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Best of Jackson: Legal 2019

The moments when you find yourself needing legal counsel can be the most strenuous ones in your life. The Jackson Free press aims to simplify the process of finding an ...

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Amber Johnson: Becoming the First

The Jackson City Council honored Amber Johnson during an Aug. 6, 2019, meeting at city hall after she became the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. from Purdue ...

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Young Influentials 2019

The most influential people sometimes come from unlikely places. Meet more of Jackson's under-40 power group. They're creative, connected, engaged, and making waves in the capital city and Mississippi.

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Guys We Love 2019

Each year around Father's Day, we honor men in the Jackson metro area who are making differences in our community. This year's include ones who are involved music, art, medicine, ...

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Amazing Teens 2019

In the current political climate in the U.S., teens have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that they are pretty amazing. Each year the Jackson ...

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Faith Simone Thigpen

Those who follow the TV series "Bring It!"—a show about the Dancing Dolls, a Jackson dance group—will likely recognize the name Faith Simone Thigpen.

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Jackson ‘Transplants’ Unite

When New Orleans native Ashlee Kelly first arrived in Jackson in 2003 to attend Jackson State University, she struggled to find people to connect with.

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UPDATED: 2019 Power Couples

It's the time of year when many of us are thinking about those we love and what we love. This time of year also means that we look around for ...

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Best of Jackson 2019: People

We here at the Jackson Free Press like to keep our focus on local: local people, local business, local food—you get the idea. There’s nothing to us more local than ...

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Vernita Lee

Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.