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Meal programs expand summer nutrition for kids

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

A government-backed nutrition program seeks to provide two million meals to Mississippi schoolchildren this summer.



Free eye exams for third graders who failed reading test

Posted 6/2/2015 in State

A new Mississippi program will provide free eye exams to every third grader who failed the state reading test last month and help those students get glasses if needed.


Funeral for B.B. King held in Miss. Delta hometown

Posted 5/30/2015 in State

Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.

Louisville student shines at national spelling bee

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

One letter. That's all it took to knock Dev Jaiswal out in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Bite out of crime: K-9 partner saves deputy under attack

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner -- on all four of legs -- came to the rescue.



2 men plead guilty to killing Greenville WWII veteran

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

Two Greenville men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a World War II veteran who was also known as the Delta region's first "Hot Tamale King."


Johnson withdraws from transportation race

Posted 5/28/2015 in State

The contest for Mississippi's Northern District transportation commissioner narrowed to three Wednesday after Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson formally dropped out of the race.


9th arrest made in deaths of 2 Mississippi officers

Posted 5/28/2015 in State

Authorities say a ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop.



MDA will lead trade mission to Central Europe

Posted 5/28/2015 in State

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.



Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense

Posted 5/27/2015 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia.



Sen. Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

Posted 5/26/2015 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran -- the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife -- has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.


Suicide third-leading cause of death among Miss. teens

Posted 5/22/2015 in State

On Thursday, Katrina Sunivelle, director of Contact Helpline in Columbus, spoke to volunteers and representatives of local organizations at On Common Ground: Building Partnerships through Networking, an event sponsored by Community Outreach.


College Board names Ole Miss provost as interim leader

Posted 5/22/2015 in State

The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15.


Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs."


Ole Miss aims to raise $1.5M to honor outgoing leader

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

University of Mississippi supporters are seeking to raise $1.5 million to honor outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.


Mississippi hiker helps nab FBI most wanted

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A tip from a Mississippi resident led authorities to one of the FBI's most wanted criminals Saturday in Virginia.


Report: Nationwide, too many foster kids in group homes

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A national report published Tuesday finds that 57,000 of the 400,000 American children in the child welfare system live in group homes.



Florida pot advocate pulls support for Miss initiative

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi's petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election.



Jackson police say victim of robbery kills suspect

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

Police say a man who was the victim of a robbery has shot and killed one of the robbers.


Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Club Ebony was once a hopping juke joint, a place where blues masters B.B. King, Little Milton and Howlin' Wolf performed for residents of this humble farming community looking to spice up their Saturday nights with dinner, dancing and maybe some drinks.


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