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9th Annual Hub City Fitness Quest draws hundreds to competition

JACKSON, Tenn.—Bodybuilders of all ages made their way to Jackson this weekend for the 9th Annual Hub City Fitness Quest. Around 200 competitors from ages 17 to 62 competed in different categories all day Saturday. Their special guest, IFFB Wheelchair World Champion Joshua Foster was there as their guest poser. Foster was paralyzed from the waist down after a car…

Company recalls over 3 million sippy cups due to mold risk

JACKSON, Tenn. — A baby company has recalled more than three million spill-proof sippy cups due to the risk of mold developing in a one-piece, removable valve. Mayborn USA is recalling about 3.1 million “Tommee Tippee Sippee” cups due to reports of mold developing in the removable white valve that remains wet/moist. Only the cups with the removable white valve…

Haslam wants to discuss issues, appointments with Trump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to talk with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about education, health care and whom he might appoint to lead federal agencies if elected. Speaking to reporters in Nashville on Friday, Haslam said “who you put into departments and the philosophy of those departments really matters.” And he said its…

Madison Co. budget committee meets, attempts to finalize new budget

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Madison County budget committee met again Friday to try and finalize more of the county’s new budget. The committee focused on finalizing the county’s general fund, focusing on the sheriff’s department’s budget that should be getting a significant increase. Committee members said they are still focused on keeping the budget increase to four percent. “A four-percent increase, I’m…

Residents evacuated after fire at Gulfport apartment complex

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Residents at an apartment complex in Gulfport have been evacuated after a fire took place. Gulfport Fire Battalion Chief Chris Henderson tells WLOX-TV that the blaze started around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Pointe Apartments. Officials say arriving firefighters found heaving smoke coming from the kitchen of a second-floor unit of a building. Anderson says…

Former coach remembers Olympic hurdler Mamie Rallins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The former coach of Olympic hurdler Mamie Rallins says she was a “hard worker” who achieved success on and off the track. Legendary Tennessee State University track and field coach Ed Temple says in a new release from the university that the 74-year-old Rallins worked hard throughout her life. She died May 16 in a car…

Harrah’s Gulf Coast completes $14 million hotel redo

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Harrah’s Gulf Coast hotel has completed a $14 million renovation just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The official ribbon-cutting was Wednesday. General Manager Jonathan Jones tells The Sun Herald the project was done in five phases — two or three floors at a time — and Yates Construction finished the first phase late last…

Labor officials remind employers to obey child labor laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – As students across Tennessee look for summer jobs, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials are reminding employers about child labor laws that ensure teens are safe. State officials say students as young as 14 can work on a limited basis in Tennessee. When school is out, teens ages 14 and 15 can work as…

Simpson County woman sentenced to prison for attacking minor

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – A Simpson County woman has been sentenced to prison for attacking a minor. Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement Tuesday that 29-year-old Latrice Jackson was found guilty of abuse of a vulnerable person and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with five years suspended. Hood says an investigation revealed that Jackson grabbed the…