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Senate Passes $1,000 Teacher Pay Raise, Seeking To Address Teacher Shortage Crisis

Mississippi teachers would get a $1,000 pay raise over the next two years if a bill the state Senate passed last week becomes law.

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James Anderson

Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.

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New Restaurant at The District, Startup Weekend Jackson and Heavenly Sweetz

Brandon native Regina Wallace opened Heavenly Sweetz Bakery inside The Hatch in midtown in October 2018. The bakery offers cupcakes, tiered cakes, pies, cookies, sheet cakes and standard cakes in flavors such as caramel, Italian cream, lemon, strawberry and carrot.

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Tommy Gollott

Republican Sen. Tommy Gollott of Biloxi, the longest-serving state lawmaker in Mississippi history, says he is not seeking re-election this year.

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Duvalier Malone at Tougaloo, International Percussion Festival and Margaret Tullos Field Symposium

Community activist, motivational speaker and author Duvalier Malone spoke at Tougaloo College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of its "Real Talk" spring semester series.

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County Jail Agrees Inmates Can Receive Nonreligious Books

A south Mississippi county has agreed to allow inmates to receive non-religious reading materials, ending a lawsuit.

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Dem Lt. Gov. Hopeful Voted for Abortion Ban So White Dems Don't Go Extinct

Hit with a wave of anger from his own party after he voted for a bill that essentially bans abortions after six weeks, Mississippi House Rep. Jay Hughes offered a defense: He did it so white Democrats like himself don't go the way of the dinosaur.

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Chelsea Causey

Senior forward Chelsea Causey kept Jackson State University's winning streak going over the weekend with her play against Alcorn State and Southern universities.

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US Judge Orders Remap of a Mississippi State Senate District

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that one of Mississippi's 52 state Senate districts violates the Voting Rights Act because it does not give African-American voters an "equal opportunity" to elect a candidate of their choice.

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Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Working Together Jackson Time of Prayer and Press Conference

Following a shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., local organization Working Together ...

Attorney Martin Perkins Speaks for Inmates

Attorney Martin Perkins speaks for three inmates in Hinds County Correctional Facility who have not been moved since the disturbance.

David Archie Speaks about Hinds Jail

David Archie speaks in front of the Hinds County Sheriffs Office on part of the families of inmates at the Hinds County Correctional Facility.

Lee Announces Candidacy

Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis Gives HCCF Update

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis gives the media an update on the disturbance at the Hinds County Correctional Facility Monday afternoon.

Clinic Owner Diane Derzis Responds to Hearing

Diane Derzis spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave outside the courthouse after the hearing. July 11, 2012.