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Burglary suspect dies while in custody of Mississippi deputies

Mississippi investigators are working to determine what happened when a man arrested for burglary died while in the custody of Rankin County deputies. Damien M. ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:21 am

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Sheriff: Teen charged with murder after shooting boyfriend of family member on Mississippi Main Street

One man is dead and a teen is in custody after a Friday afternoon shooting on Main Street in the small Mississippi town of Fayette. ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 24, 2021 5:33 am

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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Mississippi

Hamhari Brown // Wikimedia Commons Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Mississippi The United States by July 21 had reached 609,563 deaths due to ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:49 am

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You may be surprised by some of the most popular baby names for girls in Mississippi

Amalia Zilio // Shutterstock Most popular baby names for girls in Mississippi Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, July 18, 2021 6:11 pm

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In which Mississippi counties do people spend most of their paychecks on housing?

Chillin662 // Wikimedia Commons Counties in Mississippi where people spend most of their paycheck on housing It’s no secret that many Americans are forgoing homeownership ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, July 18, 2021 6:03 pm

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Do you know all eight of these famous actresses from Mississippi?

OMDb Famous actresses from Mississippi Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world’s biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:41 pm

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Mississippi’s Morgan Freeman bringing the Blues to Biloxi. Plans for second Ground Zero Blues Club announced.

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is bringing the Blues to Biloxi with plans to open a second location of his popular Clarksdale juke joint in on ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, July 11, 2021 6:51 am

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Investigators seek tips in 2019 unsolved Mississippi death

Investigators in Mississippi are asking the public for help in solving a nearly two-year-old homicide case. Jackson Police found the body of Johnathan Nevell Jackson ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 1, 2021 6:24 am

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Students explore Mississippi archaeological site to answer questions about epicenter of Native American culture

A group of 12 students from the University of Southern Mississippi has excavated the earth while in the shade of Adams County timber for the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, June 27, 2021 7:45 am

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Family of Mississippi lineman asks for prayers as he fights for his life after suffering electric shock

The family of a Mississippi lineman continues to ask for prayers as the man recovers from a severe electric shock while working Wednesday in New ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, June 25, 2021 6:36 am

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