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Review: Martina McBride phenomenal at the Beau Rivage Theatre Special

Biloxi - On November 24, country songstress Martina McBride performed her "Joy of Christmas" show at the Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi, Mississippi, for an excellent turnout of fans.

Steve Azar to receive 2018 'Governor's Arts Award' in Mississippi

Indianola - Singer-songwriter Steve Azar will be honored by the Mississippi Arts Commission with the coveted 2018 "Governor's Arts Award."

Mississippi gives go-ahead for second utility-scale solar project

Meridian - Mississippi is not the first state to come to mind when talking about renewable energy resources, but over the past few years, the solar manufacturing market has grown, along with solar energy farms.

Steve Azar talks new studio album 'Down at the Liquor Store' Special

Acclaimed Mississippi singer-songwriter Steve Azar chatted with Digital Journal about his new album "Down at the Liquor Store" with The Kings Men.

Up to 7,000 bodies could be buried on Medical school campus

Whitfield - At least 7,000 bodies could be buried across 20 acres of a plot of land the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus (UMMC) wants to use for an expansion of their facilities.

Review: Marty Stuart travels 'way out west' on new album

'Way Out West', Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives' brand new long-playing release, is out now. It consists of 13 original tracks and two covers and pays tribute to the state of California.

Mississippi Republican kills domestic violence divorce bill

Jackson - Domestic violence is not grounds for divorce in Mississippi, where a Republican lawmaker, who is also a Baptist preacher, has rejected a bill that would have brought divorce law in the deeply religious state in line with the rest of the nation.

Mississippi Senate OKs concealed carry, armed security in church

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Senate passed the "Mississippi Church Protection Act," which allows armed security and concealed carry without a permit in churches.

In Mississippi, retiring politicians can pocket campaign cash

When it came time for former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck to shutter her campaign committee at the end of 2013, she took with her the $158,342 remaining in the committee account.

Gun store argument leads to deadly shootout over $25 fee in Miss.

Picayune - A Mississippi gun store owner and his son were killed Saturday in a shootout with two customers after a quarrel over a $25 firearm repair fee erupted into violence, police told NBC. The customers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. B.B. King' celebrates a legacy

Following the great bluesman's death earlier this year at the age of 89, a slimmed down career retrospective, previously available on CD, is to be released on vinyl for the first time.

Police: Man bombs Miss. Walmart for not selling Confederate flag

Tupelo - A Mississippi man, upset that Walmart no longer sells Confederate flags, allegedly tossed a bomb inside one of the big box stores in Tupelo, early Sunday. Marshall W. Leonard, 61, was charged on Tuesday afternoon with planting an explosive device.

Woman tries to take selfie with bison, finds out it's a bad idea

Yellowstone National Park - A Mississippi woman who was visiting Yellowstone Park with her daughter on Tuesday found out something that several tourists have had to learn the hard way. Give large and imposing animals their space. Bison are no exception.

Two Mississippi women plead guilty to hate crimes charges

Jackson - Two Brandon Mississippi women have pleaded guilty to Federal hate crime charges in connection with racially-motivated attacks on African-Americans that started in the spring of 2011, leading to the death of James Craig Anderson in 2011.

Op-Ed: FSU near-upset shows uncertain College Football Playoff rankings

Second-ranked Florida State remained unbeaten and situated on the inside of the College Football Playoff with a double-digit come-from-behind victory Thursday against the Louisville Cardinals.

Interview with country singer Ben Bradford Special

The exciting new talent behind one of the summer's biggest sing-a-long anthems talks to Digital Journal about his current activities and also defends the "bro country" phenomenon.

Mississippi Tea Party leader commits suicide

Jackson - Mississippi attorney and Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield was found dead Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Girl attacked by pit bulls told to leave KFC because of scars

Jackson - A three-year-old girl who was mauled by pit bulls back in April was reportedly asked to leave a Jackson, Mississippi KFC when an employee told her that her physical appearance was scaring the customers.

Mississippi judge accused of racist assault on disabled man

Canton - A white Mississippi judge stands accused of striking a mentally disabled black man at a flea market, yelling "run, nigger run" during the assault.

