Jamie Lynn Spears has baby girl


JACKSON, Miss. -- Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to a baby girl Thursday morning at a south Mississippi hospital.

A person close to the Spears family confirmed the baby's birth to The Associated Press. The person asked not to be identified because the family had not yet announced the baby's birth.

The 17-year-old was the star of Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101" and is the younger sister of pop star Britney Spears.

The Spears family announced in December that Jamie Lynn was pregnant.

The father is Casey Aldridge, a pipe-layer from Liberty, Miss. The couple is not married.