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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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WestJXN Porchfest Sunday on Robinson Road

Kimberly Hilliard, executive director of community engagement at Jackson State University, is partnering with Hope Enterprise Corporation and residents of west Jackson to host WestJXN Porchfest on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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Zoo Finances Under Examination During Management Search

The Jackson City Council voted to hire a team of certified public accountants to perform a "forensic audit" to assess the financial status of the Jackson Zoo.

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Forest Hill Band Gets Full Support from Jackson Council

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support the students of Forest Hill High School and ask for the band director to be reinstated after an Oct. 6 performance ...

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Family Seeks Justice for Black Man Found Hanging From Scott County Tree

Willie Jones Jr.'s family has joined forces with the the Scott County Chapter NAACP, New Black Panther Party, Jackson Chapter Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and two Jackson-based pro-bono lawyers to ...

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Embattled Forest Hill Band Director, Students May Get Council Support

The Jackson City Council will launch itself into the contentious Forest Hill High School Band fallout with two tasks: reinstate the band director and lift the suspension imposed on the ...

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LGBT Equality Report: Jackson and Hattiesburg Lead Mississippi

Jackson and Hattiesburg lead among Mississippi's nine largest cities in LGBT equality, the Human Rights Campaign says in a new report.

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Lumumba Calls 'Foul' on MBI's New Position on Officer-Involved Shootings

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations alerted the City of Jackson last week that it will no longer take on officer-involved shooting cases in Jackson.

Terry Road Pool Renovation; South Jackson Mural

Thanks to partnerships with businesses such as Ace Hardware and T-Shirts & More, New Horizon ...

Demolition for Fondren Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel

Demolition of a 2-acre plot in the heart of Fondren to clear ground for a ...

Word on the street: What would you like to see come to Jackson?

The Jackson Free Press conducted person-on-the-street interviews, asking people what they would like to see come to the city.