Sunday, September 30
We had another mouth-watering week of local news. Chew on these delicious stories from the week.
Anyone puzzled by the most recent U.S. economic data has reason for feeling so: The numbers sketch a sometimes contradictory picture of the economy.
Friday, September 28
At age 14, Joshua Dedmond had one thing on his mind: starting Jackson’s next big megachurch.
The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has finalized an agreement to help fund the resurrection of the Iron Horse Grill.
Few eyes were dry when Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Jackson civil-rights hero Medgar Evers, stood in front of 600 people in downtown Jackson Thursday night and declared her love for Mississippi and for her first husband, gunned down nearly 50 years ago.
Dr. Nancy Lottridge Anderson is putting her knowledge of "crazy money" into an app.
On Sunday, the Metro Jackson Heart Walk is at 1 p.m. at the Mississippi State Capitol.
The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) faces Mississippi and Hugh Freeze's uptempo, no-huddle offense Saturday night , at least presenting Alabama's defense with a different- challenge.
An organization suspended from bringing foreign exchange students to the U.S. was hounded in recent years by allegations of mismanagement.
Authorities say a recent attack in north Mississippi on a woman who was beaten, bound and set on fire has renewed discussions on sentences for assault crimes.
Thursday, September 27
Ole Miss history professor Charles Eagles says the university should reach beyond slogans and teach more about slavery, segregation and other difficult parts of the state's past.
Roughly 55,000 residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas who lived in FEMA trailers will be eligible for shares of the money paid by more than two dozen manufacturers.
A 59-year-old Mississippi woman was strangled in her bedroom by a sex offender who was recently released from prison and living next door to her, authorities said Thursday.
A coalition of liberal Christian groups has come out against Hobby Lobby's lawsuit challenging federal health care guidelines that require companies to provide insurance that covers the morning-after pill.
The NFL's regular officiating crews are back, and Commissioner Roger Goodell has apologized to the fans who fretted about the replacements the last three weeks.
As conservationists continue to fight the state's plan to open Mississippi waters to natural-gas drilling, one their key sticking points has to do with the economy rather than the environment.
Heading into last Saturday's game, the Belhaven football team didn't have much to cheer for at 0-3.
“Yes, Chef! No, Chef! I will have it right away, Chef!” For the past three years, these words have been my main vocabulary in the kitchens at the New England Culinary Institute.
Psychedelic dance rock band The Werks perform at Martin's Sept. 27.
The lower three counties of South Mississippi are home to 38 percent of the state's alligators.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has partnered with Mississippi Interactive LLC to offer a driver's practice test application for residents with the proper phones or other hand-held computing devices.
Wednesday, September 26
I’m a nerd, so when we moved back to Jackson, our books received the utmost care—they were meticulously packed, sealed and transported.
No one in this country has become bigger whipping boys than the NFL replacement officials.
Last season the Saints went 9-0 at the Superdome. This season, they are 0-2 at home after a 27-24 overtime loss to the hapless Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
It was a tough weekend overall for Mississippi college football teams.
Another week of college football and another week of teams losing in the JFP top 25.
Now that you are either tending or contemplating a fall garden for freshly grown, organic crops, you might consider four-season farming for year-round food.
Now that fall is officially here, a lot of gardeners think their work is done. Well, not quite. That is, not if you expect bountiful harvests next year.
If you're looking to have a fun wedding, I suggest having a table of French fries and sweet-potato fries available for snacking during the ceremony.
If you read this column regularly, you know of my affinity for reality shows.
We got overwhelming response to our redesign and 10th birthday issue last week.
This summer saw Jack Tatum, the master responsible for the Brooklyn-based Wild Nothing, on tour behind one the biggest names in indie pop, Beach House.
Blues in the Delta is still alive, and now it's getting organized. Over the past 10 years, the promotion of blues in the region has grown, including new museums and festivals.
Fifty years ago this week, James Meredith integrated Ole Miss, causing violent upheaval. Here are three books from men in the thick of the uprising.
I met Linda Dendy Watts three years ago at Hal & Mal's when friends gathered there to host a benefit for her.
This one's dedicated to the food lovers in Jacktown. Tell us which chef is your favorite.
"I've been reading the JFP since the very first issue."
The way Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is raising campaign cash, you would think his opponent was former Vice President Al Gore, not retired preacher Albert N. Gore Jr.
Last week, a videographer caught Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in an unguarded moment during a political fundraiser.
