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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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Devin Guillory

As a child, Devin Guillory was not interested in science, which says that she now blames on societal attitudes toward science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. At the ...

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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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Bryce Yelverton

Thirty-one-year-old government-relations consultant Bryce Yelverton has dedicated 19 years of his life to helping inner-city kids through Calvary Baptist Church's ministry, His Heart.

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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 ...

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Tommy Kirkpatrick

At age 12, Jackson photographer Tommy Kirkpatrick began making movies with his friends on a black-and-white camcorder. He says he spent the subsequent years working summer jobs in his hometown, ...

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Black Lawmakers Call for Karl Oliver to Resign in Special Session

Technically, the Mississippi House of Representatives had finished its business, passing the remainder of special-session legislation, but the tension in the chamber reeked of unsettled, unfinished business.

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Latrice Westbrooks

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Latrice Westbrooks, who is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Woman Lawyer from the Mississippi Women Lawyers' Association, says she knows the value of sacrificing ...