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Noah Johnson

Leading Alcorn State into the season is SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Noah Johnson. The quarterback is also the SWAC Preseason First-Team All-SWAC choice of the head coaches and sports information directors.

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LaMonté Pierce

Jackson native LaMonte Pierce was growing weary of the city's continuous boil-water alerts and the constant need to pick up bottled water, and ultimately thought of the idea of filtering water through a straw.

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Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, a professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received the Regions Bank TEACH Prize in May 2019.

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Literary Conference Examines Family in William Faulkner's Work

A literary conference at the University of Mississippi is focusing on the theme of families in William Faulkner's work.

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Rockey Felker

While growing up in Jackson, Tenn., Rockey Felker often spent his Saturdays listening to Mississippi State University football. It started a love for MSU that Felker carries to this day as he continues to work for the university.

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Reshonda Perryman

Visit Jackson, an organization that promotes tourism in the city, hired Reshonda Perryman as its new creative design manager on June 24.

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Grady Champion Revisits His Roots with ZZ Hill Tribute Album

After more than 26 years of performing, it is the universality of blues that draws Grady Champion into his genre the most, he says. The idea of getting through struggle fascinates him.

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James Coleman

Though James Coleman is stepping down as athletic director for Tougaloo College, he is merely just slowing down a little, he says. Coleman has spent the last 33 years as AD for Tougaloo in a career that spans 56 years in higher education.

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Mississippi Writers Trail Marker Honors Margaret Walker

A new Mississippi Writers Trail marker honors novelist and poet Margaret Walker. It was unveiled Monday at Jackson State University, where she was an English professor from 1949 to 1979 and was also known as Margaret Walker Alexander.

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Felicia Bell

Eritaj" means "inheritance" in Haitian Creole, and Felicia Bell, owner of Eritaj Cafe in the Kundi Compound, has inherited much.

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David Sansing

David Sansing, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of several books, has died at age 86.

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Rodney Batts

After five seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's head baseball coach.

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Pamela Junior Named Director of Two Mississippi Museums

After merging staff at the Two Mississippi Museums, Pamela Junior became director over both the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on July 1.

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Derrick Ponder

One thing that would help the Jackson State University Tigers rise back to the top of the SWAC East division this season would be junior quarterback Derrick Ponder's play.

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Jasmine B. King

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which former President Jimmy Carter established in 1980, recently selected Jackson State University senior Jasmine B. King as a 2019 competitiveness scholar.