Mississippi could lose its only abortion clinic

The state of Mississippi may soon be without its only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit started hearing arguments early Monday as to why having the clinic open violates a 2012 law.

Mississippi sex ed students taught homosexuality is illegal

Mississippi law mandates that the public high school students be taught that gay sex is a crime under state law and that sexual intercourse is only acceptable between a monogamously married man and woman.

Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way.

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.

'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home

Washington - A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, US media reported Friday.Walter Williams was registered dead on Wednesday evening after medics failed to find his pulse.

Canadian native Dan Ackroyd's latest gig on right side of the law

Jackson - If you thought Canada's own Dan Ackroyd was just a "wild and crazy guy" that hangs with the likes of Steve Martin and Garret Morris, boasting about their great bulges, think again.

Sikh truck driver harassed, told by judge to remove rag (turban)

Mccomb - In the Pike County Justice Court in Mississippi, Judge Aubrey Rimes expelled Sikh Jageer Singh from the courtroom after telling his attorney that Mr. Singh should remove "that rag" from his head or go to jail.

Photo Essay: Exploring Biloxi, MS, eight years since Katrina Special

Biloxi - The evidence of Hurricane Katrina's destruction is still visible today as scars in the landscape of Biloxi, Mississippi, but Biloxi has moved on. Repaired and rebuilt it awaits you coming to explore its vibrant casinos, nightlife, beaches and wildlife.

Oil spill in Mississippi's Chickasawhay River under investigation

An oil spill from a well in Wayne County, Mississippi has leaked hundreds to thousands of gallons of oil into a local river. Investigation into the cause of the spill continues.

Op-Ed: Suit filed against Mississippi over private jail conditions

Meridian - The American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Mississippi over conditions at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
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Shrimp boat in Biloxi channel with nets out shrimping while pelicans and sea gulls chase it down the...
Shrimp boat in Biloxi channel with nets out shrimping while pelicans and sea gulls chase it down the channel.
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Plane crash, Jackson, Mississipi
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Sarah Graves  left  and Shelbie Richards  right  are facing prison after pleading guilty in connecti...
Sarah Graves, left, and Shelbie Richards, right, are facing prison after pleading guilty in connection with a series of attacks including the 2011 death of James Anderson in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Highway 90 flooding in Long Beach  MS.
Highway 90 flooding in Long Beach, MS.
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Deryl Dedmon pled guilty to the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2012  and gets two life sentences.
Deryl Dedmon pled guilty to the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2012, and gets two life sentences.
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Solar energy capacity growing across the U.S.
Solar energy capacity growing across the U.S.
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
The old Biloxi Bay Bridge as it sat in April 2006 8 months after Katrina went through and in August ...
The old Biloxi Bay Bridge as it sat in April 2006 8 months after Katrina went through and in August 2013 repaired and used as a fishing pier. A piece of the Imperial Palace garage and the casino destruction also shown in the 2006 photo.
Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
James Craig Anderson was brutally run over with a pickup truck and killed on June 26  2011.
James Craig Anderson was brutally run over with a pickup truck and killed on June 26, 2011.
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Condos in Biloxi, MS shown after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the bottom floors beside the same condos in June 2013, repaired and restored.
The Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum became the sixth institution in the United States and first in ...
The Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum became the sixth institution in the United States and first in the South to be built utilizing the Kirkbride Plan. As shown in the photo, Bryce Hospital, which opened in 1861 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was built using the same Kirkbride plans. And like the asylum in Mississippi, patients built their own caskets.
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Mississippi license plate  sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans  commemorating the Sesquice...
Mississippi license plate, sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.
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The Mississippi National Guard travel through flooded waters in Ocean Springs  MS
The Mississippi National Guard travel through flooded waters in Ocean Springs, MS
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A home in Gulfport  MS is destroyed by a tornado spawned by Hurricane Isaac
A home in Gulfport, MS is destroyed by a tornado spawned by Hurricane Isaac
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What's left of a McNeill, Miss. man's home after a tornado ripped through the town on Christmas Day 2012.
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