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Alyne Payton dies

May 7, 2013

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Alyne Payton, mother of the late, great Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton has died, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame director Rick Cleveland reported today.  Cleveland writes: Mrs. Payton endured the early deaths of husband to an aneurysm in 1978 and Walter (to liver disease) in 1999. Through it all, she carried […]

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Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 4, 2012

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Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has […]

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