by Kayode Crown
Charles Williams became City of Jackson's public works director last month after three years as the city engineer and 19 years working in the department. He inherited a huge infrastructure deficit, low staff numbers with non-competitive remuneration, an equipment deficit and high response times to the citizens' numerous demands for attention.
by Nick Judin
When coronavirus came to Mississippi, Angela Reddix had a plan. An educator for over a decade, she became a homemaker after a series of medical operations took a toll on her health. She had already learned to cope with home isolation—now her family had to master the same skills.
by Todd Stauffer
If there's one lesson this wretched year has taught us, it's that denial isn't an effective governing strategy. For instance, denying that you lost an election—by tens of thousands of votes in swing states and 6 million votes nationally and then crafting bald lies about voter-fraud claims—hasn't worked.
by Nate Schumann
When Gwen Wilks saw an advertisement for a position at the Mississippi Museum of Art that suggested she would "learn about herbs and fresh vegetables," she assumed the position would include working in the community garden. "I get to the interview, and that interview had nothing to do with the community garden. It had everything to do with working as a server at the cafe. So that's where I began, in the cafe," she says with a launch.
by JFP Staff
During times as tough as these, no one needs the hassle that can come with searching for an appropriate legal counsel for whatever needs we may have. Fortunately, the Best of Jackson Legal pop-up ballot simplifies the hunt by providing a list of some of the best attorneys and law firms the Jackson metro has to offer. Check out this year's winners and finalists below.
by Jenna Gibson
Determined to have a successful season, the Mississippi Boychoir has been working hard to combat the issues that COVID-19 presents, quickly adapting to a virtual platform for auditions and performances.
by Tunga Otis
Jeremy Harper and Sedrick Johnson have been working together since their days as teammates on the football field for Provine High School. In 2015, the two Jackson State University graduates took their cooperative skills to a new level by founding a business together, Crunchtime Concessions.
by Richard Coupe
On Fridays, the festivities begin at 7 a.m. at 836 S. Commerce St. in downtown Jackson. Around 60 people gather, Flowood resident Teresa Renkenberger says, to sing, dance, have lunch, get some new clothes and most of all, to take showers—as organized through Shower Power, a nonprofit that Renkenberger founded and debuted in November 2019.
by Dustin Cardon
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, so does Mississippi. Businesses across the capital city and beyond are adapting, reopening or doing whatever they can to help or become better connected with their communities. Plus, services are cropping up to help.
by Torsheta Jackson
Soon after the death of George Floyd, Eli Childers felt moved to make a statement. Viewing the incident on national television and watching the country's divided reaction to it both awed and disturbed him. He felt a burning need to creatively display his feelings about the grief and emotions that people were experiencing since Floyd was killed.
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