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Medgar Evers

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers to the African-American Civil Rights Network, which was created by federal law this year.

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Price Wallace

Republican Price Wallace of Mendenhall has won a special election runoff for a seat in the Mississippi House. He defeated Hayes Patrick of Puckett on Tuesday in House District 77, ...

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Robert Brazile

Linebacker Robert "Dr. Doom" Brazile's football career has earned him honors in quite a few halls of fame.

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Glenda Glover

Glenda Glover became the 30th international president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on Thursday, July 12, at the organization's international conference in Houston, Texas.

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James Vinson

SoilTech Consultants, Inc., a Ridgeland-based geotechnical engineering firm, hired James Vinson as the firm's practice leader on Thursday, July 19. Vinson then moved to Jackson from Knoxville, Tenn., to start ...

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Rep. John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 7, performance troupe will perform in Jackson for its first show on a five-city tour through cities along the Great Migration Trail, or the path of ...

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Billy Brewer

Former University of Mississippi head football coach Homer Ervin "Billy" Brewer lived long enough to find out he would be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this year. ...

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Tekeydra Lee

Tekeydra Lee was in California, "living her best life," she says, when she got a phone call from her father, Tim C. Lee, who is an alumnus of Jackson State ...

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army.

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Dorothy Stewart Samuel

Dorothy Stewart Samuel, who died at the age of 80 on Friday, July 6, was a visionary, educator and activist, daughter Angela Stewart says.

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James Meredith

James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.

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P.J. Simmons

If the Alcorn State University Braves want to win a fifth-straight division title, senior running back P.J. Simmons will have to live up to his lofty new title as this ...

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Angie Smith Brewer

Jackson-based interior design and planning firm Dean and Dean/Associates Architects named Angie Smith Brewer as the firm's director of marketing and business development on June 18.

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Al Rankins Jr.

Al Rankins Jr., Mississippi's new commissioner of higher education, is planning a listening tour to meet with students, faculty, staff and others.