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Patricia Bennett

Patricia Bennett, who has served as a criminal law professor at the Mississippi College School of Law for 27 years, became the college's interim dean on Dec. 1.

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U.S. Rep. Harper Slams Election Recounts, Calls Pence His 'Bellcap' on Votes

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, who just learned that he will help oversee federal elections, says the Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein campaigns are using vote recounts to portray the presidential ...

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Rod Paige: JSU Must Improve Image, DeVos a 'High-quality Person'

Dr. Rod Paige, the former U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush, believes Jackson State University can and must get past its recent financial controversies and have a ...

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City of Jackson Christmas Parade Rescheduled to Dec. 10 Due to Inclement Weather

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the City of Jackson’s annual Christmas Parade has been rescheduled from Saturday, Dec. 3, to Dec. 10 at noon.

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GOP Leaders: Invest in Early Education, Reading to Raise Graduation Rates

Tackling chronic absenteeism, providing early childhood education and improving third-grade reading would increase graduation rates in Mississippi, the Republican chairman of the Mississippi Senate Education Committee said last night.

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Evan Engram

Tight end Evan Engram is one of the few holdovers from the University of Mississippi's stellar recruiting class of 2013. He chose to return to school while the Rebels' better-known ...

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Jackson Water: Lime Problem Went Unnoticed for Years, Fixed Now

Lead appearing in Jackson’s water in 2015 resulted from a faulty lime-feed system at O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, as well as shifting water chemistries, an expert consultant told the ...

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JRA, City at Odds Over $1.5 Million Bill for Farish Street

Somebody has to pay back $1.5 million to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since the Farish Street project stalled in 2014, but it is unclear whether the ...

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Privatized Meters Forgoing Long-term Profit

The City of Jackson could lose a chunk of future earnings from parking meters and municipal fines in exchange for a steady, smaller burst of revenue for the next 10 ...

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Lawmakers Address Blight, Praise God

The capital city's blight, mainly visible in hundreds of abandoned properties, was a priority for concerned citizens who met with the Hinds County delegation to plan legislation that will address ...

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Leslie Puckett

When Leslie Puckett began her business, BearCreek Herbals, in 2000, she was at a crossroads in her life.

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JPS Students Avoid Conflict with Peer Mediation

Early in the morning of Oct. 21 at Whitten Preparatory Middle School, students yawned and fidgeted in their stiff, wooden seats, clutching their hoodies and jackets. It was National Day ...

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What’s Up with House Bill 1523?

In the language of people who refuse to fight in wars like Vietnam, Mississippians should have "conscientious objector" status if they do not want to recognize LGBT citizens' right to ...

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Third-grade Reading Campaign Expanding with Low-income Outreach

For Mississippi's third graders, the stakes for good performance on the reading test that can knock them out of timely promotion to fourth grade are now higher than ever.

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Kolb's Grand Cleaners Reopening, Janie Pillow Antiques and Hope Enterprise

A few months ago, Brandon resident Janie Pillow relocated her antique store to a new location inside an old two-story house in Madison called Dorothy House.

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Vicki Moorehead

Madison resident Vicki Moorehead, a fifth- and sixth-grade science teacher with St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on Sept. ...

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Mississippi's Child Human Trafficking Laws Receive "B" Grade

A Shared Hope International study of states' child human-trafficking laws gives Mississippi a "B" grade for its state laws.

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Stamps: Transition to Trump a Time of Opportunity for Jackson

Jackson City Councilman De'Keither Stamps met with members of President-elect Donald Trump's transitional team earlier this month in Washington as a part of a group of leaders of color from ...

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Debate Over Neighborhood Gates Continues

Carl Menist, a resident of the Woodland Hills neighborhood in Jackson, showed up to a Nov. 14 city-council public hearing to speak out against a plan to gate his community. ...

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Early Years Network Set to Close by Year’s End

Meghan Gallagher, a mother of four who lives in Oxford, was disappointed to hear the news that a statewide network of early learning resource centers will close at the end ...

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