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‘We Have Not Met Our Peak’: Dr. LouAnn Woodward on UMMC’s Battle Against COVID-19

LouAnn Woodward spoke to the Jackson Free Press about the breakthroughs in testing and treatment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as well as the state's larger coronavirus strategy.

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Amazing Teens 2020

While COVID-19 has forced school closures, the Jackson Free Press is still recognizing some of the rising stars of the Jackson metro through our annual Amazing Teens issue.

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Easter Family Fun: Character Cornhole

I am sure many of you have children who have been home from school for too long and are getting antsy for something to do. Well, with a little creativity, ...

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What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing is more than just a single action. It is a different way of living. El distanciamiento social es mucho más que una acción: Es una manera diferente de ...

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COVID-19 Testing Centers

The Jackson Free Press has gathered a listing of COVID-19 Testing Centers.

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JXN MS Mobile Meals Dispatch

The Jackson COVID-19 Community Food and Aid Coalition is a collaboration of local groups that formed a food dispatch and delivery service to support the most vulnerable residents in Jackson, ...

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Online Streaming Events

Some organizations and individuals have started hosting online events to help give people some fun and social reprieve even whilst taking refuge at home.

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CDC Recommended Guidelines to Stay Safe During COVID-19 Crisis

With COVID-19 continuing to run rampant in our state and in our country, the Centers for Disease Control has issued recommendations for preventative measures people can take to keep themselves ...

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Filing for Unemployment Benefits

The Mississippi Department of Employee Security has modified its existing unemployment compensation rules, allowing Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 to be eligible to file ...

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Tackling Food Insecurity in the Capital City

While we are collectively concerned over what COVID-19 means for the immediate future, locally and globally, Jacksonians with surrounding businesses and organizations are standing together, working hard and endeavoring to ...

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COVID-19 in Mississippi, Indepth: A Primer

COVID-19 is here. And as the United States virtually shuts down amid fears of an overwhelmed health-care system and an unchecked pandemic, understanding the virus, its history, and how to ...

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One Lake, Few Alternatives: A Primer

Many of the concerns surrounding One Lake remain unresolved and, to date, the Levee Board has declined to host a public forum to take questions from the audience openly, instead ...

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2020 Power Couples

The Jackson area is proud to claim a number of power couples that use their bonds to accomplish great things or otherwise positively affect the community.

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Best of Jackson 2020

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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Best of Jackson 2020: Food

There's nothing to us more local than Best of Jackson. We're officially in our 18th annual award season. Here is who you voted as the best local people, places, food ...