R. L. Nave

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WLBT: Quentin Whitwell Stepping Down

Crime Down as Leadership Shifts

Jackson Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell will retire this fall, WLBT reports.

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'Religious Freedom,' School Voucher, Drug Testing Bills Pass on Big Deadline Day

Despite their best efforts to whip up enough votes for passage, supporters of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, proposal had to change course late Wednesday, just before a critical legislative deadline.

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Entry Plan Highlights

Dr. Cedrick Gray's entry plan focuses on engaging the following three groups (JPS's Board of Trustees & superintendent's staff, Community leaders, Legislative (city & state) members with parents, and school staff.)

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The JFP Interview with JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray

The atmosphere at the Jackson State University e-Center on Aug. 2 was more like a wedding reception than a welcoming for a public school superintendent.

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12 Dead in Colo. Shooting

James Holmes, 24, opened fire in an Aurora, Colo. movie theatre overnight, killing 12 people and injuring 39 others.

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MAC Doles Out $1.5 Million for the Arts

Artists and programs in 45 counties across the state received $1.5 million in grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the agency announced late Monday.

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Is Mississippi in 'Play'?

In August 1987, Louisiana State University geologists reported that a rock formation called Tuscaloosa Marine Shale could contain as much as 7 billion barrels of oil.

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Life Without Parole for Kids Ruled Cruel and Unusual

Before a person under 18 can be given a life sentence with no hope of parole, judges must take the defendant's age and the nature of their crime into consideration.

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Cochran Bike Bill On the Ropes

Congressional House Republicans are trying to put the brakes on a provision in the federal transportation bill that could promote more biking and walking in America's cities and towns. But biking and walking advocates are looking to an unlikely ally for support: Mississippi's senior conservative Republican Sen. Thad Cochran.

Stern v. Killen: 40 Acres and a Duel

When James Stern arrived at Mississippi State Penitentiary's medical Unit 31, fellow black inmates debriefed him on one of the unit's infamous residents: Edgar Ray Killen.

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