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PERS employee indicted for embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - An employee of the Public Employees' Retirement System in Mississippi has been indicted on three counts of embezzlement. 31-year-old Amanda Combs, of Brandon, is accused of taking $65,000 in retiree and beneficiary payments that were not hers. Combs turned herself in to the W

WTOK-TV - 2017-11-22 00:31:00

Back from the Edge: preventing suicide

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Newscenter 11 wants to start an important conversation about suicide. It's an issue that's difficult to talk about and considered somewhat off limits. However, more than 40,000 people die from suicide each year in the U.S., and in Mississippi, the suicide rate has surpassed

WTOK-TV - 2017-11-22 04:25:00

VIDEO: First Six Months of Mayor Dumas's Term Have Been A Success

EUPORA, Miss. (WCBI) - Earlier this year the residents of Eupora chose Lamar Dumas to lead the city. Dumas is the first African-American to hold the office. It was one of the closet elections you can have without a tie; Two votes separated Dumas and his opponent. Regardless of the division, Dumas sa

WCBI.COM - 2017-11-22 00:18:31

Bass Tactix Fishing Youth State event set for weekend

Richard Parker used to live in the New Hope community, so he knows about the generosity and the hospitality in the Golden Triangle. Parker also has it on good authority that the fishing is pretty popular, too. Parker will bring both elements together Friday and Saturday in the Bass Tactix Fishin

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2017-11-22 02:22:12

State takeover still possible for JPS, but what impact would it have?

The Jackson Public School District appears to have narrowly missed a state takeover, or did it? The state Board of Education said that is still an option as there is a consolidated effort of state, local and education support partners are trying to turn around the troubled district. The state found

WAPT - 2017-11-22 04:00:00

Catfish production down but Texas producers faring well

COLLEGE STATION Texas catfish production is down, but thats not bad news for fish producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station, said Texas catfish producers were slowly entering the annual catf

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

She took up pole vaulting 'as a joke.' Now she's headed to Mississippi State.

Emma Hunt kind of laughs at how it all started. Back in eighth grade the Ocean Springs student tried out pole vaulting because, well, why not? An athletic student athlete with a remarkable ability on the soccer pitch and a background in gymnastics, Hunt almost seamlessly took to the airborne sport.

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-11-22 00:38:00

Father and son arrested in death of man found rolled in rug in Louisiana

A father and son from Kiln have been arrested in the death of a Diamondhead man authorities say was their friend. Terry Smith, 70, and Carl Smith, 46, were arrested Tuesday, according to the SunHerald's Justin Mitchell, in the death of Phillip Sherman Whitaker, whose body was found wrapped in a carp

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2017-11-22 01:15:39

College Football Playoff rankings: Mississippi State checks in at No. 14 in Week 13

Arkansas snuck up on Mississippi State last week and nearly pulled off an upset win. After the Bulldogs slipped away for the victory, they sit at No. 14 in the updated College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night. The Bulldogs topped the Razorbacks, 28-21, and trailed after

MYAJC.COM - 2017-11-22 02:11:54

Dubuque asking state to make passenger rail from Chicago a priority in 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Dubuque is pushing for a passenger rail service that would connect to Chicago. Train bridge in Dubuque This passenger rail was listed as a priority in the city's '2018 State Legislative Priorities Report.' Dubuque has wanted this for years, but the plan still needs approv

KCRG.COM - 2017-11-22 02:12:00

Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner With These Alabama Hikes

It's no wonder people feel like passing out after Thanksgiving dinner. According to the Calories Control Council, the average American consumes more than 3,000 calories during a Thanksgiving meal-4,500 calories if you include appetizers and drinks. Of course, it's tough to resist that delectable dre

ROOTSRATED.COM - 2017-11-22 03:04:15

Kamala Update After Being Put on Life Support This Weekend, WWE on His Health

Former WWE Superstar Kamala (James Harris) had been on life support after undergoing emergency surgery this past weekend in Oxford, Mississippi. Kamala's stepdaughter Juanita James noted that he was showing signs of improvement the morning after surgery. She then noted this afternoon that the WWE Le

GERWECK.NET - 2017-11-22 03:30:30

College Football Playoff Rankings

3. Clemson 10-1 4. Oklahoma 10-1 5. Wisconsin 11-0 6. Auburn 9-2 7. Georgia 10-1 8. Notre Dame 9-2 9. Ohio St. 9-2 10. Penn St. 9-2 11. Southern Cal 10-2 12. TCU 9-2 13. Washington St. 9-2 14. Mississippi St. 8-3 15. UCF 10-0 16. Michigan St. 8-3 17. Washington 9-2 18. LSU 8-3 19. Oklahoma St. 8-3 2

LEDGER INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-22 01:09:00

What's at stake for Mississippi State with a win or loss in this year's Egg Bowl?

With the 2017 Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving, The Clarion Ledger looks back at the last five rivalry games between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Hugh Kellenberger STARKVILLE - For Mississippi State, there is more than in-state bragging rights on the line in this year's Egg Bowl. "We've got to finish ou

THE CLARION LEDGER - 2017-11-22 01:14:57

Suspect in Missouri man's death arrested in Mississippi

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A man wanted in the death of a 72-year-old western Missouri man has been arrested in Mississippi, authorities said Tuesday. The Kansas City Star reports that Nathan Hendricks, 46, of Hermann, Missouri, had been sought since William Domann of Independence was found dead in a

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2017-11-22 00:06:00

Mississippi cops give drivers the bird

(CNN) - Police in one Mississippi town handed out more than just traffic citations on Monday. Officers did their part to help out this Thanksgiving season. Courtesy: CNN, WTVA "We just wanted to stop you and bless you with a turkey today for Thanksgiving," says one officer to a driver Sandra Carter

KNOE TV8 - 2017-11-22 05:30:00

Tomlin brings home national race circuit win

For Josh, racing is a family tradition. One local man is making National news and fulfilling a childhood dream simply by winning races. Josh Tomlin, Attorney at law at The Law Office of Josh Tomlin, LLC in Caruthersville starting racing go karts in 1993 when he was only 5 years old. He had always w

PEMISCOTPRESS.COM - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

College Football Playoff Rankings: UCF stays at No. 15 and gets jumped by 8-3 Mississippi State

Teams ahead of the Knights have lost, but UCF still didn't move in this week's CFP rankings. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports 10 Opponents played, 10 opponents defeated. UCF football has done all they could do by winning every game yet the College Football Playoff Committee refuses to respect their p

UNDERDOGDYNASTY.COM - 2017-11-22 02:06:51

Lone Star State defends Southern title

Texas, the land of the urban cowboy. The state that connects the ideas of Western and Southern culture. However, some dispute if Texas is Southern based on geographical and cultural constructs. "Culturally, the South might end where there are no places named after Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

SHORTHORN - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

Mississippi Boychoir Announces Christmas Concert

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, a special edition of the soundtrack is coming out with rare and unreleased material from Houston, but even to this day, people are continually surprised to learn that "I Will Always Love You" was, in fact, a cover song. It was a Dolly Parton number originally, and a

MSN.COM - 2017-11-22 03:42:12