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Mississippi authorities find 2 bodies

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Two bodies have been found in different locations in Mississippi’s Holmes County. Sheriff Willie March says deputies are investigating the discoveries Wednesday as a possible murder-suicide. WAPT-TV reports March says a woman was found dead at the Durant Motel and a short...

Mississippi budget plan: Spend slightly less in coming year

Dec. 11, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid lagging teacher salaries and unsafe bridges, Mississippi legislative leaders are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year. Members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee met Wednesday and adopted a broad...

Burst of attention after antique store worker finds grenade

Dec. 11, 2019 11:50 AM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — One old object is attracting an explosion of interest at a Mississippi antique store. Emergency personnel swarmed the Meridian store Tuesday after an employee found a hand grenade inside a box. Officials told local news outlets that they weren't sure of the origin of the device or if...

Mississippi transfers former rubber plant site to Vicksburg

Dec. 11, 2019 3:37 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Secretary of State's Office has transferred ownership of a shuttered, large-scale rubber recycling property to the city of Vicksburg for future development. The state turned over the 12.6-acre (5-hectare) property once home to U.S. Rubber Reclaiming Inc. to Vicksburg...

Mississippi trucking, equipment facility to create 22 jobs

Dec. 11, 2019 3:24 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A new trucking and equipment facility coming to a south Mississippi city is expected to bring about 22 jobs to the area. Stribling Equipment is partnering with Empire Trucks to expand their facility in Natchez, officials for Natchez Inc. announced on Monday. The new,...

Head of Mississippi foster care agency retiring in January

Dec. 10, 2019 6:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The leader of Mississippi's long-scrutinized foster care agency is retiring next month shortly after a new governor takes office. Jess Dickinson sent a letter to current Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday, saying that Jan. 16 will be his last day as commissioner of the Mississippi Department...

Brrr: Cold front brings a bit of snow to north Mississippi

Dec. 10, 2019 4:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A cold front is bringing a preview of winter to parts of Mississippi. A light snowfall was happening Tuesday in several places, including Batesville and Oxford. The National Weather Service says up to 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow could accumulate in the northern parts of the...

Georgia hires ex-Ole Miss coach Matt Luke as OL assistant

Dec. 10, 2019 2:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia hired former Mississippi coach Matt Luke on Tuesday to oversee its offensive line, less than two weeks after he was fired by the Rebels. Luke will also serve as offensive line coach and associate head coach on Kirby Smart's staff, filling the void left by the departure of Sam Pittman...

Ole Miss softball coach Mike Smith resigns

Dec. 10, 2019 1:48 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss softball coach Mike Smith has resigned. Smith, who has been the head coach at Ole Miss since 2015 had been on administrative since November, under what the university describes as a “non-financial, external audit” of the softball program. On Sunday, he...

Mississippi school district sues maker of e-cigarettes

Dec. 10, 2019 1:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A school district in Mississippi is suing the largest e-cigarette maker in the U.S., saying that Juul Labs is deceptively marketing its products to teenagers and causing young people to become addicted. The Jefferson County School District filed the lawsuit Dec. 5 in federal court in...