Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...More >>
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It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
(WMC-TV) – Action News 5's very own Kym Clark remembers the shock when she was crowned Miss University of Georgia in 1983.
It was even more of a shock when she learned she was, at that time, the only black woman to ever earn that title.
That was many years ago, but this weekend there's another big first and it's on the Ole Miss campus.
Courtney Pearson from Bartlett, TN is a senior at the University of Mississippi and tomorrow she will be crowned homecoming queen.
"We do have a typical tradition in that, that person is usually Greek, and that person is usually white - but, I think we're kind of going away from that and really trying to look at what that person has done for the university, on what they've been involved in, what they're grades are looking like, things like that," said Pearson .
This secondary English education major is certainly involved. Some of the activities include Student Government, University Judicial Chair, Ole Miss Ambassadors and Freshman Orientation Liaison. Pearson said being the university's first African-American homecoming queen wasn't something she campaigned on.
However, she was aware there had never been one before.
"And I feel like it's an inspiration for others to be like, there's nothing that can hold me back, not my race, not my greekness, or my non-greekness - whatever it is that I want to do, I can do it," said Pearson.
Pearson said that 50 years ago she wouldn't have been allowed to even attend the university.
"Now the students are saying ‘Not only do we want you to attend, we want you to represent us at a whole and go and show the whole world what we're about and what we represent," said Pearson.
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:10:14 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
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The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
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