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Notable Mississippians join chorus to change state flag

JACKSON — Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag. The famed musician, author, actor and athlete joined 60 others in signing a letter titled “A Flag for All of Us,” that appeared as ...

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Columbia taps Ford

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Mississippi native, is heading to New York City. Columbia University announced that the author of “Independence Day” is joining its faculty. Ford, currently teaching at the University of Mississippi, will fill a newly created position at Columbia for a professor of humanities and writing. He will teach at Columbia’s MFA writing program. Ford’s ...

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