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Kelardy selected as Deputy Forest Supervisor in Mississippi 2019-10-22 15:50:22Shannon Kelardy, a natural resources professional with more than nine years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service, has been selected as deputy fo

Two new vaping illnesses reported in Mississippi 2019-10-22 15:40:38Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi, bring

Ex Lt. Gov. Tuck set to retire as 2019-10-22 15:24:28Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck is retiring Dec. 31 as a vice president at Mississippi State University. The university says Tuesday that the 56-year-old Tuc

First Bancshares income rises for quarter 2019-10-22 14:30:30MBJ staff The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, reported on Monday net income of $12.3 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30, an

US stock indexes edged mostly higher on company 2019-10-22 14:23:12Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors weighed a mixed batch of company earnings reports. Despite a ch

C Spire, University of Mississippi Medical Center debut 2019-10-22 14:11:11C Spire executives and state medical leaders unveiled a new mobile app today that promises to improve access to quick, reliable health care for more p

Shearwater Pottery still selling affordable art after 91 2019-10-22 13:39:36By BECKY GILLETTE A small business institution in Ocean Springs, Shearwater Pottery, has been drawing visitors from far and wide now for 91 years sinc

Murky Waters is a clear success now operating 2019-10-22 13:38:12By BECKY GILLETTE Three guys who went to high school together, graduating from Long Beach High School in 2008, worked at restaurants from an early age

JACK WEATHERLY: WW II Museum keeps story of 2019-10-22 13:37:14NEW ORLEANS – Maybe one of the airborne B-24s shown in the films at The National World War II Museum was his. One hundred seventy-eight bombers left

Bank of Holly Springs the oldest bank in 2019-10-22 13:36:11By BECKY GILLETTE The Bank of Holly Springs, the oldest continuously operating bank in the state, got its start in 1869 shortly after the end of the C

Booneville voters approve legalizing beer, wine, hard liquor 2019-10-16 15:24:28Residents of a city in northeastern Mississippi have voted to allow the sale of alcohol. Two questions were on the ballot Tuesday in Booneville. One w

US stock indexes veer mostly lower as traders 2019-10-16 15:16:30Technology companies led the major U.S. stock indexes mostly lower Wednesday afternoon, placing the market on track to give back some of its gains fro

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Science shows spanking can negatively affect children's behavior New! 2020-02-19 13:53:00Corporal punishment at a young age can cause major problems down the road.

Flu season officially underway in Mississippi with first New! 2019-10-23 10:23:00Mississippi health officials have confirmed the first case of flu this season.

Army veteran, off-duty firefighter stop robbery suspect at New! 2019-10-23 10:21:00A would-be robber was stopped in his tracks by two well-prepared citizens in a California bar.

'He was so selfless': Man hit, killed by New! 2019-10-23 10:21:00"I don't know how I can ever go on without him."

Poll results show Reeves leading Hood in race New! 2019-10-23 09:48:00The latest Mason-Dixon Poll released Wednesday morning shows Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves leading Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, in the rac

Why this startup is making honeybees smarter New! 2019-10-23 09:46:00 Beeflow says its special nutrient-packed "superfood" formula can improve their performance and immune system in honey bees.

Wednesday Weather Webcast New! 2019-10-23 09:43:00 16 WAPT meteorologist Kara James has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.

RECALL ALERT: More than 50,000 school buses recalled New! 2019-10-23 09:43:00According to the recall, the seats on the buses, "may not provide sufficient impact absorption in certain specific areas around the steel seat frame

Yazoo City star and Pro Football Hall of New! 2019-10-23 08:24:00Yazoo City star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown Passes Away

I-20 reopens ahead of schedule New! 2019-10-23 08:18:00I-20 has reopened ahead of schedule.

39 bodies found in a truck container in New! 2019-10-23 07:32:00UK police have launched a murder investigation after 39 people were found dead in a truck container at an industrial park.

