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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

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ETHEL, Miss. (AP) - Attala County authorities say arson is suspected in a fire that damaged a commercial building in Ethel. Firefighters say they found a table burning near the building's front door. They say the fire was spreading to the main structure. The investigation is being handled by the Mississippi state fire marshal's office.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Traffic was tied up on Interstate 220 in Jackson after a mobile home flipped off the trailer that was transporting it. MDOT says the accident blocked the highway's southbound lanes connecting to Interstate 55. No injuries have been reported.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The group behind Inspire Charter School plans to ask the state for approval to open the proposed charter school in Columbus. The group was denied a charter for the school in June by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. It has until Aug. 15 to file a notice.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi is taking steps to promote racial diversity and provide context for Old South symbols. Chancellor Dan Jones says two campus streets will be renamed and plaques could be installed to provide historical context for symbols.

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