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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame picks 2013 class

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame announced its class of 2013, which includes Bill Buckner, Jimmie Giles, Gerald Glass, Earnest Larry “Doc” Harrington, Langston Rogers and Michael Rubenstein.

Buckner was a quarterback at Delta State while Giles played tight end for Alcorn State before a 13-year NFL career that included four Pro Bowl appearances. […]


Mississippi Blues Trail honored by Southeast Tourism Society

The Mississippi Blues Trail was recently presented an award by the Southeast Tourism Society at the society’s Annual Fall Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

The Mississippi Blues Trail received a “Tourism for Tomorrow” award, which recognizes the accomplishments of a destination, company or organization in the realm of sustainable tourism with a project that promotes tourism development while safeguarding local culture and/or protecting the environment.


South-central zone hunt killed 87 gators

When state wildlife officials decided to expand alligator hunting this year – not once but twice – local officers got a tiny bit worried.

At first, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) said the hunt could take place on public waterways across two-thirds of the state, including all of southwest Mississippi.


Tylertown man sentenced on federal drug charges

Tony Ervin, also known as ‘Ti“, 36, of Tylertown, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve 74 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”).

Ervin was also ordered to pay $11,700 in restitution, and a $2,000 fine. He agreed to forfeit real property, a Cadillac Escalade, two firearms, and multiple rounds of ammunition.


Ole Miss police says FBI looking into in vandalism

Police at the University of Mississippi say they have turned over to the FBI information regarding vandalism apparently aimed at an African-American freshman.

“We are presenting everything we have about this case to them,” University Police Chief Calvin Sellers said in The Oxford Eagle “They will investigate to see if this is a hate crime or civil rights violations.”