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Pro-LGBT Group Targets South, Names Rob Hill Director

Fifty-seven percent of LGBT people living in Mississippi have called the Magnolia State home for more than 20 years, yet they receive no protection against discrimination in employment or housing ...

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5th Circuit: Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Stays Open

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a Mississippi law that would have required the state's only abortion clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital ...

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Margaret Walker Alexander

Poet and writer Margaret Walker Alexander contributed four volumes of poetry, a biography and numerous essays to the literary world.

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Wine Spectator Honors Local Restaurants, Two Franchises Open

Recently, Wine Spectator honored a number of restaurants in Mississippi with its 2014 Restaurant Awards, which highlight the eateries around the globe that offer the best wine selections.

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DA Plans to Retry Michelle Byrom

Months after the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Michelle Byrom's death sentence, Byrom is finally off death row and back in the custody of Tishomingo County.

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Derrick Simmons

Mississippi State Sen. Derrick T. Simmons received the 2014 Award for Leadership in Juvenile Justice Reform at the 12th annual forum for the National Juvenile Justice Network, in conjunction with ...

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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: Get Ready for Pain, New Initiatives

In his first state of the city address since becoming Jackson mayor, Tony Yarber painted a hopeful picture of the capital city's future.

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Eric Stringfellow

Thirty-two years after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Jackson State University in 1997, Eric Stringfellow is now the interim head of the department.

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Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber's State of the City Address (Full Text)

There is much work to be done, but with your continued support there is no obstacle that will negate our influence. Jackson, Mississippi this is “Our Moment, Our Time” and ...

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Fondren Corner Owner: Anti-Abortion Signs 'Horrible'

Last week, Mike Peters, the owner of Fondren Corner, told fellow building tenants that he would "be the bad guy" and move anti-abortion signs with graphic images of fetuses on ...

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Deuce McAllister

Born Dulymus Jenod McAllister on December 27, 1978, in Ludlow, the Mississippi athlete known to many football fans as Deuce, will enter the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame July 25.

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Lawsuit: JPD Has Long Harassed Pro-Life Groups

Pro-Life Mississippi is suing the Jackson Police Department.

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Leader of the PAC

Bishop Ronnie Crudup says federal law does not require his political action committee to reveal more donor and expenditure information until Oct. 15, 2014. So, he's not going to.


Shining a Light on Super PACs

Discrepancies with All Citizens' FEC filings have raised questions about the transparency of the group's actions, but Bishop Ronnie Crudup claims the mistake was a misunderstanding.

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Black is the New Black: How Blacks Changed the GOP Game

On the night of June 24, state Sen. Chris McDaniel took the podium from his fellow Mississippi state legislator Michael Watson after results came in for the Republican primary run-off ...

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Drug Test Law: Punishing Parents, Starving Kids

Poor Mississippi children could go hungry if their parents test positive for drug use under a new state law that was supposed to go into effect on July 1, but ...

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Dr. Christian Koch

Growing up solving riddles and puzzles set Dr. Christian Koch on a path to medicine. He loved mathematics and constantly asked "why?"

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Yarber's City Shakeup Targets JRA, Judge

Mayor Tony Yarber's city shakeup continues as he has moved to terminate a municipal judge and is likely to appoint several new members to the Jackson Redevelopment Authority.

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July Brings New Medical Developments to Jackson

UMMC was one of four medical centers in Mississippi to be recognized as "Most Wired" in the study. Others included St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson and North Mississippi Health Services ...


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