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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

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APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, Derrick Johnson speaks at a National Press Club in Washington. The NAACP has decided to hire its interim leader, Derrick Johnson, as its 19th president and CEO.

Disorder won't keep student from spreading smiles or classmates...

Graham Quarels, who was born with Williams syndrome, said he was surprised when his classmates nominated him for the court. Disorder won't keep student from spreading smiles or classmates from voting him on homecoming court Graham Quarels, who was born with Williams syndrome, said he was surprised when his classmates nominated him for the court.

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters in Jackson, Miss. Republicans are already coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a contentious and partisan agenda through the Senate.

Heritage Building gets new life with sale and renovation

By JACK WEATHERLY The Heritage Building in downtown Jackson sold on the auction block a year ago.

School named for Confederate leader to be renamed after Obama

Jacob Jefferson, eight, listens to his mother, Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School PTA president, Janelle Jefferson as she explains how a student driven initiative started a drive to change the name of the school named for the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally with New Jersey Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jim Murphy in Newark, New Jersey U.S. October 19, 2017.

The Blueprint for the Most Radical City on the Planet

In July 2017, 34 year old Chokwe Antar Lumumba was sworn in as Mayor of Jackson Mississippi. He soon announced that the city was going to be " the most radical city on the planet ."

Farmers' Market, Jackson, Mississippi-flickr_NatalieMaynor

Crops banned from being exported included bell pepper, lettuce, guava, and onions, the Minister of Agriculture Abdel Moneim al-Banna's statements confirmed on Thursday. He added that the Egyptian delegations held several meetings with the officials of both countries to discuss the country's new strategy in monitoring farms and markets; which came after implementing new criteria to guarantee better agricultural quality.

Woodward Hines Education Foundation Announces Two New Hires

The Woodward Hines Education Foundation recently announced two new hires for its flagship program, Get2College, which provides free services to help families plan and pay for college.

Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit

In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups parade on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in support of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Attorneys for the Mississippi governor say two levels of federal courts have been correct in blocking a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.

At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson, Miss. is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States.

Jefferson Davis school in Mississippi to be renamed after Barack Obama

A predominately black elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis, will be renamed after former President Barack Obama, leaders announced Tuesday. Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson said during the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting that school stakeholders voted earlier this month to rename the school Barack Obama Magnet IB, a move that will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year, The Clarion Ledger reported .

On Stage: The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze relocated from the Midwest to the West Coast and now are in the middle of a long tour of the East Coast - a tour that brings then to the area for a show on October 17 at Underground Arts . The band features Ben "Smiley" Silverstein, keyboards; Max Newman, guitar; Corey Frye, vocals; Rob Walker, bass; and Reuben Gingrich, drums.

Houston Nutt, Ole Miss Agree to Lawsuit Settlement

Ole Miss and former football coach Houston Nutt agreed to a settlement regarding the lawsuit Nutt refiled last week, according to Tyler Greever of WJTV 12 News in Jackson, Mississippi. "Certain statements made by University employees in January 2016 appear to have contributed to misleading media reports about Coach Nutt.

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran grappling with illness

In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters following his victory over Democrat Travis Childers and Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara, at his victory party in Jackson, Miss. Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington.

Jackson police looking for gunman wanted in double shooting

Jackson police are looking for a gunman wanted in a double shooting that happened over the weekend at a night club. Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to TD's Sports Bar on Fortification St. When officers arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds.

Stop Filtering Local Democratic Politics Through the 2016 Primary

Sarah Jaffe has a really good piece on some of the leftists running for office which is worth reading just to know about these people. But the real plus of this piece is the important point that these races have basically nothing to do with Bernie Sanders or his supporters or the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and that instead we should be focusing on the local activists who are making change happen.

In war on GOP establishment, Bannon enlists his troops

In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, former state Sen. Kelli Ward concedes to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during her primary election night party in Scottsdale, Ariz. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is boosting multiple challengers to GOP incumbents and the party's preferred candidates in next year's midterm elections /The Arizona Republic via AP) less FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, former state Sen. Kelli Ward concedes to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during her primary election night party in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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