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Sherman Donated to Wicker, Thompson, Sessions; Baria to Only Dems

David Baria and Howard Sherman have both donated to federal election campaigns. Baria has donated to strictly Democratic campaigns, while Sherman has donated to Republicans and recently, Democrats.

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IBC Moves Beyond Tutus and Pointe Shoes with Competition Fierce

Tutus and pointe shoes were scarce during round two of the USA International Ballet Competition, as dancers performed contemporary pieces.

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Bryant Names Retired Colonel as Emergency Management Chief

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming another retired military leader to run Mississippi's Emergency Management Agency.

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US Rep. John Lewis to Speak at Art Institute Commencement

U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Atlanta's commencement ceremony.

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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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International Ballet Competition Announces Round-Two Dancers

A total of 44 dancers from this year's USA International Ballet Competition are moving on to round two. A jury narrowed the field from 92 dancers Thursday night, after the ...

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IBC Dance School at Belhaven, JSU Heritage Award and USM Adventure Therapy

This year, Belhaven University is playing a part in the USA International Ballet Competition by hosting the USA IBC Dance School, which runs simultaneously with the competition.

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Black Caucus Backs Baria in Dem Primary Runoff for US Senate

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is endorsing state Rep. David Baria in the Democratic primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.

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Hinds County Criminal Justice Council Gets to Work

A group of Jackson and Hinds County leaders has begun meeting bi-monthly to work on improvements to the adult and juvenile justice systems in the city and county, after Hinds ...

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Three Mississippi Choctaw Casinos Plan to Offer Sports Betting

Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven't said when it will start.