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KATRINA: Jordan family reflects on unforgettable experience

IMG_20150828_093112Aftermaths a year later still looked like the ‘Twilight Zone,’ a member says BY GAIL BROWN Contributing Writer HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. - Holmes County native Clara Marshall Jordan said she and her husband Clarence Jordan Sr. (now deceased) lived in New Orleans since 1955, and they never Read More...

Where are they now? A look at some Mississippi figures from Hurricane Katrina

d38c483c50103426800f6a7067000dbfjpg-927970b20af43b37 (AP) With Friday marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the key Mississippi figures from the storm and its aftermath: — HALEY BARBOUR: The Mississippi governor was re-elected in 2007 and forced to focus on Read More...

Mississippi State: Freshman made suicide, homicide threats that led to alert

This photo shows a Mississippi State University freshman being taken into custody after he made theats of suicide and homicide on the MSU campus Thursday morning. Twitter photo JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi State University officials say the school's police force arrested a freshman after he made threats to kill himself and others that sparked a campus lockdown Thursday. However, authorities said they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired. "The Read More...

Sports

Ex-Mississippi coach pleads not guilty to daughter's murder

oren-for-webjpg-eb794b0a1798043d BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi (AP) — A former Mississippi coach has pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge related to the 2013 death of his 23-month-old daughter. Oren Lewis, 33, entered plea Tuesday in Hancock County Circuit Court. The Sun Herald reports that Lewis was indicted Read More...

Ole Miss preview: Rebels have lofty goals but must find a quarterback

mississippi-practice-a8fd305c6a90a350 OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze regularly talks about how his team should compete for a Southeastern Conference title. Some of the Rebels' players even take it a step further during conversations, dreaming about games in November that have national playoff implications. They're certainly Read More...

Southern Miss coaches think talent in place to turn around program with 4-32 mark last three seasons

Texas State Southern Miss Football August 31, 2013 HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Southern Mississippi coaches believe the Golden Eagles have enough talent to end a three-year postseason drought. Coach Todd Monken is entering his third season at Southern Miss after taking over a program that had a winless 2012 season. They've slowly improved Read More...

Entertainment

KATRINA: Jordan family reflects on unforgettable experience

IMG_20150828_093112Aftermaths a year later still looked like the ‘Twilight Zone,’ a member says BY GAIL BROWN Contributing Writer HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. - Holmes County native Clara Marshall Jordan said she and her husband Clarence Jordan Sr. (now deceased) lived in New Orleans since 1955, and they never Read More...

Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival begins on Friday

JCV8655-19 MS Link - Double Truck_printready-page-001The Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival begins on Friday. The lineup is listed below: Read More...

Jackson all about music

T. Lewis, Urban DJ of the YearMississippi Gospel Awards and Jackson Music Awards grace the weekend By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer The past weekend in Jackson was all about music with the Mississippi Gospel Music Awards on Sunday, July 12 and the 41st annual Jackson Music Awards on Monday, July 13. Names Read More...

Business

Powering Through: My Katrina Story By Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO

IMG_7991_FisackerlyHayley(This article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees and their experiences during the Hurricane Katrina restoration.) Thinking back, I don’t think anybody could have imagined what was coming. Days before she hit, we were preparing the storm room when we Read More...

Powering Through: Entergy’s Katrina Stories: Chiquentia Jenkins, Customer Contact Representative...

C.JenkinsThis article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees and their experiences during the Hurricane Katrina restoration. It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina changed the lives of thousands, leaving each with his or her own unique story. For Chiquentia Read More...

Powering Through: Entergy's Katrina Stories: Robbin Jeter, Vice President of Customer Service, Enter...

JeterOutsideThis article is one in a series that tells the stories of Entergy employees and their experiences during the Hurricane Katrina restoration. “You know how we always say that at Entergy, we hope for the best, but plan for the worst?” asked Robbin Jeter, who Read More...

Health

Mississippi West Nile cases grow to 13

18607607-mmmain JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13. The state Department of Health says Monday that both of the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Madison County. So far Read More...

CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON HELPS BUILD MOMENTUM of ALZHEIMER’S LEGISLATION

Bennie_thompson2014The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson, MS – Today, Congressman Bennie Thompson committed to co-sponsor The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act (H.R. 1559) which was reintroduced in March by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Peter Roskam (R-IL-06) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03). The Alzheimer’s Association strongly supports this Read More...

