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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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JOSH MABUS: Make it in Mississippi

Mississippi has a storied history when it comes to making something new, creative and world renowned. I’m always talking about how innovative Mississippians are, especially when traveling out of state. I think there is just something in the water here. Or maybe like William Faulkner said, it’s because, “to understand the world you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” ...

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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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