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Doris Whitaker

The word pastoral has several meanings. In one sense, the word means to give spiritual or religious guidance. In another way, it evokes the shepherding of grazing animals. Doris Whitaker, ...

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Neil Carter

Neil Carter has the distinction of writing about secular humanism while living in the reddest of Deep South states. Being a former evangelical makes him even more of a novelty.

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Harold Jackson

After weeks of scrutiny of head coach Harold Jackson's leadership, the Jackson State Tigers upset their rivals, Alcorn State, in perhaps the Tigers' biggest win of the season.

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Jay Hopson

Jay Hopson will always be the answer to a trivia question as the first white football coach hired in Alcorn State University and SWAC history. The New York Times, ESPN ...

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Juan Joseph

Juan Joseph, a graduate of Millsaps College and a standout quarterback on the Majors' football team, died early Sunday, Nov. 16, in a Baton Rouge, La. hospital.

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Dorlisa Hutton

One student in particular holds a special place for Dorlisa Hutton, project manager at the educational nonprofit Scientific Research, aka SR1, in Jackson.

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Jerry Lee Lewis

By the end of 1957, the world knew Jerry Lee Lewis. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls of Fire" were early slices of unbridled rock 'n' roll energy. ...

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EKO the Sumatran Tiger Cub

EKO (Indonesian for "first born"), a 100-pound Sumatran tiger cub, was born in May, and JSU adopted him Nov. 11 in a partnership with the zoo.

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John Doar

John Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and worked against segregation in the South, died ...

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W.C. Gorden

Jackson State University has seen some great football coaches, but the greatest, without question, is W.C. Gorden, who coached the Tigers from 1977 to 1991.

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Janis Jordan

Creativity flows through Janis Jordan, the founder of Bk2natur, a company that makes natural handmade soaps.

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Rep. Bennie Thompson

Three heroes of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom thanks to Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi.

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Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor was down on his game over the summer, struggling with his putter as he fought to earn a PGA Tour card. So even he was a little stunned ...

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Ghost Town Blues Band

When Memphis, Tenn., sextet Ghost Town Blues Band plays Underground 119 on Nov. 8 for its first official show in Jackson, it promises to bring some of Memphis with it.

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Jarvis Summers

This season, former Provine High School star Jarvis Summers will have to be the leader on and off the court for the Ole Miss Rebels.

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