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Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society Show, Mississippi Scholastic Art Awards and Reunion Golf & Country Club

The Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will hold its 60th annual show at the Mississippi Trade Mart Feb. 23-24.

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Hood: Judge Tate Reeves for 'Rebel Flags,' Not Frat's College Blackface

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood "did all kinds of stupid things in college," but he is "sure" wearing blackface is not one of them, he told a crowd in Jackson on Monday.

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LaDavius Draine

LaDavius Draine scored a career-high 22 points as Southern Miss narrowly beat Louisiana Tech 73-71 in overtime on Saturday.

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Budget Deal Allows Far Less Money than Trump Wanted for Wall

Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.

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'Landowners' Tort Reform Bill Would Mean 'Safe Zones' for Crime, Critics Say

Mississippi senators delighted the business community last week when they passed a bill to cut down on lawsuits against property owners, but strong opposition remains among law enforcement, advocates for victims of domestic violence and lawyers.

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Jackson Ups Water Shutoffs Amid Millions in Unpaid Bills

Officials in Mississippi's capital say they've increased water shutoffs for customers delinquent on bills from roughly 30 a day to 200 a day to address years of issues affecting the aging infrastructure.

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Mississippi Sues Federal Government Over River Flooding

The state of Mississippi is suing the federal government for $25 million or more, claiming a dam that keeps the Mississippi River from changing course is harming state land.

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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.

March 3, 2019 - Sunday


Iron Horse Grill - Tiger Rogers 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

March 2, 2019 - Saturday


Kathryn's - Live Music 7 p.m.

March 1, 2019 - Friday


Martin's - Live Music 10 p.m.

Feb. 28, 2019 - Thursday


Shucker's - Live Music 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27, 2019 - Wednesday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Feb. 26, 2019 - Tuesday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Feb. 25, 2019 - Monday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2019 - Sunday


1908 Provisions - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Feb. 23, 2019 - Saturday


F. Jones Corner - Live Music midnight $10

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' Fraternity Wore Black Face, Hurled the N-Word at Black Students

As a college student at Millsaps, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves participated in a fraternity known for blackface, racial epithets and Confederate dances, a Jackson Free Press examination of Millsaps yearbooks and newspapers from his time there shows.

Feb. 22, 2019 - Friday


Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m.

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Mississippi Considers Limiting Property Owners' Liability

Mississippi senators are advancing a bill that would limit people's ability to sue property owners for injuries or other problems.