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Mississippi gave $2M in welfare money to wrestler’s 2020-02-14 17:34:38The state of Mississippi gave more than $2.1 million in federal welfare money to a ministry run by former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr., who was known

Emily Lauder named MBJ’s Business Woman of the 2020-02-13 14:00:44Emily Lauder, Vice President of Administration at Toyota Mississippi, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2020 Thursday by th

Construction deadlines tied to financial help in Madison 2020-02-13 09:57:17» Project could begin by the end of 2020, but ‘substantial’ work must begin by end of 2021 By JACK WEATHERLY In asking the city of M

Legendary rodeo clown Lecile Harris dead at 83 2020-02-12 17:35:02A legendary rodeo clown who spent decades performing has died after the final performance of the 55th Annual Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show i

Dream realized: Independent pharmacy opens in Jackson 2020-02-12 14:39:29  By JACK WEATHERLY Whitney Harris is living her dream. And she is fully awake to the challenges. Harris opened her pharmacy, District Drugs and

Milwaukee Tool to open 3rd Olive Branch 2020-02-11 13:40:05MBJ Staff Milwaukee Tool is locating a third distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is an $8.7 million corporate investment and has created

Mississippi gets grant to improve Port of Gulfport 2020-02-11 10:00:12The Mississippi State Port Authority is receiving a $15.8 million federal grant to improve highway access to the Port of Gulfport. Members of the stat

Mississippi could verify income of people getting public 2020-02-11 09:58:58Mississippi senators clashed Tuesday before passing a bill to let the state auditor see tax returns to verify the income of people enrolled in Medicai

Mississippi-owned honey biz creating quite the buzz 2020-02-10 09:48:59By LISA MONTI Joshua Reeves started on the path to beekeeping about 10 years ago in Ohio, where he and his wife bought a two-acre “hobby farm.&r

BILL CRAWFORD — Gunn should stick to his 2020-02-10 09:00:32Speaker of the House Philip Gunn is right to bow up about state retirees serving in the Legislature. Some background. In late 2018 then Attorney Gener

TODD SMITH — Jeep’s Groundhog Day ad wins 2020-02-07 10:07:49Patrick Mahomes wasn’t the only one with the golden touch on Super Bowl Sunday. Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs marched to a thrilling, come-

What to know as tax filing season begins 2020-02-06 10:43:43It’s that time again. The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns for individuals on Monday. Last year’s filing season was an adjus

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Read the full articles of impeachment document here New! 2020-12-10 08:24:00Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday, setting in motion a historic c

This is why you should never plug space New! 2020-11-21 10:24:00Everyone needs to be aware of this huge risk.

Science shows spanking can negatively affect children's behavior New! 2020-02-19 13:53:00Corporal punishment at a young age can cause major problems down the road.

Hamlin wins his third Daytona 500, Newman hospitalized New! 2020-02-17 21:38:00The race went into overtime and was filled with repeated crashes involving multiple cars.

These are the states with the highest risk New! 2020-02-17 21:30:00Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States, jumping 2% per year between 2005 and 2015, according to a study.

Apple warns of 'iPhone supply shortages' because of New! 2020-02-17 19:27:00"These iPhone supply shortages will temporarily affect revenues worldwide," Apple said.

Kellye Nakahara Wallett of 'M*A*S*H' dies at age New! 2020-02-17 19:22:00Kellye Nakahara Wallett, an actress who played Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M*A*S*H,” has died.

Man gets 1 year in case of dog New! 2020-02-17 19:03:00"Abusing defenseless animals is an intolerable act," Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a statement.

Chinese health report says tens of thousands of New! 2020-02-17 18:42:00The new study reports on nearly 45,000 cases confirmed in China as of Feb. 11.

Pearl River crests, but it will be days New! 2020-02-17 18:21:00The Pearl River crests slightly above 36.7 feet in Jackson.

How to winterize your pipes, prevent a frozen New! 2020-02-17 18:12:00Here are eight winterizing strategies.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate New! 2020-02-17 17:48:00Grants to support scientists, activists, and nonprofits will start this summer, the Amazon CEO announced.

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OPINION: Black Mothers Harmed Most by Withheld, Missing 2020-02-13 13:22:46 For the past several years, Mississippi has been ground zero for a growing crisis as thousands of its low-income residents—primarily single, b

UPDATED: City Declares State of Emergency, Orders Flood 2020-02-13 12:54:47Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba issued a state of emergency declaration late in the day, after the City of Jackson had issued an evacuation order for resident

New JSU Acting President, MSU Ragtime and Jazz 2020-02-13 11:51:18The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Thomas Hudson, who currently serves as special assistant to the president and chi

Senate Moves Toward Vote Restraining Trump on Iran 2020-02-13 11:38:25WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran is moving toward

Smollett Case Revives Questions on Laquan McDonald, Justice 2020-02-13 11:19:22CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on

Hearing: Formerly Incarcerated Seeking Employment Need Solutions, 'Ban 2020-02-12 14:04:32Formerly incarcerated Mississippians who are entering the workforce continue to face obstacles to employment, advocates testified Tuesday at the Missi

OPINION: Democrats, Leverage Our Blessings, Move Toward Unity 2020-02-12 13:51:03 "It is the best of times. It is the worst of times." Charles Dickens' words still resonate today. Never before in the long march of history has

Mississippi Could Verify Income of People Getting Public 2020-02-12 13:33:37JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators clashed Tuesday before passing a bill to let the state auditor see tax returns to verify the income o

Alleged TANF Fraud Follows Years of Individual Recipient 2020-02-11 13:50:21The State Auditor's office caused shock waves last week when it unveiled the largest case of alleged public embezzlement in Mississippi history, but

OPINION: Mississippi Needs Equal Employment Opportunity for All 2020-02-11 13:28:55 One spring Sunday, Michael celebrated Easter with his church community. When he went into work at the local auto shop the next day, the owner called

Congressman Lewis to Receive NAACP Honor at Awards 2020-02-11 11:45:37ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. The nation's oldest

JSU President Bynum Resigns After Bust in Prostitution 2020-02-10 13:28:17JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississ

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant – constructing a 2nd 2020-01-30 04:20:06By Barrington M. Salmon, TriceEdneyWire.com, Sports fans in the United States and around the world – plus people who are not necessarily sports-

JHLS hosts MLK Essay contests and other activities 2020-01-30 04:18:53By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, The Jackson Hinds Library System (JHLS) hosted several programs during the month of January in recognition of the Dr. Ma

An important step forward for Rx prices 2020-01-30 04:15:38By Kimberly L. Campbell, AARP Mississippi State Director, On December 12, 2019, the House of Representatives took a vital step to lower prescription d

Mississippi native headlines FEED 2020-01-24 16:22:48Special to the Mississippi Link, The MS Legislative Black Caucus Foundation for Education for Economic Development (FEED) will have its Annual Blackmo

Governor selects committee to search for new MDOC 2020-01-24 15:31:26By Othor Cain, Editor, Tate Reeves was sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th governor Tuesday, Jan. 14, prior to being elected governor, he served as l

Rev. William Barber addresses systemic racism, poverty and 2020-01-24 15:27:18By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, Following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Ri

Inhumane conditions, violence and death represent everyday life 2020-01-24 15:25:40By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, Tuesday, January 14, hip-hop superstar Jay-Z sued the head of the Mississippi Department of Correction

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