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      • 2 children injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

        2 children injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

        Sunday, October 22 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:03:27 GMT
        Photo credit: Shasta Patterson ClarkPhoto credit: Shasta Patterson Clark

        A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

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        A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

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      • Boy Scouts across the world participate in emergency operations training

        Boy Scouts across the world participate in emergency operations training

        Saturday, October 21 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:14:11 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        The Boy Scouts of America hosted their 60th annual "Jamboree on the Air today". More than 1 million scouts in 100 different countries participate each year. 

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        The Boy Scouts of America hosted their 60th annual "Jamboree on the Air today". More than 1 million scouts in 100 different countries participate each year. 

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      • First Biloxi Chamber Craft Beer Festival brings in hundreds

        First Biloxi Chamber Craft Beer Festival brings in hundreds

        Saturday, October 21 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-10-22 02:39:44 GMT
        The first Biloxi Chamber Craft Beer Festival brought in about 200 guests. (Photo source: WLOX)The first Biloxi Chamber Craft Beer Festival brought in about 200 guests. (Photo source: WLOX)

        The celebration of beer is back. Saturday night, the hops were hopping and the brew was pouring at the first Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Craft Beer Festival at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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        The celebration of beer is back. Saturday night, the hops were hopping and the brew was pouring at the first Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Craft Beer Festival at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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      • Annual buddy walk aims to raise awareness for down syndrome

        Annual buddy walk aims to raise awareness for down syndrome

        Saturday, October 21 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-10-22 02:28:02 GMT

        Christian, Marley, and Laura are just a few of the boys and girls in South Mississippi living with down syndrome. Like everyone else, they love to play and have fun.    

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        Christian, Marley, and Laura are just a few of the boys and girls in South Mississippi living with down syndrome. Like everyone else, they love to play and have fun.    

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      • PRCC knocks off 15th ranked MGCCC

        PRCC knocks off 15th ranked MGCCC

        Saturday, October 21 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-10-22 02:12:33 GMT
        The Wildcats and Bulldogs go at it every year in a rivalry game that dates back to 1926. (Photo source: WLOX)The Wildcats and Bulldogs go at it every year in a rivalry game that dates back to 1926. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Pearl River Community College made the most of its homecoming matchup against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, knocking off the 15th ranked Bulldogs 31-27.

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        Pearl River Community College made the most of its homecoming matchup against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, knocking off the 15th ranked Bulldogs 31-27.

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      • Thousands walk to end breast cancer

        Thousands walk to end breast cancer

        Saturday, October 21 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:52:42 GMT
        Thousands of people wore pink as they walked the streets of Downtown Biloxi (Photo Source: WLOX)Thousands of people wore pink as they walked the streets of Downtown Biloxi (Photo Source: WLOX)

        A sea of pink flooded the streets of downtown Biloxi as thousands came out to support putting an end to breast cancer.

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        A sea of pink flooded the streets of downtown Biloxi as thousands came out to support putting an end to breast cancer.

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      • Protesters rally at capitol steps to change state flag

        Protesters rally at capitol steps to change state flag

        Saturday, October 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:55:53 GMT

        A group in favor of changing Mississippi's State flag is calling for Governor Phil Bryant to change his position on removing the Confederate battle emblem.  

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        A group in favor of changing Mississippi's State flag is calling for Governor Phil Bryant to change his position on removing the Confederate battle emblem.  

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      • PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

        PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

        Saturday, October 21 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:14:19 GMT
        The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.

        A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

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        A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

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      • Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

        Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

        Saturday, October 21 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:03:47 GMT
        Travis Lindsey (mugshot)Travis Lindsey (mugshot)

        A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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        A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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      • 31st Annual Fall Muster brings history to life at Beauvoir

        31st Annual Fall Muster brings history to life at Beauvoir

        Saturday, October 21 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-10-21 23:50:16 GMT
        The Beauvoir property was transformed into a Civil War battlefield, complete with weapons, tents, and reenactors in period attire. (Photo source: WLOX)The Beauvoir property was transformed into a Civil War battlefield, complete with weapons, tents, and reenactors in period attire. (Photo source: WLOX)

        The thunder of cannons and rattle of musket fire shook the grounds at Beauvoir on Saturday for the annual Fall Muster reenactment.

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        The thunder of cannons and rattle of musket fire shook the grounds at Beauvoir on Saturday for the annual Fall Muster reenactment.

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      • JPD investigates man stabbed at his home by unknown men

        JPD investigates man stabbed at his home by unknown men

        Saturday, October 21 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-10-21 20:21:22 GMT
        Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

        Jackson Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Friday.

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        Jackson Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Friday.

