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Council Confirms James Davis as Police Chief, Frank Figgers to School Board

It was standing room only in Jackson City Council chambers ahead of the special meeting this morning to confirm James Davis as Jackson Police Department's chief and Frank Figgers of ...

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Interim JPD Chief James Davis May Get the Permanent Job This Week

The Jackson City Council will consider Interim Police Chief James Davis as a permanent fit for the role at a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20.

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Family of Woman Killed by JPD Sues for $10 Million

Eight months after two Jackson Police Department officers fired fatal shots at 21-year-old Crystalline Barnes following a traffic stop, her family filed a $10 million federal lawsuit today against three ...

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City Settles Yarber-Era Sexual Harassment, Pay-to-Play Lawsuit

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously (5-0) at the Sept. 11 meeting to settle a longstanding sexual harassment lawsuit against former Mayor Tony Yarber and several other unnamed "John Does" ...

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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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JPD Targets Morale; Unveils $1.3-Million Fleet of New, Bold Police Vehicles

The Jackson Police Department unveiled a new fleet of 46 vehicles for the patrol division, each donned with a distinctive orange stripe across the rear doors.

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OPINION: Changing the Narrative of South Jackson One Project at a Time

More business partnerships are needed around this city to get things moving in the right direction. We plan to continue to make this happen.

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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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Release JPD Officers' Names in 72 Hours, Task Force Recommends

The rise in officer-involved shootings under Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, now at nine, and the lack of transparency thereafter posed an issue for the self-proclaimed most radical mayor in America.

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Lumumba Has Mixed Reaction to Special Session's Funding to Jackson

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba had a mixed reaction to the recent special legislative session during which Jackson received $50,000 from the BP settlement to repair a bridge on Sherwood Drive ...

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.