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Same-sex marriage: Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood says gay marriage not happening in state

duane-smith-knol-aust-laurin-locke-tiffany-brosh-5b5266579a17b25a (AP) Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that same-sex marriages cannot take place immediately in the state. Couples started applying for marriage licenses within moments of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide. But, Hood, a Democrat, said a federal appeals court Read More...

Red White & Jackson Fireworks Event Set for July 2

fourth-of-july-fireworks The City of Jackson will host its annual Red, White & Jackson fireworks show on Thursday, July 2, at Smith Wills Stadium, 1200 Lakeland Drive. The gates will open at 6 p.m. In addition to the fireworks display, there will be food vendors, activities for children and performances Read More...

Latest Mississippi news, sports, business and entertainment

jail barsMISSISSIPPI-TUNSIL ARRESTED Ole Miss tackle booked in assault case involving stepfather OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze confirms that offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil has been arrested in a domestic violence case involving his stepfather in Oxford. Freeze issued a statement Saturday saying Read More...

Sports

Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze on Laremy Tunsil arrest: 'Proud of him for standing up for his mother'

18212805-mmmain (AP) Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze said Laremy Tunsil could've handled it differently but was "proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family" after the offensive tackle was arrested in a domestic violence case involving his stepfather in Oxford. A person Read More...

Virginia's win over Vanderbilt gives ACC 1st CWS title since 1955

cws-finals-baseball-9964a0805bca860e (AP) It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again. Virginia completed its improbable run to the championship with a 4-2 victory over defending champ Vanderbilt on Wednesday night, making it the first ACC team since Wake Forest Read More...

CWS finals goes to Game 3 after Vandy's 3-0 loss to Virginia

cws-finals-baseball-640a42b1a3bef276 (AP) Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin, like everyone else not in the Virginia dugout, was surprised when the Cavaliers sent Adam Haseley to the mound for Game 2 of the College World Series finals. And like everyone else, Corbin was impressed and maybe a little shocked Read More...

Entertainment

Faith-Based Family Film Finds Believer and Doubting Thomas Bonding En Route to Vietnam War Memorial ...

maxresdefaultFaith of Our Fathers Film Review by Kam Williams GIs Steven George (Sean McGowan) and Edward Adams (Scott Whyte) became best friends while serving behind enemy lines in Vietnam, despite the fact that the former was a devout Christian while the latter was definitely a Doubting Thomas. Read More...

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

terminator-genisys-script-matth-smith-character-620x350Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun                   by Kam Williams For movies opening July 3, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS Faith of Our Fathers (PG-13 for brief violence) Christian-oriented drama about two strangers (Kevin Downes and David A.R. White) who bond Read More...

Magic tWitch!

131037_oriStephen “tWitch” Boss:  The “Magic Mike XXL” Interview with Kam Williams Born in Montgomery, Alabama on September 29, 1982, Stephen Boss was always spinning and staying in motion as a child, which is how he earned the nickname “tWitch.” After studying dance at Southern Union State Read More...

Business

C Spire offers high speed internet

C_Spire_Fiber_to_the_HomeCLINTON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Clinton has become the fourth town in Mississippi to offer residents C Spire's high-speed internet service. Three other Mississippi cities, Quitman, Ridgeland and Starkville, already have the service. The service was announced Friday at a news conference in Clinton. C Read More...

Google building data center at Alabama power plant site

18183507-mmmain (AP) Technology giant Google is planning to build a $600 million data center at a former coal-fired power plant in Alabama, and the facility is expected to create up to 100 new jobs, Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday. Officials said the data center will run Read More...

Mississippi unemployment rate ticks up despite job gains

unemployment_640998187(AP) With people flooding into Mississippi's labor force, the state's job market couldn't quite keep up in May. Mississippi's unemployment rate crept up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in April, ending five straight months of falling jobless rates. The number of people who told Read More...

Health

More than 35 children hospitalized after getting sick at Alabama day care

day care playground(AP) State health officials are evaluating food that was served at a Montgomery day care after dozens of children were hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Merrill South of Baptist Health told local media that 38 children were being treated after getting sick at Sunny Side Read More...

Outgoing Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones to research obesity at UM Medical Center

18005485-large JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Outgoing University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones won't be going far. The University of Mississippi Medical Center announced Thursday that Jones will be leading clinical research at the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research. The center's mission is to treat obesity, or Read More...

