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Local List: David Lewis

If you've been out and about around Jackson, chances are you may have seen David Lewis, who recently became manager of the Arts Center of Mississippi. Here are his top ...

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Local List: Funmi “Queen” Franklin

Funmi "Queen" Franklin who owns business incubator Kundi Compound with her husband, Brad "Kamikaze" Franklin, has carved a space for herself in the entrepreneurship community. Here are her top 11 ...

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Welty Library Set to Re-open Monday

The Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson will reopen on Monday, after state and city officials inspected the building today, determining the first floor is safe for patrons.


Local Gulen-Inspired 'Dialogue Institute' Addresses 'Ongoing Situation in Turkey,' Denounces Coup

The Dialogue Institute SW is a part of a larger network of organizations inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gülen, who is accused of being connected to the attempted coup ...

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Live Blog: TEDx Jackson

We're liveblogging TEDx Jackson from the Pix/Capri in Fondren.

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Same-Sex Couples Apply For Marriage Licenses in Hinds County

Same-Sex Couples applied for marriage licenses this morning at the Hinds County courthouse in Jackson.


Halloween 2013 Event Changes

Inclement weather tomorrow night has caused some Halloween events to change.

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A Chokwe Lumumba Primer: His 2013 JFP Interview, Audio, Campaign Reports

Chokwe Lumumba first came to Jackson in the early 1970s as a civil-rights activist. He returned to Michigan shortly after to attend law school, returning to Mississippi in 1988.

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Hal White, a Friend to So Many, Passes Away At 64

I spent an hour or so talking Jackson with Hal White at the south corner of the bar at Hal and Mal's, his signature spot, two weeks ago. I had ...

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Make Way for the Ladies

Three decades ago, it was just folks in costumes inspired by Tennessee Williams novels and Queens in pickup trucks throwing produce at people during rush hour on a Friday.

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Second International Gumbo Festival Announcement

Promoters Arden Barnett and Bill Bissell announce details and music lineup for this year's International ...

MidFest 2014

People gathered in midtown this past weekend to see art, hear music, and see some ...

Richland Tornado Damage

As tornados swept through the state and metro area, here are some photos from our ...

Same-sex couples apply to marry in Hinds

Five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Hinds County courthouse on March 25, ...

Lumumba in Pictures

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

Fire on Jefferson Street

A fire broke out at a building on Jefferson Street, near the offices of WLBT-TV. ...