• Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois this week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. He was kidnapped and killed Aug. 28, 1955, and his body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River three days later. An all-white jury acquitted two white men charged in the slaying.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

  • Ocean Springs, Pascagoula set for another hard-fought battle

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — When Ocean Springs and Pascagoula meet Friday night at Greyhound Stadium, expect another nail biter.

  • In this July 23, 2015 photo, Efrem Garza stands before his new home built on the lot of his previous house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and holds a photograph taken by a friend of the remains of that house on South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, Miss. Before the storm Garza was surrounded by houses and trees, now 10 years later, there are only two houses on that land, as few of the residents returned and rebuilt. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    On Mississippi’s shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi’s seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.

  • New trial date set business databases theft case

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The federal trial of a Mississippi man charged with stealing the databases of two companies after he was fired from a credit card-processing job has been moved to November.

  • A look ahead: Five prep football games to watch this week

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Just like in the opening week, there are some intriguing prep football games on tap this week in South Mississippi.

  • Oxford’s Metcalf learns from a pro – his dad

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The snow began to descend on Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears were presented the National Football Conference Championship trophy after defeating the New Orleans Saints 39-14 on Jan. 21, 2006.

  • Mississippi wildlife commission passes deer baiting

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Member of the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have voted unanimously in favor of baiting deer.

  • Land donated for wildlife refuge north of Greenwood

    MONEY, Miss. (AP) — State officials say 293 acres north of Greenwood has been donated for a wildlife preserve.

  • 10 high school rivalries with extra meaning in 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Game week is finally here.