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Sophia Myers was an angel among us

Sophia Myers died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, less than a month from her eighth birthday. She had been diagnosed in February with DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer. Sophia captured the hearts of people across South Mississippi and the country as she bravely fought against the fatal disease while her parents, Angel and Josh Myers, did all they could to make her final days happy and comfortable.

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28 arrests made in Mississippi in national sex trafficking operation

Nationally, 82 children were rescued from the sex trade in Operation Cross Country, a two-day initiative which focused on rescuing underage victims of prostitution. In Mississippi, there were 28 arrests in the operation, which took place Thursday and Friday, though no child victims were recovered. Last year, authorities were able to get two children off the streets.

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Sophia Myers was an angel among us

Sophia Myers died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, less than a month from her eighth birthday. She had been diagnosed in February with DIPG, a rare form of brain cancer. Sophia captured the hearts of people across South Mississippi and the country as she bravely fought against the fatal disease while her parents, Angel and Josh Myers, did all they could to make her final days happy and comfortable.
John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
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