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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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Black Votes Not as Strong as White Ones in Legislative District, Lawsuit Says

African American votes do not hold the same weight as white votes in Mississippi's 22nd District, a new lawsuit alleges. State Senate District 22 includes part of Cleveland, Yazoo City, ...

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JSU Substance Prevention Grant, Eaglepalooza in Hattiesburg and MSU Rural Physicians Scholarships

Mississippi State University presented $30,000 scholarships to six current students and three graduates on Thursday, July 12, as part of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.

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Mississippi Immigrants: Organize Against ‘Atrocities’

"Get out of our country, you don't belong!" When Melinda Medina hears those words, she feels sad for the person targeting her as a Hispanic woman who descends from a ...

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State Argues Against Receivership for Mississippi Foster Care

The State of Mississippi claims the quality of foster care is improving here despite a legal filing saying it is still not complying with court-ordered regulations. A federal judge set ...

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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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Early College Coming to Jackson Public Schools

Freshmen at Jackson Public Schools now have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate's degree at no cost to them. JPS partnered with Tougaloo College to offer ...

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UMMC/Kyruus Partnership, Millsaps NCAA Swim Program and USM Genetic Editing Forum

The University of Mississippi Medical Center recently announced it will be integrating a new provider-search system from health-focused internet technology company, Kyruus.

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Mississippi Moves Up to 48th for Child Well-being, But Highest Poverty Rate

For the first time since 1991, Mississippi ranked higher than 49th or 50th in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report that measures child well-being across economics, education, ...

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Project EJECT 'Prevention Piece' Begins at Local Boys and Girls Clubs

Assistant U.S. Attorney Candace Mayberry delivered a presentation to middle and high schoolers at the Boys and Girls Club on Raymond Road on June 27 and had them take a ...

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Kids Kollege and Award for Excellence at JSU, NIH Grant at MSU

Local mixed-media artist Shambe Jones led a group of 100 sixth-graders in a T-shirt design class at Jackson State University's Johnson Hall on Thursday, June 21, as part of JSU's ...

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Guest Wins Run-Off: 'All I Can Say is Thank You'

The celebratory atmosphere filled Mudbugs in Brandon—even before the primary run-off results came in. The crowd knew their candidate, Michael Guest, would win the Republican nomination for the Third U.S. ...

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Sherman Alleges Dirty Politics, As Baria Claims Solid Victory in Senate Bid

With his family by his side, Rep. David Baria, leader of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus, declared victory in his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, at Murky ...

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Brotherhood of Destruction: An Addiction-Fueled Journey to Hell and Back

Benny Ivey met former Vice Lord and prominent drug dealer John Knight at a June people’s assembly at New Horizon Church on Ellis Avenue, and the two bonded as they ...

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David Baria Wins Senate Runoff: 'I Ain't Scared' to Face Wicker in November

With his family by his side, Rep. David Baria, leader of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus, declared victory in his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night.

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UPDATE: Run-off Issues: What Candidates Support, Believe; Vote Today Until 7 p.m.

Two spots on the November ballot are up for grabs today, as Mississippians head to the polls for a run-off election.

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Low Turnout Expected for June 26 Run-Off Election, Secretary of State Predicts

The run-off election on June 26 likely will have low turnout, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said at a press conference on June 21.

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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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Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Wants Recall of Troops from Border

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking Gov. Phil Bryant to recall the Mississippi National Guard from the U.S.' southern border and refuse to send more troops.

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Alcorn Farm to Fork Program, USM "Gold Route" and New MUW Development Officer

The Alcorn State University Extension Program, an education center at Alcorn focused on agriculture, began partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi for the seventh year of the Farm to ...

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