly eight years in office. Karen Collins was named Karen Irby in 2009, when the crash occurred in Jackson. At...

Mississippi college football players suspended, face charges

Nov. 13, 2019 3:09 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two college football players in Mississippi have been charged with robbery and suspended from their team and a third has also been suspended pending an unrelated manslaughter charge. Jail records obtained by news outlets show that Jackson State University football players, 20-year-old...

Mississippi woman sues over unsecured manhole cover crash

Nov. 11, 2019 5:36 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who says she hit an unsecured manhole cover hours before a teenager was killed in a similar crash has filed a lawsuit. The Clarion Ledger reported Friday that Jean Holmes is suing the city of Jackson and an asphalt company for gross negligence. She told the...

JSU selling surplus properties to nearby homeowners

Nov. 9, 2019 10:40 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State University is selling surplus properties that it owns to nearby homeowners. The university says in a news release that 49 of the 134 properties had been sold by last week, generally for $100 to $1,000. One went for $1. Mississippi enacted a law this year allowing JSU to...