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John W. Winkle III, a longtime University of Mississippi professor and state constitution expert, dies at 75

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John W. Winkle III, a longtime University of Mississippi political science professor who wrote a definitive reference book about the Mississippi Constitution, has died. He was 75.

According to an obituary from his family, he died Sunday at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, days after having a brain hemorrhage.

Winkle was a native of Rome, Georgia. After earning a doctoral degree from Duke University, he began working at Ole Miss 1974. He served multiple times as chairman of the Political Science Department on the campus in Oxford. Among the courses he taught were those on constitutional law and civil rights and civil liberties.

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Winkle received several teaching awards, and his colleagues recognized him with the Liberal Arts Excellence Award four times, the University Research Award four times and the Graduate School Research Award four times. In 1998, he received an award that goes to one faculty member in Mississippi’s university system for contributions to higher education.

A longtime Ole Miss professor and state constitution expert, John W. Winkle III, has died at the age of 75.

A longtime Ole Miss professor and state constitution expert, John W. Winkle III, has died at the age of 75.

After Winkle retired in 2013, he continued to teach courses in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss. An anonymous donor recently honored Winkle by naming a research and reading room for him on campus.

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Winkle also taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Emory University and King’s College in London as an invited visiting professor.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Meacham of Taylor, Mississippi; sons Johnny Winkle of Atlanta, Jason Winkle of Memphis, Tennessee, and Will Winkle of Taylor; brother, Joseph R. Winkle of Carmel, Indiana; and six grandchildren.

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Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church.



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At least 3 people killed and 11 others injured in Brazil school shootings

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At least three people were killed and 11 others injured Friday after a gunman opened fire at two schools in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, according to local authorities.



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Red flag fire warnings over CA winds canceled as storm system dies down

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Red flag warnings for fire danger in parts of Southern California were canceled Friday as Santa Ana winds declined, although forecasters noted that dry conditions would continue into the weekend.

Southern California Edison’s website showed no remaining public safety power shutoffs.

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California officials warned of increased wildfire risks due to seasonal Santa Ana winds, though those warnings were retracted Friday.

California officials warned of increased wildfire risks due to seasonal Santa Ana winds, though those warnings were retracted Friday.
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Electricity for thousands of customers in Riverside and Ventura counties was cut on Thanksgiving Day to prevent wildfires caused by wind damage to power lines and electrical infrastructure.

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No major fires were reported during the latest Santa Ana wind event.

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The most extreme gusts reached 99 miles per hour in mountains north of Los Angeles, and 88 miles per hour on a San Diego County peak, the National Weather Service said.



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Ex-soldier found guilty of Troubles shooting

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David Holden, a former member of the Grenadier Guards, was 18 at the time of the killing in 1988.



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