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College Honors Mississippi Church's Freedom Summer History

An Ohio university is honoring a Mississippi church for its ties to the 1964 Freedom Summer push for civil rights.

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Women's Group Honors Evelyn Gandy: 'A Giant in Mississippi Politics'

Jennifer Ingram Johnson was the featured speaker at a League of Women Voters luncheon meant to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to ...

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'Pure Terror': Witnesses Bemoan Mississippi's Mental Health System

Witnesses testified this week as part of the federal government's lawsuit arguing Mississippi violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by relying too much on state mental hospitals, while providing insufficient ...

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Family of Officer's Slain Lover Wants $5 Million from Oxford

An attorney for the family of a woman whose death has been blamed on a police officer is demanding $5 million from the city of Oxford, Mississippi.

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Curious George at USM, Belhaven Mental Health Award and Women RISE

The University of Southern Mississippi's Curious George Collection returned to its home in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection on the USM campus on Monday, June 10, after the end ...

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Sen. Hyde-Smith Asks Trump to Help Ease Mississippi Flooding

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the Mississippi Delta region to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen ...

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Mississippi Adds Students to State School Board

Mississippi's state Board of Education is choosing two students for the first time as non-voting representatives.

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California Company Gets Tax Breaks to Build Rockets in Mississippi

A California rocket company announced Tuesday that it plans to build and test rockets at a NASA facility in Mississippi, part of its bid to use three-dimensional metal printing to ...

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Mississippi Foster Care System Fails Many Measures

The stage is set for a long-delayed showdown over whether a federal judge should appoint an outsider to run Mississippi's Department of Child Protective Services, after a report Tuesday showed ...

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Trump Nominates Mississippi-Based Judge to U.S. Appeals Court

President Donald Trump is nominating a federal district judge from southern Mississippi to serve on one of the nation's most conservative federal appeals courts.

Columbia, Miss. Celebrates 200 Years

On Jan. 5, 2019, the south Mississippi town of Columbia, Miss., celebrated its bicentennial downtown.

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Neshoba County Fair 2018

Neshoba County—once the heart of the Choctaw nation—has a knack for being the crucible from ...