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  1. Evers home added to African-American Civil Rights NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | The Decatur Daily

    Reena Evers-Everett, daughter of the martyred civil rights activist Medgar Evers and his widow Myrlie Evers, addresses the audience at Tougaloo College after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a proclamation designating her parent's former home into the African American Civil Rights Network, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss. Evers was the Mississippi NAACP's first field secretary beginning in 1954 and was assassinated at the house in 1963.

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  2. Civil rights legend Meredith says he's on a mission from GodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 21 | The Decatur Daily

    Civil rights movement activist James Meredith, right, greets a friend with a black power salute as he takes a coffee break at a north Jackson, Miss., grocery store, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Meredith's latest plan to action, "a mission from God," involves him visiting all 82 Mississippi counties and preaching about following the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.

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  3. Bill would release records from civil-rights cold casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    The federal government would be required to release records from unsolved criminal cases linked to the civil-rights era under a bill proposed Tuesday. Alabama Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a former prosecutor who sent two Ku Klux Klansmen to prison for a racist killing, introduced the legislation, saying existing laws don't go far enough to require the release of documents from the period.

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  4. Bill would release records from civil-rights cold casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., leaves a meeting with fellow Democrats just before a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington. The federal government would be required to release records from unsolved criminal cases linked to the civil-rights era under a bill proposed Tuesday, July 10, by Jones.

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  5. Prosecutor: Mississippi man to plead guilty in nuns' deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    In a Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Rodney Earl Sanders, of Kosciusko, Miss., says nothing as he leaves the Durant Municipal Building after a probable cause hearing in municipal court, in Durant, Miss.

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  6. Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    In this spring 2017 photo provided by Matthew Leach, his son, Andy Leach, poses at an auto race near Southaven, Miss. More than a month has passed since the 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father's garage after being bullied at school in Mississippi.

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  7. Possible GOP foe for Sen. Roger Wicker 'looking for a fight'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during an address before business leaders in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi lawmaker Chris McDaniel is hinting strongly that he will challenge Wicker in the 2018 U.S. Senate race.

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  8. Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Ruby Bridges Hall, a Tylertown, Miss., native who faced threats and ostracism when she became the first black child to integrate a public school in New Orleans in 1960, listens as Gabriel Owens, 7, of Madison, Miss., performs her role as a young Hall, prior to the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights gala Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Jackson, Miss., where she and four other civil rights veterans were honored. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., readies to cut a birthday cake given to him by the organizers of the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights gala Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Jackson, Miss.

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  9. Mississippi lawmaker displays unloaded gun during debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    In this video frame, Rep. Charles Young, D-Meridian, holds up an unloaded semi-automatic pistol during a debate in the House chamber at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Jackson, Miss. Young says he was trying to make a point about the hypocrisy of laws and rules about where people may carry guns.

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  10. Blast of cold air to sink temperatures across the Deep SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Forecasters say a mix of sleet and freezing rain could coat highways in parts of north Georgia as an arctic blast sinks temperatures below freezing in parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The north Georgia mountains could see light freezing rain by Sunday morning.

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  11. Ex-Mississippi gov says he 'forgot' gun seized at airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    This photo provided by the Transportation Safety Administration shows a .38 caliber revolver confiscated from a passenger on Jan. 2, 2018, at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, Miss. TSA would not release the name of the passenger from whom the handgun was taken, but agency spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein confirmed it was from a former governor, and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour confirmed to The Associated Press that he was the passenger and it was his gun, which was loaded when a TSA employee found it in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.

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  12. 'Swampers' release new instrumental recordingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    The fabled Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section known as the Swampers has released a new, all-instrumental collection of its work. The CD was produced by Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi.

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  13. Winter storm hits South with more snow, frigid temperaturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Wayne Finley, with the Owensboro Convention Center, clears snow from a section of the steps at the entrance to the facility on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Owensboro, Ky. Finley was with a team of workers that were clearing the snow and plowing the parking lot.

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  14. Snow and ice coat South, closing freeways, runways, schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Snow, ice and sleet kick up along the Pearl St. Bridge in downtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are keeping an eye on the weather developments since many of the bridges tend to freeze over under these conditions.

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  15. As snow coats roads in Deep South, Louisiana freeways closeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Snow falling in Louisiana during the pre-dawn hours prompted the closure of multiple interstates as a winter weather system took aim at other states across the Deep South, forecasters said. Snow was falling before dawn Tuesday in Louisiana and Mississippi, and was expected to move into Alabama and Georgia later Tuesday.

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  16. Inmate convicted of giving fatal buttocks injection diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    This Aug. 27, 2014 file photo shows Tracy Lynn Garner during her trial in Jackson, Miss. Garner was convicted of depraved heart murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

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  17. Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    This Aug. 27, 2014 file photo shows Tracy Lynn Garner during her trial in Jackson, Miss. Garner was convicted of depraved heart murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

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  18. Deep South News DigestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org .

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  19. South to finally warm, but Georgia could see freezing rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Subfreezing temperatures will finally come to an end this weekend across much of the Deep South, but a shot of freezing rain is possible in Georgia the night before the national championship college football game. The National Weather Service says there's a chance of a wintry mix of precipitation across north Georgia late Sunday night and Monday morning.

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  20. Athens' Anderson East to perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | The Decatur Daily

    Athens native Anderson East will bring his north Alabama sound of rhythm and blues and Americana to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday. The show airs on CBS at 10:35 p.m. The appearance comes three days before the release of East's sophomore record "Encore."

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