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Leggett’s RBI hit in 9th sends Mississippi St. to CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tanner Leggett’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored the tiebreaking run, and Mississippi State advanced to the College ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:32 pm

Other sports

Deaf basketball player makes Mississippi history with scholarship

JACKSON (AP) — A Jackson student has become the first deaf player to sign a Division 1 basketball scholarship in Mississippi. Alexis Roberts, a 6-foot ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, May 31, 2021 11:23 pm

News

Fire destroys historic Mississippi train depot and museum

McCOMB (AP) — A massive fire wrecked a Mississippi city’s train depot and museum, a beloved restored landmark that dates back to McComb’s founding as ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, May 31, 2021 3:18 pm

BREAKING NEWS

State Supreme Court tosses voter-backed medical marijuana initiative

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six justices ruled that the medical ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, May 14, 2021 2:56 pm

News

Mississippi to end federal unemployment supplement

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi will stop accepting supplemental unemployment benefits from the federal government next month, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday. Reeves said the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, May 10, 2021 5:31 pm

Sports

Unstoppable Tide, Saban roll to national championship

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:17 am

Sports

No. 1 Alabama looking for 6th title under Saban vs. Ohio State

MIAMI (AP) — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:51 pm

Sports

Saints activate Kamara, Thomas for playoff game vs. Bears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints activated running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas for the team’s playoff game Sunday against ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:01 pm

Sports

Carter leads No. 14 Mississippi State women past Gators

GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jessika Carter scored 25 poin ts and grabbed 15 rebounds for her 16th career double-double and No. 14 Mississippi State turned ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:55 pm

News

New state flag official; Sojourner of Natchez votes against it

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is updating its laws to include a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” six ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:45 pm

News

Trump supporters storm US Capitol, lawmakers evacuated

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:16 pm

Sports

Alabama’s Smith wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football. Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:58 pm

Sports

Ohio State coach Day expects QB Fields to play versus Alabama

Ohio State coach Ryan Day says he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the quarterback ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, January 4, 2021 5:18 pm

COVID-19

State reports 1,891 new COVID-19 cases as of end of day Jan. 1

Mississippi State Department of Health reports 1,891 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period prior to 6 p.m. on Jan. 1. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:18 pm

Sports

Ole Miss beats No. 7 Indiana 26-20 in Outback Bowl

Matt Corral threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns to help Mississippi beat No. 7 Indiana 26-20 on Saturday in the Outback Bowl. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:56 pm

Sports

Alabama and Ohio State will meet in Miami to play for national championship

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. 1 Alabama when his interception ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, January 1, 2021 7:59 pm

Sports

Rogers throws for 3 TDs, Mississippi St. tops Mizzou 51-32

STARKVILLE (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 51-32 victory over Missouri on Saturday. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:50 pm

Sports

Boutte’s record day lifts LSU past Ole Miss, 53-48

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Good thing for Kayshon Boutte and LSU that the freshman receiver decided his twisted ankle didn't hurt enough to duck ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:47 pm

Sports

Playoff bids on line for Clemson, Ohio State

Clemson and Ohio State go into the weekend with the most at stake, and Texas A&M waiting in the wings if it takes care of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:42 am

News

Saints plan to start Brees against Chiefs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees “looked good” in his first practices since returning from rib fractures and a punctured lung, and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:40 am

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