Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal.
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Relatives of a Mississippi man who killed himself are suing a mayor, police officers and a law firm, saying they are part of a political network that pushed him to suicide during a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a Mississippi man who killed himself are suing a mayor, police officers and a law firm, saying they are part of a political network that pushed him to suicide during a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race. The widow and...
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The Federal Trade Commission says a vast majority of "Made in the USA" claims are accurate, and the agency doesn't want to dissuade people from buying American. But not all products are as they appear.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities...
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After losing more than $3 billion and more than three years behind schedule, Mississippi Power said it will immediately suspend lignite coal gasification operations at its Kemper County facility.
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Over the last few years, craft beer has becoming a rising trend. Breweries are popping up all over, and southern states haven't been lost on the trend. Instead of doing a regular beer tasting, the Jackson Free Press staffers decided to compare beers of...
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi utility, faced with a regulatory ultimatum, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant. Mississippi Power Co., a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., said...
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From the time that Mick Kolassa was 15 years old, he says blues music has pulled him in like a tractor beam, but it wasn't until a few years ago that he put his passion front and center. "I played with bands off and on through the years, a lot more...
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The dog days of summer are here, and the sports world slows down this year. There are no major sporting events to watch until college and pro football return in the states. Thursday, June 29 WNBA (7-9:30 p.m., ESPN2): The Seattle Storm tries to get...
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Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1602, rainbowcoop.org) For the Fourth of July, Rainbow will hold a sale on grilling items as well as local grass-fed beef and meat substitutes for grilling. Sugar Magnolia Takery (5417...
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The blooming of the mimosa and crepe myrtles says its summer, but those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer that Nat King Cole once sang about haven’t materialized so far this year.
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A few miles south of Crystal Springs heading down toward Georgetown, just off of Highway 27, Fran Berry has been growing and crossbreeding daylilies for years.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for Carlos Moore said lower courts were wrong to reject his argument that...
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It's an exciting time to be a Jacksonian. In the midst of what continues to be a turbulent federal administrative transition out of Washington, D.C., local government can provide citizens a much more direct, engaging and, perhaps, less exhausting...
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"If enacted, Americans would be far better off than they are under the failing Obamacare status quo." —Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. Why it Stinks: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., released a statement in support of the Senate's draft legislation to...
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Mississippians have watched with great concern as possible changes to health care in the United States unfold. Those who drafted the Senate bill are determined to throw much of the responsibility for health care back to the states, which have not always...
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What critics call the nation's "most discriminatory anti-LGBT law" took effect in Mississippi last week after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel struck down the lower court's injunction on House Bill 1523, saying plaintiffs had not proved...
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We're deep into our 15th year of publishing as July 4th rolls around, which means we at the Jackson Free Press have being doing something else for a decade and a half—encouraging people to shop local first. We're doing it again this issue of the JFP,...
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Former Jackson Police Officer, 48-year-old Melvin Williams was sentenced on June 27 to serve 27 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for bribery. He was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.
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Jordan Alexis Holley says that when she was younger, her dad would take her to Burger King once a week so she could try and eat all of a four-patty burger, the Quad Stacker. "I was always one bite away," she jokes. But she says that it wasn't until she...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times—an incident that prompted outrage when a video of the...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party...
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A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the Confederate-themed state flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. Carlos Moore says lower courts incorrectly rejected his argument that the flag harms him by violating the Constitution's equal-protection...
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Political discourse serves its purpose. It mixes a brand of entertainment with real-life policy, which helps keep political junkies like me engaged in current events. The mixture of debate, speeches and public hearings gives us, the American public,...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After court victories against abortion laws in Texas and Louisiana, a reproductive rights group filed a federal challenge on Tuesday of a Louisiana licensing law it blames for more than a thousand burdensome anti-abortion...
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At Lucky Town Brewing Company, the sounds of loud music and construction consume the space. Barrels sit along the wall, and large mash tuns sit in a line across from each other. Despite the construction, the aroma of beer is pungent. Though the brewery...
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If you're job hunting this summer, AT&T might be the answer! They are holding a job fair today from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The company is looking for metro-area residents who want a full-time and part-time retail positions.
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Good morning. It appears that the U.S. Senate will not be voting on the Republican healthcare plan to replace Obamacare until after the Independence Day break. Senate leaders had hoped to win enough support to get the vote done by the end of this week....
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The Mississippi Coast is getting some well-deserved attention from a national fashion and lifestyle magazine. Vogue paints a positive picture of cities along the coast from Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs.
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6/27/2017
The head of Jackson prep, Dr. Jason L. Walton, resigned Monday according to Jackson Prep's Board of Trustees. After not being able to agree on matters related to his upcoming contract renewal, he stepped down.
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On Monday night, the Brookhaven Police Department received a call from 447 Martin Luther King Dr. reporting shots being fired. When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.
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6/27/2017
On Monday morning, the Brandon Police Department responded to multiple calls of auto burglaries in the Crossgates Subdivision. All incidents happened overnight and all cars burglarized were left unlocked.
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6/19/2017