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My life, my family made possible through adoption — Through adoption, my brother and I were given life as were our children and grandchildren. I could hear my daddy talking. The words were coming from a 16-year-old named Justin, but they were the same ones my daddy would've been speaking at that age if ...

Harrelson sighting feeds 'Where's Woody' buzz — The filming of "By Way of Helena" in Greenwood brings movie stars to the state again. This time it's Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth. The sighting of Woody Harrelson at Rainbow Co-Op and its High Noon Cafe this week added Jackson to the list of spots abuzz with screen star sightings.

Will blogger Johnson appear before grand jury? — It's unclear whether California political blogger Charles C. Johnson, who raised claims of vote buying against U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, will be appearing before a Lauderdale County grand jury next week. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim Hood said the AG's policy is to neither confirm nor deny the issuance of a grand jury subpoena or related investigation.
Sep 19, 2014

Monday is when Charles C. Johnson is scheduled to appear before a Miss. grand jury. Will he show? #MSSen…

Signing at 5 at Lemuria for book on secret friendship — On Feb. 22, 1959, deputies pulled over Nelse Gaston and his wife in Shuqualak, Mississippi, arresting them in front of their children. They reportedly beat up Nelse and threw the African-American couple in the Noxubee County Jail.

State testing unclear after contract withdrawal — It's unclear which standardized tests Mississippi's 490,000 public school students will take this spring after the state Department of Education withdrew its request for a contract with Pearson PLC. The $8.4 million contract was to pay for the first year of Mississippi's participation in a multistate testing group called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.

Two dead in Lincoln County house fire — Two people were found dead in a residence that caught fire in Lincoln County late Wednesday night. Two people were found dead in a residence that caught fire in Lincoln County late Wednesday night. Officials said the two were found dead in the home near the corner of Jackson-Liberty Road and Auburn Drive.

Coach allegedly fired for inappropriate texts to 14-year-old — A Jackson mother tells local reporters that a Wingfield High School soccer coach was sending inappropriate text messages to a phone he believed belonged to her daughter. The mother, whose name has not been made public to protect the identity of her daughter, tells WLBT that she started to worry after seeing some of the texts that the coach she refers to as "Mr. Burgess" sent.