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In this Nov. 29, 2019 photo, a decorated road cone stands at a pothole in the Edgewood neighborhood of McComb, Miss. Residents of the Mississippi city are protesting the large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer.  (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

Pothole Christmas tree inspires pastor to write holiday song

Dec. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EST

McCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A scraggly metal Christmas tree planted in a pothole has inspired a Mississippi minister to pen a holiday song. One bit asks, “If a man can take a pothole and bring the whole world together, the question is what are you doing to spread the Christmas joy?” The Rev. Leon...

Mississippi man seeks advice on holding 2 offices at once

Dec. 14, 2019 10:23 AM EST

SUMMIT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is seeking legal advice on holding two elected offices at the same time. The state attorney general's office has previously said it's OK in some circumstances. The Enterprise Journal reports that Daryl Porter Jr. is serving his second term as a town councilman in...

In this Nov. 29, 2019 photo, a decorated road cone stands at a pothole in the Edgewood neighborhood of McComb, Miss. Residents of the Mississippi city are protesting the large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer.  (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

Mississippi residents protest pothole with holiday decor

Dec. 3, 2019 9:56 AM EST

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Residents of a Mississippi city are protesting a large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer. The Enterprise-Journal reports residents of McComb’s Edgewood neighborhood have topped the pothole and its yellow traffic cone with tinsel, spray-painted...

In this Oct. 26, 2019, photo provided by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), Lillie Easton, foreground, a resident of Palmer's Crossing community in Hattiesburg, Miss.,, talks to USM students about the history of the civil rights movement in the area during a field trip in the city. Students took part in the trip as part of a USM history program class focused on the civil rights movement in Mississippi. In the background is the Civil War monument next to the Forrest County Courthouse, the county seat. (David Tisdale/University of Southern Mississippi via AP)

University civil rights history class takes to streets

Nov. 29, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Mississippi streets became classrooms where civil rights activists and local historians were teachers for a university course about the civil rights movement, focusing on Mississippi. “Mississippi was ground zero for the movement” Rebecca Tuuri, an associate professor at the University of Southern...