Kelsey Davis, Mississippi Today

Kelsey Davis

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Cleveland, MS, United States

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Past articles by Kelsey:

After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels

In the past 20 years, the number of uncertified teachers in Mississippi’s schools has increased. But in the state’s poorest schools, many of them in the Delta, the numbers far exceed the state average. → Read More

Catholics see Trump-Pope meeting as harbinger of common ground

Wednesday's meeting between Donald Trump and Pope Francis sent mixed messages, according to Catholic leaders and parishioners across the country. → Read More

I Am An American: Fred Gray, the civil rights attorney who desegregated the South

As a young civil rights attorney in the 1950’s South, Fred Gray set out to obliterate every law that kept it segregated. → Read More

Alabama inmate gasps, coughs during his execution

Controversial drug was used in the execution of Ronald Smith for the 1994 murder. → Read More

Officer indicted on murder charge in Ala. shooting

Greg Gunn, who was unarmed, was shot multiple times by Officer Aaron C. Smith following an altercation when Gunn was stopped while walking home from a neighborhood card game at about 3 a.m. on Feb 25. → Read More

Alabama inmate gets a 7th stay of execution

Thomas Arthur was convicted in 1985, 1987 and 1991 of killing the husband of a woman he had an affair with. → Read More

Hometown honored Harper Lee by keeping her privacy

Most in city of 6,200 knew her or knew her by sight but helped keep outsiders from bothering her. → Read More

Two sentenced to prison on cocaine charges

The arrest of three people hauling an estimated $60,000 worth of cocaine purportedly began with a simple illegal lane change. → Read More

Judge rules man to stay in jail until drug, gun trial

U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Walker ruled this week that Joel Smith, who was indicted in November on drug and firearm charges, should remain in custody pending the outcome of his trial. → Read More

Man found not guilty of robbing DEA informant

Alta Williams was found not guilty by a federal jury Tuesday on charges connected to the robbery of a confidential informant for the Drug Enforcement Agency. → Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals denies emergency stay of execution

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has denied an emergency stay of execution for Christopher Brooks, who scheduled to be put to death on Thursday. → Read More

Former Franklin Police Chief convicted of selling firearm, ammunition to illegal alien

George Beck, the U,S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama announced Monday that a former police chief of Franklin, Ala., was convicted of selling a firearm and ammunition to an illegal alien after a three-day jury trial in Opelika last week. → Read More

BOE, school officials move to dismiss alleged gang-rape lawsuit

The Montgomery Public School Board of Education, Southlawn Middle School Principal Rafiq Vaughn and Assistant Principal Tramene Maye are named as defendants → Read More