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Ending 50 years of silence about Mississippi's Freedom Summer

Jun 19, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. — When a boy with an overwrought dream life was brought in to see Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist noted that the boy’s father didn’t dream at all, or so he claimed. The son, Jung concluded, felt...

Free legal clinic helps Mississippians affected by tornadoes

Jun 02, 2014

Tupelo--Dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster can be overwhelming. But free legal help is available to those Mississippians still recovering from last month’s tornadoes.

“We found that people not...

Case against Madison County judge now with DA

May 28, 2014

Canton police investigating a Justice Court judge who allegedly slapped a mentally challenged man have turned the case over for possible prosecution.

Canton Police Chief Otha Brown said what evidence they have...

Aspen students determined to help Sunflower County, Mississippi

May 10, 2014

The Aspen School District Outdoor Education program has been changing the way students see the world for years. In April, the program was the platform that allowed a handful of Aspen High School students to visit...

Sun Herald honors outstanding community, business leaders in South Mississippi

Apr 23, 2014

The 2013 class of Outstanding Community Leaders and Top Business Leaders Under 40 were announced Wednesday at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. They take their place among the now 250 men and women inducted into...

Nichols Elementary School must be reopened

Mar 29, 2014

As students from Chicago's Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Chicago Law School, we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have spent March 17-21 serving the Biloxi community. During this...

Law students head to Biloxi to gain experience

Mar 14, 2014

Some college students choose to spend their spring break on the slopes in Aspen, Colo., or on an all-inclusive cruise. A select group of law students from Boston University, Virginia and Duke opted instead to put...

Federal agency finds state violates job reporting requirements for Gulfport port

Feb 14, 2014

GULFPORT -- The Mississippi Development Authority has failed to adequately document the number of jobs at the port, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says, meaning the federal government can apply...

Advocacy group launches housing discrimination project

Feb 13, 2014

The Mississippi Center for Justice says housing discrimination remains one of the most prevalent forms of injustice in the state. MPB’s Evelina Burnett reports on their new statewide project to combat unfair...

Banks, credit unions offering alternatives to payday loans

Feb 10, 2014

Mississippians take out an estimated 4 million pay day loans every year, at effective annual interest rates topping 500 percent. MPB’s Evelina Burnett reports, some nonprofits and banks are working together to offer...