Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
With the Major League Baseball draft set to start June 4, the buzz began and the chatters started chirpin' about whether or not All-American Anthony Alford would honor his commitment with the University of Southern Mississippi, or accept a pro contract. Alford, who owns two Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year awards for football and one for baseball as of Wednesday, reassured Golden Eagle nation Thursday morning he is indeed staying put in Hattiesburg.
"I've told scouts that I'm not ready to give up football yet," said Alford, "and I'm going to play football and baseball here at Southern Miss." In late April, Alford told BaseballAmerica.com he intended to turn down a pro contract to wear the Black and Gold, but when he started creeping up the draft boards, fans wondered if that would still be the case come draft day.
"I've talked to some people, and they think (I'll go) early in the first round, but I didn't want them to waste a pick on me," said Alford, "and I turned it down." ESPN projected Alford as the 48th overall pick in Monday's first-player draft.
He didn't provide details about what he was offered, but when asked if there was a dollar figure that would have persuaded him away from Southern Miss, Alford simply responded, "There wasn't."
Alford will start working out with the Southern Miss football team in a week, and feels he can not only compete for, but win the starting quarterback battle come fall camp. "The spot's wide open and there's no guarantee who's going to be the starter," he says, "so I'm going to come in and try to win the starting position."
The former Petal High School All-American will make it a four-way battle for the starting spot, along with redshirt-freshman Ricky Lloyd, redshirt-sophomore Arsenio Favor (who's expected to recover from knee surgery by the time camp opens), and redshirt-junior Chris Campbell.
Alford and the Southern Miss football team will report to fall camp August 1...62 days and counting.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
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