Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:06:15 GMT
New details are emerging on the suspect and device found at Marion General Hospital Thursday. Columbia Police, Marion County investigators, ATF, MBI, and the highway patrol responded to a possible explosiveMore >>
Investigators from Columbia, Marion County, ATF, MBI, and the Highway patrol responded to a possible explosive device at Marion General Hospital on Thursday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:24:53 GMT
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General, Jim Hood. Hood released a document in anticipation of the law that starts July 1 withMore >>
Mississippi sheriffs can ban people from openly carrying guns into courthouses, according to state Attorney General Jim Hood.More >>
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Reuben Foster has been bombarded by recruiting pitches ever since he decided to decommit with Auburn's coaching change.
The Auburn High School linebacker - a former Auburn commitment - won't escape that treatment this week, either. Only now it will come from friends and teammates in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, not college coaches.
The game Saturday features 5 of Auburn's top verbal pledges, plus the coveted five-star prospect Foster. The group includes Carver-Montgomery quarterback Jeremy Johnson, Muscle Shoals defensive lineman Dee Liner, McGill-Toolen athlete Jason Smith, Dothan defensive back Kamryn Melton and Pinson Valley wide receiver Earnest Robinson.
"Me and Reuben, we've been talking all week," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to just putting on a great show and then all the Auburn fans can see what they've got coming in. "
2 of Alabama's four in-state pledges - Foley High defensive lineman Darius Paige and Fultondale athlete ArDarius Stewart - are also playing in the game., a showcase for seniors from the two states. The Crimson Tide hasn't had to deal with any turmoil like the Tigers during recruiting.
New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has been trying to preserve his first recruiting class after the firing of coach Gene Chizik and his staff. They've met with most of the commitments. Johnson and his father visited Malzahn in Auburn on Sunday.
"Playing in coach Malzahn's offense, I'm looking forward to putting up big numbers," Johnson said.
Foster said he plans to announce his destination from a number of schools - including Auburn and Alabama - on national signing day.
Foster has become even more popular since reopening his recruitment. He said coaches from Georgia Tech, Miami, Washington and Georgia visited on Monday alone.
"A lot of them have been coming by, every day," Foster said. "It's been kind of crazy and stressful. I knew it was coming."
He also went to see Malzahn before heading to Montgomery.
"It went great," Foster said. "He said he wants me back on the boat."
So does Smith.
"I'm definitely going to try to get him back in the Auburn family," he said.
He'll have competition from Foster's teammate, Cameron Echols-Luper, who is Texas A&M bound. Luper is the son of former Auburn running backs coach Curtis Luper.
"He told me about it the whole ride up here," Foster said of his teammate. "He's recruiting me very, very hard."
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:45:53 GMT
With the possibility of a special legislative session on Medicaid just around the corner, the head of a Jackson-based, non-partisan think tank is reiterating his opposition to expanding that program. ForestMore >>
Forest Thigpen, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, says expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act would be a costly mistake for Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:32:20 GMT
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. The 4000-square-foot facility has five quarantine areas and a medical emergency treatmentMore >>
The Hattiesburg Zoo officially opened its new Forrest General Animal Medical and Quarantine Facility Tuesday morning. More >>