Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Jody Owens Nets Endorsements for District Attorney: ‘A System Changer’

At a Monday press conference, legislators, community organizers and elected officials held campaign signs as they filled the steps behind Jody Owens in support...

Hood to Appeal Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Law Ruling, Citing ‘Duty’

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves struck down Mississippi's recently passed fetal "heartbeat" law, which bans abortions once doctors can detect...

Reeves’ Kemper Bill Let Mississippi Power Shift Costs to Customers

Mississippi Power's gambit to build a first-of-its kind "clean coal" plant in one of the poorest counties in Mississippi failed, but not before state...

Death Rates Rise for Mississippi Children and Teens

JACKSON—Mortality rates for Mississippi's teens and children have risen in the past nine years, a report that the Annie E. Casey Foundation published on...

Honoring Southern Soul and Scholars, Pothole Accountability, Gay Pride at City...

Lee King, executive producer of the Farish Street Heritage Festival, was back for the Jackson City Council meeting on June 11, but this time,...

Women’s Group Honors Evelyn Gandy: ‘A Giant in Mississippi Politics’

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—The first thing Jennifer Ingram Johnson wanted to do after she registered to vote in the early 1990s was visit Evelyn Gandy at...

Water Tampering to Bring Penalties, City of Jackson Promises

Water customers have been cutting the wires to their meters or destroying them to purposely prevent the city from reading the meters, Bob Miller,...

Jackson Marks Mom’s Equal Pay Day: ‘We Are Worth Equal Pay’

Kristian Stamps, 13, wants to become a crime scene investigator when she grows up. Kristian, the daughter of Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps, said...

Striving to Empower Women Voters

Rapper and activist Genesis Be was sitting at least a dozen rows back from the stage on May 26 at the Mountainfilm Festival in...