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Mississippi Mecca owners look to ‘raise the bar’ 2020-01-21 11:05:17By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Nathan and Chelsea Chapman have been in the fitness industry for years on a personal level, and they

Old Town Steakhouse to open in downtown Saltillo 2020-01-21 11:01:04By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SALTILLO – A familiar spot downtown will be home to Old Town Steakhouse and Eatery, which is set to open later th

Mississippi funding fence to keep animals off runways 2020-01-20 10:18:28Mississippi will pay $3 million for a fence to keep wild animals off the runways of a military base. A Navy official said the state’s job-creati

To fight crime, Hattiesburg mayor pushes for camera 2020-01-20 10:15:47The mayor of Hattiesburg is moving forward with a plan to install a camera surveillance system across town as a way to reduce crime. WDAM-TV reported&

Coroner: Inmate dies, found hanging at a Mississippi 2020-01-20 09:51:06An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend

Analysis: Troubled prison system requires intense attention 2020-01-20 09:49:27Top Mississippi officials acknowledge the state is facing a crisis with its prison system, with five inmates killed and others injured in recent mayhe

ANALYSIS — Tax hike is one thing, bright 2020-01-19 09:05:49By JACK WEATHERLY A hike in Mississippi gasoline tax has been bandied about for years as a solution for much-needed improvements in the state’s

BILL CRAWFORD — Republican strategist questions what GOP now 2020-01-19 09:00:55Longtime Mississippi Republicans will remember political consultant Stuart Stevens for his work on early campaigns for the late Sen. Thad Cochran. Sin

Appeals court won’t rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case 2020-01-17 15:26:36A federal appeals court said Friday that it will not reconsider its ruling that Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks is uncon

Biloxi hires new schools superintendent 2020-01-17 14:39:01A longtime school system educator has been named superintendent of Biloxi’s 6,300-student public school district. The district’s school bo

Frozen-food maker to invest $27.3 million, add 15 2020-01-16 14:30:41Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, is increasing capacity in Oakland. The project is a $27.3 mil

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe 2020-01-16 14:28:04Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine, in association with Nyron Marshall, MD, at Memorial Inte

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Read the full articles of impeachment document here New! 2020-12-10 08:24:00Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday, setting in motion a historic c

This is why you should never plug space New! 2020-11-21 10:24:00Everyone needs to be aware of this huge risk.

Science shows spanking can negatively affect children's behavior New! 2020-02-19 13:53:00Corporal punishment at a young age can cause major problems down the road.

WATCH LIVE: President Trump's Senate impeachment trial underway 2020-01-21 20:19:00For just the third time in U.S. history, the impeachment trial of a president begins in the Senate.

USM offensive coordinator leaves for UGA 2020-01-21 19:59:00USM offensive coordinator leaves for UGA

Second inmate identified in deadly Parchman fight, MDOC 2020-01-21 19:42:00Two inmates were killed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary overnight, state prison officials say.

Southern burger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy 2020-01-21 19:35:00A Southern restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service has filed for bankruptcy.

Joe Moorhead named Oregon offensive coordinator 2020-01-21 19:29:00Joe Moorhead named Oregon offensive coordinator

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall 2020-01-21 18:54:00Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor.

McDade’s, Froogel’s stores in Jackson sold, will be 2020-01-21 18:53:00A Hattiesburg company has purchased the McDade’s and Froogel’s stores in Jackson.

Mississippi State former wide receiver, De'Runnya Wilson, found 2020-01-21 18:29:00Mississippi State former wide receiver, De'Runnya Wilson, found dead in Birmingham

As Pearl River level drops, One Lake Project 2020-01-21 18:21:00The effects of last week’s flooding are still being felt by residents, businesses and city and county leaders.

