News about Mississippi, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
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The man was hanging by a bedsheet, said Sheriff Marvin Lucas of Claiborne County, who added that it had not yet been determined if hanging had been the cause of death.
David W. Dunlap remembers Claude Sitton, a Times reporter who covered the front lines of the civil rights movement. Mr. Sitton died this week.
The Times reporter Claude Sitton was often in the thick of events in the South during the tumultuous years of the civil rights movement.
There were no reported injuries from the accident, but the authorities were recommending that residents evacuate a one-mile radius around the crash site.
Mr. Epps entered guilty pleas on two charges — money laundering conspiracy and filing a false tax return — as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a 47-year-old car plant worker in 2011 were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison after a hate crimes investigation.
Mr. Nunnelee, a fiscal and social conservative, was first elected to Congress in the Republican wave of 2010.
More funding will be needed to modernize a decrepit system that was built mainly in the 1930s and is slowing commerce.
A bill that would have created a new immunization exemption was heavily amended on Tuesday, leaving the state’s rigid requirements effectively intact.
Doctors have found a new tumor in Representative Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, his spokesman said Friday.