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SEC Makes Decision on 2020 Football Season

In July of this year, Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Millsaps College all surmised that football was moving from fall to spring.

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D’Ambrah Watts

Thanks to COVID-19, the image of a picture-perfect year as Miss Jackson just didn't click for 16-year-old D'Ambrah Watts.

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Latoya Cutts

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority recently named Latoya Cutts, a former downtown manager and head of development for the City of Albany, Ga., as the organization's new executive director. Cutts officially ...

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Constance Slaughter-Harvey

Attorney Constance Slaughter-Harvey is being honored for her work that forced the Mississippi Highway Patrol to hire its first Black troopers nearly a half century ago.

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Brandon Bolden

In this coronavirus world, nothing is the same, and that goes for sports, too. Most sports have been shut down since March as NCAA sports, NBA, NHL and others stopped ...

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Priscilla Resser

Thirteen different organizations rejected Priscilla Resser before she received three consecutive offers to become Mississippi’s first physician assistant in the field of plastic surgery.

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Ace Atkins

The Quinn Colson series by Oxford author Ace Atkins is being developed into a TV show on HBO.

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SWAC Postpones Fall Sports

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has decided to postpone fall sports for the 2020 school year.

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La’Kitha Hughes

In her 15 years at Jackson State University, La'Kitha Hughes has learned that teamwork is a vital component to getting the job done, and she considers herself part of a ...

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Mike Leach

During a time in which a Mississippi State sports team has not competed in a live game in over three months, much attention has turned to recruiting and roster management.

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Rep. John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80, was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists who organized the 1963 March on Washington, ...

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Chris Jones

Christ Jones would have been stuck playing on the franchise tag for 16.1 million this season if he and the team couldn’t reach a long-term deal by July 15. Both ...

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Scott Sorensen

Scott Sorensen, a well-known Fondren artist, died of pancreatic cancer on July 7 at age 53.

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Mike Andrews

If you walk through the doors at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on Mondays, Mike Andrews, a 12-year veteran volunteer, will be there to welcome you.

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Jack Abraham

Southern Miss will rely on quarterback Jack Abraham to get the offense going in 2020. The redshirt season didn't go the direct route to USM but he has made the ...