After promising to employ more than 1,000 workers, Automatic Data Processing announced it will close its office in Clinton in February 2013.
Because of negative sentiments and inflammatory statements toward the middle class, poor, elderly, unemployed, etc., the Ghetto Science Team Political Action Committee will apply some of the political organizing methods used during the Civil Rights era.
“I think it’s feminism. If it’s tied to the last 50 years—the average size of (a man’s) member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years (ago)—it has to be the feminazis, the chickification and everything else.” –Rush Limbaugh
With little notice, the Mississippi Department of Human Services rolled out a program that requires poor parents and guardians to scan an appendage before they can drop off or leave with their little one.
Human beings, not just LGBT individuals, should never face such unfathomable discrimination.
When it comes to cooking, I am enormously interested, but easily intimidated.
The culinary field is one of the oldest on earth—after all, since mankind has existed, we have been eating—yet it is still ever-evolving.
I walked into the "MasterChef" kitchen with the confidence of an actual chef.
Growing up as I did in the culinary wasteland that was Jackson in the mid to late 1970s, I was just plain lucky to have watched with great interest the early old-school cooking shows broadcast on MPB/PBS television.
Alex Eaton of Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-420-4202) has spent his whole culinary career in the South.
The issue on Sheffield Drive is only one of several prominent issues with the city's sewage and wastewater system, and the city has to find room in the budget for all of them.
Parents and child-care providers have concerns about a new state program that requires a finger scan when picking up or dropping off kids at day care.
Kelli Stout likes to say that southerners think about food a lot.
F*ck you, n*gger!" It was Oct. 1, 1962, and James Meredith was finally a student at the University of Mississippi.
On the 50th anniversary of James Meredith's enrollment at Ole Miss, Mississippi Public Broadcasting presents "Integrating Ole Miss: James Meredith and Beyond," a film about how the event shaped the future of the university.
Overnight, the NFL's replacement referees went from minor nuisance to staggering problem.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
Ahmadinejad presented an air of boredom when it came to the hot topic on everyone's mind — Iran's nuclear program and the possibility of impending war.
Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has won two high-profile Republican endorsements a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue.
Columbus police have arrested a man in the alleged rape of a woman on the Mississippi University for Women campus in August.
State Rep. George Flaggs, a Democrat from Vicksburg who has served in the House since 1988, says he will retire after the 2013 session.
Tuesday, September 25
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak about civil rights Thursday at the University of Mississippi.
The head of the Mississippi Development Authority has rejected an appeal by opponents who sought to block rules for offshore gas and oil exploration and leasing.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections needs about $11.3 million to run some of its youth programs for the next two years.
Central Mississippi Planning and Development District will soon administer $5 million in technical skills training for the unemployed and underemployed.
Award-winning business-development executive and marketing professional LaTanya M. Junior became the new executive director of communications for Jackson State University Monday, Sept. 17.
The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle beat Green Bay on a desperation pass that many thought was an interception.
To register to vote in Hinds County, you can pick up a voter-registration application at the Circuit Clerk’s office downstairs at 407 E. Pascagoula St.
A federal court monitor says Forrest County officials are partially in compliance with an order to make improvements at the local juvenile detention center.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has been named chairman of the Southern States Energy Board.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are sparring over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded international action to stop the war in Syria, telling a somber gathering of world leaders Tuesday that the 18-month conflict had become "a regional calamity with global ramifications."
Former President Bill Clinton says the followers of Islam shouldn't resort to violence when they hear their faith challenged in an increasingly diverse and Internet-connected world.
Alicia Keys has been getting in touch with her spiritual side, headlining "MTV Crashes Manchester" in the city's cathedral.
While Albert Einstein's genius isn't included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before.
The Mississippi Democratic Party is endorsing Democratic state Rep. Earle Banks of Jackson.
Monday, September 24
Recognizing this year's elections are just a few weeks away, a panel of three federal judges questioned on Monday whether South Carolina should wait until 2014 to put its voter identification law into effect.
Mitt Romney led a chorus of Republican criticism of the administration's foreign policy on Monday, accusing President Barack Obama of minimizing the recent killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya as a mere "bump in the road" rather than part of a chain of events that threatens American interests.
Joseph Welch never made it to work Friday.
Second-generation businessman Paul G. Moak Jr. understands the importance of supporting members of the Jackson community.
The Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit is Sept. 26 at the Jackson Medical Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Here's a look at some of the top news of the week from around the capital city.
