Women-Founded Nonprofit Acquires Jackson Free Press Assets The Mississippi Journalism and Education Group board of directors is proud to announce that it recently completed the acquisition of the journalism assets of the Jackson Free Press.
New CSET Atrium Dedication and College of Business Donation at JSU, MSU ERDC Day Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson and other JSU faculty recently held a ceremony to unveil the Brigadier General Robert Crear CSET atrium on the JSU campus.
Mississippi Welfare Agency Ex-Director Faces New Charges John Davis, a former Mississippi Department of Human Services director, has been indicted on 20 additional felony charges tied to allegations that he participated in misusing money that was supposed to help some of the poorest people in the nation, ...
Education Company Leaders Plead Guilty to Federal Charges Nancy New and Zachary New, a mother and son who ran a for-profit education company, have pleaded guilty to improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the Mississippi Department of Education by submitting false documents about schools they operated.
Amid False 2020 Claims, GOP States Eye Voting System Upgrade For years, Tennessee Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jeff Yarbro’s call to require the state’s voting infrastructure to include a paper record of each ballot cast has been batted down in the Republican-dominated Legislature.
JSU Commencement Speakers, National Academy of Inventors Chapter and Marc E. Bassy at MSU Jackson State University recently announced that Thasunda Brown Duckett and Homer Wilkes will hold presentations during the university's 2022 commencement exercises.
Oakdale Elementary Students Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish in Honor of Classmate Oakdale Elementary students organized a Make-A-Wish fundraiser in honor of Ariel Hurley, a kindergartner at Oakdale and a recipient of the foundation.
Judge Sentences Two Madison County Men to 150-Plus Years in Prison for Drug Offenses Madison/Rankin County Circuit Court Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced 34-year-old Carlos Dominique Allen and 42-year-old Torrey Powell to 156 years, collectively, for drug offenses on March 28, 2022.
Alice Walker to be Featured at Mississippi Book Festival Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker has been tapped to speak at this year's Mississippi Book Festival.
‘Just For Them’: Goodman Native Organizes Inaugural Kids Fest Jackson Mississippi native Jay Branch has organized the inaugural Kids Fest Jackson event taking place in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
Gov. Reeves Signs $524-Million Tax Cut As Education, Infrastructure Funding Woes Remain Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed an income-tax cut Tuesday afternoon that will eliminate $524 million from state revenues.
JSU Getty Images Donation, MSU Research Week and Give Wing at USM Getty Images recently donated two Canon camera bodies and three Canon lenses to the Office of University Communications at Jackson State University as part of the company's new partnership with the university.
Teacher Raise, Tax Cut Top Issues in Mississippi Session Mississippi legislators have finished their busiest session in years after enacting the largest teacher pay raise in a generation and setting the state's largest-ever income tax cut.
Mississippi Legislators Work to Approve State Spending Plans Mississippi legislators on Monday were approving parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1, and it is substantially larger than the budget for the current year.
Mississippi Joins States Limiting Outside Election Funding Mississippi is the latest Republican-led state to ban election offices from accepting donations from private groups for voting operations—a movement fueled by conservatives' suspicion of donations by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2020.
'Go, Mississippi': State Could Ditch Song with Racist Roots Mississippi is on the verge of scuttling a state song with racist roots, two years after it retired a Confederate-themed state flag.
Mississippi Lawmakers Aim to Finish Budget and End Session Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol on Monday with hopes of finishing their 2022 session.
Ukrainian Refugee Benefit Concert, Mississippi Transgender Day of Visibility and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Mitchell McGinnis and many other Mississippians have raised funds to support Slavik’s family during this time of unrest within Ukraine. To further that goal, McGinnis has helped organize a benefit concert on Friday, April 1, in the parking lot outside ...
Mississippi Governor Signs Largest Teacher Raise in Years Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the largest pay raise in a generation for the state's public school teachers, long among the lowest-paid in the nation.
Alumni Enrichment Institutes an MS Got Soul at JSU, State Science Fair at USM Jackson State University recently announced that it is an Alumni Enrichment Institute Partner for the 2022 Alumni Enrichment Institutes.
Mississippi House, Senate Pass Separate Redistricting Plans The Mississippi House and Senate voted by wide margins Tuesday to approve separate plans to redraw legislative districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census.
FDA Approves Second COVID-19 Booster For Immunocompromised, 50-And-Up At-risk Mississippians over 12 years of age as well as anyone over 50 are now eligible for a second booster dose, thanks to authorization from the Food and Drug Administration today.
Mississippi Works to Set Budget After Missing Deadline Mississippi legislators worked on budget proposals Monday after missing deadlines because of a long dispute over a tax cut plan.
Mississippi House OKs Redistricting; Senators Debate Plan The Mississippi House on Tuesday approved a plan to redraw its districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census.
Sheriff: Rankin County Work-Release Program Is Not ‘Convict Leasing,’ A Vestige of Slavery ACLU-MS Deputy Director Alicia N. Netterville said that the first iteration of House Bill 747 effectively functioned as convict-leasing by another name.
Mississippi Reveals Redistricting for State House and Senate Mississippi legislators on Sunday unveiled plans to redraw the state House and Senate districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census.
Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade, Spring Market, JXN Flea and Brian Ballou After two years’ wait, Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade and Festival returns to downtown Jackson. This year’s slogan, “Go Big and Come Home,” represents both the Jackson metro community getting to come together again, as well as Jackson’s celebration of its ...
Mississippi Increases Budget Estimates; Tax Cuts Unresolved Top Mississippi lawmakers on Friday increased estimates of how much tax money the state will collect this budget year and next.
Mississippi Gov Says He's 'Married' to Income Tax Phaseout Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves insisted Thursday that legislators pass a bill to phase out the state income tax, but other Republicans who lead the House and Senate remained far apart on the issue.
COVID-19 Program for Uninsured Ends as Global Cases Rise A federal program closing this week could mean less access to COVID-19 testing and treatment for poorer Mississippians moving forward.