Posts Tagged ‘Bill Minor’

Late attorney Doar was trusted advocate for racial equality

JACKSON — U.S. Justice Department attorney John Doar earned respect among Mississippi civil-rights activists in the 1960s as a trusted advocate who was committed to the ideals of racial equality. Doar was 92 when he died of congestive heart failure Nov. 11 in New York. Activists in Mississippi, including Flonzie Brown-Wright of Jackson, believe it’s […] [...]

Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the […] [...]

MDOT Commissioner Bill Minor dies

by Published: November 1,2010

Tags: Bill Minor, MDOT, transportation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says that northern district commissioner Bill Minor has died. He was 68. MDOT spokeswoman Carrie Adams says Minor was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. He had been attending a national transportation conference in Biloxi. Adams says Minor’s body was being transported to […] [...]

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