Monday, September 28, 2020
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Mississippi

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Mike Espy says he has a clearer strategy to win a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi in 2020 than he had when he ran for the same seat last...
By JEFF AMY, Associated Press Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans...
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s incoming secretary of state says he will work to change a Jim Crow-era election system that requires multiple steps for statewide races. “I’m definitely supportive of moving away from the current system,” Republican Michael Watson told...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans strengthened their dominance in Mississippi by keeping the governorship and picking up the last remaining statewide office that has been held by a Democrat. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves...
By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Gubernatorial and legislative elections in four states Tuesday will test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered Democratic presidential primary scramble. Results in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and...
After years of repeated vandalism the marker in Mississippi dedicated to civil rights icon Emmett Till, is now bulletproof. The new sign is the fourth and was dedicated on Saturday by the The Emmett Till Memorial Commission, after being vandalized...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi sheriff's department would adopt an "unbiased policing policy" and set new rules about traffic checkpoints and encounters with pedestrians, under a proposed agreement in a racial profiling...
By Arekia Bennett, Executive Director of Mississippi Votes (via The Root) While folks around the country are galvanizing today, National Voter Registration Day, to make sure people are eligible to vote come Election Day, here in Mississippi, young black voters...
The 2018 Southern Heritage Classic will go down as one of the most memorable ever. There were no winners. No losers. Just rain. LOTS of rain. Thunder and lightning too. So much so that SHC officials finally decided the...
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