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Mississippi Ballot Measure 3: Voters approve magnolia design as new state flag

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Mississippi's new state flag will feature the magnolia flower after the state in a historic move this summer parted with its decades-old banner that included a Confederate battle emblem. Voters on Tuesday approved t...

Two Mississippi boaters reel in a massive one-eyed alligator weighing over 477.6 pounds

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It was like a scene right out of Jurassic Park when two gator hunters pulled a massive alligator out of a Mississippi marsh. "I said, we have a dinosaur, this thing is huge!" John Ladner told CNN. Ladner and his f...

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

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For the longest time in this pandemic, coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to racial health disparities in one of ...

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...

Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions: ‘Neanderthal thinking’

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President Joe Biden sharply criticized states such as Texas and Mississippi for lifting Covid-19 restrictions against pleas from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top public health official...

Mississippi drops case against Curtis Flowers after he was tried 6 times on murder charges

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Prosecutors in Mississippi are dismissing the case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was tried six times in a murder case by a White prosecutor and spent 23 years in prison, a spokeswoman for the state's attor...

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...

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter dies at 97

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Former Mississippi Governor William Winter, "who championed education initiatives, job creation, and racial harmony throughout his life," died Friday at age 97, his family says. After serving in the US Army during W...

Oklahoma woman raped in public Mississippi bathroom, husband helps catch suspect

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Police said Andrew Malik Jones, 28, was hiding inside the restroom at Gulfport Premium Outlets around 6:45 p.m. when the victim walked in. DC POLICE LOCATE CAR IN TRIPLE SHOOTING OUTSIDE NATIONALS PARK Pol...

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

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An ordinary workday quickly turned into a rescue mission after a bridge inspector spotted a stranded dog 120 feet above the Mississippi River. Ryan Nataluk was working alongside his crew on Sunday afternoon when Cra...

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...

Mississippi Senate votes to ban transgender athletes from women’s sports

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The Mississippi Senate voted Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on women's sports teams in the state's high schools and universities. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Senator Angela Hill, told he...

Around 5,000 customers are still without water in Jackson, Mississippi, city official says

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Though thousands are still under boil water advisories, about 5,000 water customers in Jackson, Mississippi, don't any have service, a decline from earlier this week. Charles Williams, public works director in Jacks...

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...

Tennessee fans throw trash onto football field in loss to Mississippi

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With less than a minute to go in the Mississippi Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers game Saturday night, fans threw trash onto the field following a defensive stop by the Rebels at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenness...

Jackson, Mississippi, officials report progress in restoring water after last month’s powerful storm

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After more than two weeks without a drop of water, one Jackson, Mississippi, restaurant is finally back open for business. "It has been depressing, coming into work thinking we're going to open again, we get a drip...

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