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Best of Jackson: Business Services

Welcome to the debut of a new pop-up Best of Jackson winners' list: Business Services. This inaugural spread spotlights a number of local businesses in the area that specialize in ...

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When One Business Door Closes, Another One Opens

Jackson has a way of encouraging entrepreneurs to open new businesses and programs to bolster our local economy. Read on to learn of the several additions the metro area has ...

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Renovations and Other Efforts to Build a Better Jackson

Despite the setbacks that this year's pandemic has wrought, the Jackson metro continues to persevere and move forward, making progress all the while. Renovations and Other Efforts to Build a ...

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Perrls of Wellness, Empowering Women through Health

In her role as a health and wellness coach, Mary Williams offers a holistic approach to health management. She provides eating strategies and counsels women on how to be more ...

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Building an Educational Bridge Through ‘Chalkboard [email protected]

On Friday, Nov. 13, Mississippi Public Broadcasting's education department launched its new podcast, "Chalkboard [email protected]," to bring relevant information and resources to parents, guardians, educators, students, education entities and other ...

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Public Works Director Williams: City’s Infrastructure Problems Won’t End Soon

In a recent interview with the Jackson Free Press, Jackson public works director Charles Williams explained the department's problems and his plans to move the needle on Jackson's infrastructural challenges.

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Not Fear, But Love: Cancelling Holidays in the Year of COVID-19

"How are you going to tell the grandkids?" This was the question that convinced George Long to cancel his Thanksgiving plans. This was the question that convinced him to wear ...

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Gwen Wilks

When Gwen Wilks saw an advertisement for a position at the Mississippi Museum of Art that suggested she would "learn about herbs and fresh vegetables," she assumed the position would ...

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Tanya Fitts

Tanya Fitts, physician owner of Lafayette Pediatric Clinic in Oxford, Miss., became president-elect of the Mississippi chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Oct. 30.

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UMMC Health Leaders: COVID-19, Nursing Shortages Threaten Crisis Standard of Care

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, called on Gov. Tate Reeves to reinstate the ...

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Lawyer: Harvey Hill's Jail Killing Egregious, Expects Criminal Indictments

Harvey Hill's death in Madison County Correctional Detention Center in 2018 is highly disturbing, family attorney Carlos E. Moore said after viewing the video of prison guards brutalizing him and ...

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Wright's Foundation Car Raffle, Season of Wishes at the Outlets and Children's of Mississippi Toy Drive

Derick Wright, founder and chief executive officer of Jackson-based nonprofit Wright's Foundation for Better Communities, is holding a holiday car raffle until Dec. 23.

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Many GOP Lawmakers Shrug Off Statehouse Mask-Wearing Rules

Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols.

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Analysis: Politics Infuse Mississippi Governor's Budget Plan

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He's proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education Fund” because he says young ...

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Mississippi Hospitals in Crisis Due to COVID-19: ‘We Need The World To See’

COVID-19 has led to the hospitalization of an average of 110 Mississippians per day in the last week, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned yesterday.

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Azia’s Picks 11-20-20

The weather is expected to be clear, cool and sunny for the entire weekend so take this time to get outside with your loved ones and take in some sun! ...

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Christopher Mitchell

As both a teacher and an artist, Christopher Mitchell felt the blows wrought by COVID-19, but he has been adapting to the changes as best he can so that he ...

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As COVID Fills Hospitals, ‘We Are Killing Ourselves,’ State Officials Warn

Mississippi’s third COVID-19 surge has reached its hospital system, where a flood of hundreds of new hospitalizations in a matter of days is definitive proof that the state is returning ...

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Music Event and Technology Grant at JSU, MDCC Joins Mississippi Library Partnership

The Mississippi Humanities Council recently gave Phyllis Lewis-Hale, assistant professor of music at Jackson State University, a $6,500 grant to host an event called “From Delta Blues to Opera News: ...

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Tristan Jarrett

It has been a long road for Jackson State guard Tristan Jarrett to get to this point. The former All-West Tennessee Boys Basketball Player of the Year ended his time ...

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