Thursday, August 16, 2018

Jackson Free Press

OPINION: The End of the Eastland Machine

OXFORD—A politician friend came up to me at a restaurant the other day, shook his head slowly, and said in hushed tones, “Well, that’s...

State Argues Against Receivership for Mississippi Foster Care

The State of Mississippi claims the quality of foster care is improving here despite a legal filing saying it is still not complying with...

OPINION: Independence Week and the Delusion of Freedom

“The delusion of freedom is far more dangerous,Than any jail cell or cramped cages” —G.BeThis week we celebrate our nation’s independence. Gladly, I partake...

Interim JPD Chief James Davis Starts Job, Permanent Search Underway

James Davis' first words as Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba's second interim chief of police were "Glory be to God." He uttered them yesterday in...

OPINION: Mississippi, Do You Remember?

A few days ago I posted a friend’s opinion column in a local newspaper on my social media. The op-ed addressed the fitness of...

Guest Wins Run-Off: ‘All I Can Say is Thank You’

The celebratory atmosphere filled Mudbugs in Brandon—even before the primary run-off results came in. The crowd knew their candidate, Michael Guest, would win the...

Sherman Alleges Dirty Politics, As Baria Claims Solid Victory in Senate...

With his family by his side, Rep. David Baria, leader of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus, declared victory in his bid for the Democratic...

Last-Hour Jobs for Youth?

Tensions ran high at the third Jackson City Council meeting in a week during discussions about funding for the Mayor's Youth Initiative Summer Youth...

UPDATE: Run-off Issues: What Candidates Support, Believe; Vote Today Until 7...

Two spots on the November ballot are up for grabs today, as Mississippians head to the polls for a run-off election. In a statewide...

Low Turnout Expected for June 26 Run-Off Election, Secretary of State...

The run-off election on June 26 likely will have low turnout, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said at a press conference on June 21."To...