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SEC New Event Cancellation Policy

College football returns with a full slate of games this Saturday in what is considered week one of the season. Last Saturday, a handful of games were played on what …

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Stephen Stuart

When it came to Stephen Stuart’s dream of medical school, the third time was the charm. “It was always the goal,” Stuart says of his recent acceptance to the University …

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Bernice Rivers

Madison County native Bernice Rivers became inspired to take up crafting and selling her own handmade jewelry out of her Camden home after a visit to Village Beads in Ridgeland …

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Edward G. Cortright Jr.

Edward G. Cortright Jr., who served as chancellor for Mississippi's 11th Chancery District for 26 years, died on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at age 94.

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Rashad Smith

A college wrist injury altered the trajectory of Rashad Smith’s life and career.

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Bill Moak

William “Bill” Moak, chair of the Communication Department at Belhaven University, recently became one of two Mississippians inducted into the Public Relations Society of America’s College of Fellows this year, …

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Robert Martez Hopkins

Through Knowledge Camp University, Robert Martez Hopkins ministers to his community, serving more than 200 children across south Jackson in various ways, alongside head coach David King and assistant head …

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Blaine McCorkle

Belhaven University football did something in the spring of 2021 that the program hadn’t done since 2012. The Blazers finished the season with a winning record at 3-2 overall, the …

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Marina Brito

Marina Brito, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a member of the Jackson State University women's volleyball team, received a full scholarship in April to pursue a master's degree …

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Matt Corral and the State of SEC Quarterbacks this Season

When it comes to quarterbacks heading into the 2021 college football season in the Southeastern Conference, uncertainty is in the air.

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Cameron Yarber

At 18 years old, Jackson native Cameron Yarber has held more leadership roles than many who are years older.

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Jerry Palmer

Jackson native author Jerry Palmer will appear at Author's Alley at the annual Mississippi Book Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Texas and Oklahoma Likely Heading to the SEC

The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oklahoma announced Tuesday, July 27, that they intend to leave the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference.

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Pamala Heard

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars recently named Pamala Heard, director of Honors Student Services and Activities at Jackson State University, as the 2021 Laura Taddeucci Downs National Advisor of …

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Robert Parris Moses

Robert Parris Moses, a civil-rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later …