The post-Emmy champagne surely tasted sweet for the people at "Modern Family" and "Homeland."
A Jackson State University security guard was found dead in a city street on Saturday morning.
Mississippi is joining with Arkansas and Memphis, Tenn., for a 12-day celebration of blues music.
Christopher Epps had plenty of numbers this past week when he appeared before legislative budget writers.
Friday, September 21
New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.
Around 30,000 Libyans marched through the eastern city of Benghazi on Friday in an unprecedented protest to demand the disbanding of powerful militias in the wake of last week's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
George Smith, the former president of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, denies that race played a role in crafting the county's redistricting plan.
Jackson Convention Complex General Manager Kelvin D. Moore thinks an associated hotel could increase the center's annual economic impact on the city by more than 50 percent.
If you're a biking enthusiast, you still have time (barely) to ride for a most worthy cause: curing cancer.
Tonight, Ruben Studdard and Sir Charles Jones perform at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall.
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The 2008 financial crisis roiled the banking system and swamped the global economy, leaving millions of Americans jobless, underemployed or facing foreclosure.
The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive effort against eight specific forms of the disease.
The material is from the BP well and certain chemicals in the tar have barely broken down,
Dr. David Dzielak used $1.6 billion figure from 2010 Milliman Inc. study.
Thursday, September 20
Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those surge troops have left the country, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, angering Christian conservatives who supported Chick-fil-A this summer when its president reaffirmed his opposition to gay marriage. Civil rights groups hailed the turnabout, yet the company never confirmed it and instead released two public statements, neither of which made Chick-fil-A's position any clearer.
Michael Hunter is homeless, and tired of depending on charitable organizations and churches to feed him.
The Hinds County Republican Party and the county's only white supervisor are suing four black county supervisors, charging race was used improperly as a factor in redrawing district voting lines.
Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges are seeking an additional $101.7 million in the 2014 budget year.
Republican Mitt Romney has about $50.4 million to spend on the final weeks of the campaign, though he still has to pay back $15 million in debt.
Apple released an update to its iPhone and iPad operating system on Wednesday that replaces Google Maps with Apple's own application. Early upgraders are reporting that the new maps are less detailed, look weird and misplace landmarks. It's shaping up to be a rare setback for Apple.
The JFP presents reader quotes of the week.
Historically, the JFP has gotten very little hate mail aside from anonymous missives on local blogs personally attacking our female editors.
For the inaugural YOU page, we posed this question to members of the JFP Nation on social media. Here's what you told us.
The Magnolia State has the lowest household median income, $36,919, according to the data released yesterday.
Jackson State University quarterback Clayton Moore put on one of the most outstanding performances of the young college football season last Saturday.
When Shawna Davie came to the capital city from St. Louis to attend Jackson State University, like many college students, she didn't know what she'd do with her life.
New 2011 census data released Thursday offer glimmers of hope in an economic recovery that technically began in mid-2009.
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Just which 47 percent of Americans was Mitt Romney talking about?
Here are the states with the biggest changes in unemployment aid applications.
The gap between MAEP, the school funding formula, and money state lawmakers appropriate could widen to more than $300 million.
Wednesday, September 19
Starting with this 10th birthday issue, the Jackson Free Press is devoting a page to YOU each issue.
Our old friend Mama Llama is back, and she sends the kids into the playroom to play together while she sits down to enjoy a cup of tea with a new neighbor.
You may wonder why anyone would invest time, money and energy in making a film about such a loathsome character.
"I think it's quality music, and people like to listen to intelligent music and listen to views that might not be their own. I hope they have a good time and come away learning something."
Guitarist Jimmy Herring has made a career as a stalwart of the jam-band scene. He's played with the Grateful Dead and the Allmans.
We ranked Mississippi State in the JFP Top 25 a week before the national media figured out that the Bulldogs are for real. Once again, we are ahead of the trend.
The Jackson sports landscape in the capital city and surrounding areas has changed a lot since the JFP was born 10 years ago.
Last football season, late in the year, I wrote about the Denver Broncos offense under Tim Tebow.
It was another shakeup weekend. While Alabama and LSU proved again that they are the best in college football, other top teams fell.
Not even a year after opening the Abeba Ethiopian Restaurant, owner and chef Molley Woldtnsea is shaking things up.
The Jackson City Council voted Friday to deny Jackson Public Schools the extra $2.7 million it requested for the upcoming fiscal year.
