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Civil Rights Museum Enjoys ‘Trump-less’ Grand Opening

Bryant hit a nerve with his invite last December after the racially tone-deaf president failed to disavow white nationalists during recent neo-Nazi demonstrations.

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Will Mississippi Elect a Radical-Right Governor?

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant 56, took his place on the far right of his Republican opponents on stage and thanked his wife, mother-in-law and voters for making his campaign possible. …

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The JFP Interview with Johnny DuPree

Johnny DuPree makes clear that he is a city man. DuPree, 57, has served as Hattiesburg's mayor for almost 10 years and wants to take his municipal know-how to the …

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The JFP Interview With Tyrone Lewis

Tyrone Lewis, former Jackson Police officer (1983-2010), police chief and Democratic candidate for Hinds County Sheriff, is not a small man. He stands about 6 feet, but his barrel chest …


District 70 Race Ends With Primary

The race for District 70 this year will again end in the Democratic primary. The race carries some small entertainment value; former Hinds County public defender Matt Eichelberger dropped out …


Clones Take Lieutenant Governor's Race

The race for lieutenant governor consists of only two serious candidates this year—both Republicans: state Treasurer Tate Reeves and Gulfport Sen. Billy Hewes.


Why the PSC Race Matters

Few people attend the monthly meetings of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, outside of utility company officials and their host of attorneys. Generally, when the talk is about electricity, gas …


A Matter of Money

Retired Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Lt. Johnnie Bowden, 58, says he's running for sheriff and plans to put new emphasis on drug-related crime prevention in the county.


Miss. Power Wants $900,000 for Jet Fare

A corporate utility wants to charge private jet expenses to ratepayers, and Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley wants to forbid it.

Bloomberg: Jackson 11th Strongest Economy

CORRECTION: We described circa, a store in Fondren, incorrectly. We should have said it is a lifestyle store.

Council Debates Debt Restructuring Plan Today

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. will brief the Jackson City Council again today on the details surrounding restructuring a portion of the city's water and sewer bond debt.


Should Justice Court Judges Be Lawyers?

Attorney Micah Dutro says the District 1 Justice Court seat needs a judge with a law degree.


The GOP Gubernatorial Field

Most Republicans in Mississippi's statewide elections can be easily confused with one another in terms of their platforms. There are some differences between them, however, that could prove to be …

Farish Street Shows Progress

Farish Street regained its critical connection to Amite Street last week, providing a small boost to ailing businesses in the historic district.

City Breaks Ground on New JATRAN Facility

The new JATRAN facility at the corner of Highway 80 and Valley Street will be an important stepping stone in the revitalization of the Highway 80 Corridor, Jackson Mayor Harvey …

Domestic Violence

New Laws Help Abuse Victims, More

Judges can add an extra level of protection for victims of domestic abuse under House Bill 196, which Gov. Haley Barbour signed in March.

Mobile Food Vendors May Serve Soon

Mobile food vendors may be serving tacos and burgers in the downtown area by the end of July.

New Study Uncovers Lagging State Response to Autism

A new advisory committee calls on Mississippi to establish intervention programs for children with autism or suffer higher costs as autism sufferers enter adulthood.

Victims May Monitor Abusers Under New Law

New bills passed during the 2011 legislative session are going to officially kick off this month, and will likely have powerful effects on the state this year.

JPD To Buy License Plate Readers

The Jackson Police Department is purchasing an automatic license plate reader for the four major police precincts this year. The Jackson City Council approved the $76,978 purchase Tuesday, after learning …