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Kermit Davis

There were no fireworks, no drama and that was exactly what Kermit Davis wanted in his Mississippi head coaching debut Saturday as the Rebels defeated Western Michigan 90-64.

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Offbeat Black Friday Sale, Operation Shoestring 50th Anniversary, Painting in the 'Park and Lounge 114

Offbeat, Jackson's only vinyl record store, will hold a special sale in conjunction with the national Record Store Day Black Friday on Friday, Nov. 23, from noon to 7 p.m.

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CNN Sues Trump, Demanding Return of Acosta to White House

CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because their revocation violates the constitutional right of freedom of the ...

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Mississippi Study Examines if Marijuana Can Cut Seizures

A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi.

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Governor Calls Abortion ‘Black Genocide,’ Defends Hyde-Smith on ‘Hanging’ Tape

As state and national controversy swirls around U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s comment about a public hanging” in her race against an African American opponent, Gov. Phil Bryant opened a press ...

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McDaniel v. Hood? State Senator to 'Pray About' Run for Governor

Just days after his hopes of becoming a U.S. senator were dashed for the second time in four years, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, signaled interest in a possible ...

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William Waller Jr.

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller Jr. announced Friday that he will retire from the bench Jan. 31.

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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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Hyde-Smith’s ‘Public Hanging’ Quip Bombs in State with Most Lynchings

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith lit up social media Sunday morning after a video clip in which she jokingly says she would be “on the front row” at “a public ...

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Trump Move to Limit Asylum is Challenged in Court

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. ...

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Vacationing While Latino: Family Sues for 'Pervasive' Profiling in Mississippi

A lawsuit on behalf of a Latino and Native American family from South Carolina alleges that Hancock County Sheriff's deputies detained and searched them while traveling through Mississippi because they ...

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Tougaloo and JSU Farish Art Project, Visiting Artist Lecture at USM and Miss USM Pageant

Johnnie Mae Maberry, associate professor of art at Tougaloo College, and art students from Tougaloo and Jackson State University will announce the launch of an outdoor art project in the ...

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Yolanda Owens

The Jackson State University National Alumni Association selected Yolanda Owens, who served as the association's president until June 30 this year, as the 2018 Alumnus of the Year during its ...

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Nick Mullens

Quarterback Nick Mullens left the University of Southern Mississippi owning most of the school's passing records. He is the career leader in passing yards for the Golden Eagles with 11,994 ...

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Hyde-Smith Accepts Debate Invite With McDaniel Out; Espy Considering

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., has accepted an invitation Mississippi Farm Bureau to debate her runoff opponent, Democrat Mike Espy, on Nov. 27.

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Hinds Judicial Races, Court of Appeals Likely Headed to Runoff

Candidates for various Hinds County and statewide judicial roles appeared on Tuesday's ballot alongside U.S. Senate and congressional candidates. Just before midnight on election night, Hinds County released unofficial results ...

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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 85, Hospitalized After Fracturing 3 Ribs in Fall

Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.

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White House Bans CNN Reporter After Confrontation with Trump

The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.

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Mississippi's 3rd District Stays GOP, Incumbents Win

Mississippians in the 3rd District elected a Republican district attorney as the state's newest member of Congress on Tuesday, choosing Michael Guest of Brandon over Democratic state Rep. Michael Ted ...

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Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General at Trump's Request

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer at President Donald Trump's request.