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Jack Reed Sr., Tupelo businessman who lost 1987 Mississippi governor race, dies

JACKSON — Jack Reed Sr., a Tupelo businessman who spoke out against Mississippi’s segregationist culture and was a longtime advocate for public schools before losing a race for governor in 1987, has died. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton in a statement said the 91-year-old died Wednesday. City spokeswoman Leesha Faulkner said she doesn’t know what caused Reed’s death. After Army service in World ...

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