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  • Hundreds meet to discuss school’s Gay-Straight alliance February 9, 2016
    WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Hundreds of supporters and critics of Franklin County High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance attended the county school board’s meeting to discuss the organization. Media outlets report the crowd packed the school’s auditorium Monday night. Four people formally spoke concerning the organization, which was granted approval to form by school officials in December. […]
  • Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing sells for $48.1 million February 9, 2016
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Sterling Properties of New Orleans has closed on a $48.1 million purchase of Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing. Sterling called the acquisition the largest in the history of the 40-year-old commercial real estate company. The 39.9-acre retail center situated on the “going home” side of heavily traveled U.S. Highway 98 covers 295,000 […]
  • Kentucky Co. Day School coach arrested on child porn charges February 9, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The head varsity softball coach at Kentucky County Day School has been arrested after police say he distributed child pornography. Media outlets report that Louisville Metro Police arrested 38-year-old Matthew graves on Monday. An arrest citation says Graves exchanged pictures of young children engaged in sexual activities using the smartphone messaging […]
  • KSU President: School could close under Bevin budget cuts February 9, 2016
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse says Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts would create a dire financial situation that could require the school to close. Media outlets report Burse sent a letter Monday to faculty, staff, students and alumni informing them of the crisis. Burse says Bevin’s proposed budget gives […]
  • Man dies in Yazoo County apartment fire February 9, 2016
    YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – The Yazoo County official says a 36-year-old man died in an apartment fire just outside the Yazoo City limits. Coroner Ricky Shivers says firefighters from two departments were called to the Shady Lane Apartment at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. Shivers says firefighters entered a burning apartment and found Landell Watson on […]
  • TVA finishes project to curb Gallatin plant smog emissions February 9, 2016
    GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has completed the installation of scrubbers at its coal-fired power plant in Gallatin to cut certain smog emissions by up to 98 percent. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the last of four new coal scrubbers added to the Gallatin Fossil Plant went into operation this […]
  • ‘Survivor’ winner says she forgives man convicted in son’s death February 9, 2016
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Second season winner of the reality television show “Survivor” has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son’s death. Multiple media outlets report Tina Wesson spoke in court Monday to Braylon Davis, who received a two-year sentence for his role as a driver in the single-car accident that killed […]
  • Cyberattack disrupts instruction at Oxford School District February 9, 2016
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A cyberattack by an unknown hacker has forced a school district to shut down all of its servers. Multiple news outlets report the Oxford School District was the victim of a crypto-ransomware attack, which began early Sunday morning. The school district said in a news release that ransomware is a type […]

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