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Trustees Start Search for New University of Mississippi Head

The search is on for a new leader of the University of Mississippi. College Board President Hal Parker on Thursday appointed fellow trustee Ford Dye of Oxford to lead the effort.

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Mississippi Governor Leads Trade Trip to Uzbekistan

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is in Uzbekistan this week to try to strengthen connections between the state and the country in central Asia.

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Activist Who Was First Black Woman Mayor in Mississippi Dies

Unita Blackwell, a civil rights activist who was the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in Mississippi, has died.

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A.J. Brown

The Titans' top draft pick is busy with meetings out of sight from prying eyes as reporters got their one look at Tennessee's latest crop of rookies. Luckily, A.J. Brown showed off his skills with a one-handed catch to make up for Jeffery Simmons' absence.

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Judge Rejects Mississippi Effort to Quash Mental Health Suit

A federal judge is rejecting attempts by Mississippi officials to throw out a federal government lawsuit challenging how the state runs its mental health system.

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Officials Seek to Open Major Spillway on Mississippi River

Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year.

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Mississippi Hires Experienced Executive for Its New Lottery

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it is hiring experienced executive Thomas N. Shaheen as its first president.

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Analysis: Decisions on Mississippi Power Face New Officials

Public Service Commissioner is the hardest job that few people are thinking about in Mississippi's crowded election year.

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Jerry Keahey Sr.

A photographer who captured iconic images of black students challenging segregation is donating his camera to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Mayor Dismissed from Lawsuit Tied to Contentious Senate Race

A federal judge has dismissed claims against a Mississippi mayor and a police officer in a lawsuit filed by the widow and sons of an attorney who killed himself during a bitter 2014 U.S. Senate race.

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Utility Faces Federal Investigation Over Failed Power Plant

A utility giant faces a federal investigation over a $7.5 billion coal-fueled power plant that Mississippi regulators pushed the electrical utility into partly canceling.

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April 18 Mississippi Tornado Count Now at 44, Ties Record

The National Weather service is now confirming 44 tornadoes in Mississippi from the April 18 outbreak, tying the record for a single event.

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Trump Sues Banks to Try to Block House Subpoenas for Records

President Donald Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas seeking their banking and financial records.

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Mississippi Flag Ordered Out of Park Near Statue of Liberty

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty.

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Felecia Nave

It was a warm homecoming for Felecia M. Nave, unanimously named as the 20th president of Alcorn State University on Wednesday by Mississippi College Board trustees.

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