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Top Dollar Pawn Shop Lives for Another Day

Tramaury Barnes walked into Top Dollar Pawn on West Street at about 10 a.m. on April 24, 2017, to retrieve his AR-12 he had pawned.

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Suing for Fully Funded Education

The fight to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program continues in the courtroom, as two Democrats filed a lawsuit against the governor, the state fiscal officer, the Mississippi Department ...

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When Children Can’t See: Vision Problems Can Lead to Failing

Vision to Learn, a Los Angeles-based foundation that aims to screen all children for eyesight problems, has partnered with Jackson Public Schools to screen nearly 27,000 students in the district.

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Paul Bonds

Paul Bonds, who owns local coffee roaster and retailer BeanFruit Coffee, says he grew up hating coffee until a single cup changed his perspective.

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ACLU of Mississippi Calls for Investigation into Rep. Karl Oliver's Past

The ACLU of Mississippi has called on Gov. Phil Bryant, House Speaker Philip Gunn and the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Rep. Karl Oliver's statement was a breach of ...

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Four Black Moms Sue State for Denying 'Uniform System of Free Public Schools'

Four mothers with children in majority-black school districts and schools rated "D" or "F" are accusing the State of Mississippi of violating a law requiring "uniform system of free public ...

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Derek Emerson Purchases Parlor Market, Grillehouse Ribbon Cutting and Seafood R’evolution Tapas Menu

Derek Emerson, who owns Walker’s Drive-In, Local 463 Urban Kitchen and CAET Wine Bar, will begin making preparations this week to purchase downtown Jackson restaurant Parlor Market.

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Tim Martin

For Tim Martin, pursuing a career in public education did not always seem a likely career path, but it's one that he says has become a lifelong passion.

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Families Explode in Emotion Over Child Murder Charges, Rumors Dispelled

Four families were distraught today as Judge Bruce McKinley denied bond to Byron McBride Jr.; Dwan Wakefield and D’Allen Washington, charging them with capital murder for the kidnapping and murder ...

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Mississippi Valley's Bynum Named 'Preferred Candidate' for Jackson State Top Role

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced today the selection of Dr. William B. Bynum as the preferred candidate for President of Jackson State University. Dr. ...

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Speaker Strips Karl Oliver of Vice-Chairmanship After ‘Lynched’ Facebook Post

House Speaker Philip Gunn stripped Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, of his vice-chairmanship today after Oliver’s Facebook post Saturday, which said those supporting the removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana “should ...

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Fallen Confederate Monuments Could Find New Home at Beauvoir on Coast

As the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee came down Friday afternoon in New Orleans—along with three other Confederate monuments in the city including Jefferson Davis—the future of the ...

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Rep. Karl Oliver's Lynching Call Turns Spotlight to Mississippi Statues

When Rep. Karl Oliver decided to take to Facebook Saturday night to vent his anger over the Confederate statues coming off public property in Louisiana, he ignited a firestorm over ...

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Kaitlin Lee

The University of Mississippi's surprise run to the title featured phenomenal pitching from the Rebel's Kaitlin Lee. In four games, she gave up just three runs in four games, with ...

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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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UPDATED: State Rep. Karl Oliver Calls for Lynching Over Statues, Later Apologizes

Rep. Karl Oliver posted on Facebook that those taking down Confederate statues "should be LYNCHED!" He later apologized, but many are calling for his resignation.

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Sheriff Victor Mason: Stop Spreading 'Vicious' Rumors in Kingston Frazier Tragedy

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason is addressing the rampant rumors around the murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier last week, which were fueled by an early report that the baby wasn't ...

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Amazing Grace: On Tragic Day in Jackson, JPD Honors Fallen Officers

On the same day that tragedy struck Jackson with the brutal murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, members of the Jackson Police Department and family members came together in downtown Jackson ...

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Kaye Phillips

Kaye Phillips says she did not know what to think when a stranger at the post office kept staring at her. The woman eventually pointed to her bag, which was ...

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Former Gov. Musgrove in Court: Law Requires State to Fund MAEP

The fight to fully fund the state's education funding formula had its day in the Mississippi Supreme Court on Wednesday. Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove told the court that the Mississippi ...


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