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'Go, Mississippi': State Could Ditch Song with Racist Roots

Mississippi is on the verge of scuttling a state song with racist roots, two years after it retired a Confederate-themed state flag.

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Lawmakers Aim for More Emergency Rooms in Rural Mississippi

Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at bolstering health care in rural Mississippi.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Aim to Finish Budget and End Session

Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol on Monday with hopes of finishing their 2022 session.

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Ukrainian Refugee Benefit Concert, Mississippi Transgender Day of Visibility and ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Mitchell McGinnis and many other Mississippians have raised funds to support Slavik’s family during this time of unrest within Ukraine. To further that goal, McGinnis has helped organize a benefit …

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Mississippi House and Senate OK Each Other's Redistricting

The Mississippi House and Senate on Thursday approved each other's redistricting plans that are likely to maintain Republican majorities in each chamber.

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Mississippi Governor Signs Largest Teacher Raise in Years

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the largest pay raise in a generation for the state's public school teachers, long among the lowest-paid in the nation.

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Alumni Enrichment Institutes an MS Got Soul at JSU, State Science Fair at USM

Jackson State University recently announced that it is an Alumni Enrichment Institute Partner for the 2022 Alumni Enrichment Institutes.

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Mississippi House, Senate Pass Separate Redistricting Plans

The Mississippi House and Senate voted by wide margins Tuesday to approve separate plans to redraw legislative districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census.

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FDA Approves Second COVID-19 Booster For Immunocompromised, 50-And-Up

At-risk Mississippians over 12 years of age as well as anyone over 50 are now eligible for a second booster dose, thanks to authorization from the Food and Drug Administration …

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Mississippi Works to Set Budget After Missing Deadline

Mississippi legislators worked on budget proposals Monday after missing deadlines because of a long dispute over a tax cut plan.

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Mississippi House OKs Redistricting; Senators Debate Plan

The Mississippi House on Tuesday approved a plan to redraw its districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census.

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Sheriff: Rankin County Work-Release Program Is Not ‘Convict Leasing,’ A Vestige of Slavery

ACLU-MS Deputy Director Alicia N. Netterville said that the first iteration of House Bill 747 effectively functioned as convict-leasing by another name.

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Mississippi Reveals Redistricting for State House and Senate

Mississippi legislators on Sunday unveiled plans to redraw the state House and Senate districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census.

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Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade, Spring Market, JXN Flea and Brian Ballou

After two years’ wait, Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade and Festival returns to downtown Jackson. This year’s slogan, “Go Big and Come Home,” represents both the Jackson metro community getting to …

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Mississippi Increases Budget Estimates; Tax Cuts Unresolved

Top Mississippi lawmakers on Friday increased estimates of how much tax money the state will collect this budget year and next.

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Mississippi Gov Says He's 'Married' to Income Tax Phaseout

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves insisted Thursday that legislators pass a bill to phase out the state income tax, but other Republicans who lead the House and Senate remained far apart …

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US Judge Issues 2nd Contempt Order for Mississippi Jail

A federal judge has issued a second contempt order over poor conditions at a county jail in Mississippi, where court monitors found staff members are afraid to work in a …

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COVID-19 Program for Uninsured Ends as Global Cases Rise

A federal program closing this week could mean less access to COVID-19 testing and treatment for poorer Mississippians moving forward.

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Mississippi Leaders Spar Over Tax Cuts as Deadlines Approach

Mississippi House leaders offered a revised proposal Wednesday to phase out the state income tax, sending it to Senate leaders as legislators approach big deadlines to set taxes and spending.

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Mo Williams

Former Murrah High School star and NBA player Mo Williams accepted JSU’s offer to serve as the school’s new head coach. Williams spent the last two seasons coaching at Alabama …