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Mississippi Justices Toss Voter-Backed Marijuana Initiative

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six justices ruled that the medical marijuana initiative is void because the state's initiative process is outdated.

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Southwest Airlines To Resume Flights in Mississippi on June 6, Masks Required

Construction is underway at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in preparation for Southwest Airlines’ return to Mississippi on Sunday, June 6.

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Jimmy Harrell, Deepwater Horizon Rig Supervisor, Dies at 65

Jimmy Harrell, a supervisor on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has died at age 65.

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State Health Officer Touts Vaccines for Children 12 to 15

The coronavirus vaccine is now available for children ages 12 to 15 in Mississippi for the first time, a development the state's top health official told residents he hopes will “shake us out of our complacency” in battling COVID-19.

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USM Hosting StoryWalk, JSU Class of 1970 Commencement and MSU Film Award

The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science will host a literacy and physical activity-themed event called StoryWalk on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum.

Sports

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Walker Powell

Walker Powell shined in game two of the four-game series for the University of Southern Mississippi as he pitched a complete-game no-hitter and set a career-high in strikeouts with 12.

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Elijah Moore

It was a no brainer for the New York Jets to take University of Mississippi wide receiver Elijah Moore with the 34th overall and second pick in the second-round.

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Ty Hill

JSU has a rising star in sophomore utility man Ty Hill. He has been on a tear this April as he and the rest of the Tigers dominate the conference.