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Welcome set for damaged Navy ship as it arrives for repairs

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi residents are being encouraged to come out and wave flags as a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer arrives for repairs. The USS Fitzgerald, damaged in a June collision off Japan that killed seven sailors, is scheduled to arrive Friday morning in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES - 2018-01-19 05:32:00

Obesity in Southern states is a threat to national security, study finds

The U.S. Army is recruiting the most personnel from the least fit states - and it's impacting national security. Army recruits from Southern states are significantly less in shape than recruits from other parts of the country, a new study released this month found, and the disparity is becoming "

VICE - 2018-01-19 08:00:00

Bitter cold from Midwest to deep South

View Slideshow National Weather Service View Slideshow He urged Alabamians to closely monitor weather forecasts and get off roads before the first flakes of snow touched the ground. Many school districts throughout the region closed Wednesday for the second straight day. Wind chill advisories in the

LEICESTERPOST.COM - 2018-01-19 08:00:00

No. 3 MSU hopes for offensive efficiency to continue at No. 6 Tennessee

STARKVILLE -- Offensive efficiency has been the Mississippi State women's basketball team's calling card this season. Entering Thursday's games, No. 3 MSU was first in the Southeastern Conference in scoring (86.4 points per game) and second in field goal shooting percentage (48.5). As good as MS

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-19 06:23:24

A Miss. boy who came to Southern lit in college - The Boston Globe

Joanna Gromek Novelist Steve Yarbrough Novelist Steve Yarbrough still has the lilt of his Mississippi upbringing in his voice despite years in California and Boston, where he now teaches at Emerson College. His home state has tended to loom large in his fiction. But his new book, "The Unmade World,"

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-01-19 08:00:00

Damaged Navy destroyer to arrive at Mississippi shipyard for repairs

JACKSON, Miss. - A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors is expected to arrive at a Mississippi shipyard Friday. Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula announced the USS Fitzgerald's arrival Thursday, inviting area residents to wave flags as the ship is carried up the

USA TODAY - 2018-01-19 00:49:18

UConn, Mississippi State sit atop first NCAA Women's Basketball Committee top 16 reveal

The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee provided the first of three regular season top-16 rankings in seed order on Thursday evening, with UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Oregon earning No. 1 seeds if the season ended today. With 54 days remaining before Selection Monday on March

NCAA.COM - 2018-01-19 00:36:01

Mississippi State Women's Soccer Star Selected in 2nd Round of 2018 NWSL Draft

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI/MSU Athletics) - For just the second time in program history, a member of the Mississippi State soccer program was chosen in the National Women's Soccer League Draft. Mallory Eubanks became MSU's highest selection in the history of the NWSL Draft on Thursday, as she was selec

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-19 02:37:35

Re-trial set for June in case of burned Mississippi woman

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The re-trial of a man charged with killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire has been set. Panola County District Attorney John Champion said Thursday that the second trial in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers has been scheduled for June 11 in Batesville, Mi

WAFF - 2018-01-19 00:00:25

2018 NWSL draft: Washington Spirit select Mississippi State forward Mallory Eubanks

After going for defensive players early, the Spirit added a creative forward to the mix With the 16th overall pick in the 2018 NWSL draft, and their fourth pick of the day, the Washington Spirit selected Mississippi State forward Mallory Eubanks. After picking a defensive midfielder, a defender/midf

SOCCERBLOGS.NET - 2018-01-19 01:17:00

Mississippi lawmakers weigh-in on sweeping public education funding bill

A sweeping public education overhaul bill is in motion at the State Capitol. House members passed the Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Wednesday and now it's headed to the Senate. It allows lawmakers to decide how much money districts should get instead of being obligated to a funding

WMCACTIONNEWS5.COM - 2018-01-19 01:10:45

Andy Cannizaro wants Mississippi State to become road warriors

Andy Cannizaro spent a significant amount of time over the summer asking himself the same question. What's it going to take for Mississippi State's baseball team to have success early in the season on the road? Unlike every other team in the SEC, Mississippi State will open its season on the road fo

USA TODAY - 2018-01-19 00:14:00

Welcoming newly introduced Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast CEO

About a month ago, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast introduced Milton Segarra as their new CEO. Tonight, a reception was held at the Scarlet Pearl to introduce and welcome the Puerto Rican native to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Elected officials and select community members were invited to enjoy a night

WXXV25.COM - 2018-01-19 03:38:00

Congressional candidate talks to voters in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The upcoming race to fill Rep. Gregg Harper's congressional seat is starting to thicken. One of the candidates vying for the position made a stop by the Queen City Thursday to talk about his future plans. Michael Guest is making the rounds through Mississippi right now, mee

WTOK-TV - 2018-01-19 00:59:00

St. Louis leaders tout rejected Amazon plan as blueprint for growth

Among the 20 cities making the cut: Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Miami. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership said they put the best deal forward they could have and were disappointed, but said the future of St. Louis is still bright. The St. Louis pitch to Ama

KPLR11.COM - 2018-01-19 00:13:18

A 'supreme' victory for our religious freedom

Religious liberty and freedom of conscience have taken a lot of hits in recent years. So it was refreshing to see them win big recently at the Supreme Court. The justices declined to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2018-01-19 03:12:04

Minnesota county rejects state's free offer to test wells for pollution

NEW ULM, Minn. - A south-central Minnesota county rejected the state Department of Agriculture's offer for free nitrate well tests. Brown County rejected the program in December after residents voiced fears that the data could be used to target farmers for additional regulations, Minnesota Public Ra

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-01-19 00:00:49

Cajuns get commitment from Kinder High's Cordova

"We are absolutely thrilled to identify a head football coach with the experience and success that Billy Napier brings to the University of Louisiana," UL athletic director Bryan Maggard said in a statement issued Friday afternoon. Wochit New coach Billy Napier's Ragin' Cajuns have added another co

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2018-01-19 01:16:05

Missouri faces team fueled by struggles in Texas A&M

When asked Wednesday night if he's watched his team's upcoming opponent - the Texas A&M Aggies - Cuonzo Martin nodded his head in a swift, yet subtle, manner. "I've seen 'em, now," Missouri's first-year coach said. "They have length, athleticism and guards that can play. (We've) got to go fight." Ga

HOMENEWSHERE.COM - 2018-01-19 02:30:00

North DeSoto's McFerren garners NFHS sectional award

Subscribed, but don't have a login? North DeSoto softball coach Lori McFerren received one of the highest honors accorded by the National Federation of State High School Associations on Thursday. The 2017 Times Sports Award honoree as the Richard Lary Coach of the Year, McFerren was tabbed as the 2

SHREVEPORT TIMES - 2018-01-19 00:22:21