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Body of missing Louisiana toddler found in Mississippi

Sep. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities found the body of a missing 2-year-old Louisiana girl in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, and the girl's stepfather has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disposing of her body, news outlets reported. Navaeh Allen's...

Community college gets $200K grant to boost apprenticeships

Sep. 26, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A community college in southwestern Mississippi is getting a $200,000 grant to train workers. WDAM-TV reports that the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program grant given to Pearl River Community College is supported by the...

Mississippi Coast celebrates Hispanic heritage at festival

Sep. 26, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hispanic community along the coast of Mississippi by eating food from various countries in South and Central America, listening to music and shopping. The Sun-Herald reported ...

Struggling Mississippi hospital seeks financial turnaround

Sep. 26, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been losing millions of dollars a year, and its CEO said the problems are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as nurses, laboratory technicians and respiratory therapists are being hired by out-of-state hospitals for...

Mississippi optometrist offers free infant vision screenings

Sep. 26, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It was 2003 and former President Jimmy Carter was addressing a national optometry conference in Atlanta. Sitting in the audience that day was Sarah Fratesi, who was just beginning her career as an optometrist at Crigler Family Vision Center in...

Alumni of Black school in Mississippi fight for its history

Sep. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — As with many Black schools in the Jim Crow South, references to Gulfport’s 33rd Avenue School in archives and books are scarce. The school’s graduations and football games made the local newspaper, but almost never with photographs. Trophies,...

Sanders' 3 TDs, late defensive stand lift Jackson St. to win

Sep. 25, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Shedeur Sanders threw for three touchdowns and Jackson State held on downs inside its own 10-yard line in the final minute to hold off Division II Delta State 24-17 on Saturday. A 24-yard punt return by Robbie Evans set up Delta State at the...

Johnson has 4 TD passes, LSU outlasts Mississippi St. 28-25

Sep. 25, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The morning after then-defending national champion LSU dropped its 2020 season opener 44-34 to Mississippi State, head coach Ed Orgeron began working on a way to beat the Air Raid. On Saturday he got his chance. Max Johnson passed for 280 yards...

COVID-19 bumps food benefits for some Mississippi families

Sep. 25, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi households currently getting supplemental food benefits will be eligible for additional funds next month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mississippi Department of Human Services said in a news release Friday that...

Group documenting LGBTQ history in the South gets grant

Sep. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that documents the history of LGBTQ people in the South has been awarded a $600,000 grant for work in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. The Birmingham-based Invisible Histories Project, established...