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By JEFF AMY, Associated Press A Mississippi judge declared a second mistrial Monday in the capital murder case of a man accused of setting a woman on fire, after jurors once again said they couldn't reach a verdict. Panola County Circuit Judge Gerald Chatham made his ruling in the trial of Quinton...
Having just celebrated my 49th birthday, any hoop dreams I had in my youth would be a nightmare these days — especially for my knees and ankles. But if you're young enough and think you still have enough game, you might want to try your luck at joining the Memphis...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face.
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By Kelley D. Evans, The Undefeated Yolett McPhee-McCuin set a goal in her mind. She wanted to become a Final Four coach. “And I meant it,” she said. “I gave myself 15 years … to get this thing done.” Her new role as head women’s basketball coach at the University of Mississippi...
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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in...
By Jeff Amy JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025, but last year's results won't help - most gaps grew wider. Black and Hispanic students fell further behind their white counterparts in proficiency in English language arts and math....
Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday that they will be skipping Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to the black heroes commemorated there. Thompson and Lewis issued a joint...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be traveling to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum. That's according to a White House official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the trip before it is formally announced. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy." The justices did not comment as they ended a lawsuit by lawyer Carlos Moore...
STARKVILLE, Miss. — A new plaza at Mississippi State University commemorates the legacy of the school's first African-American student-athletes, Frank Dowsing Jr. and Robert Bell. A university news release says a dedication ceremony was held Thursday for Dowsing-Bell Plaza, on the north side of Davis Wade Stadium. A plaque tells...