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Sollie Norwood sworn in to Senate District 28 seat

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…. […]

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From nine to two…

Crisler vs Norwood in the home stretch of Senate District 28 race

By Othor Cain

Contributing writer

Vying to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Alice Harden, Marshand Crisler and Sollie Norwood faced off at New Horizon Church International Monday, Feb 18, to a small crowd of supporters and interested voters.

With three years left on a four-year term, nearly 60,000 voters in portions of West and South Jackson will decide who will represent District 28 when they go back to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 26, for a runoff election…. […]

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State Senate District 28 run-off Feb. 26

City mayoral and council seat candidates lining up

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


Marshand Crisler and Sollie B. Norwood will be the two run-off candidates for State Senate District 28, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Crisler received 25 percent of 2,789 votes cast, with Norwood receiving 22.5 percent of the votes…. […]


9 enter senate race to succeed Harden

Nine candidates are running for a state Senate seat in part of Hinds County. They’re competing to succeed Democrat Alice Harden, who died in December.

The special election is Feb. 5, with a runoff Feb. 26.

The candidates are Cindy Ayers-Elliot, Tamarra Grace Butler, Marshand Crisler, Sollie B. Norwood, Antonio Porter, James “Jimmy” Stewart, Kathy L. Sykes, Tommy L. Wallace II and Cassandra Welchlin. […]


Hail and farewell; a salute to those we lost in 2012

The year 2012 was filled with highs and lows, shock and disbelief – as notable movers and shakers, politicians and hit makers departed this world, but not without leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of many.

While the death of any individual is noteworthy, the following deaths are significant and stand as a testimony that greatness is achievable – even for the lowly and humble.

Listed below is a partial list of those we lost in 2012: […]