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Past Never Dead: UM Academic Freedom In Limbo?

"You better watch your back. I'm coming for you," a voice growled through the receiver. The caller then hung up, leaving Dr. James Thomas alone in his University of Mississippi ...

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Left Behind: Public Defenders Underpaid, Have Little Oversight

Wen Michele Purvis Harris was city attorney of Jackson, she heard troubling remarks from the people her office was supposed to prosecute. "I don't want the public defender, I want ...

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Ellen Robb

Ellen Robb, an attorney of counsel at Mitchell Day Law Firm, earned a Pro Bono Award at the annual reception of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project on Sept. 12.

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Michael Earl Raff

Michael Earl Raff, a former priest of Mississippi Catholic Diocese and husband of Linda Raff, executive director of Catholic Charities, died at Hospice Ministries on Wednesday, Oct. 23, after a ...

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Fact-Check: GOP Mailer Falsely States Hood's Record on Abortion, Other Issues

The Mississippi Republican Party is behind a recent campaign mailer with a photo of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood's face next to a photoshopped set of bumper stickers on the ...

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The Bean Path Anniversary, UMMC LGBTQ Clinic and Trustmark Donations

Jackson tech-based nonprofit The Bean Path recently celebrated its one-year anniversary by rewarding students from the Mississippi Coding Academy who applied for a community grant.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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Lumumba Vows to Fight Corruption, Cites Progress in 'State of the City'

Corporations and other bad actors will no longer take advantage of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba pledged to a crowd during his third State of the City Address yesterday evening.

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DOSSIER: IHL Document Dump Raises Questions About Boyce Role

In the course of my investigation into the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, multiple sources have repeated a simple refrain: The IHL's conduct in the Ole Miss chancellor search process ...

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Halloween ComicFest 2019 in Jackson

On the last Saturday of every October, comic fans across the globe travel to their local comic shops to take home free comics as part of the internationally celebrated Halloween ...

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Carl Tart: First Homecoming King at the University of Mississippi

Cart Tart, a senior allied health studies major, is the University of Mississippi's first homecoming king, marking the first time the University has elected a male counterpart to Homecoming Queen.

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Hattiesburg Restaurateur Opening New Restaurant, Reopening Capri

Robert St. John, a Mississippi restaurateur who owns the Purple Parrot and Crescent City Grill in Hattiesburg, will begin bringing another of his Hattiesburg restaurants, Ed's Burger Joint, to Fondren ...

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Hamer Cancer Center, MSU/Belhaven Program and Tougaloo Artifacts

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation recently announced that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters in Hamer's native Ruleville, Miss.

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Antonio McDyess

As the new NBA season kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 22, it seems fitting that the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class. One of the headlining athletes ...

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Mississippi Heritage Trust: 10 Most Endangered Properties

Since 1992, an ambitious group of preservationists, joined together by their desire to revitalize and maintain Mississippi's historic architectural gems, have embarked on a journey to make that dream a ...

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AG Hood Joins Investigation into Facebook Over Data, Competition Concerns

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is joining other attorneys general across the country in an investigation of Facebook, he announced on Tuesday.

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Mike Espy to Trump: 'This Isn't a Lynching, Mr. President'

President Donald Trump's claim that he is the victim of "a lynching" in the ongoing impeachment inquiry is "disgraceful" and akin to the U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's "public hanging" remark ...

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Medical Costs May Drop in Metro Counties, Mississippi Overall This Year

Mississippians could see cost drops in health insurance this year with the federal government's Tuesday announcement that it expects a 4% cost decrease nationwide this year for subsidized health-care plans.

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Mississippi HBCUs Among Worst Targets of Discriminatory Lending

Historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana pay three times more in underwriting fees than do their non-HBCU counterparts, a new economics study found.

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CJ Fox

When CJ Fox checked her voicemail on Oct. 8 to be told that her child would not be able to return to daycare if she did not pay her overdue ...

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