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Despite the setbacks that this year's pandemic has wrought, the Jackson metro continues to persevere and move forward, making progress all the while. #JXN  #JFP 

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"The purpose is to uplift the moral character and to rebuild our families by reading the Bible," James Meredith said of his proposed Bible society. "And teaching the 10 commandments and the teachings of Jesus Christ to children and the uninstructed." #JXN 

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This year's Chicks We Love package showcases a number of influential women who do their part to bolster the city that we call home. #JXN  #JFP 

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Support excellent independent #journalism  in #Mississippi  that ties today’s issues to historic causes. Join the #JFP  VIP Club at any level to fund award-winning JFP reporting on race, criminal justice, politics and much more. #JXN 

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Phyllis Lewis-Hale, assistant professor of music at JSU, received a $6,500 grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council this November to host a two-day event called “From Delta Blues to Opera News: A Mississippi Musical Exposition.” #msedu 

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: "Flu season and the holidays are underway. A lack of discipline, courage and leadership squandered any "virus dividend" we may have had after our summer virus peak." #Mississippi  #COVID19  #coronavirus 

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Enjoy great news coverage with the latest digital edition of the JFP! Flip through the latest issue by visiting

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Noah Harris, a 20-year-old from Hattiesburg, Miss., has become the first Black man to be elected student body president at Harvard University.

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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 

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#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 

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Hyde-Smith Demanded No Audience, No Press for Tonight’s Debate

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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 

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Maisie Brown and Calvert White are organizing a peaceful protest at the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, against police brutality and the systemic racism that bolsters and protects it. #JXN  #GeorgeFloyd  #civilrights 

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The next @MSMuseumArt  Museum After Hours event is "Lounge and Light," Thursday, Sept. 17.

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