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      • 2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

        2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

        Saturday, October 21 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-10-21 17:22:03 GMT

        A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

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        A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

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      • Ingalls explosion leaves employee in critical condition

        Ingalls explosion leaves employee in critical condition

        Saturday, October 21 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-10-21 17:18:04 GMT
        (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

        An Ingalls employee is fighting for his life in a Mobile hospital after an explosion at the shipyard left him in critical condition Friday morning.

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        An Ingalls employee is fighting for his life in a Mobile hospital after an explosion at the shipyard left him in critical condition Friday morning.

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      • LSU at Ole Miss: By the Numbers

        LSU at Ole Miss: By the Numbers

        LSU is looking for its third straight SEC win Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

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        LSU is looking for its third straight SEC win Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

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      • Hope Outdoors holds inaugural fishing trip for disabled in Biloxi

        Hope Outdoors holds inaugural fishing trip for disabled in Biloxi

        Saturday, October 21 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-10-21 15:42:31 GMT
        15 participants and their families were given a free fishing trip courtesy of Hope Outdoors. (Photo source: WLOX News)15 participants and their families were given a free fishing trip courtesy of Hope Outdoors. (Photo source: WLOX News)

        For some disabled children and adults, finding accommodations for everyday activities can be difficult. One non-profit aims to help people with special needs explore the great outdoors.

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        For some disabled children and adults, finding accommodations for everyday activities can be difficult. One non-profit aims to help people with special needs explore the great outdoors.

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      • Southern vs Jackson State: By the Numbers

        Southern vs Jackson State: By the Numbers

        After a week off to rest and heal, the Jaguars (3-3, 1-1)  now embark on a five week SWAC schedule that includes Grambling State and Prairie View.

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        After a week off to rest and heal, the Jaguars (3-3, 1-1)  now embark on a five week SWAC schedule that includes Grambling State and Prairie View.

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      • Ocean Springs Blues Trail Marker honors Jaimoe Johnson

        Ocean Springs Blues Trail Marker honors Jaimoe Johnson

        Friday, October 20 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:23:51 GMT
        The newest Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Ocean Springs honors Jaimoe Johnson, drummer with the Allman Brothers Band.The newest Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Ocean Springs honors Jaimoe Johnson, drummer with the Allman Brothers Band.

        Ocean Springs has the blues. On Friday, it became the third Jackson County city to be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker.

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        Ocean Springs has the blues. On Friday, it became the third Jackson County city to be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker.

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      • Moss Point recognized as Mississippi's 'healthiest hometown'

        Moss Point recognized as Mississippi's 'healthiest hometown'

        Friday, October 20 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:47:22 GMT
        The city applied for the title, which came with a health expo and a $50,000 grant. (Photo source: WLOX)The city applied for the title, which came with a health expo and a $50,000 grant. (Photo source: WLOX)

        Moss Point is celebrating its health prowess after being named as the healthy hometown in Mississippi.

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        Moss Point is celebrating its health prowess after being named as the healthy hometown in Mississippi.

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      • Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 10 Recap

        Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 10 Recap

        Saturday, October 21 2017 2:25 AM EDT2017-10-21 06:25:25 GMT

        Region 8-4A will kickoff the 2017 high school football playoffs in two weeks, while Regions 4-6A, Region 4-5A and Region 4-1A begin the state playoffs in three weeks.  Week 10 of the Friday Night Football Showdown had a number of teams wrap up a playoff berth.

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        Region 8-4A will kickoff the 2017 high school football playoffs in two weeks, while Regions 4-6A, Region 4-5A and Region 4-1A begin the state playoffs in three weeks.  Week 10 of the Friday Night Football Showdown had a number of teams wrap up a playoff berth.

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      • Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week declared for Mississippi

        Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week declared for Mississippi

        Saturday, October 21 2017 2:08 AM EDT2017-10-21 06:08:03 GMT

        Governor Phil Bryant has declared October 23 -27 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.  

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        Governor Phil Bryant has declared October 23 -27 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.  

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      • West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

        West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

        Saturday, October 21 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:37:03 GMT
        Photo credit: Ryan Moore WDAMPhoto credit: Ryan Moore WDAM

        Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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        Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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      • A Mississippi Sergeant's good deed goes viral

        A Mississippi Deputy Sheriff's good deed goes viral

        A Mississippi Deputy Sheriff's good deed goes viral

        Saturday, October 21 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:26:28 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        A Warren County Sergeant's good deed is going viral on social media, thanks to a mother and son in Vicksburg. The family and sergeant are surprised the act of kindness is getting so much attention.

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        A Warren County Sergeant's good deed is going viral on social media, thanks to a mother and son in Vicksburg. The family and sergeant are surprised the act of kindness is getting so much attention.

