Experts: COVID-19 Vaccines Still Effective, Needed as U.K. Variant Spreads Across U.S. The COVID-19 variant designated as B117 is now the most common strain of the virus in parts the United States, almost two months after the Mississippi State Department of Health first detected the United Kingdom variant in Mississippi.
2021 Virtual Art Party at the Museum, Mississippi Coding Academies and Drive-In Movies in the Park The Mississippi Museum of Art is preparing to host its 2021 virtual Art Party fundraiser on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. The virtual program will include jazz in the museum's galleries, a silent auction and more.
Cole Gaddy Belhaven student Cole Gaddy is no stranger to hard work, but the football standout recently added another big responsibility to his already full plate: a seat on American College of Healthcare Executives’ board as the lone student representative from the ...
Analysis: Mississippi Unlikely to Ease Its Election Laws Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S.
An Eye on Equity: Clinic for Uninsured Offering Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on Saturdays in April Jackson Free Clinic is offering a COVID-19 vaccination to anyone interested for the three remaining Saturdays in April—10th, 17th, and 24th.
Azia’s Picks 4-9-21 What you got up for this weekend? If you’re still wondering, take some time to read through my upcoming picks. Looks like it's going to be a wet weekend, so stay dry, stay masked up, socially distanced and stocked on ...
Christian MacLeod Left-handed pitcher Christian MacLeod took the mound in the series opener for MSU. MacLeod pitched a nearly perfect game for the Bulldogs in six innings of work.
High Court Won't Block Mississippi School Disparity Lawsuit The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and predominantly white schools.
‘This Is Not an Entitlement Program’: Ballot Initiative Seeks to Expand Medicaid Coverage Hundreds of thousands of Mississippians could receive expanded Medicaid coverage from the newly created Ballot Initiative 76, which would expand Medicaid coverage to those under 138% of the federal poverty limit.
Brian Regan, “On The Rocks” and Sharing Joy Through Comedy During a Pandemic Brian Regan, a Florida-native stand-up comedian who specializes in observational and self-deprecating humor drawn from everyday life experiences, is coming to Mississippi to put on a show at the Brandon Amphitheater on Friday, April 9.
JSU Truth Initiative Partnership, USM Virtual MLK Prayer Breakfast and MSU Virtual Twelfth Night Performances Jackson State University is one of 10 HBCUs partnering with Truth Initiative as part of a national movement to address smoking, vaping and nicotine use at college campuses nationwide.
Lumumba Wins Mayoral Primary, Two Ward Seats Head to Run-Off on April 27 With 13,735 votes for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba in the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, he won the Democratic nomination and heads to the June 8 general election to face Jason Wells and three independent candidates.
Mississippi Receiving $29.7M from CDC for Vaccinations Mississippi is receiving about $29.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support coronavirus vaccination efforts.
Peter Friedrich Millsaps associate theatre professor Peter Friedrich recently received the Seeking Solutions to Global Challenges Award from the Fulbright Program.
Best of Jackson: Healthcare 2021 Finalist Ballot The finalist ballot for Best of Jackson: Healthcare 2021 will remain open until Sunday, April 18. Each person may submit one ballot and choose their favorites from up to 15 categories.
Kingston Frazier Memorial Splash Pad, Van's Pizza and Beer Deal, Jackson Summer Program The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Kingston Frazier Memorial Splash Pad, a miniature water park for children in Jackson, on Friday, April 2.
Col. John B. Carter Col. John B. Carter will be inducted as the next Commander of the Mississippi State Guard on April 24 at a ceremony at Camp Shelby.
‘Figure Pulled Out of the Sky’: Mayor Swipes at Council for Approving $500,000 for Deputies Putting $500,000 into the hands of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department to put deputies in the capital city is "fiscally irresponsible," Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba told the Jackson Free Press in a phone interview on April 3.
Analysis: Mississippi Capitol Actions Have Real-Life Impact The first bill legislators passed and the governor signed this year has had an easy-to-see impact. House Bill 1 put the design of the new magnolia-themed state flag into law.
Azia’s Picks Easter Edition 4-2-21 It’s Easter Weekend, so you know what that means: an extended weekend to do more of what we love with those we love. If you’re looking to see what the tri-city area has to offer you and yours this upcoming ...
Parole Reform Passes to Governor’s Desk Amid Murky Future Accessibility to parole hearings would extend to more inmates across Mississippi’s state prison system if Gov. Tate Reeves signs legislation passed in the state Senate this week.
Advocates: Put Early Voting Proposal on Mississippi Ballot Democratic state lawmaker Hester Jackson McCray is leading a group of activists who want to amend the Mississippi Constitution to create a broad system of early, in-person voting.
Pay Raises, Yes; Tax Changes, No: Mississippi Session Ends Mississippi legislators ended their 2021 session Thursday after agreeing on a teacher pay raise and voting to update parole rules in a state with crowded prisons.
'We Are Beat Down’: Citing Crime and Defying Mayor, Council Clears $500,000 for More Deputies The Jackson City Council has approved $500,000 for the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department over the objection of the mayoral administration and two council members in an agreement that no one has put on paper, yet.
USM Completes Southern Station, MSU Startup Summit and JSU Museum Consortium The University of Southern Mississippi's Southern Miss Alumni Association recently announced the completion of a multi-use entertainment venue called Southern Station in Spirit Park on the university's campus.
TJ McCants Freshman outfielder TJ McCants enjoyed a breakout series for the Rebels against Alabama. He batted .364 with five runs scored, three RBI, a home run and a double.
Mississippi Legislators Wrapping Up Work for 3-Month Session Mississippi legislators will end their three-month session on Thursday, and that will give Republican Gov. Tate Reeves a few days to sign or veto dozens of bills they passed.
Mississippi Proposal Would Expand the Possibility of Parole Mississippi legislators are sending Gov. Tate Reeves a bill that could make more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole in a state one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation.
Mayor: Jackson Could Hire Homeless to Clean Up Dump Sites Mississippi health officials are recommending that churches and other religious organizations continue to hold off on hosting indoor worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, even after Gov. Tate Reeves relaxed regulations on other kinds of social gatherings.
Mississippi: No Extension of Postpartum Medicaid Coverage An effort to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage has failed in Mississippi, a state with high rates of infant mortality and maternal mortality.