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Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

This Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows a Dollar General store across the street from a Family Dollar store in Jackson, Miss. Family Dollar on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 recommended that its shareholders reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid taken directly to them by its rival, Dollar Gener…

September 17, 2014 8:31 am
CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, an overweight man rests on a bench in Jackson, Miss. Rising numbers of American adults have the most dangerous kind of obesity, belly fat, despite evidence that overall obesity rates may have plateaued, government data shows. Abdominal obes…

September 16, 2014 4:12 pm
CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, an overweight man rests on a bench in Jackson, Miss. Rising numbers of American adults have the most dangerous kind of obesity, belly fat, despite evidence that overall obesity rates may have plateaued, government data shows. Abdominal obes…

September 16, 2014 4:12 pm
Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., where is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded cl…

September 12, 2014 9:45 pm
Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Raleigh, Miss. Jones is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded cle…

September 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Lawmen from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department in South Carolina leave the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 following a short visit with Smith County Sheriff Charlie Charlie Crumpton. Lawmen from South Carolina are expected to escort Timothy Ray Jones Jr.…

September 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Standing outside his jail, Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton, speaks with reporters about the extradition of Timothy Ray Jones Jr., to South Carolina, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Raleigh, Miss. Jones is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led au…

September 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton, background, his deputies and a member of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation assist a Lexington County, S.C., investigator load evidence into his crime scene vehicle in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The evidence was gathered in the inves…

September 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton helps a Lexington County, S.C., investigator load evidence into his crime scene vehicle in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The evidence was gathered in the investigation of Timothy Roy Jones Jr., from South Carolina, who is accused in the death…

September 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Ka'Deem Carey, Steven Daniels

Ka'Deem Carey, Steven Daniels

Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey is shirt tackled by Boston College linebacker Steven Daniels during the second half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA bowl game. The Bears selected Carey in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

May 11, 2014 5:01 pm
SEC showing its depth in NCAA women's tournament

SEC showing its depth in NCAA women's tournament

LSU coach Nikki Caldwell hugs LSU forward Shanece McKinney after winning their second-round game Tuesday over West Virginia. The Tigers are one of five Southeastern Conference in the NCAA tourney's regional semifinals.

March 27, 2014 3:23 pm
Laquon Treadwell, Alan Turner

Laquon Treadwell, Alan Turner

Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1), a Crete-Monee graduate, reaches for a 14-yard touchdown pass reception as Arkansas safety Alan Turner (27) follows during the first half Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi won 34-24.

November 09, 2013 7:06 pm
Water

Water

A customer takes a bottle of water off a store shelf in Jackson, Miss. As sugary drinks come under fire for fueling obesity rates, people are increasingly reaching for bottled water as a healthier, relatively affordable alternative. Already, bottled water has surged past juice, milk and beer…

March 15, 2013 9:48 am
Healthier School Foods

Healthier School Foods

Side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy …

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Goodbye candy bars and sports drinks. Hello baked chips and diet sodas.

Goodbye candy bars and sports drinks. Hello baked chips and diet sodas.

In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, hig…

February 01, 2013 3:16 pm
Cody Green

Cody Green

Tulsa quarterback Cody Green, center, sprints into the end zone against Iowa State with a 7-yard second-quarter touchdown run in the Liberty Bowl.

December 31, 2012 6:55 pm
Ohio faces bowl newcomer ULM in Independence Bowl

Ohio faces bowl newcomer ULM in Independence Bowl

Louisiana-Monroe's wide receiver Brent Leonard speaks about bowl preparations during a news conference for the Independence Bowl. Louisiana-Monroe is scheduled to play Ohio Friday.

December 27, 2012 3:50 pm
MISSISSIPPI ROAD TRIP: The Ancestors Inside Us and the Precious Right to Vote

MISSISSIPPI ROAD TRIP: The Ancestors Inside Us and the Precious Right to Vote

In this June 8, 2012 photograph, Roan Oak, the home of the late Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner, in Oxford, Miss., is a prime tourist attraction in the community. Designated a National Historical Landmark, the home is now owned and maintained by the University of Mississippi as a museu…

October 30, 2012 4:58 pm
Isaac steers clear of direct blow on New Orleans

Isaac steers clear of direct blow on New Orleans

Isaac's winds and storm surge flood parts of Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.

August 29, 2012 7:49 pm
Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall Wednesday and floods Terrace Avenue in Waveland, Miss. on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.

August 29, 2012 3:03 pm
Starting an art collection? Take time to learn

Starting an art collection? Take time to learn

Harold Corbin, holding his dog Macey, shows some of his art collection that lines the stairwell leading to an upstairs gallery at his Madison, Miss., home. Corbin, who developed an interest in art while in college, began buying art after he had established his career as an accountant.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am
Starting an art collection? Take time to learn

Starting an art collection? Take time to learn

The inside of Harold Corbin's home and some of his extensive art collection in Madison, Miss.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am
Joe Vinson

Joe Vinson

Joe Vinson, a Vicksburg-Warren County School District engineer technician, refuels a pump to keep the Yazoo River backwaters from coming through the storm drain Sunday at the Redwood Elementary School in Redwood, Miss. Floodwaters from the Mississippi River and its tributaries which are not …

May 15, 2011 6:19 pm
River Flooding Mississippi

River Flooding Mississippi

A bobber from a fishing pole sits in floodwaters near a mailbox in the Cedar School Circle neighborhood of south Vicksburg, Miss. Residents fished from whatever dry land there was for brim, perch and carp.

May 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Pinetop Perkins remembered by region musicians

Pinetop Perkins remembered by region musicians

In this Oct. 11, 2009 file photo, Grammy winning blues pianist Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins motions a "thumbs up" gesture during the annual festival at Hopson Plantation in Clarksdale, Miss. Perkins, one of the last old-school bluesmen and oldest Grammy winner, died March 21.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am
Gladys Scott, Jamie Scott

Gladys Scott, Jamie Scott

Gladys Scott, right answers a question while her sister Jamie Scott, left, listens at a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Friday. The two sisters, whose life sentences were suspended on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other were released from a Mississippi prison earlier in th…

January 07, 2011 6:02 pm
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