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J. Moffett Walker

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which honor published authors in fiction and nonfiction literature, recently gave Clinton, Miss., author J. Moffett Walker Honorable Mention for the Recognition of Excellence award for ...

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Martin Luther King Jr.

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect ...

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Lady Cajun

Desirae Thomas, known to fans as Jackson hip-hop artist Lady Cajun, says she felt drawn in two directions when launching her career: pop music and hip-hop.

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Chris Jones

Over in the AFC, one of Prescott's former teammates had a solid rookie season for the Kansas City Chiefs. Defensive tackle Chris Jones left MSU after his junior season, and ...

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Blair Schaefer

The latest victory for unbeaten Mississippi State was doubly satisfying for coach Vic Schaefer.

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Suzanne Hatch

As one of the only bookstores in Rankin County, Bay Window Books in Brandon has a big responsibility, and one that owner Suzanne Hatch says she takes seriously.

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Defecio Stoglin

For Defecio Stoglin, ghost hunting began as a way to get his mind off things. His first experience exploring the world of paranormal was in 2014 in Port Gibson with ...

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Darius Slay

If the Lions are going to have any chance of pulling off the upset, the team will need all its stars on the field. On defense, that means cornerback Darius ...

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Meredith McGee

While Meredith McGee was growing up in Jackson, the second-generation writer says her family had a love for reading and the written arts.

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Sen. John Horhn

Mississippi Sen. John Horhn, who has served in the state Senate since 1993, has spent the past 25 years promoting blues music in Mississippi on top of his duties as ...

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Vic Schaefer

The No. 5 Mississippi State University Bulldogs routed the Louisiana State University Tigers 74-48 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

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Ben Matheny

Actor, writer and film producer Ben Matheny isn't shy about his pride for his Mississippi roots.

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Reginal Johnson

Alcorn State University's basketball team is set to enter SWAC play after posting a 3-8 record thus far in out-of-conference play. If the Braves are going to compete for the ...

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Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson, owner of Ant Rob Apparel, started his clothing business out of his Jackson home in 2002 out of a desire to help inspire people through positive messages, something ...

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Sebastian Saiz

There was no celebrating Thursday night for the Mississippi Rebels, despite an impressive 92-58 win over South Alabama, highlighted by Sebastian Saiz's 23-point, 16-rebound performance.