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Azia's Picks 12-13-19

Today is the last Friday the 13th of the decade, Jackson! We are settling in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as procrastinating shoppers liven the city, myself ...

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Verizon Wireless Suing City of Jackson

Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Jackson over what it claims is an unlawful and discriminatory denial of its application to build a cellphone tower in the city.

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Pauline Rogers’ Long Road

Pauline Rogers works as the president and CEO of the Reaching and Educating for Community Hope Foundation, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and support services to those affected by ...

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Coming Soon: A Movie Theater Explosion

While some businesses are busy introducing themselves to the Jackson metropolitan community, others who have already established their presence are finding innovative ways push forward even further.

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Chandler Griffin, Storyteller

"I've done everything from teaching Dalits how to tell stories to running a workshop in Malaysia with kids who are deaf but want to tell their stories," filmmaker Chandler Griffin ...

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Grand Openings in Greater Jackson

The people of Jackson are an entrepreneurial sort, as evidenced by the multiple businesses that have held grand openings throughout this last quarter.

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A Colorful Past: Can the Sun-N-Sand Be Saved?

The Sun-N-Sand, located on Lamar Street and steps away from the Mississippi Capitol, has sat vacant and fenced in since 2002, but its place in Jackson's collective memory remains vivid ...

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Downtown Holiday Open House

TeamJXN—along with Downtown Jackson Partners, Visit Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art, Thalia Mara Hall, the Greater Jackson Arts Council and The Westin Jackson—hosts Downtown Holiday Week from Dec. 3 ...

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CITY: Zoo Demolitions Underway, New Virden Addition Community Center, Trail Moves Ahead

The Jackson City Council voted last week to approve demolition of outdated zoo buildings that city officials say they hope to transform into a contact area for animals.

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Azia's Picks

Christmas is rapidly approaching and there are many events taking place in the tri-city area to get us all engaged, including a plethora of interactive outings for children to keep ...

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Best of Jackson 2020 Finalist Ballot

Best of Jackson voting is divided into two stages—a nominations ballot and a final ballot. We must receive your mailed finalist ballot by Dec. 15, 2019, or you may submit ...

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Credible Messengers Closer to Hitting Streets to Prevent Violence in Jackson

Credible messengers, many of whom have been through the criminal-justice system, enter into communities to mentor and discourage at-risk individuals from participating in criminal activity.

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Museum-to-Market Trail Could Open by Fall 2020 in Jackson

A new 2.5-mile-long walking, running, and biking trail connecting Jackson's museums and the Mississippi Farmers Market could open as early as fall 2020 if the Jackson City Council gives it ...

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Sixth Annual Sleep-out to Help the Homeless

The purpose of the 6th Annual Sleep-Out to Help the Homeless event is to assist the Capital's City displaced community by being present with them during their time of need ...

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JPS Reports Lower Suspensions Overall, But More Discipline of High School Students

The Jackson Public School District is meeting its goal of suspending 12% or fewer of JPS students three months into the 2019-2020 school year, district officials say.

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Azia's Weekend Picks

"Take a look at my top picks for this weekend. Be intentional, find a place for yourself in the city, get involved and live fulfilled. You'll thank me later!"

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Museum After Hours: Music in Motion

This Thursday, Nov. 21, Museum After Hours will present "Music in Motion" from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event showcases a pop-up exhibit to display the dynamic artistry of ...

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Jackson Zoo Receives $50,000 from County; Road and Bridge Repairs in Limbo

The Jackson Zoo will benefit from a $50,000 grant from the Hinds County Board of Supervisors after it reversed its earlier decision to withhold the grant because the zoo is ...

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It's Official: Dem Shanda Yates Ousts 32-Year Republican in Mississippi House

Shanda Yates, a 38-year-old Jackson-area attorney, has ousted Billy Denny, a top Republican in the Mississippi House of Representatives who first won his seat in 1987—when Yates was just 6 ...

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Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities' Torchbearers Celebration

The Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities will honor several individuals and organizations for their commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities at its 30th anniversary Torchbearers Celebration.

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