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On this day in 1966, Ben Chester White was shot to death by Klansmen near Natchez, Mississippi.
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Democrat Brandon Presley calls for overhaul of campaign finance laws
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley called for state leaders to reform Mississippi’s notoriously lax campaign finance laws and expand the role of the state’s Ethics Commission.
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Southern Miss does it again, fights back to win second straight regional
Southern Miss baseball advanced to its second straight Super Regional on Monday, cheered wildly by a mostly gold-clad throng that made Plainsman Park seems like Pete Taylor Park East.
New law cracks down on freedom of speech, but just in Jackson, lawsuit says
Under Senate Bill 2343, set to go into effect July 1, the public safety commissioner and capital police chief must approve any event next to state-owned or -occupied buildings.
Deja vu? Justin Storm pitches Southern Miss into regional final
Southern Miss defeated Penn 11-2 Sunday night, forcing a winner-take-all regional championship game on Monday.
Podcast: Gov. Ronnie Musgrove talks 2023 governor’s race and Brandon Presley’s chances
Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove joins Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender, Bobby Harrison, and Adam Ganucheau to discuss the wild statewide election year.
Mississippi Stories: Kevin Roberts
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Will Supreme Court rely on ‘plain reading’ of law in two highly partisan cases?
Judges often say they look first at and follow the “the plain language” of the law in deciding a case. But in recent years, Mississippi Supreme Court justices have been inconsistent in adhering to that “plain language” principle.
MT Listens: How we’re continuing our work to amplify diverse voices in Mississippi
Mississippi Today is launching MT Listens, a community listening project, to double down on our commitment to uplift diverse voices.Learn More