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Matthew Horton and Travis Mills

When the John Krasinski film "The Hollers" was holding an open casting call in Jackson in 2015, 33-year-old engineer Matthew Horton says he didn't have anything going on, so he ...

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Tony DiCicco

Former U.S. Women's National Soccer Team head coach Tony DiCicco died from cancer at the age of 68 on Monday, June 19.

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Kenyatta Stewart

Kenyatta Stewart, who is a curator at the Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center and a graphic-design professor at Jackson State University, says that he discovered his love for art ...

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Larry Grantham

Former New York Jets outside linebacker Larry Grantham, a starter and defensive standout on the 1969 Super Bowl team, has died. He was 78.

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Caroline Herring

Longtime listeners of "Thacker Mountain Radio Hour" may recognize one voice in particular at the program's latest live taping. Canton-native folk singer Caroline Herring will be a featured guest when ...

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Darden North

Jackson author Darden North was at a literary conference when the phrase "five manners of death," in reference to natural causes, accident, suicide, undetermined and homicide, truly stuck with him.

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Nick White

For author Nick White, leaving Mississippi was necessary. It allowed him, as a writer, to see the state through different lenses, and the distance provided him with the perspective he ...

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Craig Young

Mississippi Wind Symphony conductor Craig Young graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in music education in 1988.

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The Bacon Brothers

When someone discovers that a film star also plays music, it can instantly become little more than trivia. For longtime fans all over the world, though, the Bacon Brothers are ...

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Cody Brown

Before this season, MSU hasn't won a regional after losing the opening game since 1979. Redshirt senior infielder-outfielder Cody Brown was one of the bright spots in the Bulldogs' opening ...