Crisler, Wall and Jones Running for Hinds County Sheriff Interim Hinds County Sheriff Marshand Crisler, former Chief Deputy of Operations Eric Wall and former Hinds County Sheriff's Office Information Officer Tyree Jones are running to become the new Hinds County sheriff come Nov. 2.
Analysis: Equal Pay Efforts Reviving in Mississippi in 2022 Mississippi is the only state without a law requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men, after Alabama enacted one in 2019.
New Club Aims to Promote Cycling for Black Mississippians Soul City Cycling officially launched earlier this year and now has 38 members, with several weekly rides around Jackson. They aim to bring more people into the sport and increase visibility for Black Mississippians in cycling.
Hinds County Supervisor David Archie Arrested, Charged With Misdemeanors After a 3-2 vote ousted Hinds County Supervisor David Archie from his role as vice president on Wednesday, Archie found himself under arrest after a Thursday board meeting dispute between supervisors.
Scholarship Luncheon and Endowed Scholarship at JSU, MSU Reveille 25 Awards Program Jackson State University's 2021 Mary E. Peoples Scholarship Luncheon will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Convention Complex. The university plans to raise $150,000 for high-achieving students who are in financial need.
Spooner, Tannehill Running for Hinds County Sheriff Richard Spooner and Les Tannehill, veterans of the Hinds Sheriff's office, are among the 13 candidates running for Hinds County sheriff.
Attorney General Lynn Fitch Signals Appeal of Mental Health Ruling on Needed Solutions The State of Mississippi has requested a delay of a July court order that demanded fundamental changes to the state’s mental-health care system and set up an external observer to bring it into compliance with modern standards.
Keyron Kinsler Alcorn State University found itself in a major hole against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Braves were down by 16 points at the end of the first quarter and were down 19 points at halftime.
Mississippi Reports Two More Child Deaths from COVID Mississippi health officials say two more children have died of COVID-19, raising the state's pediatric death toll from the virus to nine.
Mary Eileen Paradis The University of Mississippi Medical Center named Mary Eileen Paradis as its first female Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety in July 2021.
Capital City Pride Breaks City-Wide Event Drought, Encourages Togetherness After spending its first year of operation limited at every turn by the COVID-19 pandemic, Capital City Pride is prepared to host one of Jackson’s first large-scale events since March 2020.
Dobbs: Funding for Medical Marijuana Regulation is a Concern The Mississippi state health officer said Tuesday that he’s concerned about how the Health Department would receive money for its part in licensing and regulating a proposed medical marijuana program.
COVID-19 Declines Back To Winter Surge Levels COVID-19 has entered a relative decline compared to the worst of the winter surge, says leadership from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Mississippi Gov.: Still No Word on Medical Marijuana Session Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday was still not saying whether he will call legislators into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and consider other issues that House and Senate leaders are promoting.
Mississippi Asks to Delay Order on Creating Mental-Health Plan The state of Mississippi intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that it come up with a plan detailing how it will work to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with mental illness.
Matory, Harris-Williams, and Green Running for Hinds County Sheriff Cheryl Matory, Beverly Harris-Williams and Colendula Green are among the 13 candidates running for the Hinds County sheriff’s position in a special election on Nov. 2.
Mississippi ToyCon 2021, New Stage Theatre and Southern Unity Project Pet Parade Neal Bumpus, who organized the inaugural Mississippi ToyCon in 2020, is partnering with Nerdvana Comics, Games & Collectibles to bring the event back in a new location for 2021.
Due to Garbage Contract Dispute, Environmental Crisis Looms in the City of Jackson The Jackson City Council recently reversed the declaration of emergency that Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba declared on Friday, Sept. 17, after pushing for a different vendor due to claims of poor service and treatment of employees.
MSU Diversity Award, WJSU CPB Grant and USM STEMed Speaker Series Mississippi State University recently became a 2021 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which recognizes universities for a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
As Rankin County Schools Ditch Mask Mandates, Jackson Requires Vaccines for Teachers As Jackson Public Schools become one of the first in the state to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for employees, students in the nearby suburban Rankin County School District will no longer be required to wear masks.
Weekend Picks 9-24-2021 The weekend awaits, and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful one—complete with cooler temps that make you want to get outside and celebrate autumn.
Mississippi AG Seeks to End Family Lawsuit After Dad's Death Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed papers Wednesday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit in a family feud over the care and finances of her 88-year-old father because he has died.
Mississippi Negotiators Reach Proposal on Medical Marijuana Mississippi House and Senate negotiators said Thursday that they have agreed on a proposed medical marijuana program.
Mississippi Student Test Scores Decline in Math, English The number of Mississippi students learning at or above grade level in math and English decreased across almost every age group during the first statewide assessments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results released by the Department of Education on ...
Ink Barely Dry on Budget as Mississippi Starts New One Less than three months into the current budget year, Mississippi legislators are starting to plan for the next one.
Pfizer Booster Shot Available For Those 65 and Older COVID-19 booster shots are now approved for all Mississipians aged 65 and older, as well as for those immunocompromised or otherwise at-risk of severe infection.
Muralist Aspires to Promote Peace and Spark Reform through Art For many years, Kyle Holbrook masked his pain and loss in his art, using it as a distraction. However in 2002, he realized that he could channel that energy in a different way.
Mississippi Voting Rights Case is Argued at U.S. Appeals Court The authors of Mississippi's 1890 constitution had racist intent when they stripped voting rights from people convicted of some felonies because they chose crimes they thought were more likely to be committed by Black people, an attorney argued Wednesday in ...
(UPDATED) Jackson City Council Rescinds Mayor's Emergency Order, Nixes Garbage Disposal Contract A war of words has continued between Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and Waste Management over a new garbage disposal contract.
Rethreads Grand Opening Photo Tour Rethreads (242 US-51, Ridgeland), a consignment retailer that sells curated clothes and accessories from vendors across the state, held its grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The business resides inside Repeat Street’s secondary building, which owner Michelle Austin decided to ...