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Alyne Payton dies

Alyne Payton, mother of the late, great Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton has died, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame director Rick Cleveland reported today.  Cleveland writes: Mrs. Payton endured the early deaths of husband to an aneurysm in 1978 and Walter (to liver disease) in 1999. Through it all, she carried herself with grace and dignity. ...

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Rick Cleveland heads to Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Rick Cleveland has recently bought three new suits. That’s a big deal. The last time he did that, it was 1999, and it was for Mississippi author Willie Morris’ funeral. The occasion is a bit more pleasant this time around. On May 1, Cleveland will become the second ever director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland ...

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