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      • Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

        Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

        Saturday, October 21 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:49:17 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
        Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
        Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
      • Convict contacts victim's family from prison

        Convict contacts victim's family from prison

        Friday, October 20 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:39:06 GMT

        Kennya Johnson of Crystal Springs was alarmed recently when her family was contacted by Jefferson County Correctional Facility inmate Ontario Rhymes on FaceboOK. Rhymes is serving a 20-year manslaughter sentence, in the shooting death of her son, Marzedrick Johnson, gunned down last year.

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        Kennya Johnson of Crystal Springs was alarmed recently when her family was contacted by Jefferson County Correctional Facility inmate Ontario Rhymes on FaceboOK. Rhymes is serving a 20-year manslaughter sentence, in the shooting death of her son, Marzedrick Johnson, gunned down last year.

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      • 3 on the Road: The Curse of Dummy Mummy

        3 on the Road: The Curse of Dummy Mummy

        Friday, October 20 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-10-21 01:29:16 GMT

        In spite of the Old Capitol Museum archiving the story of Mississippi, one of its most popular artifacts has nothing to do with state history and is back on display for a limited time again this year.

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        In spite of the Old Capitol Museum archiving the story of Mississippi, one of its most popular artifacts has nothing to do with state history and is back on display for a limited time again this year.

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      • Lawmakers react to Mississippi Supreme Court's ruling on MAEP

        Lawmakers react to Mississippi Supreme Court's ruling on MAEP

        Friday, October 20 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:47:29 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        Mississippi's high court is upholding the lower court's decision that the public education funding formula is not binding. The ruling says the legislature doesn't have an obligation to fully fund the formula that it created twenty years ago.

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        Mississippi's high court is upholding the lower court's decision that the public education funding formula is not binding. The ruling says the legislature doesn't have an obligation to fully fund the formula that it created twenty years ago.

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      • Breaking

        Vicksburg woman charged with man's stabbing death

        Vicksburg woman charged with man's stabbing death

        Friday, October 20 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:03:40 GMT
        Christina Jones (Source: Warren County Sheriff's Dept.)Christina Jones (Source: Warren County Sheriff's Dept.)

        Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said a Vicksburg woman has been charged with the stabbing death of a man.

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        Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said a Vicksburg woman has been charged with the stabbing death of a man.

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      • Sophia Myers, 7, loses battle with DIPG

        Sophia Myers, 7, loses battle with DIPG

        Friday, October 20 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:58:58 GMT

        The South Mississippi community is coming to terms with the loss of a beloved little girl. Sophia Myers, 7, of Ocean Springs died October 20, 2017 after battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG.

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        The South Mississippi community is coming to terms with the loss of a beloved little girl. Sophia Myers, 7, of Ocean Springs died October 20, 2017 after battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG.

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      • Lumberton High students walk for domestic violence awareness

        Lumberton High students walk for domestic violence awareness

        Friday, October 20 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:40:17 GMT
        Photo Source: WDAMPhoto Source: WDAM

        Students at Lumberton High School walked around campus Friday to raise awareness for breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. 

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        Students at Lumberton High School walked around campus Friday to raise awareness for breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. 

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      • MPD officer relieved of duty after DUI arrest

        MPD officer relieved of duty after DUI arrest

        Saturday, October 21 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:40:37 GMT
        Cedric Hawkins (Source: MPD)Cedric Hawkins (Source: MPD)

        An off-duty Memphis police officer was relieved of duty after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer and arrested for DUI, according to Memphis Police Department.

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        An off-duty Memphis police officer was relieved of duty after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer and arrested for DUI, according to Memphis Police Department.

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      • Parents deliver passionate plea for change to school leaders

        Parents deliver passionate plea for change to school leaders

        Saturday, October 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:19:18 GMT
        (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

        Dozens of Memphis parents, calling themselves Memphis LIFT, got together for their second annual Parent Summit. The topic was making education better for all Memphis students. 

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        Dozens of Memphis parents, calling themselves Memphis LIFT, got together for their second annual Parent Summit. The topic was making education better for all Memphis students. 

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      • ‘Spaceman’ one of many honored at Stone Awards

        ‘Spaceman’ one of many honored at Stone Awards

        Saturday, October 21 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:13:54 GMT
        WMC's Kontji Anthony at the ceremony (Source: WMC Action News 5)WMC's Kontji Anthony at the ceremony (Source: WMC Action News 5)

        The night is meant to encourage, promote and honor leaders and organizations who pave the way for the community. 

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        The night is meant to encourage, promote and honor leaders and organizations who pave the way for the community. 

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