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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A lawmaker says art at the Mississippi Capitol should be updated to reflect accomplishments of African-Americans. Democratic Sen. John Horhn of Jackson says he would like to see statues of former Rep. Robert Clark of Ebenezer and the late Sen. Henry Kirksey of Jackson. Clark was the first African-American elected to the Mississippi Legislature since Reconstruction. Kirksey pushed redistricting to boost black representation.

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A team of 21 scientists will conduct a study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Sun Herald reports that the panel of researchers from universities and state and federal agencies was convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, and awarded $9.5 million in federal funds.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Court of Appeals is affirming the conviction of a man who, investigators said, beat a woman while robbing her home. Bryan Morton was convicted in 2016 of attempted murder, armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling in Warren County in 2014. He is serving a 60-year sentence.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Tyson Carter poured in a career-high 25 points to lead Mississippi State to an 80-75 win over previously unbeaten Stephen F. Austin at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs made all eight of their free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

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