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Owner seeks to restore Nellie Jackson house

Jul. 25, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A sign recently appeared in front of the infamous Nellie Jackson’s house — a former bordello on the corner of N. Rankin and Monroe streets — alluding to its eventual restoration and opening as a tourist attraction. J.T. Robinson, the house...

Traffic stop ends with hug between trooper, speeding driver

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Months after their first chance encounter, Michael Williams still speaks with amazement of the time he crossed paths with a Mississippi state trooper. The New Orleans native has told friends and family the story many times of how the officer’s act...

17-year-old Nicholas Dunlap wins US Junior Amateur

Jul. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nicholas Dunlap won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday at The Country Club of North Carolina, beating Cohen Trolio 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. The 17-year-old Dunlap, from Huntsville, Alabama, won three straight holes to take...

Civil rights museums open for free on Emmett Till's birthday

Jul. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi civil rights museums are marking what would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till on Sunday by letting people in for free. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History in Jackson are also having guided...

Mississippi man sentenced to life for killing of friend

Jul. 24, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2018 shooting death of a man who was his friend. The Daily Leader reported that Jesse Scott Smith was convicted Wednesday, after a two-day trial...

Mississippi State adds music and culture minor for students

Jul. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University's College of Education is establishing a new minor for students interested in music. The Department of Music’s minor in music and culture begins this fall at the Starkville campus. The program will focus on...

MSU Bulldogs' championship is homerun for fan merchandise

Jul. 24, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Retailers are enjoying a boom in demand for Mississippi State University clothing and other gear since the Bulldogs won the College World Series championship. The Commercial Dispatch reported that sales have hit a record high at Maroon &...

Sisters to open ‘Love Your Selfie’ museum in Mississippi

Jul. 24, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Holding her phone and adjusting it to make sure her sisters were in the photo, Kendall Walker took a few selfies inside their soon-to-open business. And what better place to take a selfie than a selfie store, where customers can spend up to an hour...

Chief paves way for daughter, young women in law enforcement

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Chief Penny Jones is paving history as the first woman to become police chief in Vicksburg; however, she isn’t doing it just for her community. She’s also doing it for her daughter who is following in her footsteps as a woman in law...

Federal report finds problems with immigrants in custody

Jul. 23, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jail is correcting seven problems found by federal investigators looking into how it handles immigrants in custody. Inspections of the Adams County Correctional Center, which is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in...