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First black naval aviator's life remembered

clarionledger.com — Ensign Jesse Brown died a hero on a mountainside in North Korea, a long way from the Mississippi town where as a young boy he first realized he wanted nothing more than to be a pilot. Brown ended up making history, becoming the first black American naval aviator.
Jan 24, 2015

Here he is, my hero Jesse Brown. Seriously, this might be the bravest man I've written about. on.thec-l.com/1BZctss pic.twitter.com/abL24DXhhn

Jan 24, 2015

RT @wardreporter: .@TRex21 on America's first black naval aviator. Sunday front page story tonight on.thec-l.com/1BZctss

Jan 24, 2015

.@TRex21 on America's first black naval aviator. Sunday front page story tonight on.thec-l.com/1BZctss

UMMC bound by thousands of bodies buried on campus

clarionledger.com — Thousands of bodies of mental patients remain buried on the grounds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and officials are stymied about what to do. They asked the attorney general's office for permission to cremate the more than 2,000 bodies found east of the dental school. The office's opinion was no.

First black Navy pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown, remembered as man of courage

clarionledger.com — First black Navy pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown, remembered by his brothers as man of courage almost 65 years after he was shot down over Korea
Jan 24, 2015

RT @TRex21: Catch my story on Navy Ensign Jesse Brown in tomorrow's @clarionledger. Watch the video and get to know him tonight. clarionledger.com/videos/news/20…

Jan 24, 2015

Catch my story on Navy Ensign Jesse Brown in tomorrow's @clarionledger. Watch the video and get to know him tonight. clarionledger.com/videos/news/20…

Ole Miss' suddenly stout free throw shooting comes through against Florida

clarionledger.com — OXFORD -- Florida led for 30 minutes, almost ran Ole Miss out of the gym to start and held the Rebels' leading scorer to six points. And Ole Miss won the game 72-71 on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum because it made its free throws and Florida did not, which is the sort of thing that makes the casual Rebel fan sit up and go, "Wah?"
Jan 24, 2015

Jarvis Summers was passive late against Kentucky. Against Florida he forced the issue. clarionledger.com/story/olemisss… pic.twitter.com/Jrqr7tg8iu

Jan 24, 2015

Ole Miss won a one-point game because of free throws, which is exactly the sort of thing that never used to happen. clarionledger.com/story/olemisss…

Bill filed to provide Jackson $5M for police

clarionledger.com — State may help Jackson with police protection for citizens. A bill has been filed in the Legislature to provide $5 million to the city of Jackson to add additional police officers and police vehicles. State lawmakers may pitch in to help Jackson provide police protection for citizens.

A Georgia offensive rebound helps end MSU win streak

clarionledger.com — STARKVILLE In the midst of a 37-point performance, which included knocking down all seven 3-point attempts, J.J. Frazier's most impressive play came off a missed free throw. With 29 seconds remaining and his team up three, the Georgia point guard missed the front end of a 1-and-1, but corralled the rebound.
Jan 24, 2015

J.J. Frazier went against what his coach tells him to beat Mississippi State on Saturday. on.thec-l.com/1JCp5VC

Mississippi Children's Museum Storyteller Festival | Gallery

clarionledger.com — Terrence Roberts - Da Story Weaver - becomes animated has he shares a tale with a group of children during the Mississippi Children's Museum Storytelling Festival on Saturday.

Children's Museum Storytelling Festival

clarionledger.com — Many forms of storytelling were on display for visitors to the Mississippi Children's Museum's Storytelling Festival on Saturday.

Hall: Public education stranded on the side of the road

clarionledger.com — George buys a car with a 16-gallon gas tank that gets an average of 25 miles-per-gallon. He and his business partner, Al, make a regular rural trek that's 375 miles with few gas stations in between. No problem, because the car should get 400 miles on a single tank of gas with no worries.
Jan 24, 2015

Tomorrow's column today: Lawmakers strand public education on the side of the road. #msleg clarionledger.com/story/opinion/…

Starting lineup coming together for Mississippi State

clarionledger.com — The chemistry involved in creating a functional lineup isn't an exact science. Rick Ray tweaked Mississippi State's through the first 15 games this season. The third year head coach used seven lineups featuring nine players. After a recent three-game stretch in which the Bulldogs won two games, it looks like Ray found the correct combination heading into today's matchup against Georgia at Humphrey Coliseum.
Jan 24, 2015

Mississippi State's improved play has come with a stable starting lineup. on.thec-l.com/1BUiarO

Ole Miss makes jersey cakes for visiting recruits

clarionledger.com — That's not an actual football jersey. It's a cake. Four-star wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge posted a picture on Twitter late Friday night of the fondant jersey-cake that awaited him in Oxford, which was crafted by Sweet T's Bakery. Cakes, oddly enough, seem to be all the rage this year in recruiting.

