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Will Smith is star attraction at college's 'Will Smith Day'

Feb. 01, 2023 17:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college celebrated “Will Smith Day” with none other than Will Smith. The actor and entertainer visited Tougaloo College, a historically Black college, on Jan. 31 to speak with mass communication and performing arts students, WAPT-TV reported....

Senator: Pet insurance bill isn't 'ruff' to understand

Feb. 01, 2023 16:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More Mississippi dogs, cats, reptiles and birds may soon be insured against costly medical bills thanks to legislation that passed in the state Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 2228, by Sen. Walter Michel, a Republican from Ridgeland, would create “a...

New OC Riley looks to push Clemson offense into next gear

Feb. 01, 2023 15:58 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Garrett Riley is almost familiar with his new facility at Clemson — emphasis on almost. Riley, who led TCU's offense on its run to the national title game this past season, took over as the Tigers' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach a few days after...

No. 15 TCU without Miles in 76-72 win over West Virginia

Feb. 01, 2023 00:40 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Damion Baugh had 16 points and 10 assists, big man Eddie Lampkin Jr. made an unexpected return from injury and 15th-ranked TCU overcame the absence of top scorer Mike Miles Jr. to beat West Virginia 76-72 on Tuesday night. “We’re fighters, no matter...

Seniors help Kentucky pull away for 75-66 win over Ole Miss

Jan. 31, 2023 23:47 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Antonio Reeves came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky pulled away for a 75-66 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night. Reeves sank 8 of 12 shots from the floor, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range,...

Alabama routs Vanderbilt 101-44 for largest win over SEC foe

Jan. 31, 2023 23:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Miller scored 22 points to help No. 4 Alabama rout Vanderbilt 101-44 on Tuesday night for the Crimson Tide's largest margin of victory over an SEC opponent ever. Alabama (19-3, 9-0 SEC) shot 59% from the field and 46% from 3-point range to pull off...

Mississippi initiative proposal survives Capitol deadline

Jan. 31, 2023 20:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators have narrowed down the list of issues they will consider with two months remaining in their three-month session. Tuesday was the session's first major deadline, with House and Senate committees passing or killing general bills filed in their own...

Mississippi State gets second SEC win, 66-51 over Gamecocks

Jan. 31, 2023 20:37 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Shakeel Moore scored a career-high 22 points, Tolu Smith had 15 points and eight rebounds and Mississippi State beat South Carolina 66-51 on Tuesday night for its second SEC victory of the season. Mississippi State (14-8, 2-7), which was coming off an 81-74...

Mississippi's 1st Black woman legislator won't seek new term

Jan. 31, 2023 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature said Tuesday that she will not seek another term, 38 years after she first took office. Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson, 83, announced her decision one day before candidates' qualifying...

Biden announces $60M grant for I-10 corridor in Mississippi

Jan. 31, 2023 18:33 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Department of Transportation has received a $60 million grant to make improvements to the Interstate 10 freight corridor in Diamondhead, President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday. The award is part of nearly $1.2 billion in funding...