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Cooling Centers Help Senior Citizens Through Dog Days of Summer

As we enter the dog days of summer—the hottest of season—the City of Jackson is offering free cooling stations for senior citizens ages 60 and older.

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Tori Bowie

Tori Bowie became an instant star at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Sandhill, Miss., native took home three medals in her first time on the United States team.

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Guest Wins Run-Off: 'All I Can Say is Thank You'

The celebratory atmosphere filled Mudbugs in Brandon—even before the primary run-off results came in. The crowd knew their candidate, Michael Guest, would win the Republican nomination for the Third U.S. ...

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Sherman Alleges Dirty Politics, As Baria Claims Solid Victory in Senate Bid

With his family by his side, Rep. David Baria, leader of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus, declared victory in his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, at Murky ...

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Best of Jackson: Home Improvement

When you need help in dealing with a house problem, it's best to call a professional. That's where Best of Jackson: Home Improvement can help. Here are this year's winners ...

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Dowell Taylor

Belzoni native Dowell Taylor, 64, is once again the director of bands for Jackson State University and an inductee to the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Last-Hour Jobs for Youth?

Tensions ran high at the third Jackson City Council meeting in a week during discussions about funding for the Mayor's Youth Initiative Summer Youth Employment Program that is supposed to ...

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DA Smith on Police Shootings, Being a Victim

For the better part of last week's officer-identification task-force meeting at the Jackson Municipal Art Gallery, some of the members didn't know they had a prominent guest.

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Brotherhood of Destruction: An Addiction-Fueled Journey to Hell and Back

Benny Ivey met former Vice Lord and prominent drug dealer John Knight at a June people’s assembly at New Horizon Church on Ellis Avenue, and the two bonded as they ...

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David Baria Wins Senate Runoff: 'I Ain't Scared' to Face Wicker in November

With his family by his side, Rep. David Baria, leader of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus, declared victory in his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night.

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UPDATE: Run-off Issues: What Candidates Support, Believe; Vote Today Until 7 p.m.

Two spots on the November ballot are up for grabs today, as Mississippians head to the polls for a run-off election.

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Lucky Town Tap Takeover, Little Light House Benefit, Shoe Station Flowood and Launch Anniversary

Jackson brewery Lucky Town Brewing Company is partnering with Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo in The District at Eastover to host an event called "Tap Takeover" on Sunday, July 29, starting ...

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Low Turnout Expected for June 26 Run-Off Election, Secretary of State Predicts

The run-off election on June 26 likely will have low turnout, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said at a press conference on June 21.

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City's Financial Consultant, Michelle Thomas, Hints at Plans for Jackson

At its June 19, 2018, meeting, the Jackson City Council officially confirmed Michelle L. Thomas as the city's temporary financial consultant. She also offered suggestions for how to get the ...

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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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Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Wants Recall of Troops from Border

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking Gov. Phil Bryant to recall the Mississippi National Guard from the U.S.' southern border and refuse to send more troops.

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VIDEO: Jacksonians Weigh In on What the City Needs

Less crime, better roads and more businesses will make the city better, Jacksonians say. The Jackson Free Press conducted person-on-the-street interviews, asking people what they would like to see come ...

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Alcorn Farm to Fork Program, USM "Gold Route" and New MUW Development Officer

The Alcorn State University Extension Program, an education center at Alcorn focused on agriculture, began partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi for the seventh year of the Farm to ...

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MDOC Re-Entry Symposium Addresses Hurdles, Solutions for Returning Citizens

The parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church in northeast Jackson looked like the rear of any prison in the state this morning—lined with white Mississippi Department of Corrections vehicles ...

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Citizens' Police Academy Graduates 30 People

About 30 Jacksonians are now official ambassadors between the local police and the community after graduating from the Jackson Police Citizen's Police Academy on June 18.

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