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John O'Neal Jr.

John O'Neal Jr., a civil-rights activist, playwright and actor who cofounded the Free Southern Theater and Junebug Productions, died of vascular disease on Feb. 15 in New Orleans. He was ...

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Kermit Davis

Kermit Davis has earned a new contract after leading Mississippi on a surprising run to the NCAA Tournament.

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Abby Trahan

Junior pitcher Abby Trahan is enjoying a strong start in her first season with the University of Southern Mississippi softball team.

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John Spann

When Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Curator of Education John Spann was in high school, history came easy to him. "It wasn't like geometry or anything, and I got it," he ...

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Quinndary Weatherspoon

Mississippi State swept the 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom awards Monday as two seniors, guard Quinndary Weatherspoon and center Teaira McCowan, were named the state's best male and female ...

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Jayveous McKinnis

Jayveous McKinnis, a Brandon, Miss., native, not only earned the SWAC's Freshman of the Year Award; he also earned All-SWAC First-Team honors.

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Kimberlee Haralson

Real estate company Crye-Leike Brandon recently gave Kimberlee Haralson, a realtor who joined the company in September 2017, its 2019 Crye-Leike Rookie of the Year award for the Central Mississippi ...

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Breein Tyree

University of Mississippi point guard Breein Tyree and Mississippi State University's Teaira McCowan won the fan voting portion of the 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor ...

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Teaira McCowan

Teaira McCowan has spent the last four years growing as a basketball player at Mississippi State University.

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Sue Hernandez

Sue Hernandez says she did not use social media for a long time until one of her Hinds Community College professors told her that she needed to use it if ...

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Montez Sweat

The defensive linemen hailed as the gems of the draft class didn't disappoint during their on-field testing Sunday, and nobody performed better than Montez Sweat.

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Sherry Overby

Belhaven University named Sherry Overby, an adjunct professor of human resources, leadership and business communications, the new director of human resources in January 2019. She replaced former director Virginia Henderson, ...

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Richard Sun, Mississippi Coding Academies

While Richard Sun spent most of his working life maximizing shareholder value, he says Mississippi Coding Academies, of which he is a co-founder, is about maximizing human capital.

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Walker Powell

The University of Southern Mississippi was able to take game one of a three-game series against Mississippi State University in Starkville on Friday, Feb. 22, with help from right-handed pitcher ...

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Charles E. Cobb Jr.

Veteran civil rights activist, journalist and author Charles E. Cobb Jr. will be the featured speaker March 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.