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Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies

DALLAS (AP) — Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82. Susie Wiles, Summerall’s daughter, said her father died in Dallas. ”He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles said. ”I know he will be greatly missed.” Summerall was part of ...

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Drone Sweet Drone: State hopes to be unmanned aircraft testing site

Mississippi is among 37 states vying to be one of six sites selected by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The testing is a prelude to integrating the remotely controlled aircraft into the nation’s general aviation system. If testing proves successful, the next step will be wide commercial use of the unmanned aircraft. The Mississippi Development ...

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Donna Bruce describes Boston as ‘somber’ day after marathon bombing

Boston Marathon

Somber is how Madison’s Donna Bruce describes the scene in Boston, one day following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Bruce, a partner at BKD, LLP in Jackson, finished the race in 3 hours, 50 minutes, some 20 minutes before two bombs ripped through the streets. » List of Mississippians in Monday’s Boston Marathon She says she wasn’t close enough to ...

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Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In a court filing Friday, Scruggs’ lawyer ...

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St. Andrew's Arts on the Green is Friday, Saturday

Ridgeland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will hold its annual Arts on the Green: Learning by Design on April 20. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. More than 25 artists will be selling art, including paintings, jewelry, fused glass, and nesting dolls. » Read about Arts on The Green contributor “The High Heeled Hippie” getting back ...

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(Updated) Brothel owner endorses ex-prostitute for mayor

UPDATES with Fondren’s admission to being prostitute about 1979. VICKSBURG — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof has a very special reason for endorsing Linda Fondren for mayor of Vicksburg. In a news release, Hof said he was getting involved because Linda Fondren and her husband Jim not only owned and operated The Sagebrush Ranch (a Nevada brothel that is ...

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University develops plan to restore tornado-torn landscape

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has unveiled a comprehensive landscaping plan to restore the southern edge of the university’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by an EF-4 tornado Feb. 10. The USM Foundation has also announced a campus beautification campaign to generate private funds to help address the cost of the plan. The landscape of the campus ...

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