NEW ORLEANS -- Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- and just as the nation focuses on New Orleans, host of the BCS title game -- BP is pushing a slick nationwide public relations campaign to persuade Americans that the Gulf region has recovered.
JACKSON -- Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college football championship game.
NEW ORLEANS -- Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle.
JACKSON -- A convicted murderer released from prison over the weekend on a pardon by Gov. Haley Barbour was denied parole less than two weeks ago.
LORMAN -- The 50th anniversary of the June 12, 1963, assassination of Medgar Evers won't be commemorated until next year, but Alcorn State University has begun its campaign to raise funds to build a statue honoring Evers, who graduated there in 1952.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the move of a church in Oxford.
WASHINGTON -- The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation's poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world.
An Arkansas man visiting family for the holidays died New Year's Eve after a metal pole he was moving made contact with a power line.
JACKSON -- Cindy Hyde-Smith wants to emphasize the "commerce" part of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.
The downtown Columbus post office has received a stay of execution for now. But a number of local organizations are trying to figure out what -- if anything -- can be done if a proposed closure moves from conjecture to certainty.
WEST POINT -- The more details revealed in the New Year's Day shooting death of Devin Mitchell, the more questions arise.
Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.
STARKVILLE -- The cool kids and the cliques meant nothing to Devin Mitchell, though he was in everybody's circle of friends.
When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit
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