Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Homeless Center Tells Local Critics It ‘Isn’t the Problem’

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes' grandchildren were in town recently, and they wanted to go to the park to hang out. He wanted to...

OPINION: Tuning in to Tate Television

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves appears headed for a promotion. He's the front-runner for Mississippi's next governor this fall.Reeves leads all candidates in the most...

Change on Mental Health Ahead?

Tyler Haire spent his 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th birthdays in the Calhoun County jail in Pittsboro, Miss. Sometimes, he would throw tantrums and...

Prison Breakouts a Result of ‘Mass Incarceration,’ Mississippi Orgs Say

Three prison inmates may not have escaped last week if not for Mississippi's "mass incarceration problem," a group of civil-rights organizations said in a...

Mississippi Voter Information Guide

Today is the last day to register for party primaries for all statewide Mississippi offices, which will be on Aug. 6. Either mail your...

Residents Oppose Homeless Center, Raise Community ‘Integrity’ Concerns

JACKSON—Some west Jackson residents say they fear that a planned resource center for the homeless could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless...

ACLU Leader Steps Down to Focus on Attorney General Race

JACKSON—Jennifer Riley Collins, the Democratic candidate in Mississippi's race for attorney general, is now a full-time campaigner after she stepped down from her role...

Joe Biden’s Praise for Segregationists Spans Decades

Even as the sun glistened upon his thinning hair one bright Mississippi day in DeKalb, U.S. Sen. Joe Biden stood out as one of...

‘The Lady’ Who Hit Mississippi’s Glass Ceiling

One day in fifth grade right at the dawn of the 1930s, Evelyn Gandy's teacher at her Hattiesburg elementary school posed a question to...

On Pothole Patrol in South Jackson

"Take a left," William Martin said, pointing to Amanda Lane, a small cul-de-sac in South Jackson's Brookleigh Hills neighborhood, close to the old Brookwood...