West Nile virus 2015: 2nd case reported in Mississippi

west-nilejpg-661f1828128b5f72(AP) Health officials in Mississippi say the state's second West Nile virus case for 2015 has been reported in Adams County. The state health department said Monday in a news release that one other case of the mosquito-borne virus was reported last week in Hinds Read More...

Religion

Jackson all about music

T. Lewis, Urban DJ of the YearMississippi Gospel Awards and Jackson Music Awards grace the weekend By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer The past weekend in Jackson was all about music with the Mississippi Gospel Music Awards on Sunday, July 12 and the 41st annual Jackson Music Awards on Monday, July 13. Names Read More...

Judge finds school district in contempt over school prayer

rankinBy JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge says the Rankin County school district is in contempt of court for continuing to promote Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, in an order filed Friday, fined Read More...

Business community, churches dispute over feeding homeless

HPIM0697.JPGJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The business community and local churches in Jackson are at odds over feeding the homeless at Smith Park. The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1bEwH0p) reports some local businesses have been complaining of trash and other debris left behind on the weekends at the park. Ben Read More...

Obituaries

Julian Bond to be buried at sea

3 Kathy Times in Africa with BondBy Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Julian Bond, civil rights advocate, statesman, attorney and journalist, will be buried at sea Saturday, August 22, 2015. It was Bond’s request, his family said in a statement, that he be cremated and his ashes scattered in the Read More...

6 with gang ties held on $75K bond in St. Martin kidnapping

gang memberST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) - Six people with gang ties have had bond set at $75,000 each after being accused of kidnapping a 30-year-old St. Martin woman and beating her for hours. The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1D7T76K ) reports that the four men and two women appeared Read More...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

460x By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.   DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements Read More...

Education

Mississippi State: Freshman made suicide, homicide threats that led to alert

This photo shows a Mississippi State University freshman being taken into custody after he made theats of suicide and homicide on the MSU campus Thursday morning. Twitter photo JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi State University officials say the school's police force arrested a freshman after he made threats to kill himself and others that sparked a campus lockdown Thursday. However, authorities said they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired. "The Read More...

Report finds Mississippi school ratings flawed, state superintendent disagrees

18586401-smallCLINTON, Mississippi (AP) — A legislative watchdog committee is questioning how Mississippi grades its public school districts and individual schools. The Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) Committee released a report Thursday sharply criticizing how the Mississippi Department of Education calculates A-to-F grades for schools. The Read More...

Good Soil: The overlooked aspect of school reform

3 ADVERTORIAL writer Rod PaigeBy Rod Paige Former U.S. Secretary of Education “And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and  increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” - Mark 4:8, Holy Bible, English Standard Version The importance of the home and community role in Read More...

Opinion

KATRINA: Jordan family reflects on unforgettable experience

IMG_20150828_093112Aftermaths a year later still looked like the ‘Twilight Zone,’ a member says BY GAIL BROWN Contributing Writer HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. - Holmes County native Clara Marshall Jordan said she and her husband Clarence Jordan Sr. (now deceased) lived in New Orleans since 1955, and they never Read More...

Good Soil: The overlooked aspect of school reform

3 ADVERTORIAL writer Rod PaigeBy Rod Paige Former U.S. Secretary of Education “And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and  increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” - Mark 4:8, Holy Bible, English Standard Version The importance of the home and community role in Read More...

Your Child. Your Choice. Our Future!

IMG_2373With the recent coverage on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s budget crisis, parents are understandably concerned about the impact the proposed budget impasse will have on their children’s future.  It is unclear what, exactly, will be the final bill; however, the $30.2 billon spend package Read More...

The Buzz

Louisiana trooper dies after being shot by stranded motorist

18606620-small NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana trooper died Monday after he was shot by an apparently stranded motorist who stood over the officer and told him afterward, "You're lucky — you're going to die soon," state police said. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, died at Read More...

Mississippi deputy shot at traffic stop, expected to recover, suspect at large

18606490-smallOKOLONA, Mississippi (AP) — Officials say a north Mississippi deputy has been shot by a motorcyclist during a traffic stop but is expected to recover. Authorities said Monday that the suspect fled, and they're looking for a black male driving a red speed bike with Read More...

Police: Man who shot trooper told him he would 'die soon'

Trooper Shot NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man accused of shooting a state trooper with a sawed-off shotgun told him afterward, "You're lucky — you're going to die soon," according to the head of Louisiana State Police. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, was fighting for his life Read More...