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Best of Jackson 2019: Community and Culture

We here at the Jackson Free Press like to keep our focus on local: local people, local business, local food—you get the idea. There’s nothing to us more local than Best of Jackson. We’re officially in our 17th award season. Here is who you voted as the best local people, places, food and more.

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Finding the Lost Battalion

The stuff of legends! There are many books and movies about the six days of hell the Lost Battalion endured.

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Bringing the River Back to Life

The Mississippi River Basin Model, a National Civil Engineering Landmark, is in bad shape; however, compared to the last time I wrote about it for the Jackson Free Press, it has improved, thanks to the Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model organization.

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Got Melanin? CultureSnap Evolving Black Hashtags

Almost three years ago, Jackson native Frederick Burns decided that the black community needed its own social-media app using the words and phrases popular in the world of Black Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Best of Jackson 2017: Community & Culture

In the world of Top-40 radio, Y101 is one of the stations that stands out, and not just because it earned two Best of Jackson titles, Best Radio Personality and Best Radio Station, yet again.

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So You’re Single on Valentine’s Day ... Try the Best

For single people, Valentine's Day may not be all it's cracked up to be. But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the holiday anyway.

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Creative Date Nights

Surprise your Valentine with a different date night than the usual. Take a walk on the wild side and remember: Food is always a winning option.

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Love after Losing

I lost my boyfriend at 30 years old. We had been looking at engagement rings the day before he died. The space the loss left in my heart was immeasurable.

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Lecile Harris

What inspires a young man to climb on the back of an ill-tempered, 1,500-pound Brahman bull? For veteran rodeo clown Lecile Harris, it was watching the bull riders at an Arlington, Tenn., rodeo in 1955.

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Best of Jackson 2016: Urban Living

Greenbrook Flowers has served Jackson with a smile since first opening in 1917, a policy that continued after the store passed to its fifth-generation owner, Janet Jacobs, in 2008.

Kwanzaa 2017

'DINOS' at the Jackson Zoo

"DINOS" at the Jackson Zoo opened on April 1 and runs through July 2.

'Deplorable' Conditions at Westside Trailer Park

Westside Trailer Park, located right outside of Canton in Madison County, is home to a ...

JSU Media Relaunch

Jackson State University held a celebration in honor of the all-new JSUTV and WJSU 88.5 ...

Jackson 2000 25th Anniversary

Jackson 2000 held it's 25th anniversary at the Mississippi Museum of Art to honor the ...

Zoo Brew 2014

The Jackson Zoo held their annual Zoo Brew with craft beers, good food, and some ...

Protest of SB2681 at Capitol

People gathered in protest of SB2681 -- the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. March 4, 2014. ...

Lumumba in Pictures

Although he was mayor for less than a year, his impact can be felt throughout ...

A Chilly Fondren after 5

People braved the cold to hear music, eat, and visit.

The Stella Car

Justin Watson eases around town in a car that will surely catch your eye. Let's ...