LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Alcorn State University's chief financial officer has resigned amid an investigation of alleged financial problems at the school. Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds tells The Natchez Democrat that Betty Roberts resigned yesterday. Bounds says his office is reviewing reports of financial discrepancies at the university.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An aide to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi says the lawmaker will run for re-election. The Republican has been in the Senate since 1978, after serving six years in the House. He turns 76 on Saturday. Cochran is the top GOP lawmaker on the Agriculture Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations panel.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson police are investigating a fatal shooting near Wingfield High School. Police say 15-year-old Destinee Ford died after someone opened fire on a group of students who were watching a fight just after dismissal yesterday. No arrests have been made.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Freezing rain is moving into areas of north Mississippi today. Forecasters say the Mississippi Delta is under a winter weather advisory for freezing rain until 8 p.m. DeSoto and Tunica counties are under an ice storm warning until 6 p.m.
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