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AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because negotiations were ongoing and Kiffin still has a game to coach. Florida Atlantic faces UAB in...

Group helps Vietnam vet find new life on the Coast

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — His mobile home was rotting around him and Johnny C. Owens had no money for repairs. The Vietnam veteran had been living alone for eight years in the woods of South Alabama. Although he was no longer drinking, his old enemy depression had beaten him down. Suicide seemed like the only...

'Catfish' spends decades teaching game of baseball to youth

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mention the word "baseball" and the name "Catfish" and folks around the country immediately think of Jim "Catfish" Hunter. But anyone who played youth league baseball in Columbus in the 1970s and 1980s -- around the time Hunter was crafting his Hall of Fame career -- might also...

Cook carries Missouri St. past Mississippi Valley St. 86-62

Dec. 6, 2019 10:33 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Missouri State routed Mississippi Valley State 86-62 on Friday night. Tyrik Dixon had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for Missouri State (5-5). Lamont West and Tulio Da Silva had 13 points apiece for the Bears, who have won four...

Board approves 1 step in moving Ole Miss Confederate statue

Dec. 6, 2019 6:19 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate statue would be moved from a central spot on the University of Mississippi's campus to a less prominent Confederate cemetery, under a proposal approved Friday by a state board. The cemetery is still on campus, but it's in a place few people walk or drive. The vote Friday...

Disaster declaration for Mississippi areas in Oct. 26 storms

Dec. 6, 2019 3:43 PM EST

President Donald Trump on Friday approved a disaster declaration for parts of Mississippi affected by severe weather that hit in late October, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker's office said. Trump approved Gov. Phil Bryant's request for the declaration a day after the entire Mississippi congressional delegation requested...

Wood mill worker dies from trauma as machinery breaks apart

Dec. 6, 2019 2:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says a worker at a north Mississippi plywood mill died after a piece of machinery malfunctioned. Brandon Foster was killed Tuesday at Winston Plywood & Veneer in Louisville. The 21-year-old died from massive head trauma and fractures to the face and neck, Winston...

Mississippi county poised to close jail over finances

Dec. 6, 2019 1:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Corrections officials in Mississippi say they are considering their next move as officials in one county plan to close a lockup that holds state and county inmates. Eddie Holcomb, who serves on the Issaquena County Board of Supervisors, told the Clarion Ledger the board voted Monday...

Charges dropped against homeowner in Mississippi boy's death

Dec. 6, 2019 1:19 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi have dropped neglect charges against the owner of a home where a 5-year-old boy was found dead in September. The boy's caregiver remains charged with capital murder, and his mother with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The body of Jakie Toole was...

Parents sue Mississippi official over shared autopsy photos

Dec. 6, 2019 10:14 AM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Parents of a late 21-year-old Mississippi man are suing a city official they say invited the public to view autopsy photos of their son and discuss the case. The lawsuit by Todd and Rae Andreacchio filed Tuesday accuses the chief administrative officer of Meridian of invading their...