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Analysis: 2 crowns, 1 gas mask show Mississippi complexity

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Two of Mary Ann Mobley’s dazzling crowns sat delicately on a shelf. The doe-eyed beauty won the smaller, golden-hued crown as Miss Mississippi 1958 and the larger, platinum-toned one a few months later as Miss America 1959. Next to the crowns, in a temporary display last week at the state Capitol, sat a military-issued gas mask used during the 1962 ...

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Editors share stories of Mississippians who left home and returned

“Mississippi isn’t a state, it’s a club,” the late Willie Morris once wrote. The Yazoo City native and author of such classics as “North Toward Home” and “My Dog Skip” is just one of the many Mississippians featured in the new book “Coming Home to Mississippi” edited by Charline McCord and Judy Tucker and available through University Press. The 230-page ...

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