City & County

State Sues Jackson Over Refusal to Police Fair

The city of Jackson appears to have won the first round in a game of chicken against the Mississippi State Fair Commission over not providing fair security.

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Tim Johnson Challenges Tate Reeves to Debate(s)

Tim Johnson, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, wants to debate Tate Reeves, the Republican incumbent.

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Peter Friedrich

As the assistant professor and chair of the theater department at Millsaps College, Peter Friedrich is working to bring change that goes beyond the college to the national theater culture.

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How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers—Without Their Consent

In Alabama, a positive drug test can have dire repercussions for pregnant women and new mothers.

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BP Spill Settlement Gives Jackson $1 Million to Play With

Jackson leaders are considering how to spend $958,000 from a BP oil spill settlement.

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Deatrich Wise

Deatrich Wendell Wise Sr. will be honored as part of the 2015 Hall of Fame Class for Jackson State University Friday, Oct. 2, during the 2015 Hall of Fame Banquet.

City & County

Black Ministers and Business Owners Team Up for 'Economic Equity'

A new coalition of business owners and ministers is forming and today called on city leaders to "stop infighting" that coalition members say are hurting black-owned businesses in Jackson.

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Upping the Ante: GOP Threatens Education, Medicaid in Budget Hearings

The Republican leadership, which is against fully funding of MAEP, insists that if Initiative 42 passes, lawmakers will be forced to fully fund MAEP immediately, although its proponents are not ...

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Anne Amelot-Holmes

Since she was a little girl serving guests where her father worked in France, Anne Amelot-Holmes knew she belonged in the restaurant business.

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Hall: Building a System and an Economy

State senator Dick Hall has been re-elected four times, and is seeking his fifth re-election to the post.

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Brown: Learning from Kemper’s Mistakes

Since losing his seat in redistricting, Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, decided to run for the Public Service Commission.


Out to Lunch With the Politicians

If your favorite foods and eateries were named after politicians, here’s what we think they’d be.


DEADLINE: Voter Registration

Statewide and county posts, along with Initiative 42, are up for a vote in November. Don't forget to register to vote by Oct. 3 in order to participate in November's ...

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Remembering the Clinton Massacre

On Sept. 4, 1875, more than 2,000 former slaves crowded onto the grounds of Moss Hill, a plantation in Clinton, Miss., that had turned over to a Republican doctor after ...


Judge: Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Against MDOC Can Proceed

A federal judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against the state prison system.

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New LGBT Hangout, Clothing Outlet and Take-Out Restaurant

Jesse Pandolfo aimed to bring back a night spot for the Jackson LGBT community when she opened WonderLust inside the former Bottoms Up location.

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Charlette Oswalt

Charlette Oswalt wants to shake up Hinds County leadership as the first woman elected as sheriff.

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New JATRAN Changes Start This Week

A number of changes are coming to the capital city's mass-transit service, JATRAN, starting on Oct. 1, city officials say.

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Landon Lingerfelt

Growing up on his parents' farm in Hampton, Tenn., Landon Lingerfelt spent his entire childhood around critters of all sorts.

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New Data Reveals Stark Gaps in Graduation Rates Between Poor and Wealthy Students

A new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income students graduate at much lower rates than their high-income ...


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