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City Partners with Mobile Lab for COVID-19 Testing as State Faces Vaccine Shortage

Only 18% of those who have been vaccinated in Mississippi are African Americans, though they account for about 40% of the population, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said at a media ...

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Azia’s Picks 1-15-21

If you’re looking to get out and mingle responsibly in the city this weekend, check out my picks. I hope you find something you can forge new sun-lit memories with ...

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Museum Trail Complete from Downtown Jackson to Lakeview Drive

Residents and visitors to Jackson can now enjoy a 2.5-mile Museum trail, for walking, jogging and cycling after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday signaled the project's completion.

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City Prepares Shelter for Homeless as Temperature Dips Below Freezing

The dip in temperature creates the need to provide shelters for the homeless population in Jackson. The City is prepared to open Champion Gymnasium at 1355 Hattiesburg St. as an ...

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JPD Arrests Second Person In New Year’s Day Interstate 55 Obstruction

The Jackson Police Department made a second arrest six days after a group of people blocked Interstate 55 and had vehicles racing and doing donuts on the highway.

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Azia’s Picks 1-8-2021

If you’re looking for a way to escape in the city, check out my upcoming picks. Remember to socialize responsibly, mask up and laugh more this weekend. You deserve it.

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MLK Day During COVID-19; West Capitol Work Ahead; New Focus on Illegal Dumping

The City of Jackson is replacing its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade with a motorcade this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The city has officially designated Jan. ...

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Black-Owned Jackson Businesses See Million-Dollar Boost

COVID-19 has hit Black-owned businesses in Jackson hard, but Otis Rolley III, senior vice president of The Rockefeller Foundation's U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative, is eager to work with ...

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OPINION: Early Childhood; Best Investment for Community, Business Strength

As we near the end of an incredibly tumultuous and unpredictable year, I've thought a lot about what really matters and what kind of Mississippi I want to live in.

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Mayor Lumumba Closing City Hall, Non-Essential City Offices Through Jan. 21

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba today signed an executive order further extending the closure of city hall and non-essential city offices to the public.

'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.