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EDITOR'S NOTE: "I know that violence research can't change the fear in Jackson of the violence that has continually spiked in the capital city since late 2017. ... Inevitably, some will pound the desk for more police and jail beds."
Parker DeLoach, a Jackson State University student who creates and performs music under the handle Tht Kid Ker, released his first album, “1999,” on Jan. 1, 2021, his birthday. His second full-body album, titled “No Love 2,” will release in late May.
The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science will host a literacy and physical activity-themed event called StoryWalk on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six justices ruled that the medical marijuana initiative is void because the state's initiative process is outdated.
Jackson drivers faced long lines at the pump this week, eventually using up available supplies at some gas stations around the capital city. #JXN
TaLyla Cogbill founded her business, All Businesses Prosper Group, in December 2020 in Northpark Mall. Each weekend, roughly 30 vendors set up shop in the All Businesses Prosper space to sell their wares. #JXN
Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order superseding a patchwork of local bans on public gatherings and declaring that most types of businesses in #Mississippi are "essential" and thus exempt from social-distancing requirements. #COVID19 #coronavirus
Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died. He was 97.
#Mississippi is moving toward more intense scrutiny of low-income people on public assistance, an action that comes as a former state welfare director and five other people have been charged with misusing millions of dollars intended for the poor. #TANF
OPINION: "The state flag of #Mississippi needs to have the symbol of the Confederacy removed today. Not after a vote, not after three months of deliberation, not after a committee does a study. Today." #msflag #Confederate