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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019 file photo a Confederate soldier monument stands at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. The monument will be moved from the prominent spot at the university to a Civil War cemetery in a secluded part of the Oxford campus. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Confederate statue being moved at University of Mississippi

Jul. 14, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that’s been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi was being removed Tuesday from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus. It will be taken to a Civil War cemetery in a secluded part of campus. Students and faculty who pushed the university for...

Ole Miss is moving a Confederate statue to a less prominent spot on campus after a yearslong push by students, faculty

Jul. 14, 2020 11:37 AM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is moving a Confederate statue to a less prominent spot on campus after a yearslong push by students, faculty.
A woman wearing a face mask exits the Atwood Building, a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, building where many state offices are located on Monday, June 29, 2020. The Municipality of Anchorage on Monday instituted a requirement that most people should wear masks in indoor public settings, but Attorney General Kevin Clarkson sent an email to state employees saying that state buildings within the municipality were exempt from that order. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

The Latest: Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

Jul. 12, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday’s rise to...

Fall college instruction to be a mix of in-person and online

Jul. 12, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Students in Mississippi are scheduled to return to school in August amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, but campus life will be a lot different than what many are used to. At Mississippi State, temperature check-in kiosks will be scattered around campus. Students who live in...

Dr. Clay Hays, president of the Mississippi State Medical Association, sits before a chart showing the state's spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations during a news conference in the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Jackson, Miss. Hays was joined by other state health care leaders in discussing their concerns and recommendations to curb the community spread virus. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi's five largest hospitals are out of ICU beds

Jul. 9, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's five largest hospitals had no intensive care unit beds available for patients by midweek because of a surge in coronavirus cases, officials reported Thursday. Four more hospitals had 5% or less of those beds available. “I was woken up by a phone call yesterday...

This undated photo provided by Robert Hayes McNeill shows Christian Garrison, a filmmaker and author of children's books and crime novels who died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the age of 78 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Robert Hayes McNeill via AP)

Christian Garrison, author, filmmaker, dies in NC at age 78

Jul. 3, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Christian Garrison, an author and filmmaker who displayed an unfiltered slice of 1960s Mississippi hill country life in a short film about influential blues guitarist Fred McDowell, has died. He was 78. Garrison's sister, Gail McNeill, said her brother died Thursday at his home...

In this April 25, 2020 photograph, a small Mississippi state flag is held by a participant during a drive-by

Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

Jun. 19, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

Emboldened by the athletes it serves, the NCAA is taking another stand on a social issue. The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration aimed at the Mississippi state...

In this April 25, 2020 photograph, a small Mississippi state flag is held by a participant during a drive-by

Southeastern Conference pushing Mississippi to change flag

Jun. 18, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi unless the state changes its Confederate-based flag. “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi,” Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement...

A tarp covers part of a Confederate monument Monday, June 1, 2020, on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss. The monument, vandalized Saturday evening, is surrounded by barricades. (Nick Suss/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Confederate monument at Ole Miss to be moved to cemetery

Jun. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that's been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi will be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a secluded Civil War cemetery. The state College Board on Thursday approved a plan to move the monument, but did not say when it might...

A college board has voted to move a Confederate monument from a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi’s campus

Jun. 18, 2020 10:13 AM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A college board has voted to move a Confederate monument from a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi’s campus.