WeatherVision has been bringing local weather forecasts to communities across the country for more than two decades.
“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi."
Imagine driving behind someone who is swerving from side to side. For years, we would have probably assumed that driver was drinking and driving.
Here we go again.
Downtown Jackson is in the middle of a hidden economic renaissance.
When the Jackson Free Press launched in 2002, one of our primary goals was to help strengthen locally owned businesses.
Mississippi is one of only 10 states that hasn't adopted a statewide ban, but several cities have passed ordinances against smoking in public places, including Jackson.
There has never been a better time to be a foodie in Jackson. A decade ago, the city enjoyed plenty of quality chefs, but diners rarely knew them by name.
One area where the Jackson area bloomed in the past 10 years--literally!--is in terms of local and organic food, foodies and gardens.
Mississippi's photo voter identification law may stand up better to legal challenges because the state has made plans to provide free identifications in many locations, the secretary of state says.
It's an oft-quoted statistic that Mississippi is the most obese state and has been for a while. But in the capital city, at least, folks are working together to get healthier.
When it comes to the arts in Jackson in the last decade, art enthusiasts are quick to point out that the city has made great strides.
At the first installment of the Blender series this summer, That Scoundrel, James Crow, 5th Child and Furrows performed, attracting both rap and rock fans to Martin's.
Over the years, the Jackson Free Press has dug in deep on a number of big stories and topics that produced major results for the city and state.
The Jackson Free Press started with no money but a big dream.
Ever since the massive Easter Flood of 1979, the fear of another "big one" has loomed over Jackson.
In 2002, Jackson looked in many ways like a city doomed to decay.
Not everything about the JFP's first 10 years has been easy.
Earle S. Banks Sr. counts his two decades of legislative experience as a top qualification to serve on the Mississippi State Supreme Court.
When Marquis 'Keke' Lowe entered sixth grade he became involved with the Algebra Project, a program that Mississippi Freedom Summer leader Bob Moses founded that evolved into the Young People's Project.
As the JFP approached its 10th birthday on Sept. 22, 2012, we asked current and former staff and interns, as well as readers, to share their favorite JFP moments.
Natasha Trethewey, the Mississippi and national poet laureate, speaks and reads passages from her new book "Thrall" at Jackson State University Sept. 20.
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BP has agreed to relax several documentation requirements regarding the submission of claims filed after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is auditing Mississippi's prepaid college tuition program to see whether it needs to be overhauled or scrapped.
U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading after an encouraging report about the state of the housing market.
Chicago children returned to school on Wednesday after teachers ended a seven-day strike.
Tuesday, September 18
When Mitt Romney said that 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and are "dependent on government," he blurred together half or more of the entire country, ranging from the nation's neediest to its middle class, and even some of its richest families.
The city is teaming up with several area partners in an attempt to get Jacksonians back to work.
As a result of banks' disorganization and understaffing—particularly at the peak of the crisis in 2009 and 2010—homeowners were often forced to run a gauntlet of confusion, delays, and errors when seeking a mortgage modification.
C.J. Stewart, 23, was serving in Afghanistan as a medic in the Second Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division in 2010 when he became the victim of an rocket-propelled grenade attack.
Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades.
State economist Darrin Webb says Mississippi probably slipped into recession between April and June during the 2nd quarter of 2012.
Al-Qaida's branch in North Africa on Tuesday called for attacks on U.S. diplomats and an escalation of protests.
Republican Mitt Romney is trying to head off a new distraction for his campaign after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that 47 percent of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to help from the government that permeates their lives.
The state's coffers are getting a $35 million bump.
Monday, September 17
A Hinds County supervisor wants know what's being done to fix problems at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center.
The city will hire an outside auditor to determine exactly how the $50,000 the city paid to Retro Metro for new wiring at Metrocenter was spent.
Michael V. Hutchinson will soon take on an important fundraising role at Millsaps College.
The Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board Meeting is today at 2 p.m. at Universities Center in room 432.
Hezbollah's call seemed aimed at keeping the issue alive by bringing out large crowds.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson leads the lineup of speakers marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Md.
With griping in GOP circles mounting, Romney and his advisers spent the weekend in Boston hashing out a plan to try to shift the dynamics of the race before the first debate on Oct. 3.
Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi residents were premature in their challenge to the federal law requiring people to buy health care insurance, a federal judge has ruled.
Sunday, September 16
In case you missed the Jackson Free Press' signature blend of local news, art and culture, here are 11 stories from the week.
