Matt Corral Matt Corral accounted for five touchdowns, including a go-ahead 91-yard touchdown strike to Elijah Moore in the fourth quarter, as Mississippi rallied to defeat South Carolina 59-42 on Saturday night.
Free Admission for COVID Fighters at 2 Museums, Holiday Inn Donation Drives and HFHMCA Build The Two Mississippi Museums will offer free admission to health care workers, teachers, law-enforcement officers, fire fighters, and others on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in honor of their work saving lives and serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Weekend Highs Drive COVID-19 Spike, School Closings Across Mississippi A wave of COVID-19 infection is driving school districts across Mississippi to transition to virtual learning, disrupting the first semester back to school since the virus arrived in Mississippi in the spring.
Analysis: Mississippi Pump Proposal Evokes Strong Reactions Farmers, rural shopkeepers and Mississippi politicians from both major parties are speaking out to support a proposed flood control project that would pump water from parts of the south Delta.
Hailing Biden and Harris Win, Jackson City Council Calls for Unity With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris projected as the winners of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, members of the Jackson City Council Tuesday congratulated them and urged for unity as the country moves forward.
US Sues 3 Mississippi Apartments Over Racial Discrimination The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued the owners and manager of three apartment complexes in Mississippi, saying they violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against Black potential renters.
Vaccine May Be Available for Some in Mississippi Next Month A coronavirus vaccine could be available to health care workers and first responders in Mississippi as soon as next month, the state's top health officials said Thursday.
Gov. Reeves Would Defy Nationwide COVID-19 Lockdown: ‘We Will Certainly Fight’ Gov. Tate Reeves signaled today that he would refuse to participate in a nationwide lockdown if the incoming Joe Biden administration called for such a measure, promising instead defiance and a repeat of late 2020’s approach to containment of the ...
Mississippi’s Third Coronavirus Spike Is Here Mississippi’s brief reprieve from the rest of the nation’s dire wave of COVID-19 is now firmly over, with last week’s early warning signs replaced with blaring sirens out of schools, hospitals and public-health leadership.
USM Groundbreaking and MSU Ribbon Cutting for New Buildings, UM Oxford Science Cafe The University of Southern Mississippi's USM Foundation recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Quinlan-Hammond Hall of Honor.
Marquiss Spencer One of MSU's biggest defensive stands came from Marquis Spencer in the fourth quarter. The senior defensive end made back-to-back big plays when the Bulldogs needed it most.
Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes for Tweet About Secession Rep. Price Wallace of Mendenhall apologized Wednesday for a social media post advocating secession from the United States after Democrat Joe Biden became president-elect.
Emily Katherine Dacus Until Clinton native Emily Katherine Dacus entered college as an art major, she'd hardly taken any formal art classes.
Don’t Lose Hope: State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers on COVID-19 Dr. Paul Byers sat down with the Jackson Free Press on Nov. 4 to discuss the Mississippi State Department of Health's approach to the COVID-19 crisis, now in the early stages of a third spike.
Introducing Ward 2 Candidates: Special Election Nov. 17 The special election to fill the Ward 2 Jackson City Council seat of Melvin Priester Jr., who stepped down to focus on his law career, is on Nov. 17, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Six candidates are vying for ...
Governor Tate Reeves Extends Executive Order Fighting COVID-19 Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has extended his “Safe Recovery” executive order through December 11. It had been set to expire today.
Mississippi Justices Hear 'Difficult' Dispute Over Budgeting Mississippi Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute between the governor and some top lawmakers over who has certain powers in setting the state budget.
Lumumba Reacts to Ridgeland Video: Dropping Homeless In Jackson Unacceptable After a video recording, first reported Saturday by WLBT, emerged of a Ridgeland police officer dropping off a homeless person in Jackson over the weekend, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba kicked against the rationale of such practices by surrounding jurisdictions.
Rhett Sapough Rhett Sapough, who moved to Jackson from Spartanburg, S.C., earlier this year, became the new director of admission for Millsaps College on Oct. 1. In his position, he oversees the office's admission counselors and manages student recruitment efforts on behalf ...
Attorneys Defend Mississippi Marijuana Initiative Process Mississippi’s top legal officer says the state Supreme Court should dismiss a mayor’s “woefully untimely” lawsuit questioning the legitimacy of the medical marijuana initiative that state voters approved by a wide margin last week.
Sollberger's Going Out of Business Sale, 12 Days of Giving Winners and Molina Marketplace Sollberger's: Curator of Exceptional Jewelry and Timepieces in Ridgeland is closing its doors after 37 years in business in Madison County. Beginning today, Monday, Nov. 9, the store is hosting a going out of business sale with up to 70% ...
Disturbing COVID-19 Sign Over Weekend, Pfizer Vaccination Draws Closer The Mississippi State Department of Health announced 1,320 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, historically a time of artificially low numbers.
Analysis: Lawsuit Pushed Mississippi to Simplify Elections By a wide margin, Mississippi voters have eliminated a remnant of the state's racist history by repealing a complicated, multistep process for electing statewide officials.
City Announces South, West Jackson Development Commission; Council Election Ongoing To boost the economy of south and west Jackson, the City of Jackson announced the formation of a development commission Thursday.
Azia’s Picks 11-6-20 Please take some time to unplug and enjoy your family, friends, or maybe just enjoy some personal me time this weekend. There are some exciting events buzzing around the Capitol City this upcoming week that I think you should get ...
Gov. Tate Reeves Says He'd Veto Mail-in or Early Voting Expansion Two days after Mississippi voters stood in long lines at polling places, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he would veto any efforts to broaden state laws to allow widespread mail-in voting or no-excuse early voting because he thinks ...
Mississippi Sees 1,612 New Cases of COVID-19, Highest Report Since All-Time Peak Mississippi’s brief respite from the national coronavirus spike may well be over today, as the State Department of Health announces 1,612 new cases of COVID-19.
JSU Aspire Program, Tougaloo HBCU Endowment and USM Virtual Dance Concert Jackson State University recently announced that it is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to participate in a program called "Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty."
Lindsey Hunter Current Mississippi Valley State University head coach Lindsey Hunter is set to be inducted into the 2021 calls of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Mississippi Family Sues School in 'Jesus Loves Me' Mask Ban A Mississippi couple is suing a school district because they say their 9-year-old daughter was told she could not wear a mask with the phrase “Jesus Loves Me.”