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Todd Stauffer

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Todd Stauffer is the publisher and co-founder of the Jackson Free Press and BOOM Jackson magazine. In the past, Todd Stauffer has worked as a technical writer and book author, magazine writer and TV/radio host. He grew up in Dallas, Texas, and current resides in Belhaven with Donna Ladd and her cats. He attended Texas A&M University.

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: We’re All Living in Tate Reeves’ Pottery Barn Now

As Gov. Tate Reeves learned this past week, the most powerful public office in Mississippi isn't actually that of governor.

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Flatten The Curve, Think Local in Wake of COVID-19

The Jackson Free Press team has done its damnedest to bring you the latest news on COVID-19 as it breaks here in the Jackson and throughout the state, as well ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Mr. Mayor, Don’t Let ‘One Lake’ Be Your ‘Siemens’

"The mayor is clearly trying to express support for the people who are experiencing flooding this week. But this isn't (just) about sturgeon, Mr. Mayor. And I sincerely encourage you ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Engagement, Solutions, Race Equity and IPAs

"As we go into 2020, I think two things could help downtown Jackson become more vibrant. First, interest and awareness in downtown need to be curated. Second, we as citizens ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Press Still Rolls as the JFP Enters Our 18th Year

This issue we celebrate moving into our 18th year of publishing as a voice for Jacksonians who want to see progress in the capital city and the Magnolia State. It's ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Billy Graham, Primary Coverage and JFP VIPs

"If a male politician elects to follow the "Billy Graham Rule," it really is incumbent upon him to make the accommodations necessary to meet with women—reporters, constituents, policy advisers and ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Men, It’s Time to Solve Sexism

"It's up to men to solve sexism." We were at breakfast when Donna said that to me. I was immediately struck by the profundity of the statement—in part because it ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: On Podcasting, Events and Crossroads Film Festival

As the weather gets a little more accommodating, I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities not only to have a little fun but to support local artists, local organizations ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: On Tourism, the Food Business and ‘Let’s Talk Jackson’

This issue of BOOM Jackson serves two major purposes. One, it's a three-month look ahead at arts and cultural events in the Jackson metro. Two, we do the BOOM edition ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Celebrating the Best

Each year, we use Best of Jackson to highlight the best local businesses, people and organizations in the city.

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May 23: Mississippi Tops 13,000 COVID-19 Cases, Daily Average Climbs

After two near-record days of new reported cases of COVID-19, the total number of cases in Mississippi since the outbreak began has topped 13,000.

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May 17: Average COVID-19 Cases Down Overall, But Week Ends With High Numbers

The day after Gov. Tate Reeves announced a path for reopening tattoo parlors, Mississippi hit milestones of more than 11,000 cases of COVID-19 and passed 500 deaths.

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May 9: Daily Average of COVID-19 Cases Keeps Climbing As More Businesses Open

The day after Gov. Tate Reeves once again relaxed his "safer-at-home" order, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 288 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths they attribute ...

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May 2: Mississippi Averaging Nearly 250 New COVID-19 Cases Per Day

One week after Governor Tate Reeves signed his "safer at home" order that reopened a number of retail businesses and loosened restrictions on non-essential businesses, Mississippi has a reported 7,441 ...

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April 25: Day After 'Safer at Home' Order, 284 new COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths

One day after Gov. Tate Reeves signed his "safer-at-home" executive order designed to reopen some non-essential businesses, the state added another 284 cases of COVID-19 to Mississippi State Department of ...

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'When Is the $600 Coming?': Mississippi Unemployment Questions Answered

As COVID-19 crashes the Mississippi economy and unemployment skyrockets, a lot of people are scared. We know, because you've been sending the Jackson Free Press questions by email, online chat ...

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Rainbow Co-op Closing, Owners of Froogel's Buy McDade's and SBA Open House

The Rainbow Co-op Board of Directors, which voted to seek Chapter 11 reorganization protection in March, has now decided to close the grocery, which has been open since 1980.

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Episcopal Bishop: Priests Can Wed Gay Couples Without My OK

Episcopal priests in Mississippi no longer need to seek the bishop's permission to perform weddings for same-sex couples.

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Acknowledging Our ‘Best’ Once Again

You hold in your hands (or you're viewing online) the culmination of many months' worth of planning and effort—the 2015 Best of Jackson issue.

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A Media Outlet with a Mission

We can work together—even through our shopping and end-of-year purchases—to create a prosperous new year for Jackson.

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