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‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

JACKSON (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:48 pm

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Saints win 34-23 over Bucs in Brady’s debut

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and Tom Brady, the two leading passers in NFL history, couldn't muster vintage performances in the first NFL game ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 14, 2020 5:01 pm

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Gulf coast braces for possible hurricane as Sally advances

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents prepared for a new weather onslaught Monday as Tropical Storm Sally churned northward. Jeffrey Gagnard of Chalmette, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 14, 2020 6:34 am

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New Orleans, Mississippi Gulf Coast under hurricane watch from Tropical Storm Sally

Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off south Florida, becoming the earliest 18th-named storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane season as it enters the Gulf ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:03 pm

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Saints final cuts include defensive linemen Edwards, Hunt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have waived veteran defensive linemen Mario Edwards Jr. and Margus Hunt while keeping veteran linebacker Kiko Alonso ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:45 pm

Sports

Southern Miss’ Hopson out as coach; Walden takes over

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson said Monday that he has stepped down and co-offensive coordinator Scotty Walden will take over as interim ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:38 pm

Sports

Longtime New Orleans Saints player Colston turns UNO teacher

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints standout player Marques Colston is taking a turn as a teacher at University of New Orleans where he's ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 7, 2020 4:11 pm

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Pandemic could lead to pandemonium on offensive lines

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to pandemonium on offensive lines throughout the NFL. With no on-field offseason programs, no preseason games, no extensive hitting in training ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 7, 2020 4:08 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Magnolia Flag beats out Shield Flag to be on November ballots

The Mississippi Flag Commission voted 8-1 Wednesday to adopt the Magnolia Flag to replace the state’s former flag that featured the stars and bars of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:37 am

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NFL’s Saints could have fans at second home game

The New Orleans Saints' chances of welcoming fans to their second home game against Green Bay on Sept. 27 improved after Louisiana Gov. John Bel ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:42 pm

Sports

Saints add defensive ends Carter, Lanier, linebacker McManis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive ends T.J. Carter and Anthony Lanier II and linebacker Wynton McManis, general manager Mickey ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Sports

AP source: Paire out of US Open after positive COVID-19 test

NEW YORK (AP) — French tennis player Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus and was removed from the U.S. Open field, a person familiar ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:41 pm

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Chadwick Boseman, who starred as James Brown in movie filmed in Natchez, dies of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:42 am

Sports

AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama

Clemson is the preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 24, 2020 6:15 pm

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Marco collapses, Laura headed for US as potential Category 3 hurricane

Tropical Storm Marco began falling apart Monday, easing one threat to the Gulf Coast but setting the stage for the arrival of Laura as a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 24, 2020 4:34 pm

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Storm updates: Coast residents flee as possible tandem hurricanes threaten area

The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a potentially devastating hit from twin hurricanes as two strong storms swirled toward the U.S from the Gulf of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:07 pm

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Mississippi governor declares emergency ahead of Laura, Marco

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday ahead of Tropical Storms Laura and Marco, which are headed into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:34 pm

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Tropical storm update: Two storms advance toward Gulf, may overlap paths

Two hurricanes have never appeared in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time, according to records going back to at least 1900, said Colorado ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:40 am

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Mississippi governor limits crowds at K-12 sports games

JACKSON (AP) — As schools are opening up across Mississippi and dealing with outbreaks of coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves issued a new rule Friday limiting ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 14, 2020 8:56 pm

COVID-19

Governor: Virus cases down in 80% of Mississippi counties

JACKSON (AP) — New cases of the coronavirus are steadily declining in more than 80% of Mississippi's 82 counties, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday. Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:52 pm

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