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Sizing Up Jackson Races

The filing deadline for state and county offices has passed, and we have our first glimpse of the battle lines for the Aug. 4 party primaries and the November general ...

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One Year After Chokwe

One year ago, on the afternoon of Feb. 25, 2014, Chokwe Lumumba passed away after less than a year serving as mayor of Jackson.

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Dumping Siemens Could Be Lengthy, Costly Process

Kenneth Stokes, in his first week back as Ward 3 councilman, said he plans to offer a proposal to get the city out from underneath its $90 million contract with ...

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Beyond Crime and Punishment

Willie Jerome Manning and Michelle Byrom were the last two people the state of Mississippi attempted to execute.

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Delbert Hosemann Seeks Third Term

Republican Delbert Hosemann made it official that he will seek a third term as Mississippi secretary of state.

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Sheriff Tyrone Lewis Prevails in Bailiff Dispute

It is up to Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, not local judges, to hire and assign courtroom bailiffs, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Siemens, City Headed for Showdown?

After months of complaints from residents about uncharacteristically large water bills, slow progress on the city-wide installation of 65,000 new water meters and skepticism about the prudence of a $90 ...

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Hinds County Races Take Shape

As statewide candidates garner most of the attention from pundits and observers, three of the top jobs in Hinds County government are also drawing challenges, which could set up interesting ...

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State Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Death Row Prisoner Manning

Willie Jerome Manning, one of the last people the state of Mississippi attempted to execute, will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered on Feb. 12.

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White Judge Accused of Assault, Race Abuse Indicted

Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger has been indicted and arrested for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled black man in Canton last year.

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