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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rep. Nunnelee able to return home to Mississippi after brain surgery

Rep. Alan Nunnelee has recovered enough from recent brain surgery to be able to return home to Mississippi, he announced Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi, 9, Sports

4 hrs ago | Christianity Today

Christ is the Answer to Our Race Problem

Acts 17 provides teaching to support this idea: " From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth ."


Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Mississippi

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Reviews of new e-books, Aug. 31

June marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the campaign launched to register African American voters in Mississippi that became a turning point in the civil rights movement.


Related Topix: Mississippi

Group files lawsuit for MAEP funding

Fourteen Mississippi school districts filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery Court on Thursday demanding full funding of the state's schools.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Education Etc., Hinds County, MS, Prentiss County, MS, Leake County, MS

Norwalk Citizen News

14 Miss. school districts sue over underfunding

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.


Related Topix: Mississippi

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Mail

Britain is poorer than every American state except Mississippi

Father breaks down in tears as he's found NOT GUILTY of shooting dead drunk driver who killed his two young sons in car wreck Desperate search for 16-year-old girl who disappeared in broad daylight while walking home from a friend's house 'We MISS Charity': Friends and teachers of fraudster, 34, who pretended to be a 15-year-old high school student ... (more)


Related Topix: Mississippi, Journalism, Europe, World News, United Kingdom


University Ties Beacons to Reward...

The University of Mississippi, colloquially known as Ole Miss, is leveraging Apple's iBeacon technology to enhance the fan experience during sports events and link to a rewards program.


Related Topix: University of Mississippi, Mississippi

Washington Times

Beaten veteran told Miss. eatery a not safe for whites,a witness says

A witness says that the attack on a 32-year-old veteran outside a Mississippi Huddle House may have been racially motivated.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Life, Veteran Affairs

Charleston City Paper

Mississippi-based electronic act Zoogma blends hip-hop and grammar

When the guys from Zoogma were asked to play Arkansas' Wakarusa Festival a few years back, they were a pretty unknown bunch.


Related Topix: Mississippi

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Miss. ballot set with Cochran as Senate nominee

The approval Tuesday came while Chris McDaniel 's challenge of his Republican primary loss to Cochran is still waiting to go to trial.


Related Topix: Mississippi

WAPT-TV Jackson

Miss. scores on key state test dip in transition to Common Core

Mississippi education officials said student scores on a state test fell in 2013-2014, and they think they know why.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Motorcycle USA

Mississippi's Rattlesnake Bay OHV Reopening

Mississippi off-highway-vehicle riders will have 9.5 miles of additional trails available when the U.S. Forest Service reopens Phase One of the Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails in DeSoto National Forest on Sept.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Motorcycles

Local TV Station KTVZ

Couple back in Miss. jail after 5 years on the run

A couple accused of leaving their severely injured 2-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions is back in Union County after five years on the run.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WWL-TV New Orleans

Fracking boom leaves southwest Miss. with no vacancies for evacuees

The early, uncertain track of what has become Tropical Storm Cristobal opened the eyes of many that peak hurricane season is here.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Mississippi

WTOK-TV Meridian

Advocates for Poor Concerned about New Law

A new law in Mississippi requires TANF , or welfare applicants, to answer a questionnaire that could lead to drug testing.


Related Topix: Mississippi, ACLU

National Public Radio

Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Seats assigned to Mississippi are empty at the Democratic Convention on Aug. 24, 1964.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Ruleville, MS

The Miami Herald

QB Wallace ready for final season at Mississippi

Manning is royalty in the Ole Miss football universe, still loved in Oxford for his clean-cut looks, family pedigree and two Super Bowl rings.


Related Topix: Mississippi

Smithsonian Blog

Let Freedom Ring: Moses Moon's Freedom Summer recordings

Fifty years after Freedom Summer, when students risked their lives to advance the cause of civil rights, intern Sydney Johnson explores audio recordings of the movement.


Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Activism, Mississippi, Kids, Family

Sun Aug 24, 2014

One Bronco Nation Under God

If You Were An Ole Miss Fan

The boys over at the Red Cup Rebellion are sure an interesting brood; some quite informative and imaginative and others dull witted and obtuse.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Sports, Boise State University NCAA, NCAA Sports

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The News-Star

Natchez literary seminars examine Miss. authorsNatchez literary...

Natchez literary seminars examine Miss. authors "The Power of Place: The Natchez Impact on Five Extraordinary Authors" begins Sept.


Related Topix: Natchez, MS, Mississippi, Natchez Burning, Books