Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. | Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail. Gov. Phil Bryant and National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

GULFPORT, Miss. | Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

GULFPORT, Miss. — Tropical-force winds from fast-moving Gordon smashed into the coastline of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle on Tuesday evening, the frontal edge of a system just offshore that forecasters warned could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall. Tropical Storm Gordon strengthened some in the final hours as it neared … Continue reading GULFPORT, Miss. | Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

Mississippi News: McComb man man, Trivette Leonard, arrested for possessing child pornography

JACKSON, MS – An investigation into online child pornographic images in Alabama led investigators to a 23-year-old McComb man, announced Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Trivette Leonard was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography.  He was booked into the Pike County Sheriff’s Department. The McComb Police … Continue reading Mississippi News: McComb man man, Trivette Leonard, arrested for possessing child pornography

Louisiana News: Further Information Sought on Man Arrested for Crimes Against Children, Rudolph Lurding

BATON ROUGE, LA – The offices of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood have teamed up to arrest a man wanted for crimes committed against children in Tangipahoa Parish. Following an investigation, General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit issued a warrant for Rudolph Lurding, 56 of Southaven, Mississippi, for crimes he … Continue reading Louisiana News: Further Information Sought on Man Arrested for Crimes Against Children, Rudolph Lurding

Mississippi News: Columbus Man, Derrick Bankhead, gets life in prison for role in 2011 murder

JACKSON, MS – Derrick Bankhead, 41, will spend the rest of his life behind bars for masterminding the 2011 murder of his disabled cousin in Columbus, announced Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Bankhead, who was convicted of capital murder, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole by Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Lee … Continue reading Mississippi News: Columbus Man, Derrick Bankhead, gets life in prison for role in 2011 murder

Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V. Love, along with Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Wisconsin linebacker … Continue reading Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn’t realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit and cool off. … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

U.S. Political News: Wicker, Hyde-Smith Announce $852K in Grants for Mississippi Fire Departments

Mississippi Senators Applaud FEMA Grants for Fire Departments WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., August 3rd announced the award of $851,954 in FEMA grants to fire departments in Columbus, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Senatobia, Laurel, Bentonia, and Woodville.  The grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Wicker, Hyde-Smith Announce $852K in Grants for Mississippi Fire Departments