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Oleta Fitzgerald

Oleta Fitzgerald, who has served as director at Children's Defense Fund-Southern Region for 24 years, will be one of four honorees at the Women's Foundation of Mississippi's Women of Vision ...

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Jaylin Jones

One player who could prove to be the key to the Choctaws newfound success is running back Jaylin Jones. The junior running back had a breakout game in MC's last ...

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Gamma Rae Cosplay

Rachel Sprinkle may work as a lawyer by day, but by night she doubles as a cosplayer, under the name Gamma Rae Cosplay.

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Mississippi Hometown to Honor Late Temptations Singer

The City of Meridian will honor the late David Ruffin, one of the lead singers of the Motown group The Temptations, on Oct. 26. The Meridian Star reports the city ...

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Brittney Morris

Author Brittney Morris grew up in Corvallis, Ore., a place she describes as very quiet and where there is not much to do unless your interests include hiking or football. ...

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William H. Kelly III

William H. Kelly III, known as Willy to some, has been drawn toward photography since an early age, as evidenced by baby photos he has seen of himself that show ...

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Liam Vincifora

Defensive lineman Liam Vincifora provided a sensational game for the Millsaps Majors' defense against Centre College on Saturday, Oct. 5.

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Sameer Khan: Catalyst for Climate Change

Sameer Khan, a senior at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, led the Mississippi Youth Climate Strike Movement at the branch's first-ever youth rally.

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Kristen Rhodes

Kristen Rhodes, a seventh grade student at Huey L. Porter Middle School in Canton, says she has loved math since her time at Community Pride Preschool, when she got her ...

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Copiah County Native Honored as First Woman in U.S. to Serve as Federal Trial Judge

Burnita Shelton Matthews' brothers were lawyers, but her father wanted her to be a musician. There were no women lawyers or judges in Copiah County, or in Mississippi 100 years ...

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Donna Beard

"I was suffering in silence and then trying to find out who do I talk to, or who could I trust with what I've gone through. ... I was so ...

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Kody Gautier

"Armory Sessions" started when Kody Gautier and a friend found a spot and shot an acoustic music set, at which point the idea struck Gautier as the perfect ongoing project.

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Hunter Evans

Hunter Evans, who has worked as chef de cuisine at Lou’s Full-Serv in Jackson since 2015, plans to open his own restaurant, Elvie’s, by winter 2019.

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Jack Abraham

Jack Abraham passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns and Southern Mississippi rolled to a 31-13 victory over UTEP in a Conference USA opener on Saturday.

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Tom Kepner Receives NCADD Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence honored Tom Kepner on Sept. 19 as the Bronze Key Recipient for his service to the community during the organization's 70th Annual ...