Bill Clinton smiles and greets locals at Cups in Fondren in Jackson, MS. This photo was taken March 3, 2016.
The City allocated just over $2 million to streets in the recent budget, but sinkholes, utility cuts, cracks, ruts, and potholes come in every shape, size and depth imaginable.
Inside each cell are bunk beds and a single toilet. Windows and weak spots in the walls have been fortified with sheets of steel.
Liquid Light Cafe does vegan raw-food dishes such as a vegan bay “crab” cake.
Linda Knight grew up poor in the Washington Addition and got out as soon as she could, even if it meant a life of prostitution and leaving her son behind and, eventually, crack addiction. Throughout it all, though, she pushed her children to get a good education.
Several members of the “Undivided” crew told their story recently in Sheppards Park in the Washington Addition. From left: Monterius Griffin, Jordan Alexander, Steffon Butler, John Knight, Stephen Butler and Jay McChristian.
Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance explained to the Jackson City Council his plan to outfit his officers with Tasers, starting with the first round of 39 the council approved at the June 14 meeting.
After going to prison three times, John Knight attended Jackson State and Virginia College. He now is determined to interrupt the violence in the Washington Addition.
Kvng Zeakyy talks intensely about the struggles of how hard it is to grow up in his community at Sheppard Brothers Park in the Washington Addition on April 8, 2016.
State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright says the waiver helped school districts avoid sanctions.
This house on Wainwright Street like more than 3,000 other properties across Jackson, is owned by the State of Mississippi. It was forfeited in 2012 after owners accumulated four years of unpaid property taxes. This photo was taken on April 16, 2016.
Jelin McChristian, 19, is pursuing his GED since leaving Jim Hill High School. He wants to be a therapist when he gets older.
Attorney General Jim Hood is accusing Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, the county’s top prosecutor, of various inappropriate communications with defendants Christopher Butler and Darnell Dixon/Turner, seemingly to try to help them beat their charges, including meeting with each of them himself in their jail cells with no one else present.
David Raines, the owner of Flora Butcher, poses with his meat cleaver and raw meat that he serves at his shop. This photo was taken at Flora Butcher in Flora, MS on September 14, 2016.
Wagyu navel short-rib roast is one of many meats in stock at Flora Butcher in Flora, Miss. This photo was taken on Sept. 14, 2016.
Kenna Kast, grandmother of three, wants to send her grandson Jacob to a private school that serves autistic students, but cannot afford it. From left to right: Kiyanna, Kenna (holding) Jacob, and Mikayla Kast.
Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Jim Kitchens is running for a second term on the state's highest court, where he has served for eight years.
Charles McDonald, 17, died from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of Performance Oil on McDowell Road after Wayne Mitchell Parish, vice president of the company, allegedly shot the young man in the middle of an auto burglary. His mother, here holding a picture of McDonald, says Parish is under arrest for murder.
The 2017 Legislative session begins at the Mississippi State Capitol on Jan. 3.
(Left to right) Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn announced their intentions to keep state agency budgets slim when they released the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s proposed fiscal-year 2018 budget on Dec. 8.
First Lady Michelle Obama gave a civil-rights lesson and called for excellence at Jackson State University's Spring 2016 commencement at Veteran's Memorial
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasted of leading polls in lots of locations when he spoke in Jackson last Wednesday.
Lance Bass helps students plant seedlings in a community garden in Clinton.
After two weeks on the job, Sheriff Victor Mason is still rounding out his command staff and finalizing general orders to his staff that instruct employees how to behave on a number of issues, from workplace harassment to making political statements.
Airport CEO Carl Newman is working toward a hotel and a low-cost carrier, but warns that conflict on the commission could keep developers and airlines away.
Gov. Phil Bryant took the oath of office on Jan. 12 at the Capitol.
Mayor Tony Yarber listens to public comments from Jackson residents at a City Council meet on February 23, 2016.
Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith’s trial closed presentations from both sides today with the final witness in the case: former assistant district attorney Gale Walker, who is suing Smith (pictured) in federal court for wrongful termination.