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Moderna Booster Moves Closer To Approval

Some Mississippians who received Moderna’s vaccine may soon qualify for a booster shot, after a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted in favor of the third shot yesterday.

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Project Could Help Needy Mississippi Families Hold Onto Land

A nonprofit law firm announced a new project Thursday to help low-income Mississippi families hold onto inherited land, an effort that advocates say would build wealth and preserve biological diversity by promoting better forest management.

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‘Women are the Essential Workers’: Mississippi Senate Labor Committee to Revisit Equal Pay Issue

Mississippi is the only state in the union with no equal pay law, but the Mississippi Senate’s Labor Committee took up the issue once again on Sept. 29, hosting a public meeting where the committee heard from advocates for pay equity.

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JSU/WCC Partnership, MSU Trick or Trot Event and USM Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Jackson State University is partnering with Washtenaw Community College in Michigan to create a program allowing students to transfer their associate degrees, with benefits such as guaranteed admission and access to in-state tuition.

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Nikki McCray-Penson

Former head coach Nikki McCray-Penson stepped down as the Bulldogs’ head coach to focus on her health in hopes of returning to coaching one day. The move was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and was effective immediately.

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Mississippi Works to Offer Driver's License in Digital Form

Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday.

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Mayor Shares Personal Story, Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba shared a personal story of domestic violence at a press briefing on Monday, Oct. 11, as he proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city of Jackson.

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What Makes a Man: Alfred Nicols Rethinks a Southern Man’s Duty in ‘Lost Love’s Return’

In Mississippi author Alfred Nicols’s “Lost Love’s Return,” the return is all the sweeter for the loss, as Nicols spins a tale of World War I sweethearts separated by illness, scheming lovers and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Mississippi Auditor Demands Payments in Human Services Fraud

The Mississippi auditor said Tuesday that he is demanding repayment of $77 million in misspent welfare money in one of the poorest states in the nation. This includes $828,000 the auditor is seeking from retired NFL player Brett Favre and an employee of his business, Favre Enterprises.

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Reeves: Work Still Happening on Medical Marijuana Proposal

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate changes in a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, including putting tight limits on how much of the medicine one person could buy.

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Mea Ashley

Mississippi University for Women named Columbus native and Jackson State University alum Mea Ashley as its new director of Student Life on Sept. 1, 2021.

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COVID Misinformation Still a Challenge as COVID-19 Wanes, Deaths Still High

COVID-19 is on the decline in Mississippi, as the state’s fourth wave of the virus steadies into an average rate of less-than-800 new cases per day for the past seven days.

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Thousands Protest Vaccine Mandates at Mississippi Rallies

Thousands recently rallied against COVID-19 vaccine mandates at protests held on Mississippi’s coast and in its capital.

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West, Thompson Running for Hinds County Sheriff

In the field of 13 people who are running in the special election for Hinds County sheriff on Nov. 2 are Ather West and Reginald Thompson, both former Hinds County deputies who served under former Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin.

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Jurassic Quest, Bean Path Sprouting Season and Pumpkin Adventure at the Ag Museum

The Jackson Convention Complex will host a dinosaur-themed edutainment event called Jurassic Quest from Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24.

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Grants Will Help Students Who Left School in Finishing Their Degrees

Mississippi students who left college at least two years ago without a degree can apply for a grant to help them return to—and finish—school.

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Mississippi Book Festival Goes Online Amid COVID Concerns

The Mississippi Book Festival is being shown online after the in-person event was canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Analysis: Race Theory Report Aims to Sway Policymakers

Republican candidates in Mississippi and across the U.S. have been raising money for months by promising to ban teaching of critical race theory.

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Black Vision Fund: Deploying Capital To Black Business Will Reduce Wealth Gap

Mississippi Black Pages, a statewide platform for Black entrepreneurs to connect for exposure and development, organized an event at The Synergy Link as part of their monthly series tagged “Network your Net Worth Professional Mixer.”

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JSU Opendorse Partnership, MSU 4to24 App and Complete 2 Compete Tuition Assistance Grant

The Jackson State University Division of Athletics has partnered with sports technology company Opendorse to provide JSU student-athletes with education and resource opportunities to capitalize on their name, image and likeness, otherwise known as NIL.

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