- Best of Jackson 2017: Doctors & LawyersWe all need doctors, dentists and sometimes a lawyer, so a couple of years ago, the Jackson Free Press added a special pop-up for Best of Jackson: Best Doctors and Dentists and Best Lawyers.
- Best of Jackson 2017: Urban LivingHigh Heaven Trampoline Park, which received the most votes for 2017's Best New Addition to Jackson, is a kind of wish-fulfillment factory to the vertically challenged among us.
- Best of Jackson 2017: Food & DrinkWhen you think of Italian food in the metro, Amerigo probably pops into your head. And these days, whether you're in Ridgeland or Flowood, or as far away as Nashville, you can find the restaurant and its popular menu items.
- Best of Jackson 2017: Nightlife & MusicLast year was a breakout time for Best Hip-Hop Artist winner SilaS, an unabashed anime fan.
- Best of Jackson 2017: PeopleAmanda Powell never set out to be the one of the best-dressed people in Jackson, but she says that is exactly how those closest to her see her.
- Best of Jackson 2017: Community & CultureIn the world of Top-40 radio, Y101 is one of the stations that stands out, and not just because it earned two Best of Jackson titles, Best Radio Personality and Best Radio Station, yet again.
- The District Attorney's Mistrial: What Just Happened? A Day-by-Day PrimerThe Mississippi attorney general's prosecution of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith for conspiracy to hinder prosecution in order to aid or assist a defendant ended in a mistrial on Jan. 4, 2017, in Special Judge Larry Roberts' courtroom.
- Broadening the Tent: Lumumba Vows to Gain, Give Respect as MayorChokwe Antar Lumumba says that addressing crime in a comprehensive way means getting to the core systemic issues that lead to many of Jackson's problems, including poverty and a lack of economic opportunity.
- The Most Intriguing of 2016The last year was a crazy one, to say the least, but crazy often means that intriguing people came out of the woodwork. Here are some of the local people we found the most intriguing over the last year, for ...
- Making Ends Meet: Lawmakers Wrestle with Education, Infrastructure and Shrinking RevenueEducation funding dominated headlines throughout 2016, as lawmakers worked to level-fund and not cut the amount of funding that went to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program in previous budget years, despite cutting most other agency budgets.
- Love Thy Neighbor: How to Connect in Divided TimesYou can't sugarcoat it. In the wake of the 2016 presidential campaign, these are tough, divisive times. We're all hearing a lot about how Americans don't talk to people who disagree with them, especially between races and economic classes.
- ‘Not a Dungeon’: The Evolving Approach to Juvenile DetentionAcross the pod, from inside the darkness of a cell, two shining circles stared out: the still and steady eyes of a black boy, locked up before he is even a man.
- Saint Nick’s Swamp TourFor the folks at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, nothing says Christmas time like coming face to face with bayou critters.
- A NuRenaissance Before the New YearMyron McGowan is many things. He is a native Mississippian from rural Foxworth, Miss., who takes style influence from the '70s (no gold chains, though, he says).
- Community Through SongJerry Jenkins wouldn't call himself a percussionist. The owner of Jackson-based Hasan Drums does play West African drums, including the djembe, and other instruments such as the 21-stringed kora, but his primary role is as a storyteller and promoter of ...