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Etienne propels Southern to 73-62 victory over Jackson State

Jan. 31, 2023 00:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bryson Etienne had 18 points to lead Southern to a 73-62 victory over Jackson State on Monday night. Etienne added five rebounds and three steals for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). P.J. Byrd contributed 13 points and eight...

Ex-justice Waller will not run for Mississippi governor

Jan. 30, 2023 20:07 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bill Waller Jr., a former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, will not run for governor this year against incumbent Tate Reeves. Waller ran for governor in 2019 before losing to Reeves in a Republican primary runoff. On Jan. 3, he told The...

Reeves: Mississippi primed for 'challenges of tomorrow'

Jan. 30, 2023 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is seeing higher wages, an increase in the high school graduation rate and an “economic boom” that has led to a $4 billion surplus in the state budget, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his State of the State speech. “The people of...

State capital mayor: Plan for courts is like apartheid

Jan. 30, 2023 18:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Legislation that would create a separate court system run by unelected judges in part of Mississippi’s capital city is racially motivated, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Monday. At a Monday news conference, Lumumba excoriated several bills moving...

No. 15 TCU without top scorer Miles because of knee injury

Jan. 30, 2023 17:58 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU leading scorer Mike Miles Jr. will miss Tuesday night's home game against West Virginia because of a hyperextended right knee. Miles got hurt less than four minutes into 15th-ranked TCU's overtime loss at Mississippi State on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12...

McDaniel challenges Mississippi lt. governor in GOP primary

Jan. 30, 2023 16:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chris McDaniel — a four-term Mississippi legislator who has lost two races for U.S. Senate in the past decade, including a bitter 2014 election that he refused to concede — announced Monday that he will try to unseat Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann in this year's...

Senators push bill to specify lawmakers must meet in public

Jan. 30, 2023 15:13 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of lawmakers is backing legislation to specify the Mississippi Legislature is subject to the state’s open meetings law and essentially prohibit the House Republican Caucus from conducting closed-door meetings, the Daily Journal reported. “I just...

Georgia finding new hope in SEC under first-year coach White

Jan. 30, 2023 13:53 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mike White is making an impact in his first season as Georgia's coach. After five consecutive losing seasons in Southeastern Conference games, the Bulldogs are 14-7 and 4-4 in the league under White. Georgia has made its way to the middle of the...

West Virginia advances school mandate on 'In God We Trust'

Jan. 30, 2023 13:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools in West Virginia may soon be required to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in every building if a bill passed by the state Senate on Monday becomes law. The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who said he wants to...

Milton scores 23, Doss 22 as UAPB wins 88-72 over MVSU

Jan. 29, 2023 01:16 AM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Kylen Milton had 23 points in UAPB's 88-72 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Milton also contributed six assists for the Golden Lions (10-12, 6-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Shaun Doss was 4-of-10 shooting, including 2 for 5 from...