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Former Mississippi lawmaker shot dead on same property where she believed sister-in-law was murdered: reports

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The body of Henley, a 40-year-old Republican who served the DeSoto County district from 2016 to 2020, was found by Yalobusha County deputies, Assistant District Attorney Steven Jubera told Mississippi Today. SOUTH CA...

Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin gives refreshing take on rivalry with Mississippi State

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And while fans, alumni and players will jazz each other up about winning and losing, Kiffin dropped a refreshing take on the rivalry between the two schools. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Nov 13, 2...

Miss USA 2020 is the first Black woman to represent Mississippi

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The first Black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA is now the reigning Miss USA. Asya Branch, a student at the University of Mississippi and Booneville native, was crowned Miss USA on Monday, after the coron...

Mississippi orders coronavirus-infected individuals to isolate at home or face up to 5 years in prison

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The isolation order comes amid surging COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, as the 7-day average for new cases in the state reached 4,316 on Friday, nearly double the highest point during the second wave in January, accord...

Jackson, Mississippi, gets clearance to lift boil water notices weeks after brutal winter storms

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All boil water notices in the city of Jackson, Mississippi -- put in place after last month's powerful winter storms -- have been lifted, city officials announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday. "The City of Jack...

No. 17 Mississippi holds on to beat No. 13 Arkansas 52-51

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The Mississippi quarterback, who threw six interceptions last year against the Razorbacks, delivered, leading the Rebels to a wild victory that was sealed by the defense. Sam Williams and Tavius Robinson pressured Ar...

Atheists sue to remove ‘In God We Trust’ from Mississippi license plates

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The state is violating residents’ freedoms by forcing them to display a religious phrase – or pay extra for specialized plates, said the federal lawsuit by the American Atheists, Mississippi Humanist Association and ...

No. 8 Mississippi beats Mississippi State 31-21 in Egg Bowl

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Matt Corral ran for a touchdown and passed for 229 yards to help Ole Miss (10-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) overcome an early 6-3 deficit for a 24-6 lead early in the fourth quarter. Corral was 25 of 33 with an int...

Mississippi man who was on his deathbed with Covid-19 says his community and faith saved him

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A family trip to Nashville in March changed David Johnson and his family forever. The Johnson family went during the early days of Covid-19, when the general public knew very little about the virus. The family retur...

Two dead and 10 injured after Mississippi highway washed away by heavy rain

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Two people were killed and 10 others injured after part of a highway was washed away Monday night near the town of Lucedale, Mississippi, officials said. The incident occurred on the two-lane Highway 26 in George Co...

Baseball-sized hail threatens Alabama, tornado reported in Mississippi as severe storms hit South

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The community of Orange Beach, Ala. saw their car windshields shattered by hail the size of baseballs, and quarter-sized hail pelted Texas's Dallas-Fort Worth area. 2021 HURRICANE SEASON: 17 NAMED STORMS PREDICTED TH...

Advocates fear Texas and Mississippi abortion laws will worsen the Black maternal health crisis

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Briana McLennan was 19 years old and at least eight weeks pregnant when she had to make a tough decision: get an abortion and continue with her plans of moving to Atlanta for college, or stay home in Texas and figur...

Leggett’s RBI hit in 9th sends Mississippi St. to CWS finals

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Leggett's single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored the tiebreaking run, and the Bulldogs advanced to the College World Series finals with a 4-3 victory over Texas on Saturday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS ...

Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin on Mississippi State’s cowbells: ‘Really annoying’

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Kiffin specifically took issue with the cowbells that Mississippi State fans use to cause a distraction for the opposing team. Kiffin was on the receiving end of some of the taunts but at the end of the game he made ...

The Mississippi home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument

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The Mississippi home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument. The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson is the 423rd unit of the National Park System, Interior Secret...

Ida aftermath: Power outages in Louisiana, Mississippi persist for a fourth day

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Late Thursday morning, outage tracker PowerOutage.US showed about 34,200 customers in Mississippi were without power and more than 904,000 in Louisiana were left in the dark.  IDA REMNANTS BRING DEATH, DESTRUCTION TO...

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