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  1. Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Journalgazette.net

    ... church outside Philadelphia when they were stopped on an accusation of speeding and held for hours in the Neshoba County jail. Witnesses testified that Killen rounded up carloads of Klansmen to intercept the three men upon their release and helped ...

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  2. Convicted killer speaks 50 years after slayings which inspired the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Daily Mail

    ... church outside Philadelphia when they were stopped on an accusation of speeding and held for hours in the Neshoba County jail. Witnesses testified that Killen rounded up carloads of Klansmen to intercept the three men upon their release and helped ...

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  3. Edgar Ray Killen, 'Mississippi Burning' Klansman convicted of 1964 civil-rights deaths, won't confessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | The Mississippi Press

    In this Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 file photo, Edgar Ray Killen, center, stands as Neshoba County District Attorney Mark Duncan, right, reads the indictment charging him with murder in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers during his appearance in circuit court in Philadelphia, Miss. Public defender Chris Collins is at left.

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  4. Kemper County Seeks Regional Approach to DevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    In the last two weeks the head of the Kemper County Economic Development Authority says he and others from Kemper have met with officials in Neshoba and Lauderdale counties about working together to spark more economic growth. ''And we're beginning to look at what each one of us can bring to the table, and what we can offer that makes this region a better region for all of our citizens," said Craig Hitt, executive director for Kemper County Economic Development Authority.

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  5. Crisis Intervention TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    ... to look at expanding it down the road to do what we can to help these people," stated Rep. Scott Bounds from Neshoba County.

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  6. SE Professional Rodeo Finals Returning to Neshoba CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Neshoba County Coliseum may be quiet right now but come next month it will be filled with anyone and everyone wanting to enjoy the Southeastern Professionals Finals Rodeo. "It will be our third time coming over here in Philadelphia, we love the facility and we love the people, it is the finals rodeo for the Southeastern Professional Rodeo Association, so we will have the top 15 in each event coming over, we will have saddle bronc, bareback riding, of course everybody's favorite bull riding, team roping, tie down roping, cowgirls barrel racing, break away roping, we have some funny men, clowns, everything we are really excited about it.

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  7. Thursday Bag o' RageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Daily Kos

    ... happened before, of course, and it's no slam dunk. Remember these guys? This famous photo shows two of the Neshoba County, Mississippi, cops (and also KKK members) at their trial for the murder of three freedom riders in the summer of 1964: Mickey ...

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  8. Evans: Sifford takes spot among golf's greatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | ESPN

    ... a tour card, the three men were brutally murdered in 1964 while trying to register black people to vote in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Sifford, now 92, is a survivor of that seminal moment in American history for black people to obtain full ...

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  9. Civil rights activists' families recall sacrificeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | USA Today

    ... passed before the state of Mississippi prosecuted anyone in the slayings. That came in 2005 when a Neshoba County jury convicted Edgar Ray Killen of helping to orchestrate the killings, and he was sentenced to 60 years in prison. On Jan. 12, Killen ...

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  10. Editorial: Civil rights martyrs honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... student, at a training session in Ohio for voter registration volunteers. On June 21, 1964, the trio went to Neshoba County to investigate the burning of a black church that was to be site of a school and voter registration center. On their way out ...

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  11. Mississippi Burning Medal of FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to look into a church burning when they were shot by Klansmen.

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  12. Space Heater Safety TipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to look into a church burning when they were shot by Klansmen. The FBI launched a massive investigation that it ...

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  13. Obama to award Presidential Medal of FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Crescent-News.com

    ... who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 to be honored are uneasy about the award. The workers were in Neshoba County, Miss., to look into a church burning when they were shot by Klansmen. The FBI launched a massive investigation that it dubbed ... 44 comments

  14. 'Mississippi burning' trio to be awarded prestigious Medal of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Daily Mail

    'Mississippi burning' trio to be awarded prestigious Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in star-studded ceremony with Meryl Streep and Stevie Wonder Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the highest civilian honour of the US - the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman in Neshoba County, Mississippi, saw the FBI launch a massive investigation dubbed 'Mississippi Burning'.

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  15. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael SchwernerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to look into a church burning when they were shot by Klansmen.

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  16. Klu Klux Klan victims' posthumous awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... The civil rights workers - Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman - were killed June 21, 1964, in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The FBI launched a massive investigation that it dubbed "Mississippi Burning," and the three bodies were found ...

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  17. Relatives question honor for civil rights workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... The civil rights workers " Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman " were killed June 21, 1964, in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The FBI launched a massive investigation that it dubbed "Mississippi Burning," and the three bodies were found ...

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  18. Award For 'Mississippi Burning' Rights WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | Sky News

    ... are to be honoured. Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were looking into a church burning in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in 1964 when they were shot by Klansmen. Now all three are to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of ...

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    Nov 23, 2014 | Squamish Chief

    ... the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honour makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to look into a church burning when they were shot by Klansmen. The FBI launched a massive investigation that it ...

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  20. Mississippi Burning Civil Rights Workers Being Given Presidential Medal of HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to look into a church burning when they were shot by Klansmen.

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