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Finding new ways to research a new South

July 18, 2008 - Researchers at Duke University want to update the history and statistics of 20th Century social change in the South, combining social science research with narrative, oral histories with statistics, in a new Center for the Study of the South.

Jackson, Miss. mayor pleads not guilty to federal charges

July 17, 2008 - Mayor Frank Melton and his two police bodyguards, Michael Recio and Marcus Wright, were indicted last week on three counts each of conspiracy and violating the civil rights of an owner of a private residence and the man who lived in the house. They were indicted yesterday, and all three men pleaded not guilty.