Monday, February 17, 2020

Jackson Free Press

John Davis, Nancy New and Others Arrested in Massive Embezzlement Scheme

The following is a verbatim release from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor:JACKSON, Miss. – Special agents from the office of State Auditor...

Teacher Pay, Prison Reform, Horn Lake Dem Tentative Winners So...

Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray walked the halls of the state Capitol with a jubilant smile on her face, flanked by her team. Last November, the...

OPINION: I Quit the Republican Party! I Will Now Work Against...

You may have read my Jan. 17 letter to my senators calling on them to do their sworn duty and hear the evidence U.S....

Disabled Children Losing Medicaid Coverage, Families Desperate for Help

John Riley Rood, now 10 months old, was born with a hole in his larynx, a rare birth defect that allows food and liquid...

OPINION: Gov. Tate Reeves’ Willful Ignorance Is Not the Gravest Sin

On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves gave his first State of the State address on the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol. Reeves touched upon...

Hester Jackson-McCray Prevails in Special Election Committee

A black Democrat is likely to keep her seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives after a long and contentious committee meeting Monday at...

New Republican Legislator Resigns Under Pressure from Speaker Gunn

Mississippi House Rep. Ramona Blackledge, the Republican woman whom Jones County voters sent to Jackson to represent them in the Mississippi House of Representatives,...

Less Blues, More Gospel In Gov. Tate Reeves’ State of the...

New Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves closed his State of the State address Monday night by promising to "sing the gospel" of Mississippi, after rejecting...

‘Beaten, Broken, Tired’: Prison Protest Draws Families, Activists to Mississippi Capitol

Families mourned the death of their loved ones while in Mississippi Department of Corrections custody and shared their fears for those who are still...