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No. 24 TCU eases by Jackson State 78-51 for 5th straight win

Dec. 06, 2022 23:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — JaKobe Coles scored a career-high 21 points, Damion Baugh had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, and No. 24 TCU beat Jackson State 78-51 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory. The Horned Frogs were without starters Mike Miles Jr. (18.2...

Mississippi grain company's ex-CEO indicted on fraud charges

Dec. 06, 2022 19:08 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The former leader of a Mississippi grain storage and processing company has been indicted on federal and state charges, more than a year after the company filed for bankruptcy, prosecutors said Tuesday. John R. Coleman, 46, of Greenwood, Mississippi, is the...

Hall of Famer Croom: 'Not enough progress' for Black coaches

Dec. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant. Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football...

Mississippi budget blueprint has slight spending increases

Dec. 06, 2022 17:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year, even as Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn renews his push to eliminate the state income tax. Mississippi's 2023 budget year ends June 30,...

Maye, Kancey, Elko, Verse highlight AP All-ACC selections

Dec. 06, 2022 14:04 PM EST

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is the unanimous choice as The Associated Press offensive player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pittsburgh tackle Calijah Kancey was named the league’s top defensive player. Duke’s Mike Elko, whose Blue Devils improved five...

16-year-old stabbed during fight at Mendenhall High School

Dec. 06, 2022 13:26 PM EST

MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) — One student is hospitalized and another is in custody Tuesday after a fight in a Mississippi high school's bathroom ended with a stabbing. The Simpson County Sheriff's Department said the two 16-year-old girls were fighting at Mendenhall High School at...

DOJ appointee eyes 1-year window for Jackson water upgrades

Dec. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee reforms to the beleaguered water system in Mississippi's capital city said he hopes to wrap up work in one year or less. Ted Henifin outlined his intended time frame during a news conference...

Mississippi revises demands on Favre in welfare lawsuit

Dec. 05, 2022 15:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday changed its demands against retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre in a lawsuit that seeks repayment of misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S. The department...

AP All-SEC: Hooker, Anderson, Heupel, win individual honors

Dec. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EST

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel was picked as coach of the year by the Associated...

Coach Prime delivers pizzazz to college football's wasteland

Dec. 04, 2022 20:05 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Part politician, part preacher and part pitchman, Deion Sanders fired up a crowd of alumni, boosters, former players and other VIPs celebrating his hire as Colorado's coach on Sunday. He spewed motivational sayings that he promised will soon adorn the walls...