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The long standing capital of the state of Mississippi, it was the second state to join the Condeferacy after seceding from the Union. Many battles were waged during the Civil war in and around Jackson with the final burning of the city after it's capture the second time by the Union Army. The Old Capitol Building along with the Governor's Mansion where some of the few building left standing.

Population: 173861
Local Newspapers: The Clarion-Ledger
Local Sports Teams: Mississippi Braves (Double A Baseball)
Local Colleges: Jackson State University

Zip Codes associated with jackson, mississippi: 39042 39047 39073 39154 39170 39201 39202 39203 39204 39206 39208 39209 39211 39212 39213 39216 39218
Towns/Cities near jackson, mississippi : Pearl Florence Byram Raymond Clinton Ridgeland Flowood Madison Vicksburg Crystal Springs

Jackson News
Baker Donelson announces newly elected shareholders in Mississippi

Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the Firm, including Wendy Huff Ellard and Adam H. Gates in its Jackson office.

Jackson recognized as 'Business & Job Champion' by BIPEC

During a press conference held May 22 at the Mississippi Capitol, BIPEC released its Legislator "Business & Jobs" Report Card for the 2017 legislative session. The event, led by BIPEC Chairman Clay Wagner, recognized 27 senators and 41 representatives as "Business & Jobs Champions" for their work supporting economic growth, job development, and business-related issues for the legislative session this year.

Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part of a diversion agreement arising from his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year. Jackson, who is leaving Kansas after one season and is expected to be a top pick in next month's NBA draft, had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence.

Miss. man accused of locking disabled child in hot car

A Mississippi man is accused of purposefully locking a disabled child in a hot car to punish the child's mother. Miss.

The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks

Southern Poverty Law Center senior staff attorney Will Bardwell, explains the specifics to the lawsuit filed on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students and violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit trying to strengthen constitutional protections for education.

Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

Jody Owens, director of the Mississippi office of the Southern Poverty Law Center, holds up a copy of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students and violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit trying to strengthen constitutional protections for education.

Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding.

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

In this May 18, 2017 photograph, Carol Mize holds a Mississippi flag and a sign as she protests outside City Hall in Biloxi, Miss., against Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's decision to remove the state flag from display at city buildings because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. less In this May 18, 2017 photograph, Carol Mize holds a Mississippi flag and a sign as she protests outside City Hall in Biloxi, Miss., against Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's decision to remove the state flag from ... more In this March 15, 2017 file photograph, Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport, speaks at a news conference on the gender pay gap at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.

Ewh Star Student, Teacher announced

Cody Boland has been named as a STAR Student for the 2016-17 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council's M.B. Swayze Education Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program. Boland was honored during the annual Education Celebration on April 27 at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson.

Kingston Frazier's family and friends hold vigil

JACKSON, MS - Family and friends held a vigil for Kingston Frazier, the 6-year-old who was kidnapped and killed last Thursday. "When I see this? I wish we wouldn't have to do this," said Martin Archie, Kingston's uncle.

Current head of Mississippi Valley is pick for Jackson State

In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, Dr. William Bynum speaks with reporters after being officially named the next president of Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss. The College Board is choosing Bynum as its preferred candidate to lead Jackson State University.

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans. Mississippi Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona apologized on Monday, May 22, for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.

Teens given no bond, charged with capital murder in kidnapping, death of 6-year-old

JACKSON, MS - The three suspects arrested for the kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier faced court Monday morning. 19-year-old Byron McBride, 17-year-old DeAllen Washington and 17-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield were arrested and charged with capital murder in the slaying of the child on Thursday.

Sleep apnea and insomnia in African-Americans goes undiagnosed

African Americans with sleep apnea and insomnia are rarely diagnosed with either problem, even when the severity of the two sleep disorders are likely to affect their health, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. "African Americans experience a disproportionate burden of numerous health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, all of which have been shown to be associated with sleep," said lead study author Dayna A. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MS, MSW, a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

School celebrates with laundry relay race after receiving donation

Students celebrated with a laundry relay race after Brown Elementary received a new washer and dryer set from Conn's HomePlus Thursday. Conn's HomePlus previously donated washer-dryer units to schools in Dallas and Jackson, Mississippi, according to a press release.

Analyst: Average gas price falls slightly to $2.40 a gallon

An analyst says the average price of regular-grade gasoline fell half a cent nationally over the past two weeks to $2.40 a gallon. However, industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that gas prices actually rose in several Western and Midwestern cities.

A little respect keeps us forever young

Brother Dave Haffly is the only man who ever really wanted to dance with me. On long ago weekends the two of us would link arms on the stone hearth at my first old cabin, crank up Aretha's "Respect" and spend hours in a private line dance, socking it to anyone who'd listen.

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