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Kenneth Helmer, a native Louisianan and longtime commercial fisherman, poses for a photo at  the Louisiana Shrimp Shack in Columbus, Miss. He felt the area needed a go-to seafood establishment.From his deep bayou-based drawl to the varying fishing accessories coating the walls of the Louisiana Shrimp Shack, owner Kenneth Helmer is as genuine as it gets. (Ben Portnoy/The Commercial Dispatch via AP)

Louisiana Shrimp Shack owner brings cuisine to Columbus

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — From his deep bayou-based drawl to the varying fishing accessories coating the walls of the Louisiana Shrimp Shack, owner Kenneth Helmer is as genuine as it gets. A commercial fisherman by trade, he opened the restaurant in its current location earlier this spring as an attempt to...

Folk artist brings frogs to life in unique garden

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — A shaded tunnel of lattice ends in a world of beady-eyed creatures frozen in time, all with stories of their own. Imagination takes hold and the small adventures of the wooden carving seem to come to life. “To the right are the Mud Rockers,” Louise Cadney Coleman said. ...

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy (9) follows his blockers as he rushes for an 8-yard touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi won 31-24. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Corral, Ole Miss jump out early, beat Mississippi St. 31-24

Nov. 28, 2020 9:10 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns as Ole Miss raced to a 14-0 first quarter lead and held off a late Mississippi State surge Saturday to defeat the Bulldogs 31-24 in the Egg Bowl rivalry. Ole Miss (4-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak in the rivalry,...

Thompson scores 25, Wyoming wins its season opener 97-61

Nov. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunter Thompson had 25 points, tying his career high, as Wyoming rolled past Mississippi Valley State 97-61 on Saturday in the Cowboys' season opener. Thompson hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts. Marcus Williams added 20 points and eight assists for the Cowboys. Drake Jeffries had 19 points...

Tubb wins Mississippi House runoff election

Nov. 28, 2020 6:29 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi businessman Joseph “Bubba” Tubb, has won a state House seat after a Tuesday runoff election between him and teacher Matthew Conoly. Tubb, 57, of Lamar County, is a Republican with no prior political experience. He works in commercial real estate. He fills...

Mississippi authorities seek suspect in drive-by shooting

Nov. 28, 2020 6:01 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Police in a Mississippi city have arrested a woman accused in a drive-by shooting. Akeyah Daniels, 26, faces one count of drive-by shooting, WLBT-TV reported. It was unknown if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf. Daniels is accused of shooting twice at a man who was...

James carries Jacksonville over Southern Miss 66-51

Nov. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dontarius James had a career-high 21 points as Jacksonville defeated Southern Mississippi 66-51 on Saturday. Bryce Workman had 11 points and seven rebounds for Jacksonville (2-0). Diante Wood added 11 points. Tyreese Davis had 10 points. Tae Hardy had 15 points and seven rebounds...

Thousands comment on proposed Mississippi pump project

Nov. 28, 2020 11:15 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says thousands of people have sent comments about a proposal for huge pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta. They represent a wide range of viewpoints, Vicksburg District spokeswoman Jessica Dulaney told The Vicksburg Post....

Coast science museum closing temporarily due to virus

Nov. 28, 2020 10:33 AM EST

PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast science museum is limiting hours and planning to close for a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sun Herald reports that Infinity Science Center in Hancock County will be open on the weekends only in December. It will close completely from Jan....

Grit, gratitude evident in lives of Mississippi residents

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A woman finds herself unemployed for the first time. A man who works in the restaurant business wonders if the eatery will survive. A grandfather, who has lost most of his vision, says he’s glad he’s been able to visit his grandchildren. Newly widowed, a 76-year-old...