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Natchez native Glen Ballard selected for Songwriters Hall of Fame — wrote hit songs for Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette

Natchez native Glen Ballard has been selected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame and joins an impressive class of singers and songwriters, including Snoop Dogg, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, January 19, 2023 11:10 am

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At least 20 Louisiana horse deaths tied to contaminated feed

At least 20 horses in Louisiana have died after ingesting bacteria found in some alfalfa hay cubes from a manufacturer in Colorado, state agriculture officials ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:03 pm

Business

PAY UP: Wells Fargo will pay customers $3B for consumer law violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer banking giant Wells Fargo agreed to pay $3.7 billion to settle a laundry list of charges that it harmed consumers by ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, December 20, 2022 11:16 am

Sports

AP Source: Zach Arnett to become next Mississippi State head coach

Mississippi State is promoting defensive coordinator Zach Arnett to head coach to replace Mike Leach, who died suddenly of a heart condition earlier this week. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, December 14, 2022 4:37 pm

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Mississippi budget blueprint has slight spending increases

JACKSON. (AP) — Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year, even as Republican House Speaker ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 1:34 pm

College Sports

Bayou Bengals look to upset Bulldogs in Atlanta

By Paul Newberry Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs have their eyes on the biggest prize of all. Yet there’s a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 3, 2022 9:22 am

Sports

US advances to knockout stages of World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic scored while crashing headfirst into the goalkeeper in the 38th minute and the United States advanced to the knockout ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 3:11 pm

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Favre asks to be dismissed from Mississippi welfare lawsuit

By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:04 am

Sports

Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze reportedly returning to SEC

Auburn is hiring Liberty coach Hugh Freeze to take over the football program, more than five years after his resignation from SEC Western Division rival ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 28, 2022 3:40 pm

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Mississippi demands $2M from Utah-based prison company

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi auditor said Monday that his office is demanding nearly $2 million from a private company for failing to have enough ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10:24 am

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Gov. Reeves calls Mississippi special session for jobs project

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is calling lawmakers into special session Wednesday to consider incentives for an economic development project that he said ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 31, 2022 8:30 pm

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Ferriday native Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87

Jerry Lee Lewis, the untamable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose outrageous talent, energy and ego collided on such definitive records as “Great Balls of Fire” ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, October 28, 2022 12:03 pm

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Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 24, 2022 3:00 pm

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Ferriday native Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley enter Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two artists who started their careers outside of country music were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as early ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 17, 2022 1:06 pm

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Mississippi judge blocks private schools’ tax-funded grants

JACKSON (AP) — A Mississippi judge on Thursday blocked a state law that put $10 million of federal pandemic relief money into infrastructure grants for ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, October 14, 2022 1:03 pm

Sports

Kelly, Napier get first taste of wild LSU-Florida series

LSU (4-2, 2-1 SEC) at Florida (4-2, 1-2), 7 p.m. ET, Saturday (ESPN) Line: Florida by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Florida leads 33-32-3. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:20 am

Sports

Bulldogs travel to Lexington looking to stay hot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mississippi State is playing its best football under Mike Leach with three consecutive lopsided victories sparked by strong play on both ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:54 am

Sports

Ole Miss’s Mingo has record performance a year after injury

Elijah Moore was rooting for Jonathan Mingo to break his record. The former All-American at Mississippi and current New York Jets wide receiver texted his old teammate during ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:33 pm

News

Barges grounded by low water halt Mississippi River traffic

NATCHEZ — The unusually low water level in the lower Mississippi River is causing barges to get stuck in the mud and sand. That’s disrupting ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:14 pm

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LSU’s first campus was once in present day National Forest

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU didn’t always stand among stately oaks along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. If you’re thinking that its original ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 3, 2022 12:21 pm

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