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Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

Oct. 14, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo online of him wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about costumes. Citing a school email, news outlets report the student told the college he acknowledged "the...

Mississippi hometown to honor late Temptations singer

Oct. 13, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — One Mississippi city promises there will be sunshine on Oct. 26, even if it's a cloudy day. That's the day Meridian will honor the late David Ruffin, one of the lead singers of the Motown group The Temptations. He sang the hit "My Girl," that included that sunny lyric. The Meridian...

Starkville annexation foes sue to block entrance into city

Oct. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city's recent annexation is being challenged in court by 30 residents and one business who wish to remain unincorporated. The Starkville Daily News reports a trial is set for June 2020 in chancery court Starkville in August moved to annex 28 square miles (72 square...

College leader: Football 'hype' videos broke law, policy

Oct. 13, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi community college says football team videos that cost thousands of dollars violated copyright law and college policy, but the process has been reformed to make the videos legal and filter out profanity. East Mississippi Community College President Scott Alsobrooks tells...

New Army Reserve center being built in Starkville by 2021

Oct. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A veteran-owned company has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to build a new U.S. Army Reserve center in north Mississippi. The Commercial Dispatch reports that new center will be in Starkville, and the company, Trans4Fed, is based in Purvis. The 25,000-square-foot...

Bryant bounces back to lead Missouri over Mississippi

Oct. 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Last week, when he heard a pop in his left knee after being hit low, Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant briefly saw his college football career pass before his eyes. The injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and Bryant played like his old self in a 38-27 victory over Mississippi on...

American Legion celebrates 100 years

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and American Legion Post 32 Commander Steve Sweet said, "It's not so much that we've been here 100 years, it's what we've done for 100 years." The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by the U.S. Congress...

Unused tracks could become well-traveled trail in Starkville

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The railroad that bisects Starkville from southwest to northeast is part of Johnny Buckner's heritage. His house on Washington Street near the bridge with the tracks has been his home for most of his life. Before trains stopped using the tracks, his children and their grandmother...

Abraham throws for 421 yards, 3 TDs in Southern Miss. win

Oct. 12, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jack Abraham threw for 421 yards with three touchdowns and his favorite target, Quez Watkins, caught eight passes for 198 yards and a score and Southern Mississippi defeated North Texas 45-27 on Saturday night. De'Michael Harris ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns to go with 79...

Alabama State beats Jackson State 31-16

Oct. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jahod Booker had seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown and Alabama State beat Jackson State 31-16 on Saturday. Ezra Gray and Jacory Merritt each rushed for 69 yards for the Hornets (3-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Gray had a 13-yard TD run to open the scoring on...