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The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis will become superintendent of the Mississippi River District in the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning March 1. Davis follows the Rev. Kevin Conrad who will become senior pastor of Cookeville First UMC in Cookeville, Tennessee, in the Tennessee Conference. The Mississippi River District...
Thirty years ago this year, in 1989, my father, Eddie Lee Smith Jr., made history as the first African American elected mayor of my hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. It was a pretty big deal at the time, though when you think about it, it shouldn’t have been. I think...
The dispute between the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) and Stine Seed Company has been routed to mediation and that’s a huge win for the farmers, according to BFAA President Thomas Burrell. Burrell and the BFFA charge Stine with selling them fake soybean seeds because of “racial animus.” Stine...
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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press with additional reporting by Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender JACKSON, Miss.  — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMfCx45F6s By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" to the job, and he thinks the Republican he's trying to unseat has a background lacking in those qualities. Democrat Mike Espy spoke Saturday about...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMfCx45F6s JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted support Sunday for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, calling the Mississippi Republican an "outstanding person" the day before he planned to campaign with her ahead of Tuesday's runoff election. Trump heads to Mississippi on Monday to campaign for Hyde-Smith — his second trip...
Memphis East 69, Olive Branch 50 The University of Memphis were the winners of a major recruiting battle, with the declaration from the number one high school prospect in the country James Wiseman. Wiseman announced his intentions to play for the Tigers next season on the day his team, the East...
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The 2018 Midterm Elections are two weeks in the rearview mirror. A record turnout of voters nationwide gave control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democratic Party, while the GOP will narrowly retain control of the Senate. How narrow that margin is will be settled next Tuesday, Nov....
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Candidates in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff are competing with college football, Thanksgiving turkey and the mad dash of Christmas bargain hunting as they try to hold voters' attention. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy are on the ballot Nov....
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