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Black magic: MSU's wild, ninth-inning comeback gives team 10-0 record this season in 'Nickelblack' jerseys

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Baseball is a game of superstition. Senior center fielder Jake Mangum is chief among those players who believe in such things. With a 9-0 record in the all-black "Nickelblack" uniforms entering the College World Series, Mangum pleaded with redshirt junior and Game 1 starter Ethan Small to don the jerseys Sunday.

Monday Profile: Reeses contribute to OCHS

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bob and Donna Reese have found their own ways to help out the Oktibbeha County Humane Society. The Reeses, both retired from Mississippi State University, have worked in different ways -- direct and indirect -- to support the nonprofit.

Arrest report for 6-17-19

Posted yesterday in Area


Analysis: Lawyers argue over abortion access in Mississippi

Posted yesterday in State

In 2015, on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said: "I am as committed as ever to ending abortion in Mississippi."



Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters

Posted yesterday in National

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it.



2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

Posted yesterday in National

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.



US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

Posted yesterday in National

What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25 percent import taxes?



Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

Posted yesterday in National

A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity.



Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a Senate seat.



LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting

Posted yesterday in National

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store.


Photos: Bo on the go: A day at Camp Rising Sun

Posted 6/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Laughs and hollers echoed through Camp Rising Sun on Thursday as campers played in the river, made arts and crafts and danced the night away.

Idea Shop hosts gift-making workshops for Father's Day

Posted 6/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anna Richey and her younger brother, A.J., didn't have much experience with woodworking before Friday afternoon. That didn't keep the two from joining a six-person group in the Idea Shop downtown to handcraft a Father's Day gift for their father, Mike.

Forever a Mississippi man: Aberdeen native, former MSU assistant leads Auburn against his former team in Omaha

Posted 6/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Butch Thompson had made up his mind. After spending four years as an assistant baseball coach at Georgia and another three at Auburn, Thompson, an Aberdeen native, had decided to join the Division I head coaching ranks at High Point University in North Carolina ahead of the 2009 season.

Arrest report for 6-16-19

Posted 6/15/2019 in Area


Monument will honor civil rights activists in Mississippi

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

Workers in Mississippi have started installing the foundation for a monument honoring civil rights activists who were arrested in 1965 and taken to a notorious prison where they were held several days without being put on trial.



Group's 2010 report warned on Mississippi mental health care

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

Nine years before Mississippi's mental health system faced a trial over a federal lawsuit, a psychiatric association warned that the state's inadequate community mental health services were a "disaster in the making."



Change in private school money awards to clear waiting list

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

Mississippi education officials are changing how they give out money for students with disabilities to attend private schools, awarding money on a first-come, first-served basis instead of holding a lottery for some applicants.



AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Posted 6/15/2019 in National

A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.



Roger Penn, fried catfish chain founder, dies at 84

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

The founder of a string of Mississippi fried catfish joints has died at 84.



'Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

Posted 6/15/2019 in National

The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. "I knew I was in trouble then," the 70-year-old said. "Because it's just like being in quicksand or cement."



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