Ex-coach charged with sex with student

Authorities said a former assistant coach at two Rankin County schools has been charged with gratification of lust and of sexual battery. They said the charges are related to allegedly inappropriate contact with a student.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said that 27-year-old Matthew Wilder had worked at McLaurin Attendance Center and Florence Middle School. […]


Congressmen Thompson and Harper cruise to re-election

JACKSON – Mississippi’s incumbent U.S. Congressmen Gregg Harper and Bennie Thompson both handily won their re-election bids yesterday, MPB reports.

Hundreds of 3rd District U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper’s supporters at his victory party in Pearl swelled to applause as the election was called in his favor. […]


Mississippi’s Delegation ‘seized the moment’ at the Democratic National Convention

By Othor Cain
Managing Editor
Mississippi may have had one of the smallest delegations to attend the Democratic National Convention (DNC), recently held in Charlotte, N.C., but no one can argue that perhaps the magnolia state had the most spirit and some of the best visibility and media exposure.
Media outlets across the globe including China, Australia, the BBC in England and the Al Jazeera network in the Middle East, chopped (chomped) at the bits to spotlight some of the ‘Mississippi Stars.’… […]