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UPDATED: Darnell Turner Gets 45 Years, Judge Brings Up DA Smith

The young woman who accused Darnell Turner of beating her, dragging her, strangling her, shooting at her car, and dangling her off a bridge in the Washington Addition when she ...

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Mississippi Economic Performance 'Lackluster,' Expert Says

An expert is telling state budget writers that Mississippi has had "lackluster" economic performance since the Great Recession.

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Memo: Consider Civil Rights Home for National Monument

Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald ...

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Second Escaped Mississippi Inmate Back in Custody

A second inmate who escaped from a Mississippi prison in back in custody.

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Jackson’s Confederate-Named Schools May Change After JPS Board Vote

With the potential for a state takeover of the Jackson Public School District looming, its board of trustees voted to allow the local PTAs to rename three elementary schools in ...

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Gov. Bryant on JPS Takeover: 'Not Going to Rush Judgment'

After meeting with Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba this morning, Gov. Phil Bryant said today that he does not plan to "rush judgment" on the Mississippi Board of Education's proposal to ...

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Editorial: A State Takeover is Not the Solution for JPS

The looming state takeover of Jackson Public Schools is full of myriad problems, from the State' of Mississippi's less-than-stellar track record of previous takeovers to a lack of transparency and ...

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One Escaped Mississippi Inmate is Caught, One Still at Large

One of two inmates who escaped from a Mississippi prison is back in custody, and authorities are still searching for the other.

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Next Steps for JPS Takeover: Governor in No 'Rush'

Jackson Public Schools started the week of Sept. 11 facing a possible takeover and ended with its fate in Gov. Phil Bryant's hands.

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Beware of Scams Tied to Credit Info Breach, Hood Says

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about scams tied to the Equifax security breach.