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Crime Expert Decries City Council's Jail-Renting Initiative

Renting jail spaces to hold people accused of misdemeanors is a waste of money and an ethically wrong approach, Urban Peace Institute Senior Consultant on Conflict and Violence Ron Noblet ...

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City Earmarks $2.6 million for Belhaven Flooding, Calls on UMMC to Step Up

Flooding woes for the people of the Belhaven community may soon be over. On Tuesday, the Jackson City council approved a $2.6-million contract award to Copeland and Johns Inc. for ...

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Policing Mental Illness: The Death of Mario Clark and the Need for Alternatives

One in four killings in police officers' hands involved someone with mental-health issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center, based in Arlington, Va., reports.

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City Bumps Police Pay, Approves $500,000 To Rent Jail Space for Misdemeanors

Recruits to the Jackson Police Department will now earn $30,000, up 15% in the 2020-2021 financial year budget from the previous $26,000. The Jackson City Council approved the budget increase ...

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Azia’s Picks 9-11-20

I hope you are able to spread your wings into the crisp looming fall breeze and take time to enjoy your weekend. Here’s my top picks to get you started!

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Special Voting Polls at JSU on Standby, More Workers Trained for Election

In Hinds County, voters may have to use Jackson State University locations as emergency polling places for the Nov. 3 general election, the Hinds County Election Commission Chairwoman Toni Johnson ...

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"Constant" Exhibit by Eli Childers

Collaborating with other local artists, Eli Childers organized the "Contant" exhibit, which protests against racial injustice. The figures featured in the exhibit were installed in downtown Jackson on Aug. 17 ...

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Jackson’s Murder Rate May Break Record, U.S. Attorney Touts ‘Operation Legend’

The spike in homicides in Jackson so far in 2020 is raising concern for leaders and may be on track to break the capital city’s all-time record.

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Let’s Talk Jackson: Betsy Bradley 8×05

Betsy Bradley, director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, spoke about the launch of a new exhibition featuring works by Van Gogh, Monet, and Degas, as well as the protocols ...

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City Overhauls Parking Meters, Funds Homeless Center, Art Groups

Downtown Jackson now has 146 new parking meters to reinvigorate revenue generation, the City of Jackson announced Tuesday.

'No Free Kill' Protest in Jackson

The Mississippi Poor People's Campaign led the 'No Free Kill' protest at the state Capitol ...

Pearl River Flooding

Photos of the aftermath of the February Pearl River flooding in Jackson

Visit Jackson Opens JXN Welcome Center

Visit Jackson opened the JXN Welcome Center, first full-service welcome center in Jackson on Friday, ...

West JXN Gumbo

JJ Townsend is giving local organizations and people a platform through Citizenville, a website that ...

Terry Road Pool Renovation; South Jackson Mural

Thanks to partnerships with businesses such as Ace Hardware and T-Shirts & More, New Horizon ...

Word on the street: What would you like to see come to Jackson?

The Jackson Free Press conducted person-on-the-street interviews, asking people what they would like to see come to the city.