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About: Jackson, MS

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 Courier
Local Sports Teams: Mississippi Braves (Double A Baseball)
Local Colleges: State UniversityJackson State University

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

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Hunky Theatre Arts Teacher Inspires Entire High School To Show Off Their 'Uptown Funk': VIDEO

Whether you're in Harlem, Hollywood or Jackson, Mississippi this performance of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" is sure to rouse you. The video comes from Dallas'A.

Mississippi slammed for new law to allow police to enter any home with pit bulls

In Jackson, Mississippi, state lawmakers have introduced a new 24-page bill intended to impose strict standards on pit bulls and other "dangerous dogs " reports wlox.com. The Mississippi Regulation of Dangerous Dogs Act specifically defines a dangerous dog as any pit bull dog, including American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog and any other purebred or mixed-breed dog.

New Immaculate Conception Catholic Church resident priest

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Point had been without a priest for almost seven years before Father Channapanna Reddy Basani accepted an invitation to become part of the West Point parish December 2013, by the Mississippi Diocese. "I came from India to Natchez where I was a parish priest for a year," Basani said.

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Tonnie Collier scored 26 points - including two free throws with 11 seconds left in triple-overtime - and Texas Southern edged Mississippi Valley State 85-84 on Monday. Collier's free throws came after Isaac Williams' jumper put MVSU up 84-83 with 19 seconds left.

I love this! Very Powerful

I 'm from Greenwood, MS originally. I graduated from Greenwood High School, Go Bulldogs! I lived in Monroe, LA for a number of years and also in Jackson, MS.

Marky Mark And The Uptown Funky Bunch

Eating breakfast in a tiny cafe, at a glance, you wouldn't think Mark Ronson was currently among the most-listened to artists in the world. His song Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars, has spent five weeks at number one in the UK - stepping down briefly for X Factor winner Ben Haenow at Christmas - and with more than 2.5million plays on the likes of Spotify and Deezer, it's also the UK's most-streamed.

16 WAPT, ARF help reunite dog with owner

ARF director Elizabeth Jackson tapes the Pet of the Week segment every Friday, which then airs Monday mornings on 16 WAPT News. This week, Jackson tried something different -- she brought in a lost dog she called, "Laverne."

Mississippi's Batson Children's Hospital plans $150 million expansion

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant applauds as he looks into the gallery after acknowledging a state business leader during his State of the State address to lawmakers, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Bryant says the state has not reached its full potential, but is in its best financial condition in recent history and touted the state's decreasing unemployment rate while calling on Congress to alter the federal health overhaul law to restore payments to hospitals for uncompensated care.

Mississippi House passes bills that essentially renames Common Core

House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, responds to Jackson Democratic Rep. Adrienne Wooten's line of questioning to Education Committee Chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, over proposed legislation that would remove references to Common Core from Mississippi law and replace them with the words Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards, during floor debate in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The bill passed and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Chicago/Atlanta airport rivalry heats up

For the first time in a decade, Chicago's O'Hare topped Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson in total flights by more than 13,000, according to new stats from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. "Chicago reclaims its place" as the "world's busiest airport," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Thursday, crediting new airline routes, newly relocated businesses and the city's strong economy.

Tonight at the MGCC

I 'm from Greenwood, MS originally. I graduated from Greenwood High School, Go Bulldogs! I lived in Monroe, LA for a number of years and also in Jackson, MS.

Anita Modak-Truran - Mississippi's motion picture renaissance

SCENE 1 - Thalia Mara Hall, located in downtown Jackson, transformed into a Paris theatre for Get On Up, a foot-stomping biopic based on music legend James Brown.

Original Rolling Stones to rock on at Old Capitol Museum

When you hear about the Rolling Stones, you probably think of the British rock group and Mick Jagger. But what you might not know is that the Original Rolling Stones are from right here in Mississippi.

Brandeis celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and 'The King in Us All'

Roy DeBerry '70 was only a teenager when he was arrested during a march for voting rights in Jackson, Miss. in 1965 and spent the next two weeks in jail.

Freedom Rider: Injustice can't be ignored

While being jailed during her fight for human rights, one woman transcribed her experiences on any scrap of paper she could find. Carol Ruth Silver, one of the original Freedom Riders, spent 40 days in jail in Jackson, Mississippi, in June 1961 for her involvement with the movement.

Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Randy Pierce questions an attorney during oral arguments over whether the state should grant a same sex divorce without declaring that state constitution or law violates the U.S. Constitution, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. The full court listened to arguments that Mississippi should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008.

Remembering the courage of Dr. King

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I am reminded of our family's connection to Dr. King.