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Sharon Simmons

Jackson State University named Sharon Simmons as a new associate professor in its College of Business in August 2020. Since assuming her position, Simmons has been teaching both entrepreneurship courses ...

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Iverson Molinar

One could argue that few players have enjoyed a jump from one season to the next like Mississippi State University guard Iverson Molinar. The sophomore basketball player is enjoying a ...

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Brandon Pettis

Brandon Pettis, an 18-year-old Mississippi man from Oxford, says he plans to run for mayor in his home city.

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Ameshya Williams

Ameshya Williams is delivering on the lofty preseason awards she received as the senior began her final season at Jackson State University. Jackson was named SWAC Preseason Play of the ...

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Andrew "Snakefarm" Burczynski

Andrew "Snakefarm" Burczynski, a Jackson artist and bassist who was one of the founding members of the Jason Turner Band, died of cardiac arrest at the end of December 2020.

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Ellen Langford

Jackson artist Ellen Langford endeavors to exude joy through her work. Her vividly colored paintings depict scenes of connection, often between people and animals, that may be quiet or exuberant, ...

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Ladavius Draine

Ladavius Draine added his name to the University of Southern Mississippi record books when he scored 21 points against Loyola University New Orleans, becoming the 38th player in USM history ...

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Nolan Mettetal

Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday on Twitter: "Nolan provided leadership for over 2 decades not only on policy, but also on personal character/statesmanship.”

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Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis' great grandmother told him for years she better have a ticket to the first Division I football game he ever played in. It came six months after her ...

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Jerome Tinker

The Jackson State University Development Foundation named Jerome Tinker as the organization's executive director on Oct. 1. Tinker joined JSUDF in 2018 and previously served as executive assistant and board ...