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Jackson Students Hack, Code Their Way to Top Honors

After sharpening their skills at the state's largest hackathon event, several Jackson-area schools flexed their coding muscle in New Orleans to win top prizes.


Anthem Bids $48 Billion for Cigna to Create Health Giant

Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.

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Chane's New Thing, Diving and Bow Ties

Studio Chane owner Ron Chane will soon bring a new space for local creators to Jackson in the form of The Wonder Lab, located in the basement of Fondren Corner.


Westin to Break Ground Downtown in Aug.

A long-awaited hotel project announced more than three years ago is scheduled to break ground in August.

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New Chef at Saltine, Hops for Hounds and SYF Scholarships

Jackson native Jesse Houston recently announced the addition of Andrew Allen as chef de cuisine at his restaurant, Saltine Oyster Bar.

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City Announces New Solar Plant To Open in Jackson near Fondren

The city of Jackson announced today that Seraphim Solar, a solar module assembly company, is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Jackson in the commercial district just west of ...

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Kemper Rate Hike Illegal, Yoga and Craft Beer Event Ahead

Regulators are ordering Mississippi Power Co. to lower its rates later this month and plan for refunds by November for customers who want them.


Regulators Discuss Kemper Refunds for Miss. Power Customers

Mississippi regulators plan to discuss at a Tuesday meeting how to obey a state Supreme Court order to refund about $350 million that Mississippi Power Co. has collected from customers ...

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Nothing Personal, Walmart, But Local Is Better

We don't mean to brag, but the Jackson Free Press has long been a proponent of the concept of shopping local first starting nearly 13 years ago when we published ...

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Roll the Farmers Union On

A closing sentence in a 1937 Southern Tenant declaration of rights speaks to the hope that union still inspires: "To the disinherited belongs the future."

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First of July Celebration and UMMC LGBT Health Division

Next month, UMMC will open the Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and LGBT individuals through research, education, clinical practice and ...


Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Fails on Lift-off

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still ...

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Farish Street Blues and Mississippi Tobacco Settlement

Johnny T's Bistro and Blues is a sister establishment to Norma Ruth's that will focus on quality steak, pasta, seafood and what John "Stax" Tierre says will be his own ...

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Barnette's, Mellow Mushroom, Kemper and Gulf Broadband

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has released its second annual Homegrown Picks menu, consisting of new food and beverage concepts from its own employees.

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Clarion-Ledger Loses 4, Including Publisher

The Clarion-Ledger continues to shrink, with the loss of at least four employees, including the paper's publisher, who has been with the company less than a year.