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OPINION: Love Letter to Jackson: You Need My New! 2020-01-22 10:55:18 Dear Jackson, If people really took time to get to know the soul of you, truly taking in the good with the bad, loving you would come easy. Anybody

Bipartisanship, Prisons, Gangs, Teacher Pay and Tarnished Lawmakers New! 2020-01-22 10:44:28Mississippi's legislative session kicked off Jan. 7 with all the fanfare of a divine host, horns blaring and choirs singing. Beneath the pomp, howeve

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jackson’s Need for a Collaborative ‘Growth New! 2020-01-22 10:32:11 When Todd Stauffer, Stephen Barnette and I, with the help of Jimmy Mumford, Alisa Price, Bingo Holman and other supporters, launched the Jackson Fre

Causes, Solutions to Gun Violence in Jackson Emerge 2020-01-21 14:06:57Veteran educator and Jackson native Edith Pitchford stood before a crowd inside of Mt. Helm Baptist Church in downtown Jackson on Martin Luther King D

OPINION: Ugly Mississippi Prison Conditions Need Humanitarian Reforms 2020-01-21 13:39:42 Over the past year, reports about the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman painted an ugly picture. Guards recounted understaffing. Inmates to

Coroner: Inmate Dies, Found Hanging at a Mississippi 2020-01-20 16:41:39PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two correctio

Join West Central Jackson Community Urgent Conversation To 2020-01-20 14:25:31Join West Central Jackson Community Urgent Conversation To Address Flooding: Senator Norwood and Rep. Clarke to Facilitate A community meeting will b

State's Payments to CoreCivic for Housing Inmates at 2020-01-20 13:55:45Mississippi's emergency contract with a private prison corporation to house 375 inmates could exceed legal limits even more than previously known. Ea

OPINION: Pelicia Hall and the Political Emptiness of 2020-01-20 13:34:50 "Black Girl Magic" is a term floating around the internet and placed in the service of women of color rallying for empowerment, seeking equal oppo

Roberts Co. Purchasing McDade's, Junior League Jumble and 2020-01-20 13:19:54Hattiesburg-based Roberts Company, Inc., which owns Mississippi grocery stores such as Grocery Depot, Sunflower and Corner Market, will assume ownersh

Martin Luther King Holiday: Faith, Politics Mix This 2020-01-20 12:40:59ATLANTA (AP) — The nation is marking the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes Monday recalling his past struggles for racial

Pro-gun Rally by Thousands in Virginia Ends Peacefully 2020-01-20 12:38:11RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to p

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope for humanity 2020-01-17 14:28:30By Alice Bernstein, Guest Writer, As we observe the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s courageous life with his opposition to rac

Monument of slain Voting Rights activist Vernon Dahmer 2020-01-17 14:27:44deepsouthvoice, On the lawn of the Paul B. Johnson Chancery Court building, where Forrest County Circuit Clerk and Registrar of Voters Theron Lynd onc

Senator Doug Jones emphasizes the importance of the 2020-01-17 14:27:04By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, The importance of black voter turnout, the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, bipartisan politi

Mississippi Link Profile: Local promoter breaks barriers in 2020-01-08 21:05:05By Othor Cain, Editor, A native son or, in this case a native daughter, is knocking down doors and making Mississippi a must stop for national artists

The case for excellence for all JPS scholars: 2020-01-08 21:03:49Special to The Mississippi Link, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, I introduced a plan to redesign our current school structure to the JPS Board of Trustees

Noted attorney, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, to serve as keynote 2020-01-08 21:03:00Jackson State University, Friday, Jan. 17, Jackson State University will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., inside the Rose E. McCoy Au

“Living Legend” Tom Joyner’s career has transformed black 2020-01-08 21:00:48By Marc H. Morial, Trice Edney Newswire, “I learned so much about building a community around content from Tom Joyner. That show was so good at

Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis announces 2019-12-31 02:19:22By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor, “I am going to fight it,” read a statement from Rep. John Lewis on the evening of Dec

Two Members of Congress call for replacement of 2019-12-31 02:18:41By Ronald E. Carrington, TriceEdneyWire.com, Two Virginia congressional representatives are calling for the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee to be replace

Trump signs Future Act to help HBCUs, 2019-12-31 02:17:42By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, One day after the House impeached him, President Donald Trump took decisive action to support and empo

Black spending power demands corporations to show more 2019-12-23 23:07:10TriceEdneyWire.com, African Americans want more for themselves and from corporate America, and they express it with their dollars as they move through

A Christmas Cantata 2019-12-23 23:06:21By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, The Music Ministry of College Hill Baptist Church presented a Christmas Cantata December 15 titled REJOICE! A Soulful Ce