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 >>
Ironic enough, the team with the largest lead is the one that walked off the court with a loss. The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit for a 69-67 road win at Georgia State, while the William Carey University men's basketball team miraculously climbed out of a four-point hole in 12 seconds to beat sixteenth-ranked Xavier of New Orleans 72-71.
The Golden Eagles' women's basketball game, looking poised to win their second straight, instead gave up a 15-point second half lead, and lost in overtime at Tennessee-Martin 87-80.
In Atlanta, Jerrold Brooks scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer that gave Southern Miss the lead for good. Georgia State's last-second desperation heave missed left, and Head Coach Donnie Tyndall's team won its second straight to improve to 8-3.
In Hattiesburg, the tenth-ranked Crusaders trailed Xavier by 11 with less than eight minutes left in regulation, but battled back to make it a three-point game with 30 seconds left. Some fans started for the exits after the Crusaders failed to grab a rebound that would have given them a chance at a three-pointer to tie.
Xavier added a free-throw, but was then called for a lane-violation that kept their lead at four. Jeremiah Dunnings raced down the floor, hurled himself through the lane, draw contact, and heaved up a semi-desperation layup that fell. With five seconds left, the Xavier lead suddenly shrunk to two with five seconds remaining.
Shockingly, Xavier Head Coach Dannton Jackson was charged with a technical foul for arguing the call, and suddenly, the Crusaders, down two, earned three free throws to take the lead. Dunnings stepped to the line, and cooly knocked down the pair of technical foul shots, then added the and-one, and Carey lead 72-71.
Xavier never got a shot off, and what looked like a sure-fire loss became the Crusaders' second straight win, their second in dramatic fashion. Carey improved to 11-1, which is the best start in Head Coach Steve Knight's 31 seasons.
Jamierra Faulkner followed up her career night against Loyola with another monster night against Tennessee Martin. Faulkner registered a double-double of 36 points and 10 rebounds, while her teammate Tanecka Carey shot 9-of-16 and 5-of-7 from three point range to score 25 points. It wasn't enough, as Martin connected on 15 three-pointers, sank a pair of free throws with ten seconds left in regulation to force the overtime, and pulled away in the extra period.
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 >>