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Women's Group Honors Evelyn Gandy: 'A Giant in Mississippi Politics'

Jennifer Ingram Johnson was the featured speaker at a League of Women Voters luncheon meant to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

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Terence Davis: Improving NBA Draft Stock

Former University of Mississippi guard Terence Davis is using the process in the run up to the NBA draft to show scouts around the league all the skills he could bring to their team.

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Water Tampering to Bring Penalties, City of Jackson Promises

Water customers have been cutting the wires to their meters or destroying them to purposely prevent the city from reading the meters, City Public Works Director Bob Miller announced at a press conference June 12.

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Jackson Marks Mom's Equal Pay Day: 'We Are Worth Equal Pay'

The City and the Mississippi Black Women's Roundtable recognized June 10 as Mom's Equal Payday, designating Jackson as an Equal Pay City.

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'Everywhere With Roy Lewis': Historical Moments and the Everyday Lives of Black People

The "Everywhere with Roy Lewis" exhibition at JSU features photographs from Lewis' career, including historical moments and the everyday lives of black people.

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Curious George at USM, Belhaven Mental Health Award and Women RISE

The University of Southern Mississippi's Curious George Collection returned to its home in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection on the USM campus on Monday, June 10, after the end of a two-year tour in Japan.

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Striving to Empower Women Voters

Rapper and activist Genesis Be wants the younger generation to get out and vote because people who came before them risked their lives so that they could have that right.

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The Fight for Family Goes On

After the Obergefell decision, Mississippi’s leaders "made sure to let us know we are still beneath the religious elite," Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear said. "We may have acquired marriage that day (in 2015), but we certainly didn't get equality."

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Nelson Atehortua

Nelson Atehortua, who was born in Bogota, South America, had a different childhood than most people. At the young age of 3, he was diagnosed with the viral disease polio.

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Jackson Sues Siemens, Local Businessmen for ‘Bait and Switch’ Contract

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced today that the City of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Siemens Industry Inc. and associated divisions in the U.S. and Germany, along with multiple local subcontractors.

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Black Voting Strength at Stake in Republican Request to 5th Circuit

Mississippi Republican leaders are fighting a court ruling that would increase black voting power in a gerrymandered state Senate district that meanders about 100 miles from Cleveland in the Mississippi Delta down into Madison County just north of Jackson.

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Olubusola Hall

Olubusola Hall, a nurse at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, has been working to open her own pediatric clinic in her native country of Nigeria since 2016.

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Gipson: Officers Were 'Only Trying to Help' When They Shot His Father

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson said he does not blame the officers involved in the shooting death of his father, Harry Gipson.

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Eritaj Cookery, Popcorn in the 'Park and Hope Housing Visionary Award

Felicia Bell, a Brandon native and owner of RD&S Farm, opened "Eritaj Cookery, a Restorative Food Cafe" on Monday, June 3, at the Kundi Compound in Jackson.

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Medical Marijuana Moves Closer to 2020 Ballot in Mississippi

Medical-marijuana advocates are getting closer to the magic number of 86,185 signatures required to get the issue on the Mississippi ballot in time for the 2020 elections.

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‘Sustainable Irrigation’ at JSU, USM Cookbook Project and ed2go for MSU

A group of professors and students at Jackson State University's College of Science, Engineering and Technology recently developed what they call a "Sustainable Irrigation System," an automated system that can determine the right amount of water needed to saturate soil for gardening and agriculture.

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Ethan Small: Breakout Pitcher

In the long and bright history of Mississippi State University baseball, it might be hard to find a player with a bigger breakout season than redshirt junior Ethan Small.

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AG Candidates Praise 'Heartbeat Bill,' Anti-LGBT Laws, Tort Reform

About 50 people showed up at a venue that would seat 1,200 on Wednesday night to hear Republican candidates explain why voters should elect them as Mississippi's next attorney general—the state's chief legal officer who holds the power to bring or defend against lawsuits on behalf of the state.

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City of Jackson Warns of Fraudulent Water and Sewer Collections

The City of Jackson issued an advisory notice to warn water/sewer customers of possible fraudulent collections occurrences that have been reported.

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JPS Reports Test Improvements, Curriculum Changes, New Teachers

The audience applauded as Errick L. Greene, superintendent for Jackson Public Schools, displayed data showing improvement in third-grade test scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program, or MAAP, assessment at the June 4 JPS board meeting.

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Mississippi Mental Health Lawsuit Poses Concerns for Civil Rights

As a mental-health lawsuit claiming a violation of the civil rights of mentally ill Mississippians moves forward, Joy Hogge has in mind "a young person" who never received the support they needed.

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Taggart 'Disappointed' That Fitch Plans to Skip AG Debates

Republican candidate for Mississippi attorney general Andy Taggart criticized one of his opponents, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, in an open letter on Monday because she does not plan to attend two debates later this week.

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Critz Campbell

The Mississippi Museum of Art recently named Critz Campbell, an associate professor of sculpture at Mississippi State University, as the recipient of its 2019 Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship.

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‘Giants in Jackson’: 'Sonny Guy' Course Renamed to Honor Pro-Golfer Pete Brown

The City of Jackson held a renaming ceremony at the newly named Pete Brown Golf Facility, changing Sonny Guy Golf Course to Pete Brown Golf Course on May 31.

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Mississippi Food and Wine, Daniel Tiger and Innovate Angel Fund

BankPlus in Jackson, the Fondren Renaissance Foundation and Visit Jackson are partnering to host the inaugural Mississippi Food and Wine event June 13-15 in Fondren.

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Residents Champion Multimodality at 'Slow Roll with the Mayor!'

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba's Slow Roll allowed residents to ride their bikes with him through downtown. At Tuesday's press conference, he said the event supported his vision for Jackson to become multimodal, meaning the City would create multiple modes of transportation for residents.

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Belhaven Cancer Research, MSU Award and Millsaps Sculpture Walk

Belhaven University recently announced that Elizabeth Brandon, an associate professor of biology at Belhaven, and a team of student researchers have made discoveries in their research in using kale to help combat cancer.

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'Tired, Frustrated': Rape Charges, Festival Funds Roil City Council

The Jackson City Council amended the agenda at its Tuesday meeting to have a discussion with Jackson Police Chief James Davis regarding events that occurred over the Memorial Day holiday involving a Jackson Police officer.

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UPDATED: Folk Music and Folklore in 'Bright Star'

"Bright Star" by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, which takes place in the 1920s and 1940s, is loosely based on the legend of the "Iron Mountain Baby." New Stage is performing "Bright Star" from May 28-June 9.

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Southern ‘Defiance’: The Fight for Roe Rages in Mississippi

Earlier this month, Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, who sponsored an anti-abortion bill in Mississippi this year, told the Jackson Free Press that those laws are indeed intended to trigger a Roe "test case" before the Supreme Court.

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