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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Court of Appeals is affirming the conviction of a man who, investigators said, beat a woman while robbing her home. Bryan Morton was convicted in 2016 of attempted murder, armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling in Warren County in 2014. He is serving a 60-year sentence.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Tyson Carter poured in a career-high 25 points to lead Mississippi State to an 80-75 win over previously unbeaten Stephen F. Austin at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs made all eight of their free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A fast-growing college town in north Mississippi is setting new rules for commercial and residential development. Oxford aldermen adopted a new land development code and zoning map Tuesday. Oxford is home to the University of Mississippi. Census figures show the city's population grew from about 18,900 in 2010 to about 23,300 in 2016. That is nearly a 23 percent increase.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Go online, buy a horse. Mississippi State University is having an online auction Friday, Saturday and Sunday to sell 11 registered American Quarter Horses. The university says in a news release that the auction includes a variety of horses, "from proven broodmares to 2-year-olds just beginning their careers."

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