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The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Alissa:

How Mississippians found hope, gratitude in 2020 through pandemic, disasters

Even through a global pandemic, a contentious election cycle and hurricanes, many Mississippians have been able to find the silver lining in 2020. → Read More

Mississippi chicken plants paid employees below minimum wage, hired a child, feds say

The same companies were targeted last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when federal agents arrested 680 undocumented workers. → Read More

Autopsies backlogged, homicide cases delayed as state's chief medical examiner under investigation

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mark LeVaughn was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 10 and is part of an active investigation by state authorities. → Read More

Water main break affects Clarion Ledger press run. Here's what to do if you did not get your paper

Clarion Ledger editor Mary Irby-Jones said, "We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue.” → Read More

Detainees allege abuse, torture at Mississippi ICE detention center

The allegations in the complaint are "completely false," said a spokeswoman for CoreCivic, which operates the Adam County Correctional Center. → Read More

Coronavirus in Mississippi: 969 new cases, 3 deaths reported Sunday

According to the latest data, the total number of positive cases in Mississippi now stands at 134,309. → Read More

Report: Camera caught guards beating Mississippi man at Madison County jail before he died

More than two years after Harvey Hill died, his family's attorney says the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into the death. → Read More

Record number of absentee voters in Mississippi not expected to delay election results

"We got a lot of our counties that are requesting these high-speed scanners so I don’t see much delay at all," Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson said. → Read More

What Madison County voters should know ahead of the election

Madison County voters should be ready for long lines on Election Day, Madison County Circuit Clerk Anita Wray said. → Read More

Inmates sell drugs, phones in Mississippi prisons. MDOC busts smuggling ring, seizes $69K.

“Contraband is used by gangs to control everybody else," MDOC Commissioner Burl Cain said in a statement. → Read More

'I just never stopped fighting': Curtis Flowers, now a free man, gives his first interview

Curtis Flowers gave his first interview to a reporter whose investigative podcast, In the Dark, helped set him free. → Read More

Mississippi Health Department makes free COVID-19 rapid testing available

Rapid testing can return results in 15 minutes, but it's unclear how accurate they will be, said State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs. → Read More

Help Mississippi nonprofits get big grants from Gannett Foundation's program

Help Mississippi nonprofits win up to $100,000 for community improvement projects by donating. → Read More

Coronavirus in Mississippi: 321 new cases, 2 deaths reported Sunday

According to state records, the total number of positive cases in Mississippi stands at 100,488. The total number of deaths is 3,013. → Read More

Mississippi AG drops case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was tried 6 times for same crime

Mississippi's Attorney General Office is dropping its case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was tried six times for the same crime. → Read More

'Finally free': Mississippi AG drops case against Curtis Flowers, tried 6 times for the same crime

Curtis Flowers, the man tried six times for the same crime, will not face a seventh trial, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office announced Friday. → Read More

Shield or magnolia? Mississippi flag commission narrows options to two after designs fly

The commission will meet again on Sept. 2 to pick a winner. The public will vote on whether to accept the final design in November. → Read More

3 Mississippi inmates die at different hospitals within 24 hours

"Foul play is not suspected in any of the deaths," the Mississippi Department of Corrections said Saturday night. → Read More

A year after Mississippi ICE raids, chicken plants face few penalties as families suffer

Executives have gone unpunished for profiting from undocumented workers, who in turn face housing instability, deportation and family separation. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Black Lives Matter protest in Jackson

The protest, organized by Black Lives Matter Mississippi, follows a wave of protests across the state and country. → Read More