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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, new Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach, speaks before reporters and school supporters at the university in Starkville, Miss., after being officially introduced as the head coach. Leach apologized Thursday, April 2, 2020, for a tweet that displayed a meme of a woman knitting her husband a noose as they were self-quarantined. Leach removed the tweet, which was posted Wednesday night. He posted on Twitter that he didn’t mean to offend anyone. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet

Apr. 3, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted. The outspoken coach on Wednesday night tweeted a picture depicting an elderly...

This is a Saturday, March 7, 2020 photograph of Brian Flowers, taken in Clinton, Miss. Flowers, a military veteran who works at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, faces two opponents in the Republican primary for Mississippi's Second Congressional District seat. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi delays a GOP primary runoff amid pandemic

Mar. 20, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state's 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus. The new date is June 23. Mississippi joins a number of other states that have postponed elections amid the...

In this undated photo, Lauderdale County Chancery Court Judge Charles Smith poses for a photo in Mississippi. Police said Smith was shot and critically wounded Monday, March 16, 2020, outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse in downtown Meridian, Miss.  (The Meridian Star via AP)

Police say shooting of Mississippi judge was 'personal'

Mar. 18, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The recent shooting of a Mississippi judge outside a courthouse was “personal,” authorities said Tuesday. Chancery Judge Charlie Smith was shot near his abdomen Monday morning outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse as he was exiting his truck to go into the...

Ex-university leaders plead not guilty in prostitution sting

Mar. 12, 2020 5:55 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The former president of Jackson State University and the school's former art galleries director pleaded not guilty to charges related to a prostitution sting. William Bynum Jr. wasn't in court Wednesday, but his attorney entered the pleas on charges of procuring the services of a...

Jackson St. beats Alcorn St. 69-52 in SWAC quarterfinal

Mar. 10, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Roland Griffin scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and fourth-seeded Jackson State led wire-to-wire in beating No. 5 Alcorn State 69-48 in Tuesday night's Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinals. The Tigers (15-17) play top-seeded Prairie View A&M in Friday's...

Mike Espy readies to speak with reporters in Jackson, Miss., after winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Espy wins Mississippi US Senate race; will face Hyde-Smith

Mar. 10, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi on Tuesday, setting up a rematch with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, an outspoken ally of President Donald Trump. Republicans hold most major offices in Mississippi,...

No. 9 Bulldogs beat Kentucky 77-59, return to SEC finals

Mar. 7, 2020 10:50 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mississippi State's Jordan Danberry knows her team has started slowly so far at the SEC Tournament. She also knows that can't happen next time out. The ninth-ranked Bulldogs took control in the second half and the defending champions defeated No. 16 Kentucky 77-59 to reach the SEC...

No. 9 Mississippi State beats LSU 79-49 to reach SEC semis

Mar. 6, 2020 9:08 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Danberry knew exactly when things turned around for No. 9 Mississippi State in its SEC Tournament opener — when reserve Andra Espinoza-Hunter connected from long range at the end of the first half. Espinoza-Hunter hit a 35-footer as the buzzer sounded, the 3 putting...

Griffin carries Jackson St. over Ark.-Pine Bluff 76-56

Mar. 2, 2020 11:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Roland Griffin scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Jackson State rolled over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76-56 on Monday night. Tristan Jarrett scored 16 points and Venjie Wallis added 14 for the Tigers (12-17, 9-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who scored 26 points off of 21...

Autopsy set for another Mississippi inmate who dies

Mar. 2, 2020 3:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prisoner died Monday, becoming at least the 22nd inmate in just over two months to die in a state prison system that's under U.S. Justice Department investigation because of violence and shoddy living conditions. A state Department of Corrections news release said...