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William Kelly III

City Reporting Intern William H. Kelly III is a student at Jackson State University and originally from Houston, Texas. Send him city news at William@jacksonfreepress.com"

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Top Dollar Pawn Shop Lives for Another Day

Tramaury Barnes walked into Top Dollar Pawn on West Street at about 10 a.m. on April 24, 2017, to retrieve his AR-12 he had pawned.

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Families Explode in Emotion Over Child Murder Charges, Rumors Dispelled

Four families were distraught today as Judge Bruce McKinley denied bond to Byron McBride Jr.; Dwan Wakefield and D’Allen Washington, charging them with capital murder for the kidnapping and murder ...

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Amazing Grace: On Tragic Day in Jackson, JPD Honors Fallen Officers

On the same day that tragedy struck Jackson with the brutal murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, members of the Jackson Police Department and family members came together in downtown Jackson ...

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Jason Wells’ GOP Dream: First Mayor, Then President

The Republican nominee for Jackson mayor, Jason Wells, 34, has returned to the polls once again in hope of successfully finding what he desires in life, a political office.

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Incoming, Hopeful City Leaders Pledge to Help Rebuild Jackson

Concerned citizens and members of religious institutions gathered last week in the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in south Jackson to ask the Democratic nominee for Jackson mayor, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, ...

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Ward 6 Candidates Meet Today in Runoff; Polls Close at 7 p.m. Tonight

Today is the municipal primary run-off that will determine whether Rev. Ernest Slaughter or Rev. Aaron Banks will become the new Ward 6 city councilman, replacing Tyrone Hendrix, who left ...

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Two Reverends Battle in Ward 6 Runoff

Two reverends, Aaron Banks and Ernest Slaughter, who are the only Jackson City Council candidates who are competing in the May 16 run-off, each tried to convince a large crowd ...

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‘Victory Is Mine’: Lumumba Landslide Win Defies Conventional Wisdom, Polls

Chokwe Antar Lumumba likely claimed the Jackson mayor’s seat, winning the Democratic primary by a landslide against other candidates, drawing more than twice the votes as the second-place candidate.

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Trump’s Proposed HUD Cuts Costly to City, State

Due to federal budget cuts President Donald Trump is pushing, Mississippi faces the loss of funds for rehabbing crumbling buildings, economic-development projects, youth services, and repairing streets and drainage problems.

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Working Families Party Endorses Lumumba for Mayor, Calling Him 'Inspiring'

A national group that supports raising the minimum wage, increasing public-school funding and reforming policing practices endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba today for Jackson mayor, calling him "inspiring."

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