Mississippi Choctaw Chief Declares State of Public Health Emergency Over COVID-19
Tonight, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben issued a State of Public Health Emergency Declaration for the next 30 days due to the spread of the novel coronavirus on tribal lands in the state. The emergency order, posted on the tribe’s Facebook page at about 9 p.m., came after the Tribal Council […]
Forgive Thy Neighbor: Quinton Erby killed Lillie Richardson’s Son. She Forgave Him.
On Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, Lillie Richardson waited all night for Josh to come home. Her son had gone to a party at the Columbus, Miss., fairgrounds. The parties were in a one-room building behind a collection of empty fields. Though she worried the venue didn’t have enough lighting or security, Lillie knew it was […]