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Report: JRA, Goree and Watkins Suspended from HUD Programs; City Must Repay $1.5 Million for Farish

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has lost faith that any progress will be made with the Farish Street revitalization project that it wants the city of Jackson ...

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'Driving While Black'

Brandon resident Pam Johnson's historical nonfiction novel, "Justice for Ella" (iUniverse, 2014, $19.95), reveals Mississippi on a collision course with the Civil Rights Movement.

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Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints' task against the Minnesota Vikings this season got much harder with running back Mark Ingram suffering a fractured thumb that required surgery. Ingram had two screws ...

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Keep on Pushing: Fifty Years After Freedom Summer, Two Mississippi Sisters Press the Fight for Voting Rights

Dorie Ladner helped coordinate a great number of the civil rights sit-ins leading up to Freedom Summer, and she participated in every major civil rights march from 1963 to 1968.

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(Some) Drug Testing Kinks Fixed

On Sept. 10, Mississippi Department of Human Services started randomly administering Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory, or SASSI, assessment to first-time applicants to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal ...

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Faulty Senate Race Calls for Election Change

The 2014 U.S. Senate race pinned two sides of the Republican Party against each other in a heated primary that presented more possible problems with Mississippi's election law than it ...

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Domestic Violence: From #WhyIStayed to #HowILeft

After the video surfaced of Ray Rice's assault of his now-wife, Janay, and people on the Internet started asking questions that sounded an awful lot like victim-blaming, an author named ...

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Historic County Records Damaged

After a visit to the file-storage area in the Hinds County Courthouse, it is clear that files housed there are not treated with care or as if they are important ...

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David Skato

By now, David Skato has completed two feature films and two short-subject films, in addition to varied commercial work that, for now, pays the bills.

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Costco Detractors Want Restraining Order on City

At the Jackson City Council zoning meeting Monday, the council tabled discussion of the rezoning of parcels on Lakeland Drive where the city wants to put Costco.

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Council Gives Yarber Salary Ultimatum

The Jackson City Council held its nose and passed Mayor Tony Yarber's $390 million budget proposal Monday night. But the vote comes with strings attached, council members warned and could ...

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The Feathered Cow, Ro'Chez and Fiber to the Home

Nathan Glenn, owner of Jackson restaurants Rooster's and Basil's, will bring a new establishment to the city in early October.

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Dale Watson

Dale Watson has always stayed true to his sound and promises to bring a good time to Jackson audiences on Sept. 17.

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Council Ponders Pay Raises, Budget Cuts

After several weeks of poorly attended budget hearings, the city will approve a budget for the coming fiscal year later today.

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Testy City Council OKs Budget with Caveats

The Jackson City Council had to pass a budget today. It met that legal requirement, but it wasn't pretty.

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Bridgforth Rutledge

Bridgforth Rutledge, owner of seven Back Yard Burgers locations in the Jackson metro area, Meridian and Oxford, is one of thousands of restaurant owners taking part in the Share Our ...

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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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Yarber Addresses Sales-Tax Strategy

In the long-running soap opera known as Jackson's 1-percent sales tax option, the wards are about to turn. That is, dirt could be moving in all seven of Jackson's wards ...

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Kermit the Frog

Kermit the Frog is puppeteer and native Mississippian Jim Henson's most famous creation. Henson made the original Kermit out of one of his mother's old coats and gave him two ...

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Poll: Southerners Think Differently About Energy Impact

A University of Michigan survey released Tuesday found that Southerners are less likely than Americans elsewhere to believe that energy affects the environment.


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