Cody Crotts When Cody Crotts, 25, painted his first mural of the new Mississippi flag in his hometown of Corinth, he thought it could be a conversation starter.
Mississippi Boychoir Virtual Performance, MAC Minigrants and Richard Kelso at Fischer Galleries In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Boychoir has made changes to its annual "Be the Light" Christmas performance in Jackson, which will be a livestreamed virtual performance at the Old Capitol Museum on Dec. 4.
Jackson COVID-19 Rate Worsening; Flood-Prevention Effort Needed for Creeks Some parts of Jackson have seen COVID-19 infection rates increase 117% in the past three months, Chief Administrative Officer Robert Blaine told the Jackson City Council last week as cases continue to rise across the state.
Best of Jackson: Business Services Welcome to the debut of a new pop-up Best of Jackson winners' list: Business Services. This inaugural spread spotlights a number of local businesses in the area that specialize in helping other businesses run more smoothly.
When One Business Door Closes, Another One Opens Jackson has a way of encouraging entrepreneurs to open new businesses and programs to bolster our local economy. Read on to learn of the several additions the metro area has welcomed over the last quarter.
Renovations and Other Efforts to Build a Better Jackson Despite the setbacks that this year's pandemic has wrought, the Jackson metro continues to persevere and move forward, making progress all the while. Renovations and Other Efforts to Build a Better Jackson
Perrls of Wellness, Empowering Women through Health In her role as a health and wellness coach, Mary Williams offers a holistic approach to health management. She provides eating strategies and counsels women on how to be more active and to manage stress.
Building an Educational Bridge Through ‘Chalkboard [email protected]’ On Friday, Nov. 13, Mississippi Public Broadcasting's education department launched its new podcast, "Chalkboard [email protected]," to bring relevant information and resources to parents, guardians, educators, students, education entities and other community stakeholders.
Public Works Director Williams: City’s Infrastructure Problems Won’t End Soon In a recent interview with the Jackson Free Press, Jackson public works director Charles Williams explained the department's problems and his plans to move the needle on Jackson's infrastructural challenges.
Not Fear, But Love: Cancelling Holidays in the Year of COVID-19 "How are you going to tell the grandkids?" This was the question that convinced George Long to cancel his Thanksgiving plans. This was the question that convinced him to wear a mask, to minimize his social life for the duration ...
Gwen Wilks When Gwen Wilks saw an advertisement for a position at the Mississippi Museum of Art that suggested she would "learn about herbs and fresh vegetables," she assumed the position would include working in the community garden.
Tanya Fitts Tanya Fitts, physician owner of Lafayette Pediatric Clinic in Oxford, Miss., became president-elect of the Mississippi chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Oct. 30.
UMMC Health Leaders: COVID-19, Nursing Shortages Threaten Crisis Standard of Care Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, called on Gov. Tate Reeves to reinstate the statewide mask mandate, warning that rising hospitalizations could force crisis ...
Lawyer: Harvey Hill's Jail Killing Egregious, Expects Criminal Indictments Harvey Hill's death in Madison County Correctional Detention Center in 2018 is highly disturbing, family attorney Carlos E. Moore said after viewing the video of prison guards brutalizing him and later putting him in a holding cell.
Wright's Foundation Car Raffle, Season of Wishes at the Outlets and Children's of Mississippi Toy Drive Derick Wright, founder and chief executive officer of Jackson-based nonprofit Wright's Foundation for Better Communities, is holding a holiday car raffle until Dec. 23.
Many GOP Lawmakers Shrug Off Statehouse Mask-Wearing Rules Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols.
Analysis: Politics Infuse Mississippi Governor's Budget Plan Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He's proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education Fund” because he says young people are being filled with ideas that undermine the belief ...
Mississippi Hospitals in Crisis Due to COVID-19: ‘We Need The World To See’ COVID-19 has led to the hospitalization of an average of 110 Mississippians per day in the last week, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned yesterday.
Azia’s Picks 11-20-20 The weather is expected to be clear, cool and sunny for the entire weekend so take this time to get outside with your loved ones and take in some sun! Check out my picks for this upcoming week to get ...
Christopher Mitchell As both a teacher and an artist, Christopher Mitchell felt the blows wrought by COVID-19, but he has been adapting to the changes as best he can so that he can continue to be a positive light to those around ...
As COVID Fills Hospitals, ‘We Are Killing Ourselves,’ State Officials Warn Mississippi’s third COVID-19 surge has reached its hospital system, where a flood of hundreds of new hospitalizations in a matter of days is definitive proof that the state is returning to the crisis-care standards of late summer.
Music Event and Technology Grant at JSU, MDCC Joins Mississippi Library Partnership The Mississippi Humanities Council recently gave Phyllis Lewis-Hale, assistant professor of music at Jackson State University, a $6,500 grant to host an event called “From Delta Blues to Opera News: A Mississippi Musical Exposition.”
Tristan Jarrett It has been a long road for Jackson State guard Tristan Jarrett to get to this point. The former All-West Tennessee Boys Basketball Player of the Year ended his time at Haywood County High School to a Region 8-AA Championship.
Jackson Repeals Noise Rule on Only Mississippi Abortion Clinic Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning protesters from approaching patients without their permission.
Lee and Lewis in Ward 2 Runoff; Archie Blasts Broadband Inequity, Homeless Drop-off The special election to the City of Jackson's Ward 2 council seat will proceed to a runoff after no candidate met the 50% vote majority required to win in the special election yesterday.
Deadlines Set in Lawsuit Over Mississippi Medical Marijuana The Mississippi Supreme Court is setting deadlines for attorneys to file arguments in a mayor's lawsuit that questions the legitimacy of the medical marijuana initiative that voters approved by a wide margin.
City Launches Online Building Permit Platform, Ward 2 Special Election Today Till 7 p.m. People seeking building permits in Jackson can now do so online with a new platform Jackson’s Department of Planning and Development developed.
Sandra Parks Sandra Parks, who served on the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Central Office team for 24 years, passed away from a stroke on Monday, Nov. 9, at age 50.
Mississippi Governor Proposes Phasing Out State Income Tax Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that the state should phase out its individual income tax by 2030 to attract new residents and businesses that could boost economic growth.
Governor Tate Reeves Adds Additional Counties Under Mask Mandate Governor Tate Reeves announced additional counties that have qualified to be under mask mandates under his “Safe Recovery” executive order that is in effect through Dec. 11.