Sollie Norwood sworn in to Senate District 28 seat

March 7, 2013 in Top Stories

By Laura Tillman

Associated Press

Democrat Sollie Norwood was sworn in Monday, March 4, 2013 as the newest member of the Mississippi Senate. Norwood, 60, is a former member of the Jackson School Board.

He defeated former Jackson city councilman Marshand Crisler in a special election runoff to represent Senate District 28, which is entirely in Hinds County….

Mississippi State Senator Alice Harden dies at 64, lie in repose at State Capitol

December 13, 2012 in News, Obituaries, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

From the seat of the Governor’s office to the Commercial Appeal News to the feminist.org blog, the condolences and statements of admiration and remembrance for State Sen. Alice Harden (D-MS) continue to flow. She passed Thursday, Dec. 6, of an undisclosed lengthy illness.

As an African American woman to serve in the Mississippi State Senate, beginning in 1988, she left her mark on history. Her body will lie in repose at the State Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m….