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Baria Proud of Progressive Effort; Wicker Headed Back to Washington Again

Mississippi Democratic House Minority Leader David Baria's chances to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to an end at just after 8 p.m. on election night—an hour after Mississippi ...

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Espy, Hyde-Smith Head to Nov. 27 Runoff with McDaniel Out

In a historic contest, Democrat Mike Espy will face incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in a runoff on Nov. 27 after the two candidates snagged the top two positions ...

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Abrams, Kemp Await More Ballots in Georgia Governor's Race

Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots.

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Trump Celebrates GOP Gains, Threatens House Democrats

President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated Senate Republican gains in the midterm election but immediately threatened Democrats, who won back control of the House and with it the power to ...

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Mississippi Voters Turned Away in Historic Civil-Rights Community

A polling location in Philadelphia, Miss., turned nearly a dozen people away from voting this morning because poll workers didn’t have enough back-up paper ballots after a snafu with voting ...

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UPDATED: Election Night Watch Parties

Today is Election Day, and after voting comes watch parties.

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Gov. Bryant Fights for His Legacy with Support for Hyde-Smith

In the final day before the election, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant urged Republicans to support Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, pushing back against the idea that he was part of the "establishment."

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Northpark Grand Opening Events, South Street Live Grand Opening and Arts Around the Outlets

Northpark will hold a grand-opening celebration for its newly remodeled facilities from Thursday, Nov. 15, to Sunday, Nov. 18. The mall announced the large-scale renovations in November 2017, and work ...

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Mississippi's 3rd District to Choose New US House Member

Mississippians in the state's 3rd District will elect a new member of Congress as they choose between a Republican district attorney and a Democratic state House member.

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Evers-Williams Endorses Espy: Don't Let 'Our Souls Be Dragged Back'

Civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams endorsed Democrat Mike Espy's bid for U.S. Senate in a radio ad his campaign released Monday, calling on Mississippians to help stave off a return ...

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Candidate Questionnaire: Bridgette Marie Morgan

The Jackson Free Press reached out to all judicial candidates who are running on the Nov. 6 ballot to represent jurisdictions throughout the Jackson metro area, regardless of whether they ...

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Candidate Questionnaire: Deborah McDonald

The Jackson Free Press reached out to all judicial candidates who are running on the Nov. 6 ballot to represent jurisdictions throughout the Jackson metro area, regardless of whether they ...

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Tougaloo College Rally Reminds Students that Black Voters Matter

The Friday before Election Day, the People's Advocacy Institute, MS M.O.V.E. and Black Voters Matter descended upon Tougaloo College to get students excited about voting right there on their historic ...

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Patrick Shegog

Compounding problems for the Delta State University Statesmen in the 2018 season was senior quarterback Breck Ruddick's injury in the second game, which forced Delta State to turn to true ...

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Georgia Governor's Race Awash in Election Security Issue

An already tight governor's race in Georgia devolved into new chaos Monday after the Republican candidate, who is also the state's chief election official, alleged with little evidence that Democrats ...

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Hyde-Smith, Wicker Voted to Expand Pre-existing Illness Discrimination

In a press huddle on Nov. 1, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said she had not cast "a single vote" to allow health-insurance companies to sell plans that discriminate against people ...

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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GOP Mailers Misleadingly Paint Espy as a Criminal

A series of campaign mailers the Mississippi Republican Party sent out around the state this week misleadingly paint Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy as a "corrupt" criminal for charges ...

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Millsaps Forum Series, MSU Autism Clinic Grant and Songfest at USM

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will speak at Millsaps College today, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. as part of the Millsaps Forum Series.

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James Patterson

The passing of influential artists often inspires outpourings of gratitude and respect from fans, colleagues and loved ones, but Jackson photographer James Patterson was one of the few who got ...