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Joshua Powell

Joshua Powell, an actor and producer working with Action Talent Agency in Flowood, may soon be on his way to a theater near you.

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The Curious Case of Mr. Smith, Mr. Butler and Mr. Hood

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith walked into the courtroom on March 3, 2016, with a clear goal—to help get Christopher Butler, then 38, out of the Raymond jail.

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Polls, Voter Turnout and Winning Mississippi

In Mississippi, so far, Trump looks like the favorite, but some pollsters have also speculated that with the right turnout formula, Clinton could give him competition, depending on several factors.

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Council President: City Will Not Pay to Defend Mayor Tony Yarber in Lawsuit

The Jackson City Council decided today to hire outside counsel to represent its interests in the sexual and race harassment lawsuits filed last week, citing conflicts of interest within the ...

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UPDATED: Council Drills City Staffers Over Lawsuits, Gets Few Responses

The Jackson City Council entered into an executive session during a special meeting this morning to discuss sex and race discrimination lawsuits filed against the mayor and the City of ...

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Archie's Fish and Chicken, The Palette Cafe and Char Restaurant

Jackson restaurant Char Restaurant will add a new private dining area by December 2016, combining the current building with the adjacent 3,000-square-foot space that housed Mozingo Clothiers before it moved ...

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Study: Mississippi Women Need More Political Representation

In honor of Women's Equality Day last Friday, WalletHub released its "Best and Worst States for Women's Equality" study, which looked at education, workplace and political environments for women in ...

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DA Smith Says MBN Framed Jackson Man; Agency Says Evidence Not 'Credible'

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is hanging his defense to state charges and a bar complaint around what he alleges is a set-up of Christopher Butler, the man ...

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Jacquelyn Franklin

Jacquelyn Franklin, a retired professor of social studies, African American studies and urban studies at Jackson State University, died on Aug. 3.

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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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JPD Escorts 'Champion,' Crime Up and Down, Depraved Heart' Killer Sentenced

Despite ongoing controversy over his role in Hinds County criminal case, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is bragging this week after several local court wins, including sending a Jackson man ...

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Sheldon Rankins

The New Orleans Saints are trying to fix a defense that was terrible last season. It was one of the worst in the history of the NFL, but this preseason ...

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UPDATED: Attorney Sues City of Jackson for Race Discrimination, 'Malicious' Termination

A former deputy city attorney is suing the City of Jackson for race discrimination, racial harassment, retaliation and violation of her First Amendment and due-process rights in federal court.

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UPDATED: Woman Sues Mayor Yarber for Sex Discrimination, Mayor Calls Her 'Disgruntled'

Mayor Tony Yarber's former executive assistant today filed a complaint in federal court accusing him of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and a hostile workplace within City Hall, and of having ...

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In Jackson, Trump Talks Bigotry, 'Brexit' and Fixing America's 'Inner-Cities'

The Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump, visited the capital of the Magnolia State on Wednesday night—first for a private fundraiser at the convention center, then for a rally at ...

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Opponents of Charter Schools Ready for Quick Judgment in Lawsuit

In a small room in the Jackson office of the Southern Poverty Law Center, challengers to the state's funding portion of the charter-school law spoke out about the negative impact ...

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Clarence Weatherspoon

One of the greatest men's basketball players in the history of the University of Southern Mississippi is coming home. Former USM star forward Clarence Weatherspoon is joining the staff as ...

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Char Restaurant Adds Large Private Dining Area for Meetings and Special Events

Char restaurant will expand into an adjacent Highland Village storefront this winter to add private dining space.

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DOJ Charges Mississippi Businessman with Bribery in Epps Case

Guy E. “Butch” Evans, 61, of Jackson, has been charged with paying bribes and kickbacks to former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner (MDOC) Christopher B. Epps in exchange for exclusive ...

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Coming into Its Own: ‘Obamacare’ Gets a Shakedown

Mississippians using the federal health marketplace, also known as "Obamacare, "will have fewer options than last year—largely due to United Healthcare's exit from the state's system, which takes effect Jan. ...

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