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Amazon Bringing 850 Full-Time Jobs to Mississippi, Donated to State Candidates

Amazon plans to open a distribution warehouse in Marshall County, Miss., that the online retail giant said in its announcement Friday will create 850 full-time jobs in the northernmost part ...

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AHA Scholars at Tougaloo, Carnegie Designations, and JSU Heart Walk

The American Heart Association recently named two Tougaloo College students as AHA HBCU Scholars.

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Cindy Hyde-Smith Presides as U.S. Senate Finally Passes Anti-Lynching Law

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., presided as the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill that makes lynching a federal civil-rights crime.

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Almost Half of JPS High Schoolers Are Not Showing Up for Class

At the midpoint of this school year, approximately 44 percent of high schoolers in the Jackson Public School District are labeled as truant, meaning they missed five or more days ...

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Daishai Almond

Freshman Daishai Almond was left to take the reins of the Golden Eagles' offense during the second quarter against Mississippi State University.

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Rep. Palazzo Wants 'Border Bonds' for Americans to Pay for Trump's Wall

Under Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo's "Border Bonds for America Act," American citizens would pay for the construction of a wall on the southern border by purchasing revenue bonds from the ...

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Lisa Potts

While working with Teach for America from 2011 to 2013, current Woodward Hines Education Foundation Communications and Impact Coordinator Lisa Potts says she saw a lot of needs among the ...

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The Wonders of 'Wonderland'

Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson has featured plenty of orchestral events over the years, but the latest concert from touring act Cirque Musica plans to do something a little ...

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Tree-Lighting Ceremony Honors Crime Victims in Mississippi

Attorney General Jim Hood and Gov. Phil Bryant spoke to more than 100 people Tuesday at a tree-lighting ceremony in the Gartin building, near the state Capitol in Jackson.

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In Farewell, Paul Ryan Sees Solutions If 'Politics Will Allow It'

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business."

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Trump Foundation Reaches Deal to Dissolve Amid Lawsuit

President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to go out of business, even as Trump continues to fight allegations he misused its assets to resolve business disputes and ...

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Judge Tells Flynn He Can't 'Hide My Disgust' at His Crime

In a stinging rebuke, a federal judge lashed out at President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn during his sentencing hearing Tuesday, saying "I can't hide my disgust, ...

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AG Hood Supports 15-Week Abortion Ban in Appeal to 5th Circuit

Jim Hood, Mississippi's attorney general and a 2019 gubernatorial candidate, filed an appeal on behalf of the state's 15-week abortion ban on Dec. 17, about a month after U.S. District ...

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White House Pulls Back from Shutdown Threat Over Wall Funds

The White House on Tuesday appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there ...

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Stuffed Baked Potato Factory at Northpark and Make-A-Wish at the Outlets

Northpark recently announced the winner of the "Taste for the Space" culinary competition that it hosted on Saturday, Dec. 1. Michael Joyner, a Jackson resident, won the competition representing The ...

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With Gov. Bryant’s Support, Judge Strikes Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant backs a lawsuit that Republicans designed to kill the Affordable Care Act and its pre-existing conditions protections. A federal judge just ruled the law unconstitutional in ...

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Some USM Students Want Library Renamed, Citing Segregation

Some students at the University of Southern Mississippi want to consider renaming the school's main library, citing the namesake's history of supporting segregration.

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Thomas Dobbs

The Mississippi State Department of Health has a new leader. The department says in a news release Thursday that the Board of Health is naming Dr. Thomas Dobbs as the ...

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Amid Water Shutoffs, Jackson Assists Siemens Customers With Bills

The City of Jackson's customer-focused process of offering payment plans to beleaguered Siemens Inc. customers since April has not yielded revenue at a quick enough rate to fill the massive ...

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New Leaders at USM Institute for Disability Studies, MSU Groundbreaking and Belhaven Welcome Week

Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the beginning of construction on its Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.