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  1. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Washington Times

    Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith emerged victorious Tuesday night in the Mississippi Senate runoff, easily fending off Democrat Mike Espy in the deeply conservative Magnolia State. With 97 percent of the vote counted, Ms.

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  2. Police: Mississippi woman kidnapped 2 girls from Texas homeRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 17 | Washington Times

    Thirty-three-year-old Crystal Gaylene Edwards was being held Saturday in the Rankin County, Mississippi, jail on charges that include two counts of kidnapping. Authorities say Edwards was acquainted with the girls' family and appeared at their home northeast of Dallas early Friday morning.

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  3. Mississippi senator blasted for a public hanginga remarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | Washington Times

    JACKSON, Miss. - A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."

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  4. Mississippi man pleads guilty in threat to veterans' officeRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    The U.S. attorney's office for southern Mississippi says in a news release that 48-year-old Undrey L. Jones of Jackson entered the plea Monday. The release says on Feb. 27, Jones called the Veterans Benefits Administration Call Center in Salt Lake City.

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  5. Band halftime program _ police held at gunpoint _ draws ireRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2018 | Washington Times

    A Mississippi high school band is being barred from a state competition and some performances after a halftime skit depicting three police officers being held at gunpoint was performed in a community where two officers were shot to death last month. Jackson school district Superintendent Errick Greene told The Associated Press on Friday evening that the Mississippi High School Activities Association notified the district at midweek of the sanctions against the marching band at one of Jackson's schools, Forest Hill High.

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  6. Viola Davis regrets role in a The Help,a says maidsa voices werena t heardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Washington Times

    Actress Viola Davis regrets her role in "The Help," saying it didn't properly give voice to the black maids depicted in the film. The 2011 period drama written and directed by Tate Taylor tells the story of a group of black maids living in Jackson, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963.

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  7. Average US price of gas steady at $2.91 per gallonRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2018 | Washington Times

    U.S. gas prices remained steady over the past two weeks and an analyst says the pump price may start to drop later this month. The price in the San Francisco Bay Area was even higher while the city with the lowest average was Jackson, Mississippi at $2.51 per gallon.

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  8. Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in campRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Washington Times

    Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. "It's great," said Lewis, who spent the past three years with New England.

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  9. The Latest: Mississippi Dems choose Baria in Senate runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Washington Times

    Mississippi Democrats are nominating state Rep. David Baria to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker , lining up behind a party stalwart as they reject a bid by a newcomer. Many Democratic politicians backed Baria , the state House minority leader, arguing that Sherman was an unknown quantity.

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  10. Obama often the beneficiary of Confederate cleansing in SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Washington Times

    The push to scrub the Confederacy from the public square has reverberated in favor of President Barack Obama , a Chicagoan by way of Hawaii whose name is popping up on signs and structures throughout the South. The latest entity to be Obama 'd is J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School in Richmond , Virginia, where the school board agreed Monday to swap the Confederate general's name with that of the 44th president, even though the kids voted to call it "Northside."

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  11. Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behindRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware's three casinos, which will offer single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing.

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  12. Physician's prescriptions faulted in guitarist's overdoseRead the original story

    May 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down. Dr. Richard Snellgrove is accused of unlawful distribution of drugs and health care fraud in a case tied to the death of Matthew Roberts .

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  13. US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta flightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to someone aboard a Delta Air Lines jet. At a Thursday public discussion at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, Adams shared some more details about assisting someone on the plane as he prepared to fly to Mississippi on Wednesday.

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  14. Analysis: Mississippi protects plastic bags, keeps symbolsRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2018 | Washington Times

    One of many clichA s at the Mississippi Capitol is that decisions are best made by types of government that are closest to the people. Legislators say it when advocating for education policies to be set by state or local school boards rather than the federal government.

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  15. Cop suspended amid rebel flag dispute at civil rights museumRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | Washington Times

    An African-American police officer says he was fired, then rehired and suspended, after a verbal confrontation with people carrying Confederate-themed flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum . Wardell Jackson told The Associated Press the confrontation happened Saturday, and that he was fired Monday from the Mississippi Capitol Police and re-hired Wednesday.

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  16. After Bears Ears, Grand Staircase cuts, Congress reasserts itself on national monumentsRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2018 | Washington Times

    After years of presidents stretching their legal authority to create sprawling national monuments with little input from Congress, lawmakers on Tuesday formally reasserted themselves into the process and began debate on three separate bills to create or modify monuments. A hearing before the House subcommittee on federal lands Tuesday saw lawmakers debate the merits of several would-be monuments, including a site in Jackson, Mississippi, honoring the civil rights icon Medgar Evers, who led desegregation efforts in the state before being shot in front of his home.

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  17. Baltimore art museums seek to reverse attendance slideRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2018 | Washington Times

    Eleven years ago, when Baltimore 's two largest art museums joined a nationwide trend by announcing that they would drop admission fees, the news was applauded in newspapers from New York to Detroit to Jackson, Mississippi. The policy was credited with inspiring Free Fall Baltimore , a monthlong slate of free arts activities.

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  18. Highway could be named for author of civil rights memoirRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2018 | Washington Times

    A Mississippi highway could be named for a civil rights activist who published a memoir that is required reading in some schools. The state House Transportation Committee on Wednesday passed House Bill 1153 , to name a portion of Highway 24 the Anne Moody Memorial Highway.

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  19. 'Swampers' release new instrumental recordingRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2018 | Washington Times

    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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  20. South to finally warm, but Georgia could see freezing rainRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2018 | Washington Times

    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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