By Jennifer Martin - email JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - "I wanted to be a Marine. I loved those uniforms. Those dress blues just knocked me out, " James Rundels remembers. "Unfortunately, it was segregated. ButMore >>
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
James "Jim" Isaiah Rundles, the first African American Mississippian to enlist in the U. S. Marines, died last week at St. Dominic Hospital. He was 93-years-old.
Rundles was a graduate of Lanier High School and Southern Christian Institute.
Rundles was a member of the Montford Point marines of Camp LeJeune, the unit President Obama awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2012.
Many will remember Rundles for his "Up and Down Farish Street" which was published in the Jackson Advocate for 67 years. A strong civil rights advocate, he used his influence as a journalist to "write" the wrongs.
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Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.More >>
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The Madison County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest of a drug dealer who has allegedly been distributing 25i, the synthetic LSD. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says that Kaleb K. ChhabraMore >>
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Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray competed in swimsuit and evening wear preliminaries Tuesday night. The winners in the first night of preliminary competition were, Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart in Talent,More >>
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