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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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Meyers gives JSU “State of the Union” Spring update

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Jackson State University (JSU) President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers highlighted University accomplishments and shared information about campus expansion plans during her “Spring Update.” Speaking to a large audience February 27 at the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on the JSU campus, she talked about expansion, enrollment, academic achievements, research, athletics, staff development, technology, advancements, and student initiatives….. […]

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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…. […]


Senate 28 race unsettled; run-off scheduled

By Daphne Higgins

Contributing Writer

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, two of the nine candidates in the race for the Senate District 28 seat will be returning to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in a run-off election to declare a winner for the position left vacant by the death of Senator Alice Harden.

Unofficial results show that Marshand Crisler edged out opponents, Sollie B. Norwood and Tamara Grace Butler, by a close margin to lead the trio in the special election poll results Feb. 5, 2013…. […]