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Mississippi Voter Information Guide

Today is the last day to register for party primaries for all statewide Mississippi offices, which will be on Aug. 6. Either mail your form in today or register in ...

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New Tougaloo President and USM School Ground-Breaking in Africa

Carmen J. Walters became the 14th president of Tougaloo College on July 1. She is the second female president of Tougaloo after her predecessor, Beverly Wade Hogan, who held the ...

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Pamela Junior Named Director of Two Mississippi Museums

After merging staff at the Two Mississippi Museums, Pamela Junior became director over both the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on July 1.

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West Jackson Residents Resist Homeless Center, Citing Community ‘Integrity’

Jackson City Council Roundup for June 27, 2019

Some west Jackson residents say they fear that a planned resource center for the homeless could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those ...

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Derrick Ponder

One thing that would help the Jackson State University Tigers rise back to the top of the SWAC East division this season would be junior quarterback Derrick Ponder's play.

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ACLU Leader Steps Down to Focus on Attorney General Race

Jennifer Riley Collins, the Democratic candidate in Mississippi's race for attorney general, is now a full-time campaigner after she stepped down from her role as head of the American Civil ...

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Online Ordering at BRAVO!, MUL Youth Golf Program and MS Science Fest Honors

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar launched a new online ordering platform on Monday, July 1, which allows customers to order all currently available lunch and dinner items, including vegan menu ...

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Jacksonians Sue City Over Water Billing Amid Siemens Conflict

Pieter Teeuwissen and Anthony R. Simon are representing six city residents in a lawsuit against the City of Jackson. The defendants named in the case have water bills ranging from ...

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Jasmine B. King

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which former President Jimmy Carter established in 1980, recently selected Jackson State University senior Jasmine B. King as a 2019 ...

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New Body Cameras Could Make JPD 'Less Aggressive' If Used Well

The Jackson Police Department will join various other police agencies across the United States that require officers to wear body cameras.

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Joe Biden's Praise for Segregationists Spans Decades

As a liberal Democratic senator before segregationists switched to the GOP, Joe Biden's friendships extended to not only conservatives, but notorious racist Dixiecrats like former Sen. Strom Thurmond of South ...

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JSU Student Patents Cleanstraww, Horse Poor Barrel Race and Belhaven Division III Membership

LaMonté Pierce, a graduate student at Jackson State University who is majoring in technology education, recently secured a patent for a special straw that he dubbed the “Cleanstraww,” which filters ...

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Independent Business Week: Taking a Slice of the Pie

The American Independent Business Alliance says on its website that shopping local helps build community, shapes a neighborhood's character, gives people access to expertise on a product; and creates a ...

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‘The Lady’ Who Hit Mississippi’s Glass Ceiling

For all of her success, Evelyn Gandy could not break Mississippi's highest glass ceiling; twice, she lost bids for governor against less-qualified men.

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On Pothole Patrol in South Jackson

Hazardous road conditions, many of them routinely unmarked, have caused a number of issues in Jackson, including a Jackson Public School bus getting its tire stuck in a pothole in ...

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Ann Somers

Ann Somers was looking for a change in her life and a way to do something different for the Jackson community when she opened combination pet store and adoption center ...

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Jody Owens Nets Endorsements for District Attorney: 'A System Changer'

At a Monday press conference, legislators, community organizers and elected officials held campaign signs as they filled the steps behind Jody Owens in support of his bid to become the ...

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Katherine Hoitt

Katherine Hoitt, a Vicksburg resident who currently serves as choir director of the Academy of Innovation there, says she doesn't remember a time in her life when she was not ...

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Habitat Broadmoor Revitalization, Not Just a Burger and Mississippi Writers Trail

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area will announce the launch of a five-year initiative to revitalize the historic Broadmoor neighborhood in north Jackson during a ceremony on Avalon Street at ...

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Jackson Youth Graduate from JPD Youth Citizens Police Academy

The Jackson Police Department held their Youth Citizens Police Academy graduation on June 21. More than 50 Jackson youth graduated from the two week program.

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