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An (Almost) Full House at Mississippi Legislature, Must Still Replace Moore

The House of Representatives is one member shy of a full house, after a series of retirements and resignations in the off-season.

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Pam Confer

When Pam Confer writes songs, she says the lyrics just come to her, and she starts singing them. So one evening in spring 2016, Confer was walking her dog, Jazzie, ...

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New Executive Chef at Table 100, Brunch with Santa at Estelle, Fine & Dandy Opens and $1 Million for Innovate Mississippi

Table 100 recently named Payton Warren, who once served as chef de cuisine under previous Executive Chef Mike Romhild, as the restaurant's new executive chef.

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Bryant Names New County Court Judge in South Mississippi

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is appointing a new county court judge.

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Mississippi Lawmaker Quits Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Mississippi's House speaker says a key legislator who resigned Sunday was facing sexual harassment allegations.

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Inside Trump's Private Event at the Opening of the Two Museums

Mississippi turned 200 Sunday, and President Donald Trump descended upon Jackson to crash the party at the invitation of Gov. Phil Bryant.

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Simeon Booker

Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99.

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Final Push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate Race

Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond ...

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Several Hurt When Bomb Strapped to Man Explodes in New York Subway

A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding ...

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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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Museums Open, Mississippi Turns 200: Where to Go, What to Do on Dec. 9

Mississippi turns 200 this year, and to celebrate the state's bicentennial, a lot is going on in downtown Jackson on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Trump First to Tour Museum Saturday, Mayor Lumumba Will Boycott Opening

President Donald Trump is not scheduled to speak during the opening ceremony of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this Saturday.

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Guns Part of 'Non-violent' Movement in Mississippi Due to White Resistance

The formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Civil Rights veteran Charles Cobb Jr. said, was one of the pivotal ways the state has changed the country.

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Shea Patterson

University of Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson might not be returning to the Rebels. Patterson has been granted permission to go other programs, the Ole Miss Spirit reported.

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Reps. Bennie Thompson and John Lewis Will Not Attend Mississippi Museums' Opening

Today, U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and John Lewis (D-GA) announced that they will not attend the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil ...

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Feds Helping JPD, Hinds 'Eject' Suspects into Federal System Without Bond

On the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown Jackson, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst stood alongside federal, state and local law enforcement as he announced their new project to reduce ...

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New JPS Board Inspects Contracts, Demands Data and Accountability

The atmosphere got tense in the Jackson Public Schools boardroom on Tuesday night as board members drilled question after question at contractors helping the school district with its corrective action ...

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Liza Mundy

Author Liza Mundy was at her home in Arlington, Va., when the wheels began turning for her next bestseller. At the time, however, she did not yet realize what the ...

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White Ex-Cop Gets 20 Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a ...