Latest News


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.


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.

JFP Interviews

Black, White and Orange: Piper Kerman on Prison Reform

The Jackson Free Press recently got on the phone with Piper Kerman, who will be the guest speaker for the Greater Jackson Arts Council's 2018 Creative Impact Luncheon on Aug. 23, to talk about the reality in "Orange Is the ...

City & County

EDITOR'S NOTE: Finding Community in a Calendar

It is next to impossible to spread the word about every single interesting activity going on in Jackson in any given week, but we are sure trying to put a dent in them with the JFP events calendar.

City & County

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.

Today's Events


Music Listings

Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Drago's - Simpatico 6-9 p.m.

Fenian's - Open Mic 9 p.m.

Hal & Mal's - "Dinner, Drinks & Jazz" feat. Raphael Semmes & Friends 6-9 p.m. free

Kathryn's - Keys vs. Strings 6:30 p.m.

Martin's - Gena Steele 6-8:30 p.m. free

McClain - Bill & Temperance w/ Jeff Perkins 6:30 p.m.

Pelican Cove - Stace & Cassie 6-10 p.m.

Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.