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White Supremacy Protesters Burn Confederate Flag Near Governor's Mansion

The charred remains of a replica Confederate Flag and a Mississippi flag lay on the sidewalk outside the Mississippi Governor's Mansion Monday afternoon in protest of white supremacy.

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UPDATED: Rep. Thompson Returns Sherman Donation; Will Endorse Baria

David Baria and Howard Sherman have both donated to federal election campaigns. Baria has donated to strictly Democratic campaigns, while Sherman has donated to Republicans and recently, Democrats.

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City's Budget in Hands of Woman Who Overhauled Newark, N.J., Budget

The woman who helped lead a budget turnaround in Newark, N.J., under then-Mayor Cory Booker will manage the City of Jackson's budget overhaul.

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How A ‘Brexit Boys’ Project Ended Up in Jackson Court

Kyle Taylor believes Eldon Insurance and Big Data Dolphins Ltd. might be using U.K. citizens' data in their new artificial-intelligence project they have planned to start in Oxford, Miss.

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JPS: $65 Million Bond 'The Only Option' for District After State Funding Cuts

The Jackson Public School District is moving forward with a $65-million bond referendum on Aug. 7 for Jacksonians to approve or strike down.

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OPINION: Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba Is a Man

In the current political climate, where the American president and Mississippi governor are people who lie to cover their evil plans, it is rare when an elected official does the ...

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UPDATED: Inside the ‘Brexit Boys’ Data Project at Ole Miss

After months of negotiations and coordination facilitated in part by Gov. Phil Bryant to bring two British companies stateside, a public United Kingdom office that reports to Parliament is investigating ...

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'Stranded' Water Bills Out to 15% of City Backlog, 17,000 More to Go

For the last month and a half, City of Jackson officials have been trying to fix the Siemens, Inc. billing system that left 20,000 customers "stranded" in the system, many ...

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At the Watch Parties: Guest Praises God; 'Underdog' Hughes Vows to Fight

Supporters wearing red, white and blue "Michael Guest for Congress" shirts filled Mudbugs in Brandon Tuesday night as supporters gathered for primary election results.

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EDITORIAL: Low Primary Turnout Should Force Voter Engagement

The sickest part of our elections is that people who run campaigns don't think voters here are very smart or that they have evolved at all as an electorate in ...

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Turmoil in Pelahatchie: Mayor, Board Don’t Agree

A former Pelahatchie city clerk choked back tears in the backroom of Penn's Fish House in Brandon, as she described the events that caused her to walk out of the ...

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Governor Vows to Fight Foster Care Takeover

Gov. Phil Bryant seemed prepared to fight to keep control over Mississippi's foster-care system last week after attorneys representing the children asked U.S. District Judge Tom Lee to hold the ...

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Voter Turnout Low in Jackson at Mid-day; Polls Open Until 7 p.m.

Turnout in the primary election is low, poll workers say. At the People's Funeral Home, in District 2, they had 10 ballots cast as 12:30 p.m., all for Democrats.

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Vote Until 7 p.m. in Mississippi Primaries, Plus Candidate Questionnaires

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, June 5, for Mississippians to cast their vote in the primary election to fill the state's congressional seats.

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Special Session to Fund Roads, Bridges May Depend on U.S. Supreme Court

Gov. Phil Bryant alluded to the possibility of a special session for infrastructure funding, if the U.S. Supreme Court allows states to start collecting use tax from online retailers.


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