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Skateboarder to Ride 8,000 Miles, 35 States, in 100 Days for Cancer - Mark Williams, a skate instructor for Goskate.com, is riding 8,000 miles on his skateboard to raise money for breast cancer. His journey starts in Vermont and goes on to California before returning to Maryland. [PR.com] - Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Mississippi Death Row Inmate Michelle Byrom Granted New Trial - Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom’s conviction was overturned today by the State Supreme Court, and the case has been remanded to the circuit court for a new trial. Michelle Byrom had been convicted of capital murder in 2000, for arranging to have her allegedly abusive husband, Edward Byrom Sr, murdered by a hitman. Prosecutors... - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

MS Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Woman On Death Row - She was convicted but her son says he is the real killer - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Conviction overturned, could death row inmate Michelle Byrom walk free? - Michelle Byrom has always been an unusual death row inmate. In what’s been called an extraordinary ruling, the Mississippi Supreme Court on Monday reversed Ms. Byrom’s capital murder conviction, ordering a new trial and a new judge amid discomfiting new evidence that Byrom took the rap for her son, who has confessed several times to killing his father. "Our citizens can once again take comfort ... - Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Woman on Mississippi's death row gets new trial - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A death row inmate who prosecutors say recruited her son in a plot to kill her husband will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Monday in a rare order for a prisoner awaiting execution. - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Miss. Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Byrom - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for death row inmate Michelle Byrom, whose attorneys say they have new evidence in her case.  - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Conviction overturned, could death row inmate Michelle Byrom walk free? (+video) - Mississippi's Supreme Court on Monday overturned the conviction of Michelle Byrom, sentenced to die in 2000 for arranging her husband's murder. The same court had previously upheld her conviction. What changed? - Tue, 01 Apr 2014

New trial ordered for Miss. woman on death row for husband's killing - A death row inmate who prosecutors say recruited her son in a plot to kill her husband will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Monday in a rare order for a prisoner awaiting execution. - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Mississippi death row inmate convicted in husband's killing to get new trial - Article by: JACK ELLIOTT JR. , Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A death row inmate who prosecutors say recruited her son in a plot to kill her husband will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Monday in a rare order for a prisoner awaiting execution. - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

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Tishomingo County School Board names Holly as superintendent - Daily Journal - Holly previously was principal of Iuka Middle School for three years and assistant principal there. She received National Board Certification in early adolescence/generalist in 2002. Holly earned her bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University ... - Sat, 29 Mar 2014

Parties dismiss suit over execution drug info - Hattiesburg American - JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Corrections and attorneys for a death row inmate have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over release of information on execution drugs and suppliers. The decision to dismiss was made after the attorney general's ...Mississippi death row inmate drops lawsuit after info provided on execution drug - Mississippi Press (blog) - Fri, 21 Mar 2014

Lawsuit filed by death row inmates' lawyers raises questions about Mississippi ... - Daily Journal - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday denied the attorney general's motion to set an execution date for Byrom, sentenced to death for the slaying of her husband at their Iuka home in 1999. A similar motion is pending for Crawford, who was sentenced ... - Fri, 28 Mar 2014

Davis, Harold in the home stretch - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) - All these years, I thought Iuka was the center of the universe and now I learn that it is actually a place called Champaign and controlled by a lady named Joan! Joan: On a more serious note, ... sounds like Joan just filled out her Warren Buffett ... - Tue, 18 Mar 2014

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