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EDITOR'S NOTE: Trump Crashes Mississippi’s Coming-out Party

Inviting Trump is a lurid distraction from what the civil-rights museum finally admits about Mississippi, even using state dollars to tell these truths. Maybe that's why Bryant invited him.

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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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Split Mississippi Court Rejects Appeal Over Delayed Trial

The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Hattiesburg man who said a delay of nearly five years between arrest and trial was unfair.

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OPINION: Creating a Movement

I almost majored in history during college, but since my memory for facts and dates has always been a little shoddy, I decided not to go that route. I ended ...

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A Mile of Mississippi Celebration

To coincide with the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and as a way to celebrate the state's bicentennial, Team JXN, the Greater Jackson ...

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Jeremy Loving

For Jeremy Loving, who works as a bartender at Lou's Full-Serv in Belhaven, creating an atmosphere for his customers is a major part of his job. He says he strives ...

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UPDATED: Trump May Be in Jackson for Civil Rights, History Museums' Opening

This weekend, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open their doors—and President Donald Trump might make an appearance.

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A Legal Battle for Same-Sex Parental Rights

Christina and Kimberly could not get married in Mississippi in 2009. Same-sex marriage was illegal at the time and would be legal until 2015, so the couple went to Massachusetts ...

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JXN Natural Hair Expo

Tameka Dyon saw a need for Jackson to have its own space for women with natural hair to come together and share their knowledge about the subject.

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Non-Partisan Group: Fly Stennis Flag Instead of Official State Version

A new grassroots group of Mississippians is advocating for replacing the controversial Mississippi flag for urging residents to fly a different one themselves.

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Ole Miss Gets Two-Year Bowl Ban, Other Penalties in NCAA Case

Mississippi's football program has been handed a two-year postseason ban and other penalties by the NCAA.

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"For My People" Anniversary and LEAD Awards at JSU, New Chairwoman of Pediatrics and Children's Tower at UMMC

On Friday, Dec. 1, the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will host an event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of Margaret Walker's first book of ...

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Silent Protesters Will Greet Trump at Opening of Mississippi Museums

The Mississippi chapter of the NAACP and a Hinds County Democratic committee are calling for Trump's surprise plans to visit to Jackson this weekend to be cancelled.

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Quinndary Weatherspoon

Quinndary Weatherspoon scored with eight seconds left to lift Mississippi State to a 61-59 victory over Dayton on Sunday.

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Bryant Names Judge for New Court on Mississippi Coast

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming a county court judge on the Mississippi coast.

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Teens Indicted in Death of Boy Found in Stolen Car

A Mississippi teen could face the death penalty in the slaying of a 6-year-old boy who authorities said was inside a car stolen from a supermarket parking lot.

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Revamped JPS School Board Gets to Work

If Tuesday night was any indication of how the new Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees will operate, Jacksonians are in good hands.

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Teresa Haygood

The Mississippi Arts Commission chose mosaic artist Teresa Haygood to represent the state in the National Christmas Tree Lighting display.

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Center for Art & Public Exchange, Holiday Tamales and Mississippi Trade Mart

The Mississippi Museum of Art launched a new initiative called the Center for Art & Public Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Hot and Collective: Inside the People’s Assembly

Many locals joke that when Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba took office six months ago, so did they, echoing his slogan: "When I become mayor, you become mayor."

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