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JPD to 'Saturate' Streets Following Two Armed Business Robberies

Following two armed business robberies in the City of Jackson on Aug. 13, Interim Police Chief James Davis announced that members of the Jackson Police Department and the Jackson-Hinds S.W.A.T. ...

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City Enters Interlocal Agreement With Hinds County for Street Repairs

At a press conference in July, the mayor defended himself and his administration against claims that he had a stack of interlocal agreements on his desk he had been refusing ...

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Frances "Franny" Fortner: Reaching a Higher Truth

Eighteen-year-old Frances "Franny" Fortner, a Jackson Academy senior who passed away in May after her car hit an unsecured manhole cover, often wore a necklace that said "higher truth."

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Developer Secures More Farish Properties; Area Blight Worries Council

After over an hour of deliberation, the Jackson City Council voted to hand over seven of eight parcels Oxford-based developer Clarence Chapman after years of hold-up.

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Metrocenter Mall Closing

16 WAPT News reported today that Metrocenter Mall owner and chief investor Paul Oliver announced the mall will close Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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Lumumba 'Eager' for New Zoo Management Company to Take Over

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba hinted that the Jackson Zoological Society's time as the managing entity of the Jackson Zoo could be coming to a close.

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Developer Seeks More Farish Street Properties Pending Council Vote

Farish Street, the once vibrant African American neighborhood in Jackson, has since become a barrage of empty lots, fallen-in homes and abandoned storefronts, with a few active businesses mixed in.

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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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Jackson Zoo's Future: A Bailout, A Resignation and Closed Doors?

The Jackson Zoo's future is the latest victim of Murphy's Law: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. And in the last week, it has.

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People on the Streets

The Jackson Free Press asked people on the streets the question, "What does Jackson need?"

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Jackson to Hire 'Returning Citizens' to Develop City's 100GB Broadband

The City of Jackson will employ "returning citizens" re-entering the community after serving time to establish the Jackson's forthcoming 100GB high-speed broadband network.

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$65 Million Bond for JPS Passes in Landslide

The crowd of Jackson Public Schools Board members, students and parents was joyous when they received news that the bond referendum passed on Tuesday night.

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Museum Quirks

Museums are rich with knowledge, culture and history, and the city of Jackson is lucky to be home to so many of these great establishments. Here is a list of ...

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A’Walkin’ We Will Go

The Jackson metro is filled with great places to go for a walk. Here are just a few of them.

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Newcomers: Need to Know

If you are a newcomer to Jackson, you may not know things like how to get your water turned on or where the DMV locations are. Luckily, we're here to ...

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Jackson's Historical Landmarks

Jackson has a rich and storied past, and today, a few landmarks help remind us of where we've been. Here are a few you can find.

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Virgi Lindsay’s Rookie Year and Cautious Optimism

During an interview in her living room on July 2, Virgi Lindsay reflected on her first year as councilwoman for Ward 7, and what she hopes for the City in ...

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Plugging Kids into Mental Health

NFusion Metro is a community-based mental-health-care program primarily for ages 11 to 18 years old in the Jackson area. During the summer, counselors are doing themed weeks for their lesson ...

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JPS Bond Vote: 'It's So Integral to the Success of Every One of Us Students'

Jackson Public Schools officials and supporters of Tuesday's bond referendum held a press conference Monday, Aug. 6.

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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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