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Newtown mom to speak at Jackson State

January 30, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Scarlett Lewis, a Newtown, Conn., mother whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will be among the featured speakers during the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute at Jackson State University, held Feb. 12-14 at the Marriott Hotel, 200 E. Amite St. The theme of the 12th Annual Conference is […]

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HOTTER THAN HADES — Sizzling Event Slated for June 22 in Leland and Tribbett

April 25, 2013

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After an overwhelming successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Hotter than Hades Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, June 22, 2013. In addition to the half marathon, a two-team relay for the course of the half marathon is being added to the event to increase participation with the more casual runners. The Hotter than Hades […]

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MCDILL: Boston Globe free articles just one act of kindness after bombing

April 22, 2013

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After a horrific week that included a terrorist bombing, multiple gun battles and a historic manhunt, the city of Boston, Mass. is slowly, painfully getting back to business as usual. Little acts of kindness are starting to emerge in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing and police shootouts that killed four and injured […]

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(VIDEO) Mississippi doctor recalls Boston Marathon bombing

April 18, 2013

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Cardiologist Dr. Richard Guynes with the Jackson Heart Clinic was just one of dozens of medical personnel assisting runners at the end of the 2013 Boston Marathon when two terrorist bombs exploded 100 yards away from the medical tent. » Baria: ‘Military-type stuff’ surrounding Boston manhunt For the next hellish hour, Guynes and his team […]

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Marathon medals for sale on eBay; local company that makes them is disgusted

April 17, 2013

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The owners of a local company that manufactures medals for the Boston Marathon said they are disgusted to find out people are selling them on eBay for hundreds of dollars. Kim Ashworth, of Ashworth Awards in North Attleborough, said she was unaware the medals with blue-and-yellow ribbon are showing up for sale online and is […]

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(VIDEO) New DSU president Bill LaForge embraces Okra mascot

April 17, 2013

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Despite having gone to Delta State when there was only one mascot (The Statesman), new Delta State president Bill LaForge has no problems embracing The Fighting Okra on his first day on the job at the Cleveland school …

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Jackson racing organizer says security is lax at smaller racing events

April 16, 2013

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Caleb Hammons with the website MS Race Timing.com said he ran the Boston Marathon last year for the first time and had planned to run it this year but got sick. “The noise is so loud at the finish line that you can’t hear anything,” Hammons said describing last year’s event. He said runners are usually […]

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Southern Miss security expert: Terrorists are after soft targets

April 16, 2013

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Bomb blasts that ripped through crowds of spectators, killing three and injuring more than 100, at yesterday’s running of the Boston Marathon have captured the attention of the country’s leading security experts. President Barack Obama called the bombing, “an act of terror” in a statement today. Dr. Lou Marciani at the Center for Spectator Sports Security […]

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Madison’s Martha Davis sees Boston Marathon celebration turn to sadness

April 16, 2013

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For Martha Davis of Madison, this year’s Boston Marathon was supposed to be a time to celebrate. But that all changed Monday afternoon shortly after she crossed the finish line in Boston, nine minutes before two explosions killed three and injured more than 100 near the finish line. “My mother passed away after last year’s […]

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

April 16, 2013

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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 […]

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