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Poll: Lumumba Leads in Mayor's Race; Graham, Horhn Battle for Second Position

A newly released poll conducted by Millsaps College and Chism Strategies reveals a highly competitive mayoral race. Jackson voters head to the polls on Tuesday, May 2 for the Democratic ...

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JFP Q&A: Ward 6 Candidate Ernest E. Slaughter, Sr. (Democrat)

Ernest E. Slaughter, Sr., 50, is running for the open Ward 6 city council seat in 2017.

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Working Families Party Endorses Lumumba for Mayor, Calling Him 'Inspiring'

A national group that supports raising the minimum wage, increasing public-school funding and reforming policing practices endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba today for Jackson mayor, calling him "inspiring."

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JFP Q&A: Ward 5 candidate Patty Patterson (Democrat)

Patty Patterson, 54, is running for the open Ward 5 city council seat in 2017.

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Out of the Shadows: Ronnie Crudup Jr. Brings Youth, Business to Forefront

Many Jacksonians did not know Ronnie Crudup Jr. before he announced as a candidate for mayor.

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JFP Q&A: Ward 4 candidate Mary McClendon (Democrat)

Mary McClendon, 59, is running for the Ward 4 city council seat in 2017.

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Look Ahead But Stay Present in the Jackson Mayor’s Race

As I look back on the many years I spent living in the city of Jackson, romanticism sometimes begins to set in.

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City of Jackson Primaries: May 2, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, Jacksonians will cast their votes in mayoral and council primaries.

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Gate Debate Rankles City Council, Again

Distressed residents from the Villages of Northpointe in far northeast Jackson gathered at the Jackson City Council meeting on April 18 to address Councilman President Tyrone Hendrix on his lack ...

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Chokwe A. Lumumba for Mayor

Chokwe Antar Lumumba's strong national presence will bring recognition and resources from outside Jackson to help raise our stature as a progressive and creative capital city that appeals to young ...

'Some Is, Some Isn't': County Files Clearly at Risk

After the Jackson Free Press followed up on a tip regarding water damage to decades-old ...

Lumumba in Pictures

Although he was mayor for less than a year, his impact can be felt throughout ...

Pictures of the Week: Chickball 2013

The photos from Vol. 11, No. 45 -- The Chickball Issue -- Sex Trafficking, Jezabelle ...

The Mayoral Inauguration 2013

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's inauguration was held at the Jackson Convention Complex with almost 2,000 people ...

Raise Your Pints- Beer Tasting 2013

Photo intern Melanie Boyd photographed the Jackson Free Press and Raise Your Pints team beer ...