Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Gov. Bryant Signs Law Aimed at Expanding Broadband to Rural Areas

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act into law Wednesday morning surrounded by a bipartisan group of beaming legislators. The new...

Mississippi Celebrities Speak Out After Jussie Smollett Attack

Mississippi celebrities are speaking out after a racist, homophobic attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett that Chicago police describe as a "possible hate crime."Smollett...

Sam Britton Announces Secretary of State Run, Pledges Loyalty to Trump

Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton promised to "get government out of our lives" on Monday as he launched a bid to become Mississippi's...

‘They Brutalized My Brother’: George Robinson’s Family Accuse JPD of ‘Murder’

"You all are not at a press conference today. You are at a crime scene," attorney Dennis Sweet IV told reporters gathered next to...

Lumumba Added to ‘Smart Crime Initiative’ Despite Policing Decisions at Home

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba is joining 15 mayors from cities in the U.S. in a Mayors for Smart Crime Initiative, the Center for American...

Medical Marijuana Gains Momentum in Mississippi, with Majority Support

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—Medical marijuana in Mississippi is on pace to make it onto the ballot in the state next year, said Jonathan Brown, who is...

Ronnie Crudup Jr. Running for Adrienne Wooten’s Vacated House Seat

Ronnie Crudup Jr., who directs New Horizon Ministries in south Jackson, is running for the Mississippi Legislature. Previously, he was an unsuccessful candidate for...

A Bridge Too Far: ‘No’ to Medicaid Expansion

Half a century ago this year, a fist-fight broke out on the floor of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Fed up with formal debate,...

Criminal Reform Shows Strength at Capitol Gathering from Left, Right

Room 113 at the Mississippi Legislature was standing-room only on Jan 21, 2018, where a plethora of public officials, mostly state representatives and law-enforcement...

Mississippi Least Educated Despite Bryant’s ‘Better Than Ever’ Claim

Mississippi claims the top spot as the least educated state in the country in a new study out just two weeks after Gov. Phil...