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The District's 'Classy Burger Joint'

When Ray-Scott Miller saw the plans for The District at Eastover, he knew immediately that the space called for a certain type of restaurant: a "classy burger joint."

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Takeover or Not: Jackson Schools in Limbo

The afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 14, seemed to creep by slowly as Mississippi Board of Education members deliberated the future of Jackson Public Schools behind closed doors.

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When the JFP Launched in September 2002 ...

Quite a few things have changed since the Jackson Free Press launched in September 2002. Here's a list of some of them.

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Jackson's Creative Pulse: What Has Changed Since 2002, What Is Still Ahead

When this newspaper started 15 years ago this week, promising a rising creative class in Jackson on its cover, the capital city was a different place that nearly everyone said ...

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‘Everybody Matters, Or Nobody Matters’: The JFP Interview with Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher shared his opinions and ideas about how law enforcement fits into society and government as a whole with the Jackson Free Press recently.

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Redefining Royalty: A Look Inside Jackson’s Drag Culture

Zachary Salter, who performs as Tara Shay Montgomery, says his drag persona is an extension of his own personality.

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All Hands on Deck: Showing Up for Childhood Literacy in Mississippi

Almost two-thirds of American children cannot read proficiently at the beginning of the fourth grade, the benchmark used in most public schools. That means that those children are unable to ...

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Making Afterschool Programs Work

Operation Shoestring Program Director Amber May says that an equitable education is a basic right for everyone.

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JFP College Football Preview 2017

It's that time of year once again when I lock myself away in a room and relive last college football season while preparing for the current one. Each year my ...

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JFP College Football Preview 2017: University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

Year one of the Jay Hopson era was frustrating. USM opened the season with a major comeback victory over the University of Kentucky only to commit three turnovers in a ...

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JFP College Football Preview 2017: Jackson State University Tigers

The Tony Hughes era got off to a rough start, with Jackson State beginning the season on a three-game losing streak.

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JFP College Football Preview 2017: Mississippi State University Bulldogs

While a good academic progress rate got Mississippi State into a bowl game, the team left wins on the table last season.

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JFP College Football Preview 2017: University of Mississippi Rebels

Last season didn't go as planned for the University of Mississippi.

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JFP College Football Preview 2017: The Smalls

Last season, the Belhaven Blazers won just two games, but one of those game was against rival Millsaps College in the season opener. Belhaven then lost eight games in a ...

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Where to Find What You Need

School can be fun to shop for, and luckily, Jackson has great local businesses where you can find them while avoiding chains. Try these for staples.