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Campbell’s Craft Donuts, Kebab & Curry, Downtown Fitness

Mitchell Moore, owner of Campbell’s Bakery, recently announced plans for a new branch of the business called Campbell’s Craft Donuts, which will be located at the currently in-development Belhaven Town ...

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Kavanaugh and a Mississippi Judge: Did Nominee Mislead Congress on Pickering?

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears to have been more involved in President George W. Bush's 2003 nomination of then-U.S. District Judge Charles Pickering to the 5th U.S. Circuit ...

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UPDATED: Hinds DA Smith's Aggravated Stalking, Robbery Trial Resumes After Delays

Jury selection began today in Rankin County for Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's latest trial for an aggravated stalking charge and a robbery charge for allegedly attacking ex-girlfriend ...

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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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Release JPD Officers' Names in 72 Hours, Task Force Recommends

The rise in officer-involved shootings under Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, now at nine, and the lack of transparency thereafter posed an issue for the self-proclaimed most radical mayor in America.

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JSU Minority STEM Education Grant, USM All-South Marching Band Day and UM One-Minute Film Competition

More than 300 high-school band students from across #Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida will come to the University of Southern Mississippi to perform alongside the university's Pride of Mississippi Marching ...

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Jennifer Young Wallace

The Association of Teacher Educators elected Jennifer Young Wallace, who has served as accreditation coordinator for Jackson State University's College of Education and Human Development since 2014, to its national ...

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Trump Cancels Mississippi Rally to Boost Cindy Hyde-Smith Campaign

President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Mississippi to support incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith as she fights to hold the seat that Gov. Phil Bryant appointed ...

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U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson Says 'One Lake' Violates Federal Laws

In a surprise move, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson and a coalition of businesses, public-interest organizations and citizens are speaking out against a draft plan to dam the Pearl River and ...

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Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined 15 other Republican leaders across the country in signing a brief that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act ...

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Scottie Phillips

University of Mississippi running back Scottie Phillips proved his ranking against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, running his way into the school record book.

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Lumumba Has Mixed Reaction to Special Session's Funding to Jackson

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba had a mixed reaction to the recent special legislative session during which Jackson received $50,000 from the BP settlement to repair a bridge on Sherwood Drive ...

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Best of Jackson: Lawyers and Law Firms

Each year, we ask you about the best things in Jackson—from places to eat and drink to people to nonprofits and everything in between, including lawyers. Here are who you ...

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Trump Mocked Sessions as 'Dumb Southerner' and 'Retarded,' Per Woodward

President Donald Trump once described his attorney general, Alabama native Jeff Sessions, as a "dumb Southerner," according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

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Moving Forward in Jackson

Development often happens in fits and starts in Jackson, but fall 2018 should see a lot of bulldozers and hard hats around town.

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Civil Rights Trail Goes National

On April 24, 1960, a group of about 125 African Americans stormed Biloxi Beach, swimming in the water and playing on the beach. It was not long before a mob ...

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Making ‘Black Voters Matter’ in the Deep South

LaTosha Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, stopped in Jackson on Aug. 24, 2018 to network with black women as part of her organization’s “The South is Rising Tour.”

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Susan Bender

Susan Bender, 56, fosters a passion for biological sciences among her students. "It's a wonderful bunch of students that just need someone to tell them it's OK to try and ...

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ONGOING: City of Jackson Releases Gordon Flooding Strategies, Updates

The City of Jackson is expecting Tropical Storm Gordon to cause flooding in Jackson.

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New Orleans Opponents of 'One Lake' Push Letter Campaign to Stop It

The New Orleans-based Gulf Restoration Network, which formed a coalition in 1995 to "restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region," is pushing a letter-writing campaign against the proposed "One ...

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