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Court has questions about school desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland school system. The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford erred in ordering the Cleveland public schools to adopt ...

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Thompson’s take an inspiring look back

Wright Thompson makes the point, “What is the cost of knowing our past, and what is the cost of not?” As Mississippians, we probably don’t talk about the past enough. We want to sweep it under the rug and move on, but in the recently aired “Ghosts of Ole Miss,” ESPN’s “30 for 30” series takes a look at race ...

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Documentary focusing on Ole Miss integration to be screened Sept. 30

OXFORD – On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll in the University of Mississippi, amid controversy and violence. The yearlong celebration of that important event began September 2011 and goes through Oct, 1, 2012 for the official “Opening the Closed Society” program. The campus will remember this significant occasion with events that will provide ...

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James Meredith talks with MBJ

In 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. His newest memoir, “A Mission from God” recalls the integration of the school and the violent reaction that followed. The book also reveals a man who believes he had and still has a divine calling to help transform Mississippi for the better. This ...

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James Meredith reflects on and reveals his missions from God

James Meredith has always confounded people. In 1962, as a 29-year-old Air Force veteran, he confounded the white power structure and the watching world by breaking the color barrier at the University of Mississippi, his entry supported by U.S. Marshals and federalized troops. “I deliberately put the United States government in a position where they had to fight the Mississippi ...

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of legal challenges from pro-segregation forces ...

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Bomgar introduces new integration with Dell KACE

JACKSON — Bomgar has unveiled its new and expanded integration with Dell KACE, a provider of systems management appliances. The new integration will allow support technicians to launch a secure, Bomgar remote support session directly from the Dell KACE Service Desk and Inventory interfaces to immediately begin remotely diagnosing and solving customer problems. In addition to improved support capabilities for ...

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Verizon completes Alltel integration

Verizon Wireless has completed it South Area Alltel integration. Verizon finalized its purchase of Alltel in January and has spent the past six months integrating networks, preparing to convert billing systems, upgrading high-speed wireless broadband service, and re-merchandising stores across Mississippi including Jackson, Picayune, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Philadelphia, Laurel, Gulfport and Biloxi. Former Alltel customers in markets to be retained by ...

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