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Foodie Facts

Food can be a great equalizer, but it can also be a great divider. Recently, porch.com surveyed 1,000 people on their food preferences. Here are some of the findings.

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Afroman to Settle Suit Filed Over Mississippi Assault, Song

Musician and rapper Afroman is settling a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.

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Court Orders End to Lawsuit Over 2015 Mississippi Election

A federal court is ending a dispute over a 2015 Mississippi House race that originally went to a tiebreaker but was then overturned by the Legislature.

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Best of Jackson: Holiday

We're just about into December now, with Thanksgiving over and the holidays just getting started. This is a time to plan for future gatherings.

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Mississippi Awards First Diploma in Degree-Completion Push

A Grenada woman is the first person to earn a degree under a new Mississippi program aimed at helping people finish college.

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Lawsuit: Waitress Fired Over Religious Objection to Pants

A restaurant chain discriminated against the religious beliefs of a Pentecostal woman by refusing to let her wear a denim skirt instead of blue jeans while she worked as a ...

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Trump Mocked Sessions as 'Dumb Southerner' and 'Retarded,' Per Woodward

President Donald Trump once described his attorney general, Alabama native Jeff Sessions, as a "dumb Southerner," according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

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Solomon Muhammad

Solomon Muhammad, a linebacker at Alcorn State University, is already having a breakout year as a redshirt sophomore. He has nearly been a one-man wrecking crew on the Braves' defense ...

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Mississippi Tobacco Tax Increase Remains Up in the Air

The pressure for a state tobacco tax increase has been building for months, with health advocacy groups urging the Legislature to make the cost of smoking higher as a way ...

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Starkville Reverses Decision, Gives Permit to Gay Pride Parade

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in Starkville, home to Mississippi State University, now say they will permit a gay pride parade, reversing a previous denial after a lawsuit was filed.

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More Bipartisan Support for Civil Rights Site as US Monument

Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama introduced a bill Monday to make the Medgar Evers home a monument.

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Costco Store Primed to Move Ahead Despite Court Ruling

The Mississippi Supreme Court won't rehear a case that found a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for a gas station at what would be Mississippi's first Costco store.

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Sen. Thad Cochran

A federal courthouse in Jackson has been renamed as the "Thad Cochran United States Courthouse."

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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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Warm Up This Fall

If you're looking for a good way to warm up and caffeinate yourself, turn to this year's Best of Jackson winners for Best Place to Get Coffee.

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Most Viral, Impactful Stories in the First 15 Years of the Jackson Free Press

The JFP has gotten hundreds of thousands of page views for our top-viewed stories since we started tracking a decade or so ago. Here are our biggest stories ever, and ...

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More Transparent Lottery Bill Passes Mississippi House, Session Resumes Monday

Two days into a special legislative session, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 70-43 on Friday to pass a state lottery bill that included significant changes to the version the ...

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Fondren Residents Demand Rejection of Patio Variance for Precinct Lofts

A group of Fondren residents walked out of the downtown Hood Building relieved on Wednesday after the City of Jackson planning board rejected a request for a "front yard" variance ...

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Eight Killed by New York Motorist in 'Cowardly Act of Terror'

A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring ...

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Mississippi Lawmakers Beginning 3-Month Session

The Mississippi Legislature has started its 2018 session with plenty of issues to consider.