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Mississippi John Hurt Museum burned to the ground; foundation believes it to be arson

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www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-02-22 06:53:47

SUMMARY: Hours after being declared a landmark, the Mississippi John was destroyed by fire. Firefighters arrived to find the museum fully ablaze, leading to the loss of the building. The Mississippi John Hurt Foundation announced the incident on social and expressed suspicions of arson, contrary to who currently see no foul play. The foundation, commemorating the Black country blues singer and guitarist John Hurt, described the as a devastating act of vandalism against his legacy of kindness. Further details about the suspected arson will be provided later by the foundation.

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Kiffin: New college football helmet communication rule ‘cheat code’ for Ole Miss offense

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-04-19 18:40:27

SUMMARY: College football will introduce coach-to-player helmet communications for the 2024 season, allowing coaching staff to directly speak with one identified player (marked with a green dot) on the field. Lane Kiffin, head coach at , anticipates this change will enhance his offense's performance. The communication system cuts off at 15 seconds left on the play clock or at the snap. Kiffin's offensive strategies have previously led Ole Miss to high SEC rankings and a historical 11-win season. Additionally, teams can now use up to 18 tablets for in- but without further analytics or communication capabilities. A new two-minute timeout rule similar to the NFL will also be implemented, bringing synchronization to timing rules.

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Eudora Welty Library building in Jackson to be demolished

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-04-19 18:27:50

SUMMARY: The Eudora Welty Library building in , originally a Sears store in 1946 and later a public library, is slated for demolition. After falling into disrepair, the has ceased its maintenance, and the library board decided to relocate. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is involved in plans to replace the historic building with a green public park, reflecting Jackson's original 1822 design. The park is being designed by a national firm and will connect the Two Mississippi Museums and Street. Noble T. Crigler donated the first $1 million, with additional from the Mississippi and private donations. The new park will be named after Crigler's late wife, Margaret Ann Crigler. MDAH is also working to relocate the library .

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31 Mississippi education centers recognized as Military Star Schools

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-04-19 17:33:33

SUMMARY: The Mississippi Department of Education has recognized 31 education centers as 2024-2026 Military Star Schools for their substantial of military families and of service members. These schools appoint military liaisons, student-led support services, require staff on military family needs, and publicly acknowledge the military community. The initiative was launched by Governor Tate Reeves in February 2022 and previously awarded the designation to 61 schools for 2023-2025. The program aims to ease educational and social-emotional challenges for military-connected children during transitions. Designations are valid for two years, with the for renewal or new applications in 2025.

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