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Bipartisanship, Prisons, Gangs, Teacher Pay and Tarnished Lawmakers

Delbert Hosemann's ascent to the lieutenant governor's seat opened the possibility for a more bipartisan Senate than in recent sessions, even as Mississippi faces its most Republican-led state government since ...

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Lorenzo Sutton

Lorenzo Sutton worked at Jackson State University's eCenter doing maintenance work until he became the building manager at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in July 2019.

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Causes, Solutions to Gun Violence in Jackson Emerge at MLK Day Forum

Disinvestment in Jackson communities, lax gun-control laws and a failing mental health system—all under the State's purview—all create conditions for violence. So do gentrification, white flight and black flight.

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Catherine Young

Crystal Springs native Catherine Young has served as senior vice president of the Memphis-Mid South Mississippi branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a national breast cancer advocacy organization, since ...

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Join West Central Jackson Community Urgent Conversation To Address Flooding

A community meeting will be held to collect information, concerns, suggestions, solutions, and recommendations to address the flooding in West Central Jackson.

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State's Payments to CoreCivic for Housing Inmates at Private Prison May Exceed Legal Limits

Mississippi's emergency contract with a private prison corporation to house 375 inmates could exceed legal limits even more than previously known.

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Roberts Co. Purchasing McDade's, Junior League Jumble and Double Up Mississippi

Hattiesburg-based Roberts Company, Inc., will assume ownership of the four McDade's Market and Froogel's Market locations in Jackson, as well as McDade's Wine and Spirits in Maywood Mart, effective Monday, ...

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Kristen Allen

Kristen Allen finds herself tearing up as she reflects on the connections she's made at HeARTworks. "It truly is heaven on earth," she says. "We have something special, and I ...

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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No Reconsideration for 15-Week Abortion Ban Ruling, 5th Circuit Tells Mississippi

A federal court decision that struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban will stand for now.

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UM Confederate Statue Stays Put for Now as IHL Punts

The Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will stay put for now after the Institutions of Higher Learning Board tabled a motion to relocate it yesterday.

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Vic Schaefer

Mississippi State's win over LSU provided a perfect picture of what coach Vic Schaefer is dealing with in a transition year.

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Azia's Picks 1-17-20

What are you in the mood for after a long, productive week? Let's plan a weekend together, starting with my top picks.

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Flooding in Jackson Metro Ongoing Concern, More Rain Expected

Flooding remains a risk in the Jackson metro area three days after Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba declared an emergency, due to pending rainfall and high water levels in the Pearl ...

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Physicians Push Back on Medical Marijuana Opposition in Mississippi

A number of state Mississippi physicians are pushing back after the State Board of Health decried a push to legalize medical marijuana.

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MSU and USM Martin Luther King Day Events and Millsaps Humanities Award

Donald Shaffer, an associate professor of English and director of African American Studies at Mississippi State University, will serve as the keynote speaker at the university's 26th annual Dr. Martin ...

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Second Annual Jackson Book Festival: An Intellectual Revolution

A dedicated group of Jacksonians, fed up with the intellectual disparity within predominantly black communities, decided to form The Community Library Initiative with the vision of increasing literacy and creating ...

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Mike Leach

New Mississippi State University head coach Mike Leach will certainly be a fun one to watch during press conferences. Leach has been known to discuss topics such as vikings versus ...

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Jackson Police Department Seeking Leads for Murder

Jackson Police still needs assistance from the public with identifying the individual(s) responsible for the murder of, Shadrick Simmons.

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Gov. Tate Reeves Touts 'Loving Culture,' Need for Unity in Mississippi

Republican Tate Reeves is now the governor of Mississippi, presiding over a deeply red government and a legion of interests looking for pieces of the state government's full coffers.

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