Michael Beattie Michael Beattie, president and executive director of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, will retire after serving the organization for almost 17 years Sept. 1, 2021.
Analysis: Watchdog Gives Bleak Report on Mississippi Prisons Bloody clashes that brought Mississippi's prison system under federal scrutiny last year were part of a dramatic increase in reported cases of violence behind bars.
Parole Reform Law Brings New Chance For Thousands, But Not Habitual Offenders Thousands of incarcerated Mississippians will soon become eligible for a parole hearing after Gov. Tate Reeves signed the “Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act” into law this Thursday.
Azia’s Picks 4-23-21 What are we eating this weekend and furthermore, where is the entertainment? If you’re needing to be pointed in the right direction, take a moment to look over my picks.
Casey Collier Rogers When Casey Collier Rogers was 4 years old, she watched with rapt attention as her mother and her best friend taught students to dance at a studio in Clinton, Miss.
US Drop in Vaccine Demand Has Some Places Turning Down Doses As the supply of coronavirus vaccine doses in the U.S. outpaces demand, some places around the country are finding there's such little interest in the shots, they need to turn down shipments.
Hinds County Announces Rental Assistance Program Residents of Hinds County experienced financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can now benefit from $7 million in federal rental aid, the Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday, April 20.
JSU Legislative Session Funding, MSU Sorority House Dedication and Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship Winner Jackson State University received $500,000 during the recent Mississippi legislative session toward the preplanning for construction, furnishing and equipping a new dining facility.
Landon Sims In game one with the Bulldogs clinging to a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning. MSU brought in right handed pitcher Landon Sims. He didn’t have much trouble in the inning.
High Court Moves Away from Leniency for Minors Who Murder After more than a decade in which the Supreme Court moved gradually toward more leniency for minors convicted of murder, the justices on Thursday moved the other way.
Mississippi Governor to Decide on Expanding Possibility of Parole Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves faces a Thursday deadline to act on a bill that could make more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole in a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Benefit Still Positive Despite ‘Rare Side Effects,’ EU Reports After investigating reports of a rare but serious side effect in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, the European Medicines Agency concluded yesterday that the vaccine’s label should include information about possible blood clotting, listed as a “very rare side effect.”
Mississippi Taps Adviser to Oversee Funds in Poor District The state of Mississippi is stepping in to oversee finances in a school district in one of the nation's poorest counties, which has been adjusting in recent years to consolidation.
Ex-Cop Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests.
‘It’s Like a Little Landfill’: Fix Up Neighborhoods to Deter Dumping, Official Says City of Jackson Solid Waste Division workers cleared illegal dumping on Glen Erin Street on Friday, April 16. City Council President and Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks said this is not the first time the crew has cleaned the street ...
Groups Plan Effort for Mississippi Voting Rights Restoration Three groups will sponsor an initiative to try to simplify the way Mississippi restores voting rights to people convicted of some felonies, a person involved with the effort said Monday.
Fresh Market Mother's Day, MPB "Your Vote, Your Voice" and USAIBC Kentucky Derby Party The Fresh Market is offering all-in-one, ready-to-cook brunch and dinner meals for Mother's Day. Customers can place their orders online and pick them up in the store.
After 16 Months Awaiting Trial, Suspect Found Hanging in Hinds County Jail Justin Mosley, 21, a suspect found hanging on Sunday in his Raymond Detention Center cell, has been awaiting trial for 16 months, Capt. Tyree D. Jones, the sheriff's public information officer, told the Jackson Free Press Monday.
Analysis: Initiatives Seek to Bypass Mississippi Lawmakers People are now looking to bypass the Mississippi House and Senate by proposing initiatives to expand Medicaid, authorize early voting and reconsider the state flag design.
Mississippi Law Will Ban Shackling Inmates During Childbirth Mississippi will join a growing number of states and the federal government in banning the use of restraints on women giving birth in a jail or prison.
Farmers to Families Food Boxes Giveaway in Jackson Thousands of food boxes of fresh produce will be available for pick-up at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson on Wednesday.
Azia’s Picks 4-16-21 If you need some new ideas on what’s happening in the tri-city area this upcoming week, check out my picks. Whatever you decide, remember we’re still in a pandemic, so please socialize respectfully and responsibly.
Drive-In Movies in the Park Series 2021 Returning for its fourth year, the city’s Drive-In Movies in the Park Series begins Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, and will continue on a monthly basis.
Mississippi Official Defends Own Comment About 'Woke' Voters Mississippi's top elections official says he thinks people are doing a “hatchet job” on him over comments he made in a television interview about “woke” and “uninformed” voters on college campuses.
Jeff Salter When Jeff Salter crossed the Mississippi River and made his way into Jackson, he celebrated an important milestone: 1,000 miles travelled on his e-bike.
Jackson Water: City Approves $1.2.million to Improve O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility Water production at the O.B. Curtis water treatment facility will get a boost after the City of Jackson spends $1,223,990 restoring a portion of it, Public Works Director Charles Williams told the Jackson City Council at its April 13 meeting.
JSU Food Giveaway and Project HEALTH, Hinds Summer Courses and USM Waking Joy Project Jackson State University's Center for Community Engagement is partnering with local organizations to provide 1,500 free food boxes containing non-perishable goods to needy families in the community.
Mississippi Ends License Requirements for Some Beauty Jobs Mississippi no longer requires professional licenses for people who offer low-risk beauty services, a change that will save residents thousands of dollars and hours of time spent on training.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Paused, No Serious Reactions Reported In Mississippi The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed a pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations this week across the country due to reported rare incidences of specific blood clots.
Conservation Groups Sue Engineer Corps Over Yazoo Pumps A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration.