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Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church in Atlanta near MLK Center

confederate-flags-mlk-center-c1021f2804f1aae9(AP) Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating. Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 Read More...

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Justin-SchlegelNESHOBA JAIL DEATH-ARREST Cellmate charged in jail death of Choctaw tribal politician PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - The cellmate of a Philadelphia man has been charged with murder in his death in the Neshoba County jail. Sheriff Tommy Waddell says 34-year-old Justyn Schlegel was arrested this week in Read More...

Mississippi NFL Retired Players Chapter uplift spirits at Batson Children’s Hospital

p1 4-col top.right.DSCN0991By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Former National Football League players in Jackson and from across the state put smiles on some of the young patients (and their parents) at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital Wednesday, July 22, by handing out footballs signed by members of Read More...

Sports

New Orleans Saints veterans set tone at training camp's outset

saints-camp-football-6e8276789da7f988 (AP) As the New Orleans Saints took the field for the first practices of training camp, Drew Brees and some other elder statesmen on the roster talked about respect, trust, and accountability. It became apparent this offseason that the Saints believe last season's disappointing 7-9 Read More...

NFL upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension in `Deflategate' scandal

18419029-large NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday. The New England Patriots' star quarterback was suspended by NFL Read More...

New Orleans Saints add TE, OL after formally releasing Junior Galette

3001966(AP) The New Orleans Saints have added tight end Kevin Brock and offensive lineman Cole Manhart after formally releasing outside linebacker Junior Galette. Galette's agent, Alvin Keels, told The Associated Press on Friday that Galette, whose 10 sacks led the Saints last season, would be Read More...

Entertainment

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...

Kids Disappear in Dust Storm in Atmospheric Aussie Thriller

132151_oriStrangerland Film Review by Kam Williams Pharmacist Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes) has just moved his family from Australia's capital city of Canberra to a tiny town in the Australian Outback where he has accepted a position at the only drug store for miles around. The impetus behind the relocation Read More...

Top Ten DVD List for July 7, 2015

719pHugwmkL._SY679_This Week’s DVD Releases   by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for July 7, 2015   The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00WKVL4TI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Human Capital http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00WT9FDX4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Treatment http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00WKWVIEI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Alex of Venice http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00W96PSIW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series One http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00VKX6V9U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Town That Dreaded Sundown http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00VU2L0QU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   5 Flights Up http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00WDQNYUM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Woman in Gold http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00VU4YO7K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Welcome to Kutsher's http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00XKDNIOY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Tiger Orange http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00WH762DI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20     Honorable Mention   Playing House; Season One http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00W4GYEQO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   All America Bully http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00U2YNN0I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Monster Read More...

Business

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Jackson Airport seeking a chief financial officer

ColoredLogo-nobackground13The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is looking for a Chief Financial Officer.   Description found at: www.aviationcareerservices.com/jobs-2   The JMAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Read More...

Mississippi unemployment: Rate dips slightly in June

house-cleaing-jobs(AP) Mississippi's unemployment rate dipped in June despite weakness in employer payrolls. The jobless rate fell to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in May, and from 7.6 percent in June 2014. A months-long pattern of decreasing unemployment resumed, after May's rate rose. The number of Read More...

Mississippi Power request to raise rates delayed

thomas-blanton-e410fed269770613 (AP) Mississippi Power Co. won't be allowed to charge higher rates as soon as it wanted to help pay for a $6.2 billion power plant in Kemper County. In an order filed this week, the Mississippi Public Service Commission said it would hold a hearing Read More...

Health

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...

More than 35 children hospitalized after getting sick at Alabama day care

day care playground(AP) State health officials are evaluating food that was served at a Montgomery day care after dozens of children were hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Merrill South of Baptist Health told local media that 38 children were being treated after getting sick at Sunny Side Read More...

Outgoing Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones to research obesity at UM Medical Center

18005485-large JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Outgoing University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones won't be going far. The University of Mississippi Medical Center announced Thursday that Jones will be leading clinical research at the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research. The center's mission is to treat obesity, or 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

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...

Former LSU coach Bill Arnsparger, Miami's 'No-Name Defense' coach, dies at 88

obit-arnsparger-football-866046739de250ad (AP) Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the "No-Name Defense" that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88. Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Breeders' Cup Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, announced the death, saying Read More...

Education

A good education ‘by any means necessary

EDUCATION Educating the Kids Nobody WantsBy Kevin Chavous  Executive Counsel American Federation for Children At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His Great aunt and legal guardian, Martha Presley, was worried sick about Mical and his Read More...

Education reformers must unite around three goals

mashea ashton headshotBy Mashea Ashton CEO Newark Charter School Fund and Board Member Black Alliance for Educational Options It’s fair to say the ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students - no matter where they live Read More...

Howard Fuller: Nevada Education Savings Account

EDUCATION Howard Fuller Nevada Education Saving Account 1  I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to choose the best educational options for their children. I joined this fight over 25 years ago because I believed Read More...

Opinion

A good education ‘by any means necessary

EDUCATION Educating the Kids Nobody WantsBy Kevin Chavous  Executive Counsel American Federation for Children At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His Great aunt and legal guardian, Martha Presley, was worried sick about Mical and his Read More...

Education reformers must unite around three goals

mashea ashton headshotBy Mashea Ashton CEO Newark Charter School Fund and Board Member Black Alliance for Educational Options It’s fair to say the ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students - no matter where they live Read More...

Howard Fuller: Nevada Education Savings Account

EDUCATION Howard Fuller Nevada Education Saving Account 1  I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to choose the best educational options for their children. I joined this fight over 25 years ago because I believed Read More...

The Buzz

Dontavian Lee McCree, 19, of Alabama accused of giving infant niece formula spiked with alcohol

McCree (AP) A southeast Alabama man accused of giving his 10-month-old niece formula that had been mixed with alcohol has been charged with child abuse. Houston County court records say 19-year-old Dontavian Lee McCree of Dothan is accused of giving his niece spiked formula, which resulted Read More...

Others sought in crash that killed Anthony Hervey, black rebel flag supporter

anthony-hervey-9028148529bcbbd3 (AP) Mississippi Highway Patrol investigators are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black supporter of the Confederate flag. Authorities say Anthony Hervey of Oxford died Sunday when he swerved a Ford Read More...

Troy Goode of Tennessee 'hogtied' by Mississippi police before death, witness says

Troy-Goode (AP) A Tennessee man died after a witness says police in northern Mississippi police "hogtied" him on a stretcher. Multiple news outlets report that 30-year-old Memphis chemical engineer Troy Goode died in a hospital Saturday night, two hours after being detained by the Southaven Police Read More...