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Around the South: This Week’s Top 10 Southern News Stories

by Xander Norris At the Overby Center, our mission is to keep our audience as up to date as possible on the news of our region. So! Starting...

Willie Morris’s Oxford

JACKSON, Miss. – This year’s Mississippi Book Festival, held annually on the grounds of the state Capitol, included a “Remembering Willie Morris” panel celebrating...

Al Neuharth Award-2022 Freedom of Expression Awards

"Al Neuharth was a sharp businessman with an entrepreneurial spirit, whose appetite for risk was only exceeded by his drive to succeed. He was also a great newsman. He believed in free expression and he practiced it, even to the point of giving people he wrote about in his weekly column the space to reply."

U. S. Senator Roger Wicker roasted by the Mississippi Press Association

The Honorable U. S. Senator Roger Wicker was roasted last week by the Mississippi Press Association.  Charlie Mitchell, Associate Professor of Journalism was master of ceremonies.  Left to right: Mrs. Gayle Wicker, Associate Professor Charlie Mitchell and the Honorable Senator Roger Wicker.

Separate and Sometimes Equal: Photos from Possum Town

From 1920 to 1960, O.N. Pruitt photographed his fellow citizens (both Black and white) in Columbus, Mississippi, surrounding northeast Mississippi and Alabama. He documented floods and fires, tornado aftermath and carnival sideshows, sublime studio portraits and riverside baptisms, executions at the Lowndes County Courthouse, and a 1935 lynching.

Jim Weatherly to be awarded University of Mississippi Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly...

Wilkie: RIP Walter Mears, a Legend.

Editor’s note: Curtis Wilkie, the inaugural senior fellow of the Overby Center, developed a national reputation as an outstanding political reporter covering presidential campaigns....


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