Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:45:07 GMT
The Columbia Board of Aldermen unanimously accepted the resignations of two police officers at a special called meeting Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Richard Pack and school resource officer Jose OatisMore >>
The Columbia Board of Aldermen unanimously accepted the resignations of two police officers at a special called meeting Wednesday morning.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:13:28 GMT
What started as a minor fender bender involving a Jackson Public School bus and a private vehicle, escalated into a fracas and ended with two arrests.You will see the video only on WLBT. It happened atMore >>
What started as a minor fender bender involving a Jackson Public School bus and a private vehicle, escalated into a fracas and ended with two arrests. You will see the video only on WLBT.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:56:36 GMT
He was a two sport high school student, who showed no signs of any physical problems. Tonight friends and family members of Jackson Prep football player, Walker Wilbanks, are struggling to understandMore >>
He was a two sport high school student, who showed no signs of any physical problems, and friends and family members of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks are struggling to understand his untimely death.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:05:14 GMT
A fire at the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson by investigators and a $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved. AccordingMore >>
A fire at the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson by investigators and a $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:48:53 GMT
Experts say a new synthetic form of LSD is sweeping across college campuses. Law enforcement said that powerful drug is already showing up in Mississippi. It goes by street names like "N-Bomb" and "Smiles,"More >>
It goes by street names like "N-Bomb" and "Smiles," but to the Drug Enforcement Administration, it's called 25i, a synthetic LSD compound some say is more dangerous than traditional LSD.More >>
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (RNN) - The first thing Dee Ford did when he took his seat underneath a bank of bright lights and a semicircle of cameras in his face was lean back in his chair, pull out a phone and snap a photo.
Talk about turning the tables - a star defensive lineman for Auburn was recording the people who were recording him.
It's been that way for Ford ever since he set foot in California, and really, a long time before that.
"My personality is laid back, so I stay laid back," Ford said with an ever-present grin on his face. "I'm just enjoying everything. I was kind of wild to see [California], but I never get too excited."
He's not the only one.
Everywhere throughout the large hotel banquet room that was the scene for Media Day on Saturday, it seemed like Auburn's players were the only people unaware they would be playing for a national championship in two days.
Defensive tackle Jeffrey Whitaker grabbed a microphone and was interviewing his teammates.
Running back Chandler Shakespeare was reading Shakespeare in the middle of an interview. Literally. And everyone within hearing distance was cracking up.
"Our team has been a joy to coach - they don't get too high, they don't get too low," head coach Gus Malzahn said. "They've really taken a business-like approach this week."
Business-like? Cracking jokes on each other and mugging with celebrities is serious stuff, right?
But make no mistake about it, talking to reporters about Florida State is one thing. Talking to each other about Florida State is another.
"They've found a way to prepare each week," Malzahn said. "Whether we're playing Alabama or an [FCS] team, they've prepared the same way and found a way to focus, and that's rare."
While the talk swirls about how much more dominant the Seminoles have been, don't forget one thing - Auburn has players on its roster who have been in this situation before.
Ford was a sophomore on the 2011 national championship team. Defensive back Chris Davis was a true freshman, but he was injured on the opening kickoff and on crutches the rest of the game.
He can laugh about it now.
"Bo Jackson made me feel bad going into the locker room," Davis said. "He told me he got kicked in the leg by a horse and it didn't keep him out of the Iron Bowl, and I let a high ankle sprain keep me out of the National Championship game. So he kind of made me feel bad."
Again, the tables have turned. It was another play on special teams that made Davis a local hero who gets standing ovations when he walks into class.
"It's just crazy. I'm a very humble person, so that's how I handled it, I guess," Davis said. "I just tried to stay level headed throughout the whole process."
That, in a nutshell, seems to be Auburn's formula for success.
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:56:28 GMT
Circuit clerks in Adams and Oktibbeha counties have filed motions to quash or modify the subpoena from Chris McDaniel's attorney Mitch Tyner that requested all original election materials from the UnitedMore >>
County clerks said they were not given a reasonable amount of time to submit election materials, among other arguments, in motions filed Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:54:20 GMT
A few isolated showers and storms may be possible this afternoon and evening across some of our southern counties. The cap of warm air is pretty strong today, but a few storms may bust through. No severeMore >>
A few isolated showers and storms may be possible this afternoon and evening across some of our southern counties. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:36:10 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school's head coach for its softball programMore >>
Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school's head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:56:16 GMT
Since MDOT started bridge repair work back in April earlier this year on two bridges located on Highway 11-South, a few county side roads that are being used as a detours have become degraded due to theMore >>
Since MDOT started bridge repair work back in April earlier this year on two bridges located on Highway 11-South, a few county side roads that are being used as a detours have become degraded due to the increase in volume of traffic along with large trucks the roads weren't originally designed to support.More >>
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