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Mike Slive

Mike Slive, former commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, died in Birmingham, Ala., on May 16 at the age of 77.

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Stephen Parks

The American Association of Law Libraries, a national association of law school and court libraries, and independent librarians who perform law research, recently named State Librarian Stephen Parks as a ...

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Ira Murray

The United Way of the Capital Area Board of Trustees recently named Ira Murray as the organization's new president and chief executive officer.

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Blake Thompson

Mississippi College trustees on Monday said they had chosen Blake Thompson to lead the 5,000-student Baptist-affiliated institution.

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Brandon Mitchell and S.W.A.P.'s "Amazing" Return

For Jackson gospel group Brandon Mitchell & S.W.A.P., a little discouragement has helped pave the way for a greater source of encouragement on their sophomore album, "Amazing."

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Zack Shannon

Historically, Delta State University has fielded one of the top baseball teams at the Division II level. Last season, the Statesmen reached the Division II NCAA College World Series behind ...

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Andrea Reid

When Andrea Reid, 33, and her husband, Kevin Reid, were beginning CityHeart Church, she says they often asked themselves why Jackson needs another church when it has so many.

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Rachel Phuong Le: Food’s Biggest Fan

Rachel Phuong Le is preparing to launch her own restaurant, Poké Stop, in Jackson as part of the incoming Cultivation Food Hall, set to open in the District at Eastover ...

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Lucy Nunn

The University of Southern Mississippi's women's golf program has a new leader at its helm.

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Julius Paige

Midtown comic-book and record store Offbeat is hosting an art show featuring Julius Paige, an eighth-grade student in the special-education program at Siwell Middle School in Jackson, for the month ...

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Mia Davidson

Mississippi State University catcher Mia Davidson became the third Bulldog in program history to receive the title of SEC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, May 8. She is the ...

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Michaela Fisk

Jackson artist Michaela Fisk, 23, cannot remember a time when she was not creating.

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Raylin Dixon

Raylin Dixon and her team won the 4x200 relay at the Jackson Public Schools Middle School Track and Field Championship, and she sprinted to second place in the 200-meter, though ...

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State Rep. Hughes Running for Lieutenant Governor in 2019

First-term Democratic state Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford announced last week that he is running for Mississippi lieutenant governor in 2019, saying the state needs to improve public education, highways ...

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Roger Wicker Confirms He Lost Money in Fraud Scheme

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Thursday that he is among the victims of a Mississippi-based fraud that officials say involved more than $100 million.