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Education

Most Teachers Want Mississippi to Nix State's U.S. History Exam in Schools

Some Mississippi social studies teachers see the state-mandated high school U.S. history exam as a "double-edged sword," bestowing importance on a discipline they feel does not get enough respect, but also burdening teachers and students with yet another standardized test.

Biz Roundup

Refill Cafe Opening, Innovate New Venture Challenge and Newk's Cares Events

Refill Cafe, a nonprofit workforce development cafe located inside the space that once housed Koinonia Coffee House in west Jackson, will open to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The cafe will be open for lunch Monday through Friday from ...

Person of the Day

Youth Volunteer John Wicks III Earns Volunteer of the Month at MCM

While some teenagers may have spent their summer relaxing, John Wicks III spent half of his volunteering with the Mississippi Children's Museum, where he became "Volunteer of the Month" for June of this year.

Immigration

OPINION: As An Immigrant in Mississippi, Every Day Is a Waiting Game

Six hundred and eighty people were arrested across Mississippi today. Not all those arrested today have children, but some do. They and their families were dealt with a trauma they may never recover from.

City & County

Exploring Jackson’s History

Jackson is a city overflowing with history—civil-war history, civil-rights history, prehistory and much more. For decades it's been a cultural hub in the South, a testament to the good and the bad here. These are some of its best museums ...

Music Listings

Bonny Blair's - Open Jam 8 p.m.

Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Drago's - Johnny Crocker 6 p.m.

Fenian's - Open Mic 9 p.m.

Hal & Mal's - Jazz with Raphael Semmes

Kathryn's - Road Hogs 6:30 p.m.

Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.