Man shot multiple times on Queensroad Avenue New! 2019-10-23 07:18:00The victim was transported to a hospital

Jackson Free Press stories:

‘It All Starts With Education’: The JFP Interview 2019-10-16 13:08:22On Aug. 24, Democratic Mississippi House Rep. Jay Hughes thought he had "struck gold" at an antique store in the southwest Mississippi town of Colum

OPINION: Do Jacksonians Know Our Greatness? 2019-10-16 12:19:22 If growing up in the Jackson metropolitan area makes one a Jacksonian, then I've been one since birth. To be sure, it takes more than growing up in

How to Revive Humanization 2019-10-16 11:43:06Underprivileged. Underrepresented. Displaced. Inner City. People often use those trite words synonymously with people of color to define their experie

The Street That Jim Crow Paved 2019-10-16 10:58:28One day in late September, Vikki Terrell entered her restaurant Vikki Layne's on Walnut Street in downtown Hattiesburg, Miss., to find a disastrous s

John Knight III's Police Brutality Lawsuit Will Proceed, 2019-10-15 14:14:52A lawsuit accusing the City of Jackson of police brutality will move forward after a hearing this morning. Senior Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Gre

INKTOBER: MMA Inktober Challenge 2019-10-15 13:32:48Inktober is a global art challenge that spans the entire 31 days of October with the sole purpose of improving the skill, confidence and consistent dr

Anti-Abortion Activists Claim Right to 'Shout' at, 'Approach' 2019-10-15 13:24:19Anti-abortion activists in Jackson claim in a new lawsuit that they have a "right" to "congregate," "shout" and approach patients outside the ab

Republican Politician Charged in Human Trafficking Adoption Scheme 2019-10-15 12:50:40PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pa

End Grocery Tax on Mississippi-Grown Food, Dem Agriculture 2019-10-14 13:13:50Mississippians will no longer have to pay a sales tax when they buy Mississippi-grown foods at the grocery store if the Democrat running for the state

Creativity Kitchen, Art Museum Donation and Future Stars 2019-10-14 13:03:07The Jackson Whole Foods Market (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 99) will donate 5% of its net sales to Creativity Kitchen, a nonprofit that Jackson chef

Analysis: Mississippi Has Options for New Secretary of 2019-10-14 11:54:16JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are choosing a new secretary of state this year, and the two candidates are divided over some big propo

10 Local Stories of the Week 2019-10-14 07:00:00There'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 mi

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Key witness in Amber Guyger’s murder trial shot 2019-10-09 20:33:43By Frederick H. Lowe, TriceEdneyWire.com, Botham Jean’s neighbor who testified courageously and tearfully as a prosecution witness in the murder

What Matters 2020 – Issues that impact minority 2019-10-09 20:32:42By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Every vote counts and elections have consequences! The 2020 presidential elections will definitely hav

Willie Simmons receives high praise and endorsements for 2019-10-09 20:31:43By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, A press conference was held October 7 on the steps of the Hinds County Courthouse on behalf of Senator Willie Simmons, c

Dallas cop gets only 10 years in prison 2019-10-02 22:02:41By Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press, A white Dallas police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for killing her black neighbor in his

Bobbie McClure Graves seeks re-election for Election Commissioner 2019-10-02 22:01:39By Othor Cain, Editor, Some say the third time is the charm. This could very well hold true for Bobbie Graves. Graves, who is seeking reelection to he

Dr. Jerry Young affirmed for second term as 2019-10-02 22:00:47The Mississippi Link Newswire, Dr. Jerry Young became the first unopposed, seated president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., (NBC, USA,

For 29 years, the 100 Black Men of 2019-09-25 23:26:05By Othor Cain, Editor, More than 600 people showed up at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson  September 21 for the annual Scholars

1986 Callaway graduate named director of Mental Health 2019-09-25 23:24:36By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, Dr. Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman was named director of the Center of Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) at Georgia Tec

Bunch’s African-American museum dream fulfilled 2019-09-25 23:23:54By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, Dr. Lonnie Bunch III, the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, sat down for an exclusive int

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