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Crime Expert Decries City Council's Jail-Renting Initiative

Renting jail spaces to hold people accused of misdemeanors is a waste of money and an ethically wrong approach, Urban Peace Institute Senior Consultant on Conflict and Violence Ron Noblet said in an interview with the Jackson Free Press.

Biz Roundup

WellsFest Cancelled, Emerging Solutions Project and Flu Fighters Coalition

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wells United Methodist Church in Jackson has cancelled its annual WellsFest events, including the Sept. 22 Art Night, the Sept. 23 golf tournament and the Sept. 26 festival and 5k run.

Person of the Day

Deion Sanders

Currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School-Cedar Hill in Texas, Deion Sanders is taking his first head coaching job at Jackson State University.

Music

Latitude Unknown: Pop with a Bossa Nova Twist

Indie-pop band Latitude Unknown, which Jackson natives Spencer Nessel and Andrew Burke formed in March 2020, released a self-titled album on Sept. 4.

Art

Designs by Dij, Custom Cards & More

Khadijah Muhammad had always loved to sing, but bad news silenced the songbird inside the Detroit, Mich., native when a doctor put her on complete vocal rest. "That's when I got a chance to nurture another art form," she says.

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