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Amid Water Shutoffs, Jackson Assists Siemens Customers With Bills

The City of Jackson's customer-focused process of offering payment plans to beleaguered Siemens Inc. customers since April has not yielded revenue at a quick enough rate to fill the massive ...

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New Leaders at USM Institute for Disability Studies, MSU Groundbreaking and Belhaven Welcome Week

Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the beginning of construction on its Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.

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Frank Mickens Jr.

Frank Mickens Jr., a longtime Jackson resident who founded engineering and construction firm Encon, Inc., died on Nov. 17 at age 67.

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Foster Claims 'Third Party' Offered $1 Million to Exit Governor's Race

A third party offered to help Mississippi State Rep. Robert Foster, R-Hernando, secure $1 million in fundraising if he would drop out of the race for governor, the GOP candidate ...

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Former Criminals Training to Stop Violence in Jackson with $150,000 Grant

Terun Moore and Benny Ivey will be Jackson's first official, trained "credible messengers," working to prevent violence in the metro area.

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John Hendrick

Jackson State University did not have to look far to find its 20th head football coach. The team took the interim tag off John Hendrick in November and will keep ...

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South Street Live and State Street Reconstruction Project

The City of Jackson began work on the second phase of its State Street Reconstruction Project, which will focus on completely reconstructing State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road, ...

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Governor Talks Criminal-Justice Reform, First Step Act, 'Baby Daddies' at Summit

Gov. Phil Bryant enthusiastically backed federal criminal-justice reform at the Mississippi Summit for Criminal Justice on Dec. 11 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Jackson.

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Cultivating the Technology Sprout

If you have ever used the camera search tool on the Amazon app, you can, in part, thank the team behind Partpic, including Jackson native Nashlie Sephus, the owner of ...

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Jackson Rising

In November, education nonprofit Operation Shoestring announced that as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration, it would launch the "Rise to the Future" capital campaign to go toward renovations.

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Amanda Fontaine

Amanda Fontaine first encountered her passion of working with victims of burn injuries through volunteer work with Junior Auxillary. She started out volunteering with the organization at Delta Regional's burn ...

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Mississippi Towns Hit Hard Financially by Rising Sea Levels, Study Finds

Homes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast lost more than $263 million in value due to rising sea levels, an analysis by the First Street Foundation and Columbia University found.

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Hard-right Conservative 'Farmer Bob' to Announce Run for Governor

Freshman State Rep. Robert Foster will announce a bid for the Republican nomination to be Mississippi's next governor tomorrow in his hometown of Hernando.

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Jackson City Attorney Abruptly Replaced with Tougaloo Professor

Amid churning rumors that Jackson City Attorney Sharon Gipson had been let go, the City announced her termination and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's replacement in one fell swoop on Dec. ...

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Celebrating with Local Cheer

This holiday season, make local events a part of your celebration.

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Trump, Acting AG Praise 'Project EJECT' Strategy as Jackson Homicides Surge

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker presented the Southern District of Mississippi's U.S. Attorney's Office with an award for the outstanding overall partnership/task force for its contentious violent crime-fighting program, Project ...

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Belhaven Business Success Award, 'Imitation of Life' Exhibit at MSU and Millsaps at the Arts Center

Belhaven University gave John G. Davis Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, its Business Success Award as part of the university's 2018 Alumni Awards reception on ...

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Duane O'Neill

Duane O'Neill, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership for 25 years, stepped down from his position on Nov. 2.

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'One Lake' Could Mean 'Catastrophic Failure' of State-Owned Bridges

One day before public comment closed on the "One Lake" flood-control and development project proposed along the Pearl River, the Mississippi Department of Transportation sent a letter to the Rankin-Hinds ...

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Jeffery Simmons

People had high expectations for Jeffery Simmons as a five-star recruit out of Noxubee County High School.

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