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JFP Origin and History Quiz

The first person who emails all the correct answers to donna@jacksonfreepress.com gets $50 in local gift cards.

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Young Influentials 2019

The most influential people sometimes come from unlikely places. Meet more of Jackson's under-40 power group. They're creative, connected, engaged, and making waves in the capital city and Mississippi.

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Jim Hood, Tate Reeves: Real Issues on Center Stage in Governor’s Race

Tate Reeves pushed typical conservative buttons on his way to primary victory. Tammy Pearson said he spent too much time "relying on his name-dropping of Trump," adding, "This is a ...

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College Football Preview 2019: The Smalls

Alcorn State University has owned the SWAC East division over the last five seasons. The Braves won their division with ease and its third championship game over the same time ...

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College Football Preview 2019

Summer is coming to a close, and that means college football is right around the corner. The season will kick off during the Labor Day weekend, as everyone officially says ...

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Newcomers Need to Know ‘the Best’

At the Jackson Free Press we track the pulse on the community in a lot of ways. One is through the annual Best of Jackson contest. Here are some categories ...

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Best of Jackson: Household 2019

When you have a house, sometimes things break or malfunction. That's where this year's 2019 Best of Jackson Household pop-up ballot winners come in. No matter what the repair is, ...

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Need to Know Info

Important information on utilities and other services for people living in Jackson.

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Challenging Trivia

Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do after work, especially in a new city. Luckily, Jackson's nightlife scene includes several family-friendly options that are fun for everyone.

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One With Nature

Jackson may be a mid-sized city, but it has one thing going for it due to its land size: lots of green space in the city and metro area. Here ...

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Exploring Jackson’s History

Jackson is a city overflowing with history—civil-war history, civil-rights history, prehistory and much more. For decades it's been a cultural hub in the South, a testament to the good and ...

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Local Food Specialties, Best of Jackson Edition

Jackson offers a variety of local eateries, but if you're looking for something specific, here is a list of restaurants that are known for their specialties.

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Mississippi Artist Comes Home to Paint Big K.R.I.T. Mural

Michael Roy goes by the moniker Birdcap and describes his style as a hodgepodge of motifs inspired by graffiti, world mytho-logy and Saturday-morning cartoons.

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Hinds County Primary Elections

Candidates for the Hinds County primary elections

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GOP AG’s Race: A ‘Crusade’ Against Drugs

Mississippi Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon, is running on a “tough on crime” approach to drugs. Andy Taggart has a more balanced platform.

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