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Reshonda Perryman

Visit Jackson, an organization that promotes tourism in the city, hired Reshonda Perryman as its new creative design manager on June 24.

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Grady Champion Revisits His Roots with ZZ Hill Tribute Album

After more than 26 years of performing, it is the universality of blues that draws Grady Champion into his genre the most, he says. The idea of getting through struggle ...

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James Coleman

Though James Coleman is stepping down as athletic director for Tougaloo College, he is merely just slowing down a little, he says. Coleman has spent the last 33 years as ...

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Mississippi Writers Trail Marker Honors Margaret Walker

A new Mississippi Writers Trail marker honors novelist and poet Margaret Walker. It was unveiled Monday at Jackson State University, where she was an English professor from 1949 to 1979 ...

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Felicia Bell

Eritaj" means "inheritance" in Haitian Creole, and Felicia Bell, owner of Eritaj Cafe in the Kundi Compound, has inherited much.

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David Sansing

David Sansing, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of several books, has died at age 86.

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Rodney Batts

After five seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's head baseball coach.

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Pamela Junior Named Director of Two Mississippi Museums

After merging staff at the Two Mississippi Museums, Pamela Junior became director over both the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on July 1.

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Derrick Ponder

One thing that would help the Jackson State University Tigers rise back to the top of the SWAC East division this season would be junior quarterback Derrick Ponder's play.

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Jasmine B. King

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which former President Jimmy Carter established in 1980, recently selected Jackson State University senior Jasmine B. King as a 2019 ...

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Ann Somers

Ann Somers was looking for a change in her life and a way to do something different for the Jackson community when she opened combination pet store and adoption center ...

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Katherine Hoitt

Katherine Hoitt, a Vicksburg resident who currently serves as choir director of the Academy of Innovation there, says she doesn't remember a time in her life when she was not ...

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Mary Margaret Hyer

Mary Margaret Hyer, a University of Mississippi graduate who promoted organ donation, won the Miss Mississippi competition on Saturday, June 22 in Vicksburg.

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Lindsey Hunter

The Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils hired former Jackson State University and NBA star Lindsey Hunter to restore the luster of its basketball programs.

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Keigon Lowery

Keigon Lowery, a fifth grader at Jackson Academy, has spent the past year doing something not many 10-year-olds do: writing his own book. "My Dad and Me," which Lowery's father, ...