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Upgrades planned for Pride of Mississippi practice area

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The University of Southern Mississippi marching band is getting major upgrades to its practice facilities, including a new band tower and synthetic turf. The director of the Pride of Mississippi will soon have a great vantage…

11-year old girl severely injured in Memphis shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Memphis say an 11-year-old girl severely injured in a shooting at an apartment was apparently shot accidentally by another child. Memphis police spokeswoman Sgt. Karen Rudolph says in a release the investigators believe another…

Legislators approve fee increase to run for political office

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A bill that would raise the qualifying fees to run for political office is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto. Senate Bill 2167 (http://bit.ly/1VqSol9 ) would require independent candidates to start paying…

Damage from floods most widespread since Hurricane Katrina

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi officials say the damage from floods this month is the most widespread the state has had since Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson tells The Clarion-Ledger federal and state assessment teams have…

Fritz youngest American in ATP semifinal since Chang in '89

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since 1989. Fritz needed 2 hours, 20 minutes to…

2 Dead in Shooting After Parade in Mississippi

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - South Mississippi police say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) has claimed two lives and left four wounded. Police Chief Tim Hendricks confirmed the number of dead and wounded to…

Police Chief Seeks Funds to Recruit More Minority Officers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The Chattanooga police chief is seeking funds to launch a program to recruit more minority police officers. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1KdpoN2 ) Police Chief Fred Fletcher says he wants to raise money to…

Debate Continues Over High School's Gay-Straight Alliance

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - Supporters and critics of Franklin County High School's Gay-Straight Alliance have picked the county school board's upcoming meeting to discuss the organization. The Daily News Journal reports (http://on.dnj.com/1XcazfL) the establishment of the group, which meets to…

Underground Wire Catches Fire in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Chattanooga Electric Power Board spokesman says an underground wire overheated and caused a fire that blew a manhole cover onto a street. Media outlets report no injuries were reported in the fire, which forced an…