Mega Millions jackpot is up to $970 million as lottery fever intensifies

Someone could win $970 million dollars on Friday.
Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer
Burglary suspect found hiding in bathroom of Jones Co. home
Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment
Camp Shelby to host 2018 Special Olympics
Jones County EOC participates in ‘Great Central U.S. ShakeOut’
Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer

TODAY'S HEADLINES

24-year-old killed crossing Hwy in Magee identified
The pedestrian was from out of town, but their identify has not been released until family is notified.
Attorney General Jim Hood warns of e-cigarette dangers
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was in the Pine Belt Wednesday to talk about his joint efforts with the Mississippi Department of Health regarding the initiative to alert parents and teens of the dangers of e-cigarettes.
Missing Jackson toddler found safe
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has canceled an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for a 23-month-old Jackson girl.

  New digital fabrication center at USM available to students, public

A former book store at The Hub at the University of Southern Mississippi has been turned into a digital maker space that is available for both student and public use.

Charges dismissed for suspect in Jefferson Davis County murder

Charges have been dismissed for a man formerly accused in a deadly Jefferson Davis County shooting.
Laurel PD to host drug take back event
PRCCC resumes classes after overnight campus lockdown

NATIONAL HEADLINES

  Mega Millions jackpot is up to $970 million as lottery fever intensifies

Combined with Powerball, the two jackpots total $1.4 billion.

  CDC warns against Halloween costumes for chickens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tricking this treat by asking folks not to put their pet chickens in costumes, to keep from being exposed to salmonella.

SPORTS

  Oak Grove rolls into region battle with Brandon

USM struggling to run the ball

Ole Miss athlete to hold sock drive for MS homeless shelters

Player of the Week - Laurel senior Zias Perryman

Laurel took down rival West Jones 23-17 in overtime on Friday – overcoming a 17-7 halftime deficit.Senior running back Zias Perryman stepped up with 61 crucial rushing yards and two touchdowns – one that tied the game 17-17 and the second clinching the Tornadoes’ win in the extra period.