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FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo, Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of the murdered Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, receives the 2014 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Pioneers of Television award from retired Jackson, Miss., bureau Associated Press news editor Ron Harrist in Jackson, Miss.  Harrist has died at the age of 77 of complications from leukemia. The Mississippi journalist had a four-decade career with the AP, covering Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends over the years. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

AP reporter and editor Ron Harrist dies in Mississippi

May. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years as a reporter and editor in Mississippi for The Associated Press, died of complications from leukemia at his home in Brandon early Saturday, his son Andy Harrist said. He was 77....

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2004, file photo, retired Justice Lenore Prather, a volunteer with the

Prather, 1st woman Mississippi Supreme Court justice, dies

Apr. 14, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The first woman to serve as a Mississippi Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 88. Retired Justice Lenore Loving Prather died Saturday at her home in Columbus, according to a news release issued by the court Monday. Prather was appointed to the nine-member court in 1982 by...