Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Jackson Free Press

Mayor Extends Curfew and Amends Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order

(Jackson, MS) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has extended the city-wide curfew issued on August 6 commencing at midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 12....

Legislature Overrides Gov. Veto, Spending Battles Remain

The Mississippi Legislature has beaten back a gubernatorial veto, pushing through the education bill that Republican Gov. Tate Reeves partially vetoed in July, while...

Analysis: Budget Dispute Goes to 1 Judge in Hinds County

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican legislative leaders helped defeat a 2015 education initiative by arguing that if someone sued the state over school...

Hinds County Elections: Safety Measures, Poll Changes and Jobs for 125...

The recruitment of 125 additional poll workers in Hinds County for the Nov. 3 general election is ongoing. They will help keep the polling...

Mayor: City-MSDH Data Sharing Will Yield Better COVID-19 Pandemic Response

A COVID-19 data-sharing agreement between the Mississippi State Department of Health and the City of Jackson will give a clearer picture of coronavirus spread...

Moving Jackson Forward: Opposing Visions of a People’s Assembly

Greg Griffin, a 42-year-old finance worker based in Jackson, was happy to participate in the Real People's Assembly's effort to bring respite to Jesse...

As School Looms, Confusion Reigns

Erica Lowell waits for her students to return, and her anxiety waits with her. She is a public-school teacher in Rankin County, speaking to...

Mayor Lumumba Signs Executive Order Closing Inside Bar Service and Continuing...

(Jackson, MS) - Tuesday, citing the need for stronger action to stem the rise of COVID-19, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued an executive order...

Amid Record COVID-19 Fatalities and Cases, School Reopenings Loom in Mississippi

Mississippi is suffering from yet another record week of COVID-19 infections as July ends, with Gov. Tate Reeves placing eight more counties under his...

OPINION: John Lewis, Charles Evers, C.T. Vivian: Fighters and Heroes for...

It is with distinct sadness and difficulty that I write this column in memory of Congressman John Lewis, Mayor Charles Evers and Rev. C.T....