Friday, September 14
The Jackson City Council voted Friday to deny Jackson Public Schools the extra $2.7 million it requested for the upcoming fiscal year after its original budget proposal.
The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the Mississippi's legislative redistricting plans.
Here's the best reporting ProPublica has found not only on yesterday's killings but also on post-war Libya. What are we missing? Please leave your favorite stories in comments.
In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, counties in the Jackson metro area--Hinds, Rankin and Madison--are among the many areas under a federal-disaster declaration.
Dr. Rodney Washington believes there is a shortage of positive mentors for young black men.
No sooner did the Federal Reserve unveil a bold plan Thursday to juice the U.S. economy than it dangled the prospect of doing even more.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that people will be talking about Friday:
Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students.
With protests at U.S. embassies and four Americans dead, Mitt Romney is suddenly facing a presidential election focused on a foreign policy crisis he gambled wouldn't happen.
Under a new law, the old seven-step system, running from a high of star to a low of failing, is now to a five-step A-to-F system.
Thursday, September 13
The stock market staged a huge rally Thursday after investors got the aggressive economic help they wanted from the Federal Reserve.
Dr. Cedric Gray said he wants to create an advisory committee to develop an early childhood education program in JPS.
Mississippi College entered its game against Webber International needing a win after losing the season opener to Millsaps. The Choctaws got a superb effort from junior defensive back Keith Villafranco.
A U.S. law enforcement official says a man named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is behind the anti-Muslim film being blamed for mob attacks in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that people will be talking about today.
An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story.
State election commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to let Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg withdraw and Matthew Moore of Biloxi take his place.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is touting a Mississippi program for inmates with HIV/AIDS as one of the nation's best.
Wednesday, September 12
I don't know about the rest of the world, but I find crafting goes best with wine. A glass of Pinot is the perfect thing to get my creative juices going.
Football is a tough game. I should know: Even though I played for only six or seven years, I have more days than I would like to count where my knees constantly hurt.
Football is in full swing, and Major League Baseball reaches the home stretch. With cooler air, the sports world is going into full motion.
Week one of college football featured narrow misses from unranked teams and small conferences. That was not the case in week two where upsets were lurking everywhere, and lesser squads actually beat a few teams.
"The Words" is a literary movie. I mean that all too literally. This film, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, tells a story of an author who has written a book called "The Words."
"Women for Progress of Mississippi brings together professional women who want to serve their community," organization co-chair Zakiya Summers says.
"It's kind of neat. You do all this work for all this time—it's nice when things start happening," guitarist Glenn Sasser says about his band's recent success.
This week I bring you a tale of two cities, a tale of making plans and going with the flow, and a tale of making amazingly proper decisions.
It is 11 p.m. The homework is finally done, and the kids are bathed and fast asleep. With any luck the backpacks are packed and by the front door.
Summer is just about gone. What better way to celebrate these past several months then to have a final peach treat to officially send summer off with gratitude and happy memories?
Many of my patients ask me to give them a diet. I repeatedly explain to them that there is no magic diet guide written that will change their lives.
Deirdra Harris Glover is an inspiration.
Walking into the Highland Village studio, I was greeted by a gaggle of svelte, ponytailed women with the lines of ballet dancers.
Losing weight is simple, right? I bet you have it all figured out. Let's see: Decrease my caloric intake plus exercise more, and I will see results!
It seemed eerie that on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast braced itself for the arrival of another hurricane.
The Jackson City Council is asking for a complete audit of the Metrocenter Mall project before it clears any city departments to move into the former Belk building.
The city of Jackson will soon have a sewer repair bill that could rival the city's entire annual budget.
In 1978 Barney McKee, then director of the University Press of Mississippi, brought home a cookbook that he couldn't publish. That book was "The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookbook" and his wife, Gwen McKee, was enamored.
People don't plan to fail; they fail to plan. Anyone needing evidence of that adage's truth needn't look much further than Jackson's decrepit, and worsening, infrastructure.
It's time to convince and encourage our doubtful and cynical Ghetto Science Community members to move this nation forward through the power of 'One Person, One Vote.'
In the past month we've been through one hurricane, two national conventions and three weeks of preseason football. Here are a few of my casual observations.
What Meredith did not only changed a university, but also a state and a nation.
For the first time, the iPhone is growing. After sticking for five years to the same screen size, Apple on Wednesday revealed a new phone that's taller, with a bigger screen.