MSU to celebrate Bailey Howell Drive during Georgia game

clarionledger.com — Nearly a year after Mississippi State named a street after Bailey Howell, the school will officially celebrate the honor on Saturday. The ceremony will occur at Humphrey Coliseum during the final media timeout of the first half when Mississippi State hosts Georgia at 2 p.m. MSU President Mark E.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @clarionledger: MSU to celebrate Bailey Howell Drive during Georgia game bit.ly/1GISnpq

Jan 23, 2015

Mississippi State will officially honor an NBA Hall of Famer during its matchup against Georgia on.thec-l.com/1JueBru

McDaniel's 'major announcement' two months old

clarionledger.com — State Sen. Chris McDaniel has unveiled his major announcement, one so impressive he must have forgotten that it's already been announced. McDaniel gave an "exclusive" to Breitbart that his big announcement is he's starting a PAC aimed at "electing conservatives and holding Republicans accountable while messaging conservatism in a way that secures conservatives get a chance to be elected even over some of those in the establishment."
Jan 23, 2015

RT @samrhall: Chris McDaniel's major announcement one he made two months ago. So major he forgot he'd already done it. #MSSen clarionledger.com/story/dailyled…

Jan 23, 2015

Chris McDaniel's major announcement one he made two months ago. So major he forgot he'd already done it. #MSSen clarionledger.com/story/dailyled…

Mississippi fugitive arrested after 34 years on the run

clarionledger.com — A Mississippi man who escaped from prison in 1980 while serving a four-year sentence for shoplifting was arrested Thursday in Utah after being on the run for more than 34 years, according to multiple media outlets. Sam Gene Harris, 62, was arrested at his home in Wellington, Utah, about 80 miles southeast of Provo, by Wellington Police and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office.

JPS Open Doors Scrabble Tournament

clarionledger.com — Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in Jackson Public Schools' Open Doors gifted program compete in the district's annual Scrabble Tournament on Friday at the Mississippi e-Center in Jackson.

Police seek suspect for qustioning in gas station homicide

clarionledger.com — Jonathan Kelly, 23, is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting at Laxmi gas station last week. Police are searching for a man they say shot another man to death at a convenience store last week. Jonathan Kelly, 23, is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting.
Jan 23, 2015

Have you seen Jonathan Kelly? Police seek suspect for questioning in gas station homicide on.thec-l.com/1JuKEr5 pic.twitter.com/LwGUMuYkut

Jan 23, 2015

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Ole Miss' Elston posts public apology for fight

clarionledger.com — OXFORD -- Ole Miss safety Trae Elston has posted a public apology for his role in a fight on Thursday. Elston also apparently visited local school children with teammates, including quarterback DeVante Kincade, defensive back Chief Brown, tight end Matt Brown and wide receiver Cody Core.

Senior Bowl: Center Dillon Day improving versatility

clarionledger.com — The Senior Bowl may mean more to Dillon Day's future than his three teammates in Mobile. While Preston Smith attempts to work his way into the first round, Day is auditioning to just be drafted. Day is projected as an NFL player, but is on the cusp between a seventh-round pick and an undrafted free-agent.

He's not Marshall, but Ole Miss' Moody is special

clarionledger.com — OXFORD -- There's no 'prove 'em wrong' in Stefan Moody. He's a little guy, listed at 5-foot-10. He was barely thought of as a high school recruit, and originally signed at a low-level Division I school.
Jan 24, 2015

There's no 'prove 'em wrong' in Stefan Moody. He's here, and is just going about his business of scoring. clarionledger.com/story/olemisss…

Jan 24, 2015

What did Stefan Moody have to overcome in order to become one of the SEC's top scorers? clarionledger.com/story/olemisss…

Jan 23, 2015

"I had never played against the bigger teams. But I knew that's where I belonged at." clarionledger.com/story/olemisss… pic.twitter.com/zFN1a4kYy8

Jan 23, 2015

No, he's not Marshall Henderson. Stefan Moody is his own guy, and he's pretty special. clarionledger.com/story/olemisss… pic.twitter.com/0DSsmUX2je