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Fallen Confederate Monuments Could Find New Home at Beauvoir on Coast

As the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee came down Friday afternoon in New Orleans—along with three other Confederate monuments in the city including Jefferson Davis—the future of the ...

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Rep. Karl Oliver's Lynching Call Turns Spotlight to Mississippi Statues

When Rep. Karl Oliver decided to take to Facebook Saturday night to vent his anger over the Confederate statues coming off public property in Louisiana, he ignited a firestorm over ...

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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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UPDATED: State Rep. Karl Oliver Calls for Lynching Over Statues, Now Apologizes

Rep. Karl Oliver posted on Facebook that those taking down Confederate statues "should be LYNCHED!"

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Police: 3 Men Stole Car, Killed 6-Year-Old in Back Seat

Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities ...

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Search for New Jackson State President Continues

Trustees are still looking for a new president for Jackson State University.

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Former Gov. Musgrove in Court: Law Requires State to Fund MAEP

The fight to fully fund the state's education funding formula had its day in the Mississippi Supreme Court on Wednesday. Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove told the court that the Mississippi ...

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Company Sued in Prison Bribery Scheme to Pay State $2M

A company that made drug testing cups involved in Mississippi's prison bribery scandal will pay the state $2 million.

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Mississippi Supreme Court Hears Appeal Over School Funding

Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is telling the Mississippi Supreme Court that justices should hold lawmakers to their word to spend a certain amount on schools.

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Pointing Fingers Won’t Help Mental Health Crisis

Mississippi's mental-health care problems are not secrets, and yet only when the DOJ sues the state and after speaking with some community advocates does the governor start talking about community-based ...