News | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS
Tease photo Events

Dr. Dobbs Warns Of COVID Surge, as State Fair Opens Without Mask Mandate

Only a week after Gov. Tate Reeves lifted the state’s mask mandate, Mississippi’s coronavirus numbers have reversed course, showing the first consistent signs of a new surge in what would ...

Tease photo Hurricane

City of Jackson Readies for Hurricane Delta: Possible Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Current weather forecast models predict that the City of Jackson will be impacted by Hurricane Delta. Residents are urged to prepare for potential flooding in low-line areas resulting from heavy ...

Tease photo

Mask Use Dropping Rapidly After Mississippi Mandate Ends, Dr. Dobbs Warns

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is sounding the alarm, warning that mask usage is declining in Mississippi immediately after the governor lifted the statewide mask requirement. “Listen to the ...

Tease photo Crime

Ending Viral Violence: Strong Arms of Jackson Holds Rally Against Gun Crime

"The lesson is to make a better decision with your life because when you involve yourself in gun violence, either you shoot somebody, you kill somebody, you are also making ...

Tease photo

Jackson Planetarium Crowdfunding, Hilton Garden Inn Renovations and Mississippi Delivery

Jackson's Russell C. Davis Planetarium, which is currently undergoing a restoration due to a roof leak and resulting interior damage that forced it to close in April 2018, recently opened ...

Tease photo City & County

Mayor Lumumba Unloads On U.S. Attorney Hurst Over ‘Operation Legend’ Strategy

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba accused United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Michael Hurst Tuesday of politicizing crime problems in the capital city.

Tease photo City & County

Azia’s Picks 10-1-20

I believe that October is a month for digging deeper, healing buried trauma and forging a better version of ourselves. Although the journey can be uncomfortable, the fire is necessary ...

Tease photo Politics

Statewide Mask Mandate Ends in Mississippi; School, Local Restrictions Continue

Gov. Tate Reeves allowed Mississippi’s statewide mask mandate to expire yesterday, replacing it with a “Safe Recovery” order that maintains some restrictions on large gatherings and still requires masks in ...

Tease photo Education

Research Grants for USM and JSU, Historical Markers for The Mill at MSU

The Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi recently received a $100,000 grant from the Administration of Community Living, which will go toward creating a network of ...

Tease photo Person of the Day

Nick Mullens

Former University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Nick Mullens got his chance in the limelight against the New York Giants this past Sunday. The former USM star didn’t disappoint in his ...

Tease photo City & County

Bridging The Unemployment Gap, One Jacksonian At A Time

Jonathan Barnett is the pioneer and the only coordinator to date of Jobs for Jacksonians, the City of Jackson's program to connect the citizens with employment opportunities.

Tease photo Crime

Forgiveness is Freedom: After Veto, Parole Reformers Fight On

Mississippi Sen. Juan Barnett, D-Heidelberg, found that forgiveness heals victims and perpetrators alike. That's what inspired him to push for parole reform in his new position as chairman of the ...

Tease photo Jacksonian

Benjamin Luckett

When Benjamin Luckett graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018, he returned to his hometown of Greenville, Miss. He soon realized, however, that he "wanted to explore the ...

Tease photo State

Hoax Warning: Mask Mandate Still in Place as COVID-19 Cases Stable in Mississippi

Mississippi is still under a statewide mask mandate, per Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive orders, in spite of a hoax circulating on social media claiming a new order supersedes them, officials ...

Tease photo Biz Roundup

City in the Grass at the Museum, Connect JXN and MPB Classroom TV

The Mississippi Museum of Art debuted a new exhibit called "Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass" on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Tease photo City & County

Deploy Dark Fibers To Meet Broadband Need, Policy Makers Say in Zoom Call

Deploying unused fiber optics already in the ground may bridge the digital divide in Mississippi, guests at a virtual town hall organized Thursday by Rep. Debra Gibbs, D-Jackson, said.

Tease photo Person of the Day

Alexis Smith

Brookhaven, Miss., native Alexis Smith grew up interested in learning about other peoples and cultures. Her grandmother traveled the world, and Smith continued this familial penchant for exploration by traversing ...

Tease photo City & County

Azia’s Picks 9-25-20

I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of a recharge and this time of year is the perfect time to welcome in new manifestation vibes. I hope ...

Tease photo State

Health Officer Dobbs: Flu Shot Imperative, Nursing Home Restrictions Now Loosened

With the flu season coming up, Gov. Tate Reeves and State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs urged Mississippians to get vaccinated, saying people can have the flu and COVID-19, thus suffering ...

Tease photo City & County

Feds Offer to Help Curb Crime in Mississippi Capital

Mississippi's capital city says it plans to work with the U.S. Department of Justice to help fight crime. Jackson City Council President Aaron Banks says U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst extended ...

Cover Stories

From the Wire

Blogs

Blogs

Video