Latest Mississippi News

Life Help building manager loves her work, helps others

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Janity Callicut says she knew little about mental illness when she became an apartment manager for Life Help six years ago, but the job has worked out well for her. She oversees a total of 20 units, including East Haven Apartments, Denton Center and some townhouses on U.S. 82. She...

Public library receives grant to restore photos

Aug. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The photographic negative Mona Vance-Ali held in her hand was stiff and crinkled, tinted bright blue from chemical off-gassing. She said it was from around the 1940s or '50s. Nearly 70 years after it was made, on Wednesday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, the image wasn't even...

Lawsuit: Mississippi puts burdens on eyebrow threading

Aug. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group that advocates limited government is suing Mississippi over the state's licensing requirement for people who earn money by plucking eyebrows with thread. Mississippi Justice Institute filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of Dipa Bhattarai, a University of Mississippi graduate...

Recording studio opens at Mississippi entertainment museum

Aug. 17, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A recording studio is now open at a museum called The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience. The Meridian Star reports the Governor's Recording Studio is equipped with technology for recording and for musical rehearsals and tracking and session work. It can also handle...

Ole Miss to open $32M campus recreation center this month

Aug. 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will open a new $32 million campus recreation center later this month. The center will include workout space, an indoor climbing wall, fitness studios, basketball courts and other facilities. It's in a former warehouse of a Whirlpool appliance factory that...

Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

Aug. 17, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year. The Gamecocks host both of the participants in last year's College Football Playoff championship game: Clemson and Alabama. They also travel to Georgia, the runner-up in...

Classes resume, focusing on 'exciting, safe' school year

Aug. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Tayvian McPherson's "Sonic the Hedgehog" backpack was the talk of Kelly Hutcheson's kindergarten classroom at Carver Elementary School Wednesday (Aug. 7) morning. As new and returning students filled the school, there was a fair share of laughter and tears in the hallways from entering...

Drummer utilizes open air to raise profile, sharpen skills

Aug. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — On what was likely to be the hottest day of the year Tuesday (Aug. 13), the pops of a snare and beat of a bass drum echoed through the open air on Lynn Lane near Starkville Academy. While musical street performers might be commonplace in destination cities like New Orleans and...

County NAACP group seeks sheriff's apology for racist texts

Aug. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi NAACP chapter has asked a sheriff to apologize for recently discovered racist remarks and the group wants an official reprimand from the county board that appropriates the sheriff's office's funds. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Lee County NAACP on...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...