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Byeong Hun An leads storm-delayed Mississippi tour event

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Byeong Hun An was making so many birdies in the Sanderson Farms Championship he worried the storms would cost him momentum. Even waking up at 4 a.m. to play 25 holes Friday didn't slow him. An finished off a 6-under 66 in the morning and then birdied four straight holes to start the...

Hoge keeps rolling and takes early lead in Mississippi

Sep. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tom Hoge felt relieved to make his way back to the PGA Tour. He is starting the new season with a clear head, no stress and great scores. One week after he was runner-up at the Greenbrier for the best finish of his PGA Tour career, Hoge opened with three straight birdies and closed...

Teenager Bhatia wants to be part of youth movement in golf

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Akshay Bhatia makes his professional debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship at age 17, and the prospect of winning didn't seem as overwhelming when he came across a player only three years older. It was Joaquin Niemann, the 20-year-old from Chile, who won the PGA Tour's season...

Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Sep. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election. But, so...

Mississippi reports additional west Nile virus cases

Sep. 16, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health says four more people were confirmed to have West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 13 cases. The department said Monday two of the new cases of the mosquito-borne illness are in Forrest County and the others are in Hinds and...

Mississippi veterans can get free dental care this month

Sep. 15, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Most veterans do not get dental care through the Veterans Administration unless they're 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war. This week, Aspen Dental's MouthMobile will change that for veterans in Jackson. WLBT-TV reports the MouthMobile is a...

Mississippi offering $25,000 to help pay for field trips

Sep. 15, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is offering aid to offset the cost of field trips to the state's twin history museums in Jackson. The department says it has $25,000 to help students who attend most public schools to visit the Museum of Mississippi History and...

Woman shares vision of center for women and their children

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

A broken air conditioning unit on a hot Friday (Sept. 6) afternoon didn't stop Stephanie Goode Laffoon from enjoying her day at work. Laffoon, formerly of Tupelo, continued on in her enthusiastic manner in a worn, two-story office building in north Jackson (Tennessee). She spent time talking to the women who...

Jury can't reach verdict in former Mississippi mayor's trial

Sep. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A long-delayed trial of a former Mississippi mayor has ended in a hung jury. A Hinds County judge declared a mistrial Friday on charges against former Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge "Butch" Walker. Attorney General Jim Hood's office was trying Walker on charges that he defrauded the...

School district parts with man accused of improper spending

Sep. 13, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A schools administrator accused of improperly spending nearly $50,000 on himself is no longer working for the district. Hinds County School Board President Linda Laws confirmed Earl Burke's departure to the Clarion Ledger , but wouldn't say whether Burke was fired or resigned. Burke...