Student back in school, with gym teacher who gave her kidney

460x (2) DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher. Students threw confetti as A'Ja Booth entered the West Side Academy, walking arm-in-arm with Nadirah Muhammad down a red carpet in the gym. Muhammad, Read More...

Religion

Business community, churches dispute over feeding homeless

HPIM0697.JPGJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The business community and local churches in Jackson are at odds over feeding the homeless at Smith Park. The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1bEwH0p) reports some local businesses have been complaining of trash and other debris left behind on the weekends at the park. Ben Read More...

Pastor now not required to register as sex offender in Mississippi

stallworthjpg-8132f4e693fa7cf0(AP) The Rev. Jeffery A. Stallworth will not have to register as a sex offender in Mississippi after his criminal record was expunged in Maryland. The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an order from a Hinds County judge who required Stallworth to register. Sex offenders Read More...

Civil rights activist, Gardner Taylor dies at age 96

0The Mississippi Link Newswire A noted preacher and civil rights activist died yesterday at the age of 96. Gardner Calvin Taylor (June 18, 1918 – April 5, 2015) was an American preacher, noted for his eloquence and understanding of Christian faith and theology, and known as “the Read More...

Obituaries

Jack King, who counted down NASA's Apollo 11 launch, dead at 84

obit-jack-king-voice-of-apollo-a5b6d54e057456ec (AP) Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84. King counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He also did the countdown for hundreds of the early Read More...

In Memoriam: Johnnie L. Wright April 29, 1937 - May 31, 2015

2 WrightJohnnie L. Wright was born to the union of Johnny and Maggie Wright in Farmhaven, Mississippi on April 29, 1937. He expired on May 31, 2015. He was the sixth of seven children. Johnnie graduated from Farmhaven High School. In 1960, he joined the United Read More...

Tribute and Commentary about Hattiesburg Police Officer Liquori Tate from former city councilman

Coco as a HPD recruit badge P205 Ronald Tate (Father of Liquori Tate) shared Liquori Tate's Facebook post: "Life is too short. So if i DIE today I'm happy how my life turned out. And I'm happy that i had a chance to meet the people that i met and I enjoyed Read More...

Education

Howard Fuller: Nevada Education Savings Account

EDUCATION Howard Fuller Nevada Education Saving Account 1  I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to choose the best educational options for their children. I joined this fight over 25 years ago because I believed Read More...

Opinion: Every person has a calling and a passion

KKP Head ShotBy Keisha Knight Pulliam I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place.  For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it also Read More...

Free eye exams for third graders who failed reading test

eye examJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - 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. Multiple news outlets report 162 optometrists in 64 counties around the state Read More...

Opinion

Howard Fuller: Nevada Education Savings Account

EDUCATION Howard Fuller Nevada Education Saving Account 1  I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to choose the best educational options for their children. I joined this fight over 25 years ago because I believed Read More...

Opinion: Every person has a calling and a passion

KKP Head ShotBy Keisha Knight Pulliam I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place.  For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it also Read More...

Tribute and Commentary about Hattiesburg Police Officer Liquori Tate from former city councilman

Coco as a HPD recruit badge P205 Ronald Tate (Father of Liquori Tate) shared Liquori Tate's Facebook post: "Life is too short. So if i DIE today I'm happy how my life turned out. And I'm happy that i had a chance to meet the people that i met and I enjoyed Read More...

The Buzz

New Orleans police arrest Travis Boys, suspect in killing of officer

officer-killed-613df34a8ab70c8b (AP) A man believed to have shot and killed a New Orleans police officer was arrested Sunday morning by a rookie officer and his trainer who spotted the man getting onto a city bus, authorities said. Travis Boys, 33, is accused of slipping into the Read More...

Graeme Phillip Harris pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

graeme-phillip-harris-5deec328476c7ee5 (AP) A former student at the University of Mississippi pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge arising from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. At a brief court appearance, Graeme Phillip Harris pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening Read More...

The latest on church shooting: Survivor played dead

460x (5)The Associated Press 10:45 p.m. Felecia Sanders says she survived a shooting massacre at a historic black church in Charleston by playing dead as she lay on top of her granddaughter to protect her. Cynthia Taylor told The Associated Press that she spoke with Sanders and that Read More...