In 2008—back when President Barack Obama was a candidate—then-Sen. Obama promised to take on global warming.
Video excerpts from an anti-Muslim movie provoked assaults by mobs on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya.
The embassy statement Romney referenced had been issued before protesters reached the embassy, as tensions were rising over an amateur film made in the United States that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammed.
Hurricane Isaac disturbed oil from the 2010 BP disaster, washed up on Gulf beaches.
The two-dozen officials representing various government and civic agencies couldn't decide on which song was best suited for the signing of a document that enables work on a long-awaited flood-control project to begin in earnest.
It was during a summer art history class at Ole Miss that Allison England fell in love with Mississippi arts. Now, England, 27, is their resolute champion at the Mississippi Museum of Art, where she has worked for the past two years.
Jackson, a second-time 100 Best winner, was again recognized for programs that support youth education, healthy living and community involvement.
If there is anything we now know here in Mississippi and in neighboring states, rising (or surging) oceans are nothing to belittle or use to score cheap political points.
Talamieka and Charles Brice met in drawing class. Competitiveness in the classroom eventually grew into a marriage and partnership in Brice Media, a photography and graphic art company the couple co-owns.
Jackson State University is cited in two national rankings as one of the top schools in the nation for educating African-Americans.
Mississippi Public Service Commissioners are ordering a pair of companies to pay a record $5.7 million fine for more than 1,000 violations of the state's do-not-call law.
Republican Mitt Romney branded the Obama administration's response to the attacks as "disgraceful" before confirmation that the American ambassador had been killed.
Barack Obama condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff.
In the ecological balance between droughts and floods, Where do Mississippi farmers—and consumer prices—stand?
Morris Garner, a Jackson man who lives as a woman under the name Tracey Lynne Garner, will face murder charges in the death of an Atlanta woman.
Tuesday, September 11
Since scrapping the highly controversial Two Lakes plan in favor of a more modest single-lake concept in 2011, Levee Board meetings have been relatively tame.
Madison-based Lucky Town Brewery has purchased its first fermenting tank and installed it at a brewery in Alabama.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, 19 members of the international terrorist organization al-Qaeda hijacked four U.S. airliners.
State election commissioners on Monday delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.
Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.
Thirty-nine Jackson elementary schools earned gold stars.
Monday, September 10
The Jackson Touchdown Club Meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at River Hills Club (3600 Ridgewood Road).
Senior U.S. officials are confirming that the No. 2 al-Qaida leader in Yemen has been killed, dealing a major blow to the terror group.
The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill.
The Hinds County Sheriff's Department won't get a budget cut after all.
States' large cuts in spending on education have "serious consequences" for the economy, in both the short and long term.
Vicki Robinson Slater, a Madison attorney, is vying to reclaim Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District seat for Democrats.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that people will be talking about today.
A deaf dolphin found stranded in March off the Louisiana coast is being taken to live among other dolphins at a facility in Mississippi.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who promised early in his campaign to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, says he would keep several important parts of the overhaul.
BP is selling some deep-water assets in the Gulf of Mexico for $5.55 billionto cover the cost of its oil well blowout in the Gulf two years ago.
Sunday, September 9
Things seemed to return to normal after Hurricane Isaac and the three-day Labor Day weekend slowed down the capital city last week.
Friday, September 7
The suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and three other players in the NFL's bounty investigation were lifted Friday by a three-member appeals panel and the league reinstated those players a few minutes later.
Midtown, one of the city's leading neighborhoods in the arts, will soon welcome the state's first eco-friendly, sustainable affordable housing.
Mississippi has one of the nation's highest rates of West Nile infections and rates of death from the mosquito-borne disease.
The Rev. Herman D. "Preacher" Dennis died Tuesday.
Analysts had predicted about 125,000 new jobs in August, but 103,000 were created with 7,000 government jobs eliminated, resulting in a net gain of 96,000 jobs.
A federal grand jury in Jackson met to consider more hate-crime charges in the death of James Craig Anderson who was run over by a white teenager.
For the first two months of the fiscal year collections are $13.4 million above estimate.
The 2012 election is filled with political differences and voters will face a stark choice in policies.
Thursday, September 6
The Secret Service and FBI were investigating the case Thursday after someone claimed to have burglarized a PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting office in Franklin, Tenn., and stolen two decades' worth of Romney's tax returns.
A judge has found a Missouri bishop guilty of one misdemeanor count for failing to report suspected child abuse by a priest, and acquitted him on a second count.
