JSU Blue Tie Gala and Regions Card, MSU Virtual Reality Grant
Jackson State University’s National Alumni Association will host its fifth annual Blue Tie Gala on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson.
Schools, Libraries Close As Mayor Declares Weather Emergency
In the midst of severe weather threatening Mississippi and the larger South, Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba issued a proclamation of a local weather emergency this morning closing vulnerable locations and providing a notice of sandbag availability to help prepare for the storm.
Emmett Till Family Again Demands Prosecution of White Woman for Child’s Lynching
The family of Emmett Till is once again calling for justice, nearly 70 years past young Till’s vicious murder, tied to a cotton-gin fan in the Tallahatchie River.
Jacquelynn’s Weekend Picks 3/18-3/20
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in the metro area, don’t worry. We have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town or a fun family day, there’s something appropriate for you.
Mississippi Senate OKs Pay Raise for Teachers, House to Vote
Mississippi teachers would receive their largest pay raise in years, under a bill that the state Senate passed Thursday.
It's a Deal: Mississippi Teacher Pay Plan Awaits Final Votes
Negotiators from the Mississippi House and Senate reached a deal Wednesday to boost some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation.
Mississippi Legislature Cuts Ties with Russia
Echoing deepening sanctions from the U.S. government, both the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate passed resolutions this week condemning Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and barring any business between state entities and Russia.
JSU Education Endowment, Ezra Jack Keats Awards and Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at USM
Jackson State University recently received a $75,000 education endowment named for the late Stephen F. Mason, the 17th pastor of the Greater Pearlie Grove M.B. Church.
House, Senate Pursue Separate Tracks on Mississippi Tax Cuts
The Mississippi House and Senate are pushing forward with separate tax cut proposals, and leaders will hold final negotiations later this month.
Mississippi Pushes Toward Deal to Increase Teacher Salaries
Mississippi lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the latest proposal to boost some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation, and negotiators said they hope to reach a final deal soon.
EXPLAINER: What's Behind Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation?
President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which Congress passed on March 7, enables the prosecution of crimes as lynchings if they are done during a hate crime in which the victim is injured or slain.
Mississippi Could Renew Push to Extend Medicaid for New Moms
Mississippi’s Republican-led Senate will try to revive a proposal to let mothers keep Medicaid coverage for a year after giving birth, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday.
Lt. Gov. Hosemann: Suspend Mississippi Gas Tax 6 Months
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday that he and other Senate leaders are pushing to suspend the state's gasoline tax for six months to give drivers a break as gas prices continue climbing.
Waste Management Dismisses Lawsuit Against City of Jackson
Two weeks after filing a lawsuit against the City of Jackson, garbage-disposal company Waste Management has voluntarily filed a motion for dismissal of its case.
Reeves: Logjam on Tax Cut Could Force a Special Session
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he is not ruling out the possibility of calling a special legislative session to seek elimination of the state income tax if the House and Senate reach an impasse on the issue.
Clinton to Speak at Memorial of Late Mississippi Gov, Wife
Democratic former President Bill Clinton, Republican former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson are scheduled to speak May 3 at an event celebrating the lives of the late Gov. William Winter and his wife, Elise Winter.
House Political Games Kill Medicaid Extension For New Mothers in Mississippi
For the second year in a row, Mississippi House leadership has once again killed an extension of postpartum Medicaid benefits, likely guaranteeing that many low-income people will lose health insurance benefits only two months after giving birth.
Mississippi House Makes Opening Bid on Teacher Pay Deal
Mississippi House leaders said Thursday that they have signed off on a plan to increase some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation by an average of $4,850.
Emmett Till Relatives Seek Renewed Probe of '55 Lynching
Relatives of Emmett Till joined with supporters Friday in asking authorities to reverse their decision to close an investigation of his 1955 lynching and instead prosecute a white woman at the center of the case from the very beginning.
'Bomb Cyclone' to Dump Snow from Mississippi to Maine
A powerful, late-winter storm combining rivers of moisture and frigid temperatures is expected to dump snow from the Deep South all the way north to the Canadian border over the weekend, forecasters said Friday.