Chris McDaniel qualifies to run for third term in Mississippi Senate

February 27, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Chris McDaniel, a tea party-backed Republican who lost a U.S. Senate race last year, says he’s seeking re-election to the Mississippi Legislature. The 43-year-old attorney from […]

Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

February 27, 2015 in News

By STACY A. ANDERSON WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called “the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”Obama was joined […]

Breaking News: Hinds County District Attorney, Robert Shuler Smith announces re-election bid

February 26, 2015 in News

By Lonnie Ross Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith announced this afternoon that he will be seeking his third term in that post. Smith was first sworn in as […]

Former Mississippi corrections chief Christopher Epps pleads guilty to corruption charges

February 26, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory are pleading guilty on federal corruption charges. Epps pleaded guilty to a count of money laundering […]

Former assistant principal sentenced for sexual battery

February 26, 2015 in News, The Buzz

LEXINGTON, Mississippi (AP) — A former assistant principal in Holmes County has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for sexual battery of a 10th grade student. George Lomax, […]

New round of winter weather dumps more snow on the South

February 26, 2015 in News

(AP) Another round of snowy and icy weather led to school closings, dangerous driving conditions and power outages Thursday across the South and even delayed a Georgia execution. A wintry […]

Official: 5 or 6 of officers’ 17 shots hit Mexican man

February 26, 2015 in News, The Buzz

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — An unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police in Washington state was hit by five or six of the 17 shots fired by […]

Plaque to honor Zuber Park namesake in West Point

February 25, 2015 in Health, News

WEST POINT, Mississippi (AP) — Zuber Park, located on U.S. Highway 45 in West Point, was named for the city’s first black physician. The family of Dr. Thomas L. Zuber […]