Human Rights Watch said it has uncovered evidence of a wider use of waterboarding than previously acknowledged by the CIA, in a report Thursday detailing brutal treatment of detainees at U.S.-run lockups abroad after the 9/11 attacks.
To reform Medicare, President Obama would cut payments to service provides, and Mitt Romney would cut payments to future retirees.
The city may have to begin what could add up to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of work on its sewer and waste-water system.
President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way but to put fire in the belly of his supporters.
This week, former governor Haley Barbour touched off more tumult, providing one more distraction for his party, by running his mouth.
Tropical Storm Isaac affected college football games all over Mississippi last week. One of those games was the Backyard Brawl between the Millsaps Majors and Mississippi College Choctaws.
Learn the difference between Irish whiskey and Scotch at the Kindred Spirits Whiskey Tasting.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and a private survey showed businesses stepped up hiring in August. The data sketched a brighter outlook for the job market one day before the government reports on August employment.
Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that people will be talking about today.
"We simply cannot afford ... someone who will double down on trickle-down," Clinton said.
Mississippi Democrats have chosen two new nominees to challenge Republican incumbents in the state's 3rd and 4th Districts.
One inmate has pleaded guilty in a deadly Adams Count prison riot last May; a second prisoner has been charged in the case.
Compromise? That's the other guy's problem.
A Jackson police sergeant and SWAT member was arrested and charged with accepting a bribe.
Wednesday, September 5
In a stage play adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's acclaimed American novel, "The Great Gatsby" New Stage Theatre is bringing Long Island of the roaring '20s to the South.
About a quarter of the deaths in Mississippi are due to heart disease, according to the 2009 National Vital Statistics Report.
Artist Pat Walker has had a desire to paint since she was in elementary school.
The Jackson Medical Mall is hosting the "Getting on Easy Street"; program—a series of personal finance and credit workshops offered to the general public free of charge.
I received a call on my cell phone when I was cabbing through some now-forgotten city for a deposition.
About three weeks ago, my friends Erica, Sam and Jonathan and I ventured up to Clarksdale to the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival to see Robert Plant.
Alabama made the biggest statement of the weekend laying the smackdown to Michigan in Dallas.
This week the National Collegiate Athletic Association decided that the University of North Carolina will not face an NCAA investigation over potential academic issues.
College football and the NFL are back. World, see you in February—after the Super Bowl—or when my daughter is born.
Mississippi, along with the rest of the South, is blessed with a long growing season, and now is the time to plant a fall garden so that you can enjoy fresh, leafy organic vegetables often until Christmas.
Those who practice "homesteading"-or self-sufficiency-are busy preserving or "putting up" the produce they have grown this summer.
When the Edwards Street Fellowship Center, an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, didn't have enough food to feed their clients, they called Robert St. John.
The predicted trends for fall are of no concern when it comes to leopard. Whether it's "in" or "out" this particular season, I love it, and I'm going to wear it.
The Jackson City Council voted 4-2 in favor of redistricting option 1 at its regular meeting Tuesday morning, which will fracture Ward 1's foothold east of Interstate 55.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita—which occurred, respectively, in August and September 2005—cost Entergy $1.5 billion to rebuild electric distribution, transmission and generation, and gas infrastructure.
Something that ought not be remarkable, but is, happened over the last week: Media started calling out politicians for blatant lies.
I admit: I thought when Sen. Trent Lott retired, Congressman Chip Pickering and former Attorney General Mike Moore would be the top contenders for his seat. Neither ran.
As a part of my mission to be a better me, I recently began searching for a part of me that I'd lost over the years.
It is raining in downtown Jackson. The humidity is stifling and uncomfortably sticky even under a rain jacket, yet a film crew is hard at work in the middle of a deserted street.
With the RNC's convention just over and the DNC's rolling on as we go to press, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at where the campaigns are with their technology and offer up the websites and apps (in addition to jfp.ms, naturally) that you'll need to track this crazy election to its conclusion in November.
Hope Mallard has had a passion for art and painting going as far back as grammar school at Isabella Elementary and APAC.
The whole concept of campaigning is a three-ring circus, with promises as big as elephants and speeches with barbs that fly like throwing knives.
Greg Gandy, Vincent Chaney and Lauren Cioffi are making a documentary about Mississippi subcultures to "show the transition from the older generation's set of cultures to the younger generation's."
Michelle Obama's message: President Barack Obama is just like you.
