Reeves Supports Special Session To Reimplement Medical Marijuana The question surrounding the reinstatement of Mississippi’s medical marijuana program may be drawing closer to an answer this week, after Gov. Tate Reeves announced his support for a legislative special session in a Tuesday press briefing.
Tasha Bibb Tasha Bibb loves to help Mississippi’s potential entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality.
Construction Starts For New Fire Station; Jackson's Juneteenth Celebration A new fire station, Fire Station #20, is under construction to replace an old one falling into disrepair along Medgar Evers Boulevard.
Vaccine Hesitancy ‘Pitiful,’ Dobbs Says As Hospitalizations Up for Under-40 Residents COVID-19 hospitalizations among younger Mississippians have increased in recent weeks, due to low vaccination rates compared with the state’s older population.
District Donuts in Belhaven, AmeriCorps Classes, BeastCore Fitness and Jackson Public Pools The Belhaven Town Center recently announced that New Orleans-based District Donuts Sliders Brew will take over the space that formerly housed Campbell's Craft Donuts during summer 2021.
Weekend Picks 6-11-21 Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids, a night out with friends, or just a reason to get out and enjoy the sunshine after all the rain this week, there’s something going on in the metro area ...
Drag Racing and Stopping Traffic: City Adds Vehicle Towing Penalty for First Offense Anyone who participates in drag racing in the Jackson city limits risks officials towing their vehicle, in addition to possible fines and jail time, a new ordinance indicates.
Tim Elko In a winner take all final game of the regional, the Rebels held off the Golden Eagles to win 12-9. It took some heroics from senior Tim Elko for the Rebels to advance.
New Construction at USM, PRAM Awards and PBS Documentary at MSU The University of Southern Mississippi has launched a series of construction projects to improve accessibility and mobility on its Hattiesburg campus, including a pedestrian pathway and additional parking.
Dobbs Say ‘We Need To Do Better’ on Vaccine, Reaching Latinx Communities State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs has decried vaccine hesitancy and urged vaccination for those who qualify. He joined an online panel on June 7, 2021, to speak about progress the state still needs to make.
Dale Danks Jr. Former attorney and Jackson mayor Alney Dale Danks Jr. died shortly after being hospitalized due to complications from a stroke on Wednesday, June 9. He was 81 years old.
Lumumba Wins Re-Election as Jackson Mayor; Two Freshly Elected to City Council After garnering just shy of 70% of the votes in a field of five mayoral candidates, incumbent City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba emerged the winner and will serve four more years.
Jackson Holds Municipal Election Until 7 p.m. Today As Water Woes Continue Three independents, one Republican and one Democrat are on the ballot for today's Jackson mayoral election.
Thomas Hudson The United Negro College Fund and the Higher Education Leadership Foundation recently named Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson as one of eight historically black college or university presidents taking part in the inaugural Presidential Leadership Institute cohort.
Gov. Supports 'Will of Voters' on Issue of Medical Marijuana Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one that voters approved.
WonderBox at the Children's Museum, New Restaurants at the Outlets and Fresh Market Father's Day Meals The Mississippi Children’s Museum will open a new exhibit titled "WonderBox" on Friday, June 18. WonderBox is a 1,500-square-foot makerspace exhibit that will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Dobbs Says Apathy Responsible for Low Vaccination Rate State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday that lack of access isn’t the reason the state is last in the nation for COVID-19 vaccinations—it’s apathy.
Many Mississipians Opt out of Available Vaccines, State Behind in Vaccinations A new report by Mississippi's Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review shows that Mississippi spends less per pupil than each of its surrounding states—Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama.
Lawmakers Discuss Future of Medical Marijuana in Mississippi The leader of the organization that sponsored the voter-approved Mississippi medical marijuana initiative that was recently blocked in court says the program should be changed and improved by the state Legislature—but not by too much.
Weekend Picks 6/3/21 It’s looking like we may be in for some rain over the next few days. But after being stuck at home all year, we’re not going to let a little rain keep us from enjoying the weekend, are we? Here ...
MSU, UM and USM Make College Baseball Regional After being cancelled in 2020, the NCAA College Baseball Tournament returns for 2021. The field features three teams from our state as Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi each made a regional.
Jackson Zoo Workers Move From Contract Positions to Become City Employees The status of workers at the city's zoo will change from contract employees to city employees starting Sunday, June 6.
CDC Investigating Possible Link Between Vaccines, ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Myocarditis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating whether an uptick in heart inflammation across the United States might be related to COVID-19 vaccinations, after reviewing data from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, or VAERS.
MSU Professor Receives DOE Award, JSU Alum Building Youth Golf Course and USM Eagle Direct Textbooks Kun Wang, an assistant professor with joint Mississippi State University appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry, recently became one of 51 university-employed scientists nationwide to receive $750,000 in funding from the United States ...
Mississippi Teen Fatally Shot Hours After Graduation Kennedy Hobbs was shot three times at a Texaco gas station in Jackson, hours after her graduation ceremony at Murrah High School. She died at the scene just before 11 p.m., Jackson Police Department spokesman Sam Brown said.
Jackson Teen Completes over 2,000 Volunteer Hours When he was about 5 years old, Dillan Evan's mother sat him down and talked to him about the importance of community service.
Mississippi College Is ‘Lit’ Over New National Chief Reader Dr. Steve Price will soon make history by joining an elite group of educators across the world. The College Board has named him as the new national chief reader for the Advanced Placement Literature exam.
Initiative Process Rests in Governor’s Hands The deadline for Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson to petition the state Supreme Court for a rehearing regarding a popular voter-mandated medical marijuana program has come and gone.
Violence in the City: Victims’ Families Seek Closure, Police Respect Radio silence from local law enforcement is a common and historic complaint the Jackson Free Press has long heard from family members who lose their loved ones to gun violence in Jackson.
Rob Hill Rob Hill spent 12 years as a United Methodist minister in Mississippi, passing 10 of those years behind the pulpit at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church at the top of Fondren before choosing to leave the pastoral ministry.