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Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

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A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a central spot at the University of Mississippi

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Blood Donations Needed In Mississippi

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A shortage of blood donations has Mississippi Blood Services in what they are calling a crisis status.

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Gov. Announces Nationwide Search for New Corrections Commissioner

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Mississippi's new governor makes one of his first official acts tackling the state's embattled prison system. He's appointing a team to begin a nationwide search for a new commissioner.

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Mississippi upholds 12-year sentence for cellphone in jail

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The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.

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Hinds County Supervisors Approve Funds for Detention Center Security

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The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has allocated nine hundred thousand dollars for upgrades at the county's detention centers.

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Advocates lobby for More Early Learning Collaborative Funding

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Thirty Mississippi organizations are lobbying legislators for more funding to help educate the state's four-year olds.

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Legislators React to Governor's Inauguration Speech

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State legislators at a joint session are giving their reactions to the inauguration speech of Governor Tate Reeves and his plans for office.

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Tate Reeves Sworn-In as Governor, Says He'll Represent All the People

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Mississippi's new governor strikes a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address. He says it's the love Mississippians have for one another that will propel the state forward.

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Bus Line Offers Free Ride Home for Runaways

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A company is offering free bus tickets for runaways to get home, but youth advocates say reconnecting families is only half the battle.

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Lawmakers Begin Work to Fix Problems that Led to Prison Riots

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Mississippi lawmakers are working on a plan to fix the problems that led to recent riots at state prisons.

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