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  1. Our Opinion: Economic progress must include black residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    Mississippi has historic and continuing interests in the economic health of African-Americans because our state's black population is the largest by percentage of all the states. A report released last week by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee shows what it describes as "broadening and persistent inequities in employment, income and wealth among blacks."


  2. Ole Miss, AD Bjork agree to contract extensionRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Oxford Eagle Online Edition

    Ross Bjork doesn't plan on leaving Ole Miss any time soon. Ole Miss' athletic director has agreed in principle to a contract extension, the school announced Friday.


  3. US Marshal, former hospital leader head TrailblazersRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    Mississippi's first and only black Chief U.S. Marshal for the Northern District, along with the Catholic nun who headed one of Mississippi's nationally recognized community hospitals, lead a list of nine 2015 Mississippi Trailblazers to be honored May 9. The 13th annual Mississippi Trailblazers Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Gala will begin at 6 p.m. at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. U.S. Marshal Dennis Erby of Columbus, appointed in 2012 by President Barack Obama, will receive the Mississippi Trailblazer of the Year Award.


  4. TV, radio winners announced at Miss. AP contestRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

    Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. The 2015 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards were presented Saturday night in Jackson.


  5. Mobile Pride parade rolls through downtown MobileRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    "We're just waiting for them to tell us 'get on the float and go,' " said Robert Povilat, minutes before the procession was to roll. The skies were overcast and some organizers were worried that the forecasted showers would dampen the festivities.


  6. Dancers take part in the annual Petal-Southern Miss Pow Wow Saturday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The 13th Petal-Southern Miss Pow Wow is featuring dancing, arts and crafts and other aspects of traditional American-Indian life. This year, because of the threat of bad weather, the event was moved indoors to the Petal Middle School gymnasium.


  7. Rare tour of the only federal weed farm in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | CNN

    The once barren fields at the University of Mississippi are now bursting with research-grade cannabis. Scientists with the Marijuana Project have bred the plants to create different strains, each with varying levels of THC, the ingredient in marijuana that makes users high, and CBD, which has medicinal properties.


  8. IHL looks within for new commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newms360.com

    The Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning has for the second time this year looked within the current university system to name a commissioner of higher education. Glenn Boyce, a current associate commissioner, was selected by the College Board to oversee the state's eight public universities, it was announced Friday morning at a news conference at the IHL Complex. 2 comments

  9. Mabus announces name of new littoral combat shipRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    Ray Mabus came here from his home in Mississippi as a young boy to watch the Cardinals play. He returned on Friday as the secretary of the Navy to name a new combat ship the St. Louis.


  10. Shippers look to the rivers to move more freightRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post-gazette.com

    With increasing volume on the nation's freight railroad system and chronic congestion on highways, shippers are once again looking at rivers as possible relief valves. Their latest toe in the water came this month when shipping containers - those multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars minus the wheels - were loaded onto a barge in Kentucky for an experimental jaunt on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Granite City, Ill., near St. Louis.


  11. The Insiders: Hillary Clinton, on the road to a place called populismRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    What is the point of Hillary Clinton's recent posing with normal folks and enduring travel via a clunky van and commercial airlines that we all know she doesn't like? Clinton is not trying to pay penance for the fat speaking fees she has raked in and for all her cross-country flights on private jets. It's not that she wanted to fly coach and schlep around in a van all these years but wasn't allowed to.


  12. Court Pastor not required to register as sex offenderRead the original story

    Friday | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.


  13. TV Pick: 'Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Los Angeles Times

    Comedian Tig Notaro takes her act to the people in their homes in "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro," a new documentary from Showtime. Comedian Tig Notaro takes her act to the people in their homes in "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro," a new documentary from Showtime.


  14. CHANCELLOR v. STATERead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | FindLaw

    Before RANDOLPH, P.J., PIERCE and KING, JJ. Office of State Public Defender by Justin Taylor Cook, for attorney for appellant.


  15. Canton man gets 20 years for aggravated assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Canton man is going to prison for aggravated assault. Fredrick Smith Jr., 21, of Canton, was sentenced Friday by Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan after he was found guilty by a jury.


  16. Rep. Steven Palazzo speaks to a veteran at a VFW crawfish boil Friday night.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Palazzo serves in the Mississippi National Guard and he's a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He said he enjoys spending time with his fellow veterans.


  17. Women's tennis to host NCAA regionalRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2009 | Examiner.com

    The Yellow Jackets, the No. 9 national seed, will face Jackson State at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, while Mississippi meets Denver at 1 p.m. in the first round at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.


  18. Jindal says no, will Barbour, Sanford, Perry, Otter and Palin follow?Read the original story

    Feb 21, 2009 | Examiner.com

    Amid rumors that Republican Governors Barbour, Sanford, Perry, Otter and Palin will decline portions of the stimulus package intended for their states, Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal became the first to officially announce his intentions to say no. Mr. Jindal cited his concerns regarding potential burdens caused by the expanding of unemployment compensation benefits to people who do not normally qualify for help.


  19. Exclusive tour of the only federal weed farm in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WISW-AM Columbia

    Since the 1970s, the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss, has been the sole provider of marijuana for federal research in the United States. The farm and the studies it supports are strictly regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.


  20. Mississippi extends contract for AD Ross Bjork through 2019Read the original story

    Friday | WLBT-TV Jackson

    The four-year contract, which includes a base salary of $650,000 per year, is the longest allowed by state law. The school announced the extension on Friday.