Funeral planned for state’s first black female senator

State Sen. Alice Varnado Harden, a Democrat from Jackson who was a passionate voice for education and domestic violence victims during her 24 years in the Legislature, has died. She was 64.

Her death was announced Dec. 6, by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. She died at a Jackson hospital after a lengthy illness, friends said. Other details of her death were not released. She is survived by her husband, Dennis, and a daughter. […]