JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights. The recognition will take place during a celebration of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won't reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. Justices rejected his latest appeal Thursday.
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Pike County officials are seeking the relatives of a man found dead in his home last weekend. Authorities say Charles Markase was found dead Friday afternoon after a mail carrier reported mail and newspapers piling up at his house in McComb. Pike County Coroner Percy Pittman said Markase had been dead for about three weeks, apparently of natural causes, before McComb police officers found him. Anyone with family contact information should call 601-810-3993 or 601-249-1770.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state of Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent confirms Thursday that the agency's board approved the tourism tax rebate Wednesday for a hotel in Cleveland, Mississippi. It is being built by a Mississippi-based company that announced a deal in June with the U.S. president's company.
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