Month: May 2021

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Freedom Project Aims To Teach Young Leaders In MS

A summer program in Mississippi will teach middle school students about Freedom Summer of 1964, when civil rights workers came to the state to challenge segregation and register Black voters. The Meridian Freedom Project is sponsoring the program for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, with activities that started Friday and end July 2. The nonprofit … Continue Reading Freedom Project Aims To Teach Young Leaders In MS

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Suspect Who Shot Southaven Police Officer Is Captured In AR

New details in the shooting of a Southaven Police Officer. The suspect is now in custody. The officer was shot in Memphis and then fled to Arkansas in a stolen patrol car. 28 year-old Cody Dimmett, of Marietta, Georgia, was captured by poclie near Palestine, Arkansas after a search of about six hours. The shooting … Continue Reading Suspect Who Shot Southaven Police Officer Is Captured In AR

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MS Lottery Corporation Announces New President

Jeffrey L. Hewitt, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, will serve as its next president. Hewitt was one of the first employees brought on to the corporation in June 2019. Mississippi passed the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law in 2018, establishing a state lottery program. The Mississippi Lottery … Continue Reading MS Lottery Corporation Announces New President

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Memphis Officer Killed In Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

A police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has died after his motorcycle was involved in an on-duty accident. The department says 47-year-old officer Scotty Triplett died at a hospital Saturday. The department says Triplett was part of a department-approved motorcade with other officers and had his emergency lights on at the time of the accident. A … Continue Reading Memphis Officer Killed In Off-Duty Motorcycle Crash

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MS Alligator Season To Begin In August

Alligator hunting in Mississippi opens in late August. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced the 2021 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season will open at 12 p.m. on Aug. 27 and run through 12 p.m. on Sept. 6. The application process for the 960 available permits will begin at 10 a.m. June … Continue Reading MS Alligator Season To Begin In August

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MS’s Last Abortion Clinic At Center Of US Debate

The bright pink building in an eclectic neighborhood of Mississippi’s capital goes by different names. To the anti-abortion protesters whose demonstrations have sparked a noise ordinance, it is an “abortion mill.” To those who work and volunteer there, the facility known as the “pink house” provides the last safe haven in Mississippi for women who … Continue Reading MS’s Last Abortion Clinic At Center Of US Debate

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Woman Killed In TN Houseboat Explosion

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says a woman was killed and a man was injured when a house boat exploded on a river. The agency says the explosion happened shortly after the 38-foot vessel refueled near the Montgomery County Conservation Club along the Cumberland River on Sunday afternoon. Officials say the operator, a 56-year-old man, … Continue Reading Woman Killed In TN Houseboat Explosion

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Oxford Mayoral Candidate Drops From Race

There are now two candidates seeking the mayor’s post in a north Mississippi city. With about two weeks before next month’s general election in Oxford, the race for mayor is now between incumbent Robyn Tannehill and 18-year-old challenger Brandon Pettis, both Independents. Republican candidate Kyle Davis withdrew from the race on Friday, citing an employment … Continue Reading Oxford Mayoral Candidate Drops From Race

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MS Alligator Hunting Season To Open In August

Alligator hunting in Mississippi opens in late August. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced the 2021 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season will open at 12 p.m. on Aug. 27 and run through 12 p.m. on Sept. 6. The application process for the 960 available permits will begin at 10 a.m. June … Continue Reading MS Alligator Hunting Season To Open In August

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TN State Library To Display State’s 3 Original Constitutions

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is holding a one-day public display of the state’s three original constitutions to celebrate 225 years of statehood. On June 1, the constitutions that were written in 1796 and revised in 1834 and 1870 will be shown in the lobby of the new building in Nashville. The Tennessee Highway … Continue Reading TN State Library To Display State’s 3 Original Constitutions