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Dustin Cardon

Web Editor Dustin Cardon is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He enjoys reading fantasy novels and wants to write them himself one day. Email him business tips at dustin@jacksonfreepress.com

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Mississippi Blues Marathon, Beckham Custom Jewelry and New Venture Challenge

Mississippi Blues Marathon director John Noblin announced Monday, Sept. 18, that Continental Tire the Americas has signed on to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 11th annual race in Jackson on Jan. 27, 2018.

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Earnest Lee

Earnest Lee, superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, retired on Sept. 15.

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JSU Getting New Band Director, Career Closet, Food Bank, Recycling; Walking Path Coming for MUW

Deborah Bynum, wife of Jackson State University President William Bynum Jr., recently announced a series of programs that she plans to implement to help JSU students.

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Jackson Restaurants Closing and Opening, Sombra's New Menu and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month at Newk's

Jackson lost one restaurant last week and will lose another this week.

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Lumumba Stands With Dreamers, Turner Convicted, State Flag SCOTUS Case: Last Week's News Not to Miss

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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Sanford Out, Adams in at JSU, Mississippi Dance Festival and Dr. Jermaine Gray

Jackson State University fired O'Neill Sanford, director of the Sonic Boom of the South marching band, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, following an incident in which the band allegedly traveled with members who were not fully registered with the school.

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The Wild, Wild, Tasty West

Common Ground Covenant Church will host Taste of West Jackson for a second year on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Claiborne Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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JPS Threatened, Crime Advice, First Lady at Provine: Last Week's News Not to Miss

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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Changes and Honors at JSU and UMMC

Jackson State University has made a number of changes to its administration for the beginning of the fall term.

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Paula Van Every

Photographer Paula Van Every spent the past 18 months taking pictures of water birds nesting beneath the reservoir dam, and Mississippi Museum of Natural Science visitors will soon have a chance to see behind her lens.

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