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Mississippi Parolees Paying for Supervision May Perpetuate More Criminality for Poor

Parolees in Mississippi must pay a $55 monthly fee, which can become an added burden on those released from prison, respondents say.

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New JXN Icons, LeFleur's Bluff Playground and S.T.E.M. with Snowflakes

Visit Jackson recently unveiled a second phase for the JXN Icons mural on the back of the Old Capitol Inn on North Street. Visit Jackson’s Creative Design Manager, Reshonda Perryman, ...

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Mayor Plans Contracts For Grass Cutting, Litter Pickup

Conversations veered into the cleanliness and appearance of the City of Jackson during a garbage-contract townhall held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the New Horizon Church on Ellis Avenue and ...

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Mississippi School Boards Association Leaving National Group

The Mississippi School Boards Association is joining a handful of other states in breaking ties with the National School Board Association after the nonprofit sent a letter to President Joe ...

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Citywide Boil Water Notice Lifted

The precautionary citywide boil water notice has been lifted. The lift applies to all customers on the City’s surface water system.

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Pickett v. Banks, Lindsay: City Garbage Contract Fiasco Breeds a Lawsuit

Dwayne K. Pickett, Sr., New Jerusalem Church's senior pastor, sued Council President and Ward 7 Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay and Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks for slander on Oct. 14.

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JSU Grants for Health Education and Driving Safety, Payne Scholarship at USM

Jackson State University’s College of Health Sciences recently received a $10 million cooperative grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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‘Another Layer of Objectivity’: City Opts for Blind Evaluation of Garbage Disposal Contract Proposals

The City of Jackson has opted for blind evaluation of garbage-disposal technical proposals to guard against claims of unfairness, City officials said at the town hall held at Fondren Church ...

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Mississippi Executes First Inmate in Nine Years

Last evening the State of Mississippi executed David Neal Cox, 50, by way of lethal injection. The execution marks the first case of capital punishment carried out by the state ...

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JSU and ASU Meet on the Gridiron for First Time in Over a Year

Two longtime SWAC rivals are in opposite divisions as Alcorn State moved to the SWAC West and JSU stayed in the East. Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University joined ...

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Mississippi Names Next Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Staci Turner

Dr. Staci Turner, previously the state's interim chief medical examiner, is stepping into the role of chief medical examiner, Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell announced Wednesday.

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EPA Overturns Approval of Mississippi Yazoo Pumps Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has overturned the approval of a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta that officials said was erroneously greenlit in the ...

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Pfizer Booster Nears Availability for All Adults

All medically eligible adults in Mississippi may soon be eligible for Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot, if relevant regulatory bodies proceed as anticipated this week.

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10 Years After Mississippians Rejected ‘Personhood,’ New ‘Life at ‘Conception’ Efforts Underway

A decade after Mississippi rejected the opportunity to adopt the most anti-abortion law in the nation, a national anti-abortion group is working with a top Republican U.S. senator to push ...

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Favre Misses Payment of $228K in Welfare Case, Auditor Says

Retired NFL player Brett Favre missed a deadline to pay $228,000 in interest on welfare money he was paid for a public speaking contract he did not fulfill, the Mississippi ...

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Robert Martez Hopkins

Jackson native Robert Martez Hopkins has worked with Jackson Public Schools students for seven years through his mentoring group, Knowledge Camp University.

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County Approves $100,000 for Livingston Park and Others

Five recreational spots in the city of Jackson will get $100,000 in upgrades following the Hinds County Board of Supervisors' approval of the funding given on Monday, Nov. 15.

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Reeves Touts Conservative Talking Points in Budget Pitch

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' proposed budget for the upcoming year includes money for teacher pay raises, a water and sewer improvement grant program and a plan for eliminating the state ...

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‘Civil War’ Film Highlights ‘Lost Cause’ Myths, Lifts Up Young Mississippi Voices

“Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are?)” explores the “Lost Cause” myth of the Confederacy and its effects on the modern South, particularly race relations.

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Hal and Mal's Attic Sale, New Exhibit at the Museum and Coffee Bean Corral

Malcolm White, owner of Hal and Mal's restaurant in Jackson, is hosting an event called the "Big Ass Attic Sale" from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 20.

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