Weathered oil, aka tar, restricts fishing. Officials testing for the source.
Mississippi Democrats plan to choose a new nominee to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.
Lamar County officials are using pumps to drop water levels in an earthen dam at the southern end of the Lake Serene system that was damaged by the heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac.
July saw new commercial development worth $9.6 million in Jackson, including several projects worth more than $100,000.
Tuesday, September 4
Asked on NBC's "Today" whether he would agree that some of his statements have not always been accurate, he said, "No, not in the least, actually."
The Army Corps of Engineers says it will look into whether the city's fortified defenses pushed floodwaters provoked by Hurricane Isaac into outlying areas.
Demand for full-size pickups jumped 16 percent in August, helping to make it the strongest sales month since August 2009.
Democrats ridiculed Republican Mitt Romney as a man who "quite simply doesn't get it" and worse Tuesday on the opening night of a national convention aimed at propelling Barack Obama to a second term in the White House despite high unemployment and national economic distress.
The better-off question sounds like yes or no would suffice, and Republicans insist that after three years of any presidency, it should be that simple.
The Democratic National Convention is a watershed event for America's gay rights movement, which never before has been embraced so warmly by a major political party.
FEMA released this information today for Hurricane Isaac survivors.
District 5 Supervisor Kenneth Stokes successfully proposed removing $2.5 million from the sheriff's budget to pay for raises and add to the county's cash reserves.
The City Council voted 4-2 in favor of redistricting option 1, which will fracture Ward 1's foothold east of Interstate 55, at a regular meeting this morning.
Over the weekend, actor Michael Clarke Duncan died at age 54.
The candidates tweaked their plans to show up in Louisiana to see Hurricane Isaac's damage.
Crews are pitchforking dead nutria into front-end loaders on Hancock County beaches.
Democrats open their national convention Tuesday in defense of a president who carries both the power and the burden of incumbency.
Monday, September 3
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. has successfully completed restoring power to all of its customers whose homes and businesses could safely take electricity after the impact of Hurricane Isaac.
Since Friday, when President Obama approved Individual Assistance as part of the Major Disaster declaration for Louisiana requested by the Governor, more than 35,000 Louisianans have registered for assistance, with roughly $400,000 approved, so far, for housing assistance and other needs.
It's the mantra we will hear endlessly in the coming weeks: Americans face a "stark choice" come November. It is a choice, as President Barack Obama has said repeatedly, "between two fundamentally different visions" for our country. Or as newly anointed Republican nominee Mitt Romney has said from the stump, "President Obama's vision is very different — and deeply flawed."
About a quarter of a million customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.
Sunday, September 2
National Flood Insurance Policy Holders who experienced flooding due to Hurricane Isaac are reminded that NFIP policies do not cover rental assistance.
Ridgeland Police Chief Jimmy Houston said the automated tornado sirens apparently were hacked, so—at least until Tuesday—the sirens will only be turned on manually.
More than 246,000 customers remained without power in the state as of late Sunday morning. That was down from a peak of more than 900,000.
Democrats sought to push foreign policy, one of President Barack Obama's strengths, to the forefront of the White House campaign Sunday, casting Republican Mitt Romney as out of touch with the nation's international priorities and unprepared to manage them.
Isaac, a slow-moving tropical storm that became a hurricane before reverting back to tropical storm status, dominated local news this week. Here's a look at some of the week's top stories from around the capital city
Mitt Romney's campaign is defending the Republican presidential nominee's decision to make no mention of the politically unpopular 11-year-old war in Afghanistan in his speech last week at the GOP national convention.
Jay-Z's entrance said it all: He bounced up and down on top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, mimicking Rocky before he took the stage in front of nearly 50,000. His song "Made In America" played in the background.
Today is Sunday, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2012. There are 120 days left in the year.
A series of court battles in several states may determine, over the next several weeks, everything from how people cast their votes, when polling locations will be open and what ballots will look like. Many cases have a partisan bent, with rulings potentially tipping the scales slightly in favor of Democrats or Republicans.
Saturday, September 1
The White House has made public the recipe for two homemade beers that have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere.
Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded."
As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on the Gulf Coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region.
Republican Paul Ryan now says he didn't run a marathon in less than three hours as he claimed in a nationally broadcast interview last week.
More than 1350 FEMA staff are on the ground in Louisiana and Mississippi, including 200 Community Relations staff who are assessing needs within the community and providing situational awareness to the state and local governments.