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Dr. Kelly Buckholdt

Dr. Kelly Buckholdt will be a guest speaker at the Butterflies by Grace workshop "Start Relating Before You Start Dating," designed to help teenagers understand the dangers they may encounter ...

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Paramedics Steer Non-Emergency Patients Away from ERs

By using specially trained paramedics, health officials hope to help reduce avoidable trips to the emergency room and fill gaps in health care.

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James McMahon

Before the beginning of this year's college baseball season, few people would have considered University of Southern Mississippi pitcher James McMahon a possible candidate for the Ferriss Trophy, which the ...

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Zoubir Tabout

When you walk into Zoubir Tabout Antiques & Interieurs, you are not only greeted by an array of items from another era, such as paintings, hats and furniture; the shop ...

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Police Relations: From Gibbs and Green to Freddie Gray

In Jackson, local leaders don't see police-community relations as good versus evil. In fact, they say the relationship between the cops and the community has drastically improved.

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Jackson Eyes Federal DOT Grants

Mayor Tony Yarber hopes Uncle Sam can help the City of Jackson with some of its infrastructure challenges.

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The Tough Work After LGBT Marriage

Married on Saturday, fired on Monday. Rob Hill, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign of Mississippi, said the scenario is a real possibility and fear of LGBT people and ...

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The JFP a Finalist for 4 National Altweekly Awards

The Jackson Free Press is a finalist for four awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for the paper's coverage of Michelle Byrom death-penalty case, LGBT issues across Mississippi, government ...

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Zinn Touts Jackson Ties in Home Stretch

Going into the final two weeks before a runoff election for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, Walter Zinn is emphasizing his time spent working for the City of Jackson.

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Firefly Festival, Public Works Week and Merit Health

The Firefly Festival will take place Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music and entertainment throughout the evening and will serve as a ...

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City Looks to Fill $700 Million Infrastructure Funding Gap

Several shiny new pieces of recently purchased heavy equipment rumbled through the streets of downtown Jackson this morning.

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Erica Conner

Jackson Public Schools recently named Johnson Elementary School teacher Erica Conner the 2015 Teacher of the Year.

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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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Yarber: Infrastructure Red Tape Hurts Black Cities

Mayor Tony Yarber feels like he's between a rock and a hard place when it comes to addressing Jackson's failing infrastructure.

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JPD Remembers Fallen Police, Stresses Trust Building

After hoisting a crisp new American flag above Jackson police headquarters, Jackson's top law-enforcement officials remembered officers who've fallen in the line of duty.

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Melvin Rodriguez

Jackson State University started the SWAC Baseball Tournament with a 5-10 loss to Southern University on Wednesday, May 13. If the Tigers are going to keep their season alive and ...

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The Jackson Free Press Wins 7 SPJ Awards

The Jackson Free Press has won seven southeast regional Society of Professional Journalists, including five first-place prizes.

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Monica Flippin Wynn

For Monica Flippin Wynn, social media is not a distraction from her class; it provides useful tools for her students.

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Defining Effective School Discipline in JPS

On May 6, Jackson Public Schools seemed to be suffering from a split personality. That morning, at Wingfield High School in south Jackson, education advocates and school officials hailed the ...

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McComb Educators: Where Have all the Black Boys Gone?

It's not yet known how many of the black males who entered McComb High School four years ago will cross the stage at graduation and pick up diplomas this month, ...

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