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AP: State, Ole Miss Prep for Weekend Action

The last time Mississippi State faced Arkansas, the Bulldogs were a mediocre 4-6 football team trying to figure out a way to become bowl eligible. Things have changed quite a ...

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Corey Wiggins

As director of the Mississippi Economic Policy Center, Dr. Corey Wiggins has one, simple job: help end poverty in Mississippi.

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How Obamacare Went South In Mississippi

In a state stricken by diabetes, heart disease, obesity and the highest infant mortality rate in the nation, President Barack Obama's landmark health care law has barely registered, leaving the ...

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Dress for Success Strength Award Recipients

This year's recipients of Dress for Success' Strength Awards are Miss Mississippi 2014 Jasmine Murray, philanthropist Joni Strickland McLain, dean of Mississippi College School of Law Wendy B. Scott and ...

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Crime, JPD Big Themes for Ward 1 Hopefuls

Everyone with hopes of securing a spot on Jackson's City Council says the city has a crime problem, but opinions about how to prevent and clean up crime varies among ...

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Downtown on Display, Bio-Med, Small Biz Awards, Top STEM Majors

The second annual Downtown on Display will take place in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 1, coinciding with the fourth annual Town Creek Arts Festival.

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Standing Up, and Dancing, Against Domestic Abuse

For 10 years, the JFP Chick Ball has focused on the strength of women. This year, a new event invites men of character to stand up against domestic violence—and celebrates ...

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Here Come the Judicial Races

As they say, Mississippi likes to elect everyone from dog catcher to governor. That includes judges, who must run every four years. Here's a look at the judicial candidates who ...

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How to End Persistent Poverty

In Mississippi, he points out, half the state's 82 counties have experienced persistent poverty, where at least 20 percent of the people have lived in poverty for three decades.

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How to Be a Stand-Up Guy Against Domestic Violence

Since March, a group of about 10 men from various walks of life have been meeting once a month around the Jackson area. The men represent a spectrum of experiences ...

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Men of Character

Jed Oppenheim worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center for five years, and co-organized activities for the Freedom Summer Youth Congress this past summer.

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Batterer’s Intervention: Changing Minds, Saving Lives

Early on in Ben Ellard's career as the program manager of the Batterer's Intervention Program at Pearl's Center for Violence Prevention, he had a profound experience while processing a new ...

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Justin Glover/Vivian Montgomery

After praying to RuPaul, Justin Glover, also known as Vivian Montgomery, walked out of his apartment in Belhaven in front of a group of tennis players in 2013.

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Richard Sellers: Schooling the City Council

Richard Sellers comes from a long family line of educators. Currently a special-education teacher at Brandon High School and a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, Sellers, 31, believes ...

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MAEP Opponents Complain About Program They Helped Implement

Many people who don't support the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which aims to support schools across the state with necessary resources, believe the formula is faulty. But few go beyond ...

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Community Leaders: Keep Homeless Shelters Open

This morning, representatives from Mississippi MOVE and Mu Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity met at Matt Devenney Emergency Shelter, or Matt's House, to ask for community support in ...

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Ann Turner Williams

Drake’s Designs Florist & Gifts owner Ann Turner Williams and her business-neighbor, Chris McCoy of The Book Rack, are teaming up for Books & Boos, Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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Death Row Prisoner Manning in Court Today

Willie Jerome Manning, a Mississippi death-row inmate, will argue before the state's high court Monday that he deserves a new trial because his lawyer's poor performance and faulty evidence contributing ...

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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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Supreme Court: McDaniel Challenge Too Late

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against state Sen. McDaniel, saying that he did indeed miss the 20-day filing deadline for his election challenge in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

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