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March 13, 2017

Boil Water Lifted for Most Jackson ZIPs

By Todd Stauffer

Boil water notices are being lifted Monday morning after the weekend's contract work on Jackson water mains.

February 20, 2017

ZDD Giveaways and Festival on Mar 25, but No Parade

By JFP_Events

Due to newly projected expenses not incurred in the past, important logistical decisions could not be made in a timely fashion, resulting in the cancellation of the annual nighttime parade.

February 2, 2017

Casino-Mogul Trump Going Against the Odds With 'Muslim Ban'

By Todd Stauffer

Based on the odds of terrorism actually taking place (as calculated by the right-leaning Cato Institute) a blanket ban on immigrants (much less people actually holding a green card or visa waiver) coming into the country tackles a "problem" that presents a very small threat to most Americans.

January 31, 2017

Millsaps Issues Statement on Trump's Immigration Order

By Todd Stauffer

Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, release this statement in response to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration this week.

January 27, 2017

Roll-Off Dumpster Day on February 4

By Todd Stauffer

The City of Jackson is encouraging citizens of Jackson to participate in Roll-Off Dumpster Day. Residents can take tree limbs, other yard debris, and household items to one of the following locations on February 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.

January 6, 2017

JTRAN Buses Shut Down By Weather

By Todd Stauffer

Due to the deteriorating street conditions, JATRAN buses will be off the streets at or about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Anyone needing a ride home should contract customer service at 601-952-1000 for a ride.

January 3, 2017

Blues Marathon Traffic Advisories for Jan. 9

By Todd Stauffer

The Mississippi Blues Marathon takes place this Saturday, January 9, 2017, throughout Greater Jackson. As a result, some streets will be closed and some intersections make take time to get across.

December 8, 2016

Variety Says Trump to Remain Executive Producer of Celebrity Apprentice

By Todd Stauffer

In today's edition of "lowering the optics of the American Presidency," Variety is reporting that President Elect Donald Trump will keep a credit on Celebrity Apprentice, despite the "cutting of ties" that the show's network, NBC, made with Trump after comments he made about Mexican immigrants in 2015.

December 1, 2016

Welcome Brian Stauffer to Jackson

By Todd Stauffer

If you're driving around Jackson today, consider tuning in to Mix 98.7 for a special "telethon" program they're doing for Batson Children's Hospital.

And, when you do, listen closely to the new voice you're hearing at that remote alongside Shannon Steele -- that's Brian Stauffer, my (Todd Stauffer's) brother.

Brian's got 20+ years experience in radio, but this is the first time he and I have been in the same town doing media work. I'm excited to have him here and for Jackson to get to know him.

Wish him luck!

November 10, 2016

Elizabeth Warren's Message to Supporters

By Todd Stauffer

In a long e-mail to supporters, Elizabeth Warren outlined the positions that Democrats will stake out in opposition to and in support of potential policies put forth by a President Trump.

November 2, 2016

Boil Water Notice for Eastover Streets

By Todd Stauffer

The City of Jackson ordered a precautionary boil-water notice for some streets in Eastover affected by low water pressure.

October 26, 2016

Board of Trustees Accepts Resignation from President of Jackson State University

By Todd Stauffer

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, has accepted a letter of resignation from Dr. Carolyn Meyers, President of Jackson State University. The resignation is effective November 1.

October 24, 2016

City Announces Sewer Line Repair on Woodrow Wilson

By Todd Stauffer

Beginning Monday, Oct. 24, construction crews will begin work to replace a failing section of sewer line that runs under the intersection of Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Bailey Avenue Ext. Due to the location of the sewer line directly beneath the middle of the intersection, construction crews will replace the line in three phases to keep Woodrow Wilson Avenue open at all times. However, there will be lane closures on Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Bailey Avenue Ext and turn restrictions and some detours for Bailey Avenue Ext.

October 20, 2016

Watch Marvel's Doctor Strange Premiere Live

By Todd Stauffer

Marvel's Doctor Strange is coming to the big screen, beginning with a premiere in Hollywood. Watch the AP stream live here.

September 20, 2016

Mississippi Craft Brewers and Mississippi Beer Distributors Agree on On-Premises Sales Bill

By Todd Stauffer

Jackson, Mississippi – On June 22, 2016, the Mississippi Brewers Guild and the Mississippi Beer Distributors Association held a joint meeting to discuss the state of the craft beer industry in Mississippi and agree on an on-premises sales bill for the 2017 Mississippi Legislative Session.

July 1, 2016

Release: Ministers, Community Leaders Applaud H.B. 1523 Court Decision

By Donna Ladd

Verbatim release: A group of Mississippi ministers, community leaders, civic activists, and a Hattiesburg church who filed the first lawsuit challenging House Bill 1523 on the ground that it violates the principle of the separation of church and state, today applaud the decision of U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, who agreed with their arguments and issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the controversial law from taking effect on July 1.

June 14, 2016

JFP Wins 'Best in Division' in 66th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards

By Todd Stauffer

Members of the JFP's editorial and design staff have won numerous honors in the 66th Annual Green Eyeshade award, including our first ever "Best in Division" award, receiving the top honor among all non-daily print publications in the contest.

June 6, 2016

John Oliver Starts Miss. Company; Buys and Forgives $15m in Medical Debt

By Todd Stauffer

In a segment highlighting how easy it is to buy up old medical debt and learn about the patients who have it, John Oliver on his show "Last Week Tonight" put together a shell company to do just that.

June 1, 2016

VIDEO: One on One With Chief Vance

By Todd Stauffer

In May 2016, Donna Ladd sat down with JPD Chief of Police Lee Vance to discuss crime, youth violence, and creative solutions.

May 1, 2016

Zoo Blues Goes Forward Despite the Weather

By Todd Stauffer

Despite overcast skies, Zoo Blues appears to be getting a reprieve and the folks at the Jackson Zoo say the show will go on.

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