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Mayor Calls Zoo's Move 'Disingenuous,' 'Disrespectful' to West Jackson

In his first public statement since the Jackson Zoo announced its board is now supporting its relocation from west Jackson to LeFleur's Bluff State Park close to Rankin County, Mayor ...

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New Dean of Nursing at MUW, USM and ASV Global Partnership, Free Orchestra Concerts at Belhaven

Belhaven University will host a free concert on Monday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Museum of Art's Trustmark Grand Hall as part of the Composers' Orchestral Reading ...

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Smith Park Grand Reopening, CU at the Zoo and AAF District 7 Spring Convention

Smith Park in downtown Jackson, which has been closed for renovations since November 2017, will reopen on Friday, April 13. A ribbon cutting for the refurbished park will take place ...

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Moving Jackson Zoo to East Jackson Leaves Hope Behind

On March 27, the Jackson Zoological Society board confirmed it will move to the eastern side of the city to LeFleur's Bluff State Park, closer to Rankin County than its ...

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Mississippi Bacon Association, Babalu Lunch Specials and Shapley's Moving

The Mississippi Bacon Association, a group of chefs and representatives of restaurants in Jackson and around the state, took home second place overall out of 85 teams that competed in ...

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A Platform for Community

On Thursday, March 22, Cathead Distillery in downtown Jackson was bustling with activity at JXN Gumbo as J.J. Townsend launched his nonprofit community crowd-funding platform, Citizenville.

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Sugar Ray's Sweet Shop, Que Padre and Zeek'z House of Gyros

Local business Sugar Ray's Sweet Shop launched a GoFundMe page on March 26 asking for donations to help keep the store open.

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Farish Quilt, New MUW President and UMMC/Memorial Collaboration

Jackson State University's Margaret Walker Center and creative-consulting group Significant Developments unveiled an interpretive plaque for the public art installation "Farish Quilt" in Farish Street Park on Thursday, March 22.

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Auditor Says Failed Solar Plant Owes Mississippi $93 Million

Mississippi's state auditor is formally demanding that a failed solar panel maker pay nearly $93 million that he says is owed to state and local governments, a prelude to a ...

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Uncle Ray's Hookah Lounge, vineyard vines and Two Dog Farms

Jackson resident Ray McCants will hold a grand opening for his new business, Uncle Ray's Hookah Lounge, on Friday, April 20.

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Facebook Data Whistleblower: 'Fake News to the Next Level'

A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee ...

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Op-Ed: Entergy

In an op-ed filed by the CEO of Entergy Mississippi, he claims that the state's Public Service Commission has already approved the charges for electricity purchased by Entergy. That is ...

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Jackson Airport Soon Offering Flights to Central Florida

A Mississippi airport will begin offering direct flights to an airport near Orlando, Florida, in June.

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Swell-O-Phonic Celebrates 20 Years, Spring Market and New Trade Mart

Ron Chane, owner of Swell-O-Phonic, Studio Chane and The Wonder Lab, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Swell's opening with a series of events all week leading up to Saturday, ...