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Andy Hilton

Jackson native Andy Hilton says he likes to think of himself as a "one man factory" for the modular swings he crafts by hand.

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MSU Homecoming Week, Millsaps Grant and Belhaven Tuition Exchange

Mississippi State University will hold its Homecoming Week from Sunday, Oct. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 3. A press release states that the theme of the event is "Old is Gold: ...

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Google Donates $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith Amid 'Hanging' Firestorm

Tech giant Google donated $5,000 to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, even as she courted national outrage for her comment about attending a "public hanging."

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Espy to Join Hyde-Smith for Debate As 'Hanging' Backlash Grows

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy has accepted an invitation to join incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., for a runoff debate that will be broadcast across the state ...

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GOP Mailers Misleadingly Paint Espy as a Criminal

A series of campaign mailers the Mississippi Republican Party sent out around the state this week misleadingly paint Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy as a "corrupt" criminal for charges ...

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Crude Pipe Bombs Sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; No Injuries

Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks two weeks before nationwide elections.

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Singing Christmas Tree at Belhaven, 'Lighting the Way' at USM and MSU Holiday Open House

Belhaven University will host its 86th annual Singing Christmas Tree event on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Evers-Williams Endorses Espy: Don't Let 'Our Souls Be Dragged Back'

Civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams endorsed Democrat Mike Espy's bid for U.S. Senate in a radio ad his campaign released Monday, calling on Mississippians to help stave off a return ...

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Thompson Calls on Bryant to Drop Lawsuit to Gut Pre-existing Condition Coverage

Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson called on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to withdraw from a lawsuit that could overturn protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: GOP Leaders, Stop Disrespecting Black Mississippians

Dear Mississippi Republican leaders: Like much of the recent 40 years, your actions toward African Americans in our state in the last 10 days have been atrocious.

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Family Seeks Justice for Black Man Found Hanging From Scott County Tree

Willie Jones Jr.'s family has joined forces with the the Scott County Chapter NAACP, New Black Panther Party, Jackson Chapter Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and two Jackson-based pro-bono lawyers to ...

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Mississippi Leaders Condemn Bomb Attempts

Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi leaders from both sides of the aisle offered condemnation after an unknown person mailed bombs to national Democratic leaders on Wednesday.

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Mabus Endorses Baria to 'Bring Civility and Honor Back to Politics'

Calling next week's election "one of the most important elections of my life," former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus endorsed fellow Democrat David Baria's bid for U.S. Senate.

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LGBT Equality Report: Jackson and Hattiesburg Lead Mississippi

Jackson and Hattiesburg lead among Mississippi's nine largest cities in LGBT equality, the Human Rights Campaign says in a new report.

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Hyde-Smith, Wicker Voted to Expand Pre-existing Illness Discrimination

In a press huddle on Nov. 1, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said she had not cast "a single vote" to allow health-insurance companies to sell plans that discriminate against people ...

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Embattled Forest Hill Band Director, Students May Get Council Support

The Jackson City Council will launch itself into the contentious Forest Hill High School Band fallout with two tasks: reinstate the band director and lift the suspension imposed on the ...

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BRAVO! Vegan Menu, Fleet Feet Flowood and Fondren Fitness

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar launched a new vegan menu on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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GOP Mega-Donor Implicated in Russia Probe Gives McDaniel $500,000 Boost

Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, received a $500,000 donation for his campaign for U.S. Senate thanks to GOP mega-donor Robert Mercer, the investor behind a firm that harvested the ...

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Vacationing While Latino: Family Sues for 'Pervasive' Profiling in Mississippi

A lawsuit on behalf of a Latino and Native American family from South Carolina alleges that Hancock County Sheriff's deputies detained and searched them while traveling through Mississippi because they ...

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White House Bans CNN Reporter After Confrontation with Trump

The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.