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Scott 'Scooter' Thomas

Since 2017, Scott “Scooter” Thomas has operated Scooter’s Records after a 28-year run working as the city’s chief water operator.

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Jackson Groups to Raise $1 Million for JPS Virtual Learning, Mental Health Services

Working Together Jackson, a coalition of dozens of local organizations, is raising $1 million in the next month to assist needy families within the Jackson Public School District for virtual ...

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Sonic Boom YouTube Event, Tougaloo Endowed Scholarship and SAA 2021 Schedule

Jackson State University announced that its Sonic Boom of the South marching band is partnering with YouTube for a livestream event called “HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me on the Yard.”

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Southwest Airlines Returning to Jackson

After a six-year absence, Southwest Airlines is returning to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Airport in 2021. The City of Jackson, which owns the airport, has suffered from limited airline service in ...

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Scotty Walden

In Jay Hopson's place, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Scotty Walden was named the interim coach for the University of Southern Mississippi football team after Hopson left.

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Hinds County Supervisors Say Nov. 3 Election Safe

Members of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors sought to allay the fears of some about voting on Nov. 3 at their meeting Monday.

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City Starts Public Engagement to Craft New Comprehensive Plan

The people of Jackson have the opportunity to contribute to a new comprehensive plan for the city, with the public engagement phase lasting for the next three months, Mayor Chokwe ...

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Gov. Reeves Issues Mask Mandates For 9 Counties, No Election Changes

Gov. Tate Reeves reinstated a mask mandate and other restrictions in nine Mississippi counties yesterday, in the wake of a sharp uptick in transmission of COVID-19 across the state and ...

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Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford, a retired clinical neuropsychologist and a member of Jackson’s ADA Advisory Council, has spent years advocating on behalf of people with physical disabilities in the City and working ...

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Mississippi Invitational, New Stage Virtual Events and Fiber Internet for State Libraries

The Mississippi Museum of Art recently announced that it will host the Mississippi Invitational, which features contemporary artwork from around the state, in the fall of 2021.

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“A Critical Piece Is Missing” In COVID Strategy, State Health Officer Warns

As Mississippi’s fragile control over the coronavirus pandemic crumbles for the third time, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers held a press event on ...

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Power APAC Elementary Dropping Confederate’s Name; Students to Vote for New One

Changing the name of Jackson schools that reference past Confederate soldiers is not about erasing the past but giving the students a way to be proud, Power APAC Elementary School ...

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Azia’s Picks 10-16-20

Whatever you decide to do to unwind this weekend, I hope my picks for the upcoming week pique you interest. Don’t let another day past this week without doing something ...

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City Will Rent Jail Space from Holmes, Yazoo Counties for Misdemeanor Detainees

The City of Jackson will rent 25 jail beds in Yazoo County and another 12 in Holmes County to house people arrested for misdemeanors.

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MSDH Reports 1,322 New Cases of COVID-19, Which Could Mean State’s Third Spike

Two weeks to the day after Gov. Tate Reeves lifted the statewide mask mandate, a massive swell in COVID-19 cases is shaping into a third spike, imperiling the people of ...

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JSU Social Justice Presentation, Tougaloo 151st Founders' Week and MSU Bulldog Blitz Virtual 5K

Leneice T. Smith, associate professor of political science at Jackson State University, is sponsoring a virtual Zoom presentation featuring her father, former Black Panther Party member and pastor Wayne Jenkins, ...

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Jarod “Snoop” Conner

Jarod Conner, also known as “Snoop” on the UM roster, didn’t have the fastest start to the 2020 season. Against the University of Florida, Conner ran the ball eight times ...

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De’Keither Stamps Wins District 66 House Seat in Runoff; Replaces Jarvis Dortch

Ward 4 Councilman De’Keither Stamps of Jackson emerged victorious in the special runoff election Tuesday to fill the District 66 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He got 65% ...

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Expanded Voting Access Still Off Table For Mississippians

As October unfolds, Mississippi State Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, is watching the rising case numbers in what threatens to be the third spike in Mississippi's COVID-19 pandemic, and he fears ...

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Dani McIlwain

Growing up, Dani McIlwain played multiple sports, including soccer, basketball and tennis. Throughout her athletic career, she underwent three knee surgeries. These experiences inspired McIlwain to pursue a career in ...


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