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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

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Meredith Statue Vandalized at Ole Miss, School Looking for Who’s Responsible

February 18, 2014 |

OXFORD, Miss.–A noose was put around the neck of the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss early Sunday and the university wants to know who is responsible. The student newspaper, “The Daily Mississippian”, reported that Ole Miss Alumni Assoc. is offering a $25,000 reward for info on who did it.http://www.newsms.fm/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

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Disappointment Over Superintendent Appointment Bill: House Ed Chair Talks

February 18, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Disappointed is the word Mississippi House Education Chair John Moore used to describe his feelings about the House shooting down a bill that would have made it where your child’s superintendent of education was hired by appointment only, rather than election.

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OP ED: Gipson: Criminal Justice Task Force, Tough and Smart on Crime

February 17, 2014 |

OP ED Policy: We welcome qualified Op Ed pieces to be published on this website. In the interest of balance, if an opposing opinion piece is submitted, we will run that also. The News Mississippi Editorial Staff reserves the right to publish at its discretion. 

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Taking an Elderly Woman for Thousands: Mom and Daughter Charged

February 17, 2014 |

SALTILLO, Miss.–Taking an elderly woman for hundreds of thousands of dollars in money and property are the charges against Dorothy Whitoman, 63, of Saltillo, and April Whaley, 24. The mother-daughter duo are accused of taking advantage of the woman who Whitmon was supposed to be caring for.

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Fake Money, Fake DVDs: Two Women Busted in Northeast Mississippi

February 17, 2014 |

TUPELO, Miss.–A large stash of knock-off CDs and DVDs is what cops in Tupelo found when they pulled over Mildred Jones, 49, of Pontotoc last week, but police already knew she had been selling the movies and music all over the Tupelo area, thanks to an undercover investigation by the attorney general’s “Knock Out Knock Offs” Task Force.

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Mardi Gras in Mississippi: The History of Fat Tuesday and All the Fun VIDEO

February 14, 2014 |

Video by News Mississippi’s coast correspondent Todd Adams.

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The Journey of Melvin Mason: Escape From Court, Capture by SWAT Team

February 14, 2014 |

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss.–Sexual battery and molestation of a child under 14 were the reasons Melvin Mason was in a Hancock County court Monday when he was able to slip away and take off. His journey on the run would take him all the way to the capital city and end with a stand-off with police Thursday afternoon.

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Medical Settlement With BP Clears Federal Court, If You Got Sick, You Can Collect

February 14, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La.–If got hurt or got sick during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill aftermath or cleanup in 2010 to 2012, you can now collect part of a settlement reached with the company. There is still a claims process you must go through, though.

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ATV Accident Kills Elderly Mississippi Man

February 14, 2014 |

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss.–You’ve got to watch what you’re doing when you ride an all-terrain vehicle and remember they are meant for off-road activities. Eighty three-year-old Robert Ladner died Thursday after crashing the ATV he was riding into another vehicle.

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Block Scheduling: How Your Child Could Do It All in High School

February 13, 2014 |

CLINTON, Miss.–If you have a spirited high schooler, like Sue Heck on the TV show “The Middle”, then you’ll be interested to know some Mississippi school districts are making it easier for a high school student to do the reading, writing and a arithmetic, and fit in all the extracurricular activities like baseball, football and show choir.

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