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'When Is the $600 Coming?': Mississippi Unemployment Questions Answered

As COVID-19 crashes the Mississippi economy and unemployment skyrockets, a lot of people are scared. We know, because you've been sending the Jackson Free Press questions by email, online chat and social media.


257 New COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi, Easter Services 'Voluntary’ Under Order

Mississippi saw a record 257 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the official statewide total to 2,260, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced this morning.

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Johnnie Harris

Current MSU associate head women’s basketball coach Johnnie Harris could be perfect to fill former coach Vic Schaefer's position and keep building up the university's program.


Doctor Says Virus Safety Concerns Led to Firing, Sues Hospital

Samantha Houston, a Mississippi doctor who was fired after raising concerns about her hospital's safety measures in the coronavirus pandemic, is now suing.


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, including elders and children, by supplying weekly food supplies during ...