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Derrick Trimble

On Sunday, July 20, Jackson lost community fixture Derrick Terrell Trimble, who ran for the Ward 4 Jackson City Council seat in the May 2013 election. Trimble died after a long illness.

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Hinds Commissioner, A Cochran Relative, Denies Destroying Runoff Records

Connie Cochran, one of Hinds County's five elected election commissioners and Thad Cochran's sister-in-law, told the Jackson Free Press this morning that the commission did not commit sabotage to help U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran win the June 24 Republican runoff to keep his seat.

Miss. to Vote on U.S. Offices, State Judicial Seats

Mississippi voters are preparing to choose one U.S. senator, four U.S. House members, four state Supreme Court justices and one judge for the state Court of Appeals.

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Dark 'Daydream'

"I like writers who take huge risks, even if they are unsuccessful. I'd much rather read a book that has ambition than one that plays it safe."

St. Paddy's, Jackson Style

The Mal's St. Paddy's Parade, held March 17 this year, is widely considered one of the most successful and popular public events in Mississippi. The event regularly attracts more than 60,000 locals and tourists to participate in the festivities and brings upwards of $7 million into the local economy.

St. Paddy's Walking Krewes 101

Members of the marching krewes take Mal's St. Paddy's Parade seriously: As one member of the Green Ladies puts it, "People plan pregnancies around this parade." So you know who's who, here's a little guide.


Every year, thousands of people come from all over Mississippi to enjoy the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade. The excitement in the air is palpable. Get there early enough, and you'll enjoy having a seat so close that the throws could land in your lap. Arrive late, and heaven help you to find a parking space. The elaborate and entertaining floats capture the eyes and hearts of parade-goers, but who holds the responsibility for judging these floats and giving the best floats their due?

[10 Things About] St. Patrick

Do you know your facts about Saint Patrick? What about his myths? Test your knowledge and read on.

Red-Washed Origins

Feb. 14 hasn't always been celebrated with flowers, over-decorated chocolate boxes and cards filled with fuzzy sentiments. It's a day steeped in gory pagan ritual, with an executed priest as its patron saint.

Owning My Mistake

The moment you sign the papers and the keys become yours, the education begins. It's not so much the information you're learning about the house or equity or basic maintenance; it's an education in how much you don't know.