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Chad Kelly

University of Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly has been better known for his blowups on the field and his troubles off the field.

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Bills, Bills, Bills: Jackson Residents Confused by New Water Systems

Judging by the number of paint-stained overalls and tired faces in the Smith Robertson Museum auditorium, many people who attended Mayor Tony Yarber's recent town-hall meeting came directly from work ...

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JSU Students Stand Up to Sexual Violence

GIRL is a JSU Feminist Majority chapter that is taking to the streets on campus, demanding more safety and awareness about risk female students face.

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Provine: Academics, Behavior ‘Go Up Together’

Principal Laketia Marshall-Thomas believes that good behavior at Provine High School is about getting creative.

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Who is Farish Street’s Latest Would-Be Developer?

Leroy C. Smith represents a group of Denver, Colo.-based investors ready to pump $100 million into the Farish Street Entertainment District.

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Roberta Kaplan: ‘Someone is Responsible’

On Nov. 6, several witnesses took the stand in a federal courtroom for the first hearing in four Mississippi same-sex couples' challenge to the state's adoption ban.

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Melanie Vail Fuller

When she first started practicing yoga in 2004, Melanie Vail Fuller says she didn't see herself becoming a yoga instructor.

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JPS Superintendent Receives National Award

The National Alliance of Black School Educators has named Cedrick Gray of Jackson Public Schools its 2015 Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year.

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Holidays at the Jackson Zoo and Starke Fitness Toy Drive

As a thanks to all its community supporters, the Jackson Zoo will offer free admission to all members of the public on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. ...

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Democratic Incumbent Draws Green Straw; Wins House Seat

Rep. Blaine ‘Bo’ Eaton, D-Taylorsville, won a tiebreaker for his current House seat on Friday by drawing a box holding a green straw out of a bag. (Yes, you read ...

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Despite 'Hectic' Night, Jackson Crime Falling

Despite what top brass of the Jackson Police Department describe as a hectic night of arrests, statistics show a steady decrease in major crimes.

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Katt Williams

Comedian Katt Williams kicked off his latest arena tour, "Conspiracy Theory," in October.

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JPD Trained On Transgender Community

The Jackson Police Department partnered with the U.S. Southern District of the Mississippi Attorney's Office to host a "Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community" training session on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Javancy Jones

Jackson State University has nominated stud defensive end Javancy Jones. He will try to become the first player from Jackson State to win the 2015 C Spire Conerly Trophy.

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Malcolm White Leaving State Tourism Office

Long-time Jackson restaurateur and businessman Malcolm White is no longer with the Mississippi Tourism Office.

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The Push to Double the Minimum Wage

Cajania "CoCo" Brown, 24, says that she, her colleagues at Popeye's Lousiana Kitchen, and all other minimum-wage workers are worth more than what their bosses and the State of Mississippi ...

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‘No Excuse’: Where the Sidewalks End

Three people have been killed in the past three years in wheelchair-related accidents in Jackson, and some 100 in the past decade, according to local news clippings included in a ...

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Abortion Clinic to Offer Contraception, ‘Better Care’

Mississippi's only abortion clinic will become an official health provider for insurance companies within weeks.

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Pitts: The South is Overdue for Reckoning

Leonard Pitts Jr. will sign copies of Grant Park at Lemuria Books on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. He recently spoke to the Jackson Free Press about race, writing and ...

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Andre Carter

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Andre Carter always had a fascination with comic books and superheroes, but he often found himself